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Eat every 2.5 hours

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Met with the nutritionist who said I should eat every 2 1/2 hours. I was grazing. She doesn't want me to graze and to finish meals within 20 minutes. Here I thought I was doing well by losing 1 pound a day--huge for me. Now she's changing it up. Okay, I think I got it this time.

Eat every 2 1/2 hours and finish my meals in 20 minutes or less.

Considering I only eat about 4 TBSP of food at each meal...I'm thinking I'm going to be hungry earlier.

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LAUREL2372 12/22/2014 12:56AM

    Interesting! Glad you are losing a pound a day.... wtg! :)

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ANNABELLISABEL 12/4/2014 11:01AM

    so weird how we all have had the same surgery but our guidelines are completely different

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PLMITCH 12/4/2014 8:40AM

    You are doing well GRETA242! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!


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    i was told to eat atleast every 3 hours so you dont have time to get hungry. It boosts your metabolism. She may not want you to graze because you may be eating more than you think. Also i gets on on a way of eating that will bee forever.Just my opinion. Way to go on the losing 1 pound a day

Comment edited on: 12/3/2014 7:32:05 PM

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Lost another pound today

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I weighed in this morning and was 412.2. at the doctor's this afternoon I was 411.1. Wow!

My nutritionist hasn't set any calorie goals for me.

If you want to lose weight like this then you will need to get surgery to remove most of your stomach too.

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DTHOR6 12/2/2014 8:02PM

    That's great congrats!

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LUVDUG12 12/2/2014 7:04PM

    One pound today is another one for the battle! Keep fighting....

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MM11113 12/2/2014 6:32PM

    Moving around is important. Keep pushing.


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2 by 2 weight loss wonder

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

About every day I lose 2 pounds. So far I've lost a total of 6 pounds once I got rid of all the excess fluid from surgery. It took me about 9 days to get back to my starting weight of 418 pre-surgery or the day of surgery.

It is exciting to lose 2 pounds a day, but I wonder when my body will slow down to normal weight loss of 2 pounds a week. Let's hope not for a while.

Yesterday, I felt as if a cold is coming on. Today, I'm wearing my wool hat to keep my head warm and hope to keep the cold germs away.

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PLMITCH 12/2/2014 1:27PM

    I know early on it can be hard to get enough calories just because you feel too restricted but do what you can to hit the calorie target your Dr has set for you. You really don't want to lose too much weight too fast.

But I am happy for you and your early successes! I know how good that feels!


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GSEATON 12/2/2014 12:56PM

    Hang in! I know you must not feel so HOT right now, but ONE day! Wish I could lose 2 lbs a day! Hugs.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/2/2014 9:48AM

    How awesome for you. 2 pounds a day! I'd probably being doing cartwheels if I saw such a change. Good for you and keep it up.

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LBMAMA2015 12/2/2014 9:31AM

    Yay! It's exciting and rewarding to still the scale dropping. Congrats and stay healthy! :)

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ROBBIEY 12/2/2014 8:45AM

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To add cheese or not to add cheese

Sunday, November 30, 2014

So this morning I added low fat mozzarella cheese to my pureed turkey and hummus meal for breakfast.

The cheese added 10 grams of fat even though it was low fat.

What's your opinion? Should I add cheese for more protein or not?

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    i would just stick to what the Doctors recommended

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 11/30/2014 5:39PM

    I would skip the cheese. Did it add anything to the flavor of your meat smoothie? If it didn't leave it out.

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ANGELFINDER 11/30/2014 3:13PM

  Protein is needed for healing process. I know they drilled that into me when I needed the healing.
With that said...since it is a dairy product, I would go easy to see if you will be able to tolerate it after the surgery. Your body may be going through a change.

I would be careful with ANY new food you add, fruit, veggie, meat, dairy, etc.

Ask your Dr. if your body will still be able to eat all of the old foods you were able to before.

Also watch for things like Constipation or the other one. Cheese has that effect both ways on people.
With your stomach being smaller, lesser amounts of otherwise tolerated things may have side effects now.

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GSEATON 11/30/2014 12:04PM

    Since you just had major surgery, I'd make sure and ask your doctor. Good vibes going out to you, Greta! One day at a time!

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Pureed Turkey and mashed potatoes

Saturday, November 29, 2014

It looks gross, but the turkey tastes just fine...a lot easier to eat.

Think I'll have this for lunch today too.

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ANGELFINDER 11/29/2014 2:30PM

  Glad you got to taste your Thanksgiving meal. You are on your way ! emoticon

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HEALTHIER-VICKI 11/29/2014 2:27PM

    Glad to hear it's working ok for you. emoticon

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LIFECHANGZ 11/29/2014 11:23AM

    emoticon Sounds like progress! *yay*

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