What I have learned
Monday, August 13, 2012
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!!