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  1. HI- I had surgery a few months ago and recently joined a boot-camp exercise class. The instructor gave the class a goal of trying to eat your weight in protein grams per day. So, currently I am around 200, which would mean I would need to aim for 200 grams of protein a day. It seems extreme. The other nutrition question I have surrounds fruit. I try to eat an apple a couple of times a week, but they are high in carbs. Is this OK or should I try a different fruit?
  2. TomC

    Accountability Group

    Hi-Yes, similar. It is great because the exercises are always changing. It is awful, because you are always feeling sore in areas you did not know you had muscles in. I started tracking again, and I am down a couple of pounds! This group will help me stay accountable to myself. Thanks. I too am trying to stay around 1200-1300 calories a day.
  3. TomC

    Diet Soda after VSG

    I am using Baritastic, and you are all right. I need to get more consistent with this logging of my food intake.
  4. TomC

    Accountability Group

    I would like to join this group. I was sleeved in July, but I need to be more accountable. Started logging again, down 40, but I’ve been stalled for 3 months. I notice the dial moving again down on the scale now that I am trying to keep calories to 1200 or less. I also do Bootcamp 3 times a week. Pure hell. Good luck everyone!
  5. TomC

    Diet Soda after VSG

    Thank you all. Tracking again and will try to reduce soda. I appreciate all the support!
  6. TomC

    Diet Soda after VSG

    How many calories are you eating these days? I think I am usually around 1000-1200. I will try to get off it. I know it is no good for me. I have been trying to track food as well. That also fell off, so tracking should help identify some issues. Thanks.
  7. TomC

    Diet Soda after VSG

    Hi- I had my sleeve in July 2018. I lost 40 pounds within 3 months and then have been stalled for a while. I started drinking diet soda again around that time. I am exercising and I do not think I am eating too much. Could the stall be linked to diet soda? I started at 240, I am now at 200. I am 5 feet 7, so I am trying to get to at least 180. Any thoughts?
  8. Wow, I hope you get the answer you are seeking. I also hope this is not me. I too feel at times like it makes no sense that I am not breaking the stall. I am now trying to slam water and be more mindful of what I am eating, but I don't think I am eating too much either. I think I am always below 1000 calories a day. Good luck!
  9. No, its the body adjusting. I had the same thing. My stall really started around 3 + month, but this is also when Halloween. Thanksgiving, the holidays kicked in, so I am re-committing to the basics and seeing if that does it. You will be fine. So will I.
  10. I was sleeved in July and I also feel like I have been in a stall for the last 2 months. I am trying to up my water intake, reduce my diet soda intake, and increase exercise. I know we will get through it, But it is hard. I have my 6 month check in tomorrow, and I have barely lost any weight since my 3 month. Not looking forward to it.
  11. TomC

    Progress or the lack of

    Glen- I hope you are right. I am trying not to get discouraged. Had a bad week a few weeks ago, and the scale went up, so I got back on the program. I feel much better and don't ever want to go back, so that helps keep me motivated as well., Best wished to you and yours this holiday season. Thanks for the support.
  12. TomC

    Progress or the lack of

    I feel like I get stuck in stalls for weeks and I do not think I am eating too much. I started at 240, had surgery in early July, and for the last 6 weeks I have only lost 4 pounds. I am at 201 now. I was hoping to be at 185 by now. Any tips? I gave up bread, I am exercising, and lifting 3-4 days a week. I also think I am keeping calories under 1000 a day. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks and happy holidays.
  13. Month 2- Down 30 lbs

    1. MargoCL


      Congratulations! That's great news! I'm hoping I can say something similar when I hit that mark.

  14. TomC

    Ups and downs...

    Thanks. I have a scale that has fat % and it is going down a little, but to be honest, I have not been so focused on that. I will pay more attention to this. I do notice that I can run more and my strength is coming back in the gym, so that is encouraging. I will try to get into the m-Fri weigh in. You are probably right that better monitoring can help figure out what differences may have caused the increase in weight.
  15. TomC

    Ups and downs...

    Thanks. It is just frustrating, but I would not have been able to lose this weight without it.