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Maintenance

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Tiffykins

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This is going to be my last post about maintenance because every time I get excited about being able to maintain, I lose weight.

 

Maybe I'll gain it back.

But, I've been tracking, yesterday, I managed to get in 1500 calories with the assistance of a late night snack(damn insomnia) and a glass of wine at lunch. Every other day I've been topping out at 1200-1300 calories per day with 60-80 grams of carbs, and 60-70 grams of protein. I'm eating a really balanced diet, and eating up to 6 fricken times a day. Eating cheesy poofs, and plenty of other no no foods occasionally.

 

Well, Sunday, I weighed 132 solid. Been holding between 130-132 for about a month now, and today, I hop on the scale and I'm at 128.5lbs. SERIOUSLY ! ! !

 

I've cut cardio, been walking a little more. Lifting light weights, and just doing crunches, haven't even been bothering doing my butt/thigh stuff.

 

I'm so frustrated, and truthfully just mentally drained over it. I can not eat anymore than I have been. I'm essentially grazing throughout the day to just sneak in 30-50 more calories per day. It's so exhausting.

 

I know many people would love to have this problem. I know I probably shouldn't be upset, and I hope none of y'all have to deal with difficulties maintaining. Losing was by far easier than maintaining. I feel like I'm force-feeding myself. I'm carrying snacks in my vehicle and purse to make sure I eat enough especially when I'm out and about.

 

I just want my body to settle into a comfortable weight. I am not going to drink weight gainer, or just sucking down milkshakes, but I have got to figure this crap out.

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I'm so sorry Tiff. I am now down to 139 lbs and really want to put back on at least 5 pounds. I'm doing pretty much what you're doing, but I even had a Chike protein shake before bed last night (they are pretty high calorie) and added tons of stuff to it calorie-wise...I snack on nuts at least once/twice a day and use full fat dressing on my salads. I just don't know:-(

My husband told me last night that I probably could put on a few pounds (he has NEVER made a comment like this, he's always the one I run to for reassurance when someone else comments on "getting too skinny"). Well, what the heck do you think I'm trying to do.

I know it's frustrating, but good luck to you!

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well girls it really is hard to feel your pain... i still long for the day. you are both so encouraging to me. tiffany even last night while i was at work i was looking at you before and after pictures on the computer. i had the after picture up when one of my co workers said who is that... i said one of my online friends... my co worker said "she is hot." sorry that you are frustrated today... but also looking forward to the day i am trying to eat vs trying not to eat. kelly

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Kelly, tell your co-worker thank you. . . I think that's why I'm so frustrated because I never imagined being here. I never imagined wanting/needing to gain weight.

My husband has now become the scale obsessed one, and today when he got home, he asked "whatcha weighing today", I told him " I'm not sure" so he asked me to jump on the scale. Well, low and fricken behold, it read in at 127. I'm sad because this is really bothering me emotionally. I consumed over 1500 calories yesterday, not including 4oz of wine.

It doesn't help that I literally can't eat more. I mean I can only put so much into my body throughout the day.

I hope no one has to experience this issue, but I know how difficult the battle was before surgery. I'm grateful to where I'm at today, but I'm ready for my body to just get comfortable.

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How about the issues with your low BP? Are you feeling good even tho you lost again? I am sorry your body is not done losing but keep eating the increased calories and I know it will settle in soon. You must hate your scale!

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I hate my scale now. I just complained a week ago about how much I missed that high of seeing the numbers drop, and now this happens.

The low bp seems to be resolving with increased fluids, but I still have to be careful getting up to quickly. I can go a few days without any episodes and then bam, they come back.

Thank you all so much for the encouragement. I'm considering going on high calorie/high carb protein drinks if I can find one that I can tolerate just to get in extra calories. Since I literally don't feel like I can eat anymore. I eat from mid-morning (9am-10am) to almost 11pm every 2-3 hours. It's like I'm more obsessed with food now than I was before surgery.

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I also just realized that I have been super stressed lately. Before I would gain weight when I was stressed probably because I ate more. But, even now, I'm eating more to maintain. The stress is not going to resolve until I get back from Texas next weekend. This stuff with my mom has sent me on an emotional roller coaster and I remember back in late December, early January when I had a falling out with my best friend from TX, I experienced the same thing. I kept losing even though I was eating. When the stress was gone, I was able to maintain and even gained a couple of pounds. So, maybe there is hope once my stress level drops back down to normal.

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Stress is so harmful and sometimes you just don't realize how your body is reacting to it. I used to deal with stress by eating like you but maybe it revs up your metabolism even more and now that you are a lean person burns off more calories? Wish you could turn off that stress! I wish you good peaceful thoughts!

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I'm down to 123lbs for the last 2 days. I'm just at a loss at this point. I started working again today. Lifting weights and ab/core exercises, no cardio to avoid burning major calories quickly. I just need to build muscle mass.

I'm not happy to be honest. I'm pretty frustrated, but it'll be okay. I figure when I quit smoking I'll be eating more, and working out should help.

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Tiffy, have you had your thyroid tested recently? Maybe it's possible that you have developed hyperthyroidism? I don't know what can cause it to develop but maybe all the changes could have brought it on. If it was that it could be as simple as adding another pill to have you happily maintaining.

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Yeppers, it's been tested 3 times, at 6 months, 8 months, and then again at 9 months.

It's gotten a bit better. I had thought the same thing that my thyroid has gone crazy. But, all of the tests have come back within normal limits. I've been holding steady since April 19th. I actually gained 3-4 pounds then I started my period and I'm losing those pounds pretty quickly again.

I think my body is finally getting "comfortable" at this weight/size.

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