I joined SP quite a while ago and relapsed a few times, then seriously started working out and religiously watching everything I ate and drank..counting every grain and morsel and drop I put in my mouth..only to notice I was not losing even an ounce of weight! I wasn't gaining either but..
Then I decided to have weight loss surgery..for a number of reasons but mostly because of my numerous health roblems.
The weight loss nutritionist told us that our bodies really only needed a fraction of calories to sustain us, several hundred at best she said. Several hundred? However was a person to survive I wondered? Now I know.
It has been almost 5 months since my weight loss surgery and I have learned the nutritionist was very right.
I have continued to track my calories, carbs and exercise on SP and have discovered that on average-unless I give in to the occasional sugar fix, that I am averaging 400 - 600 calories per day and on average burn about 200 - 400 calories a day and more on days I clean the house really well-twice a week.
The bottom line, I have come to realize that the average moderatly sedentary person needs a much less amount of calories to sustain themselves than I now, and possibly many others may realize.
Life truly is a learning experience and I am so grateful to have made the choice to continue to live it by opting for a surgery that will hopefully allow me to continue along life's journey!
89 pounds to go to reach goal weight! Yippie Skippie!!
Ok so here's the deal. RNY bypass surgery is showing results but now the skin hangs! I hate exercising alone and need a buddy to walk with..to keep me motivated to get up and MOVE!
Any takers in the N/W Florida area? Age or gender doesn't matter so long as you want to walk with me. Bring the kids, bring the dog..or cat..but lets get together a couple days/evenings a week and move!
Its been almost 5 months since surgery and I can now say that I am noticing the weight coming off. For the longest time others said they could see that I was losing weight but try as I might I could not see it. Well I am thrilled to say I see it now! I actually have collar bones, and cheek bones and oh but my thighs are sure skinny now! My legs and feet no longer swell although they still hurt at times but I know the pain is from osteoarthritis rather than the excessive weight my legs was carrying. My blood sugar is also going down and I now believe that in a few more months I may no longer have to take insulin shots! My blood pressure too is going down.
When I first joined SP I struggled to keep under the maximun daily caloric intake but also making sure my diet was high fiber, low fat, low carb and low sugar. Now I struggle to eat at all! Since surgery I no longer feel hungry...I have begun to listen to my body and can now recognize the empty feeling as a sign that I need to eat. I struggle daily with trying to get my day's quota (60 grams) of protein. Don't have the problem with the water, it's just the food. Additionally on some days I am so hyped and motivated but then on others I just want to do nothing.
I do not have a scale and can't afford to get one so I do not know how much weight I have lost to date. My clothes have not fallen off me yet although the shirts are very loose! I really can not wait until I have reached my goal weight of 160!!! I will be dancing in the street!!!
Seriously, food for me has become a daily task that I must do to survive, it no longer gives me the pleasure it used to and I could not be more ecstatic!
It has been 6 weeks since surgery and total weight lost is 70 pounds!! Yeah, only 120 more to go! I can hardly wait. I have never weighed a normal healthy weight before.
I do have a question though. Does anyone have the dumping problem> I have it constantly and was wondering what to do about it.
Also, is there such a thing as chewable calcium citrate and if so where can I buy them?
My surgery was on March 15-2012 I had the weight loss surgery as well as an umbilical hernia and a Hyiatel (sp?) surgery repair. When I went into surgery I had by my side my sister and my husband. My middle daughter called from out of town to wish me well. After recovery I was taken to my room where my sister and husband awaited.
It was requested by the hospital that someone stay with me so my husband said he would stay the first two days and my sister the last two. Well, it is a long story but after the first night I was alone until discharge.
It has now been 3 weeks since the surgery, I am not as sore anymore but I know struggle daily with trying to get in my daily amount of protein grams as well as all my medicine which I must still take for awhile longer. I am fortunate on the one habd that the hunger gland was removed. I no longer experience hunger. On the other hand because I do not feel hunger, I forget to eat! In the evening when I do force myself to eat I can barely get a very small amount in me and then I often experience 'Dumping'
My family all have told me I am loosing weight, where I wonder to myself, I still look like the Goodyear Blimp! When I look in the mirror I do not see any changes yet although my boobs feel smaller!