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Everything posted by SarahMan80

  1. I’m just over a year out and eat 3-5 small meals a day. They consist of about 2.5 to 4 ounces protein and .2 to 1 cup vegetables. Now, I will say that the consistency of the meal changes things a lot. If it is a grilled meat or something with little to no sauce I can’t eat that much…but if is ground meat or something with a good sauce I can eat a lot more. I also find that eating bread-y stuff can be touchy….some days I can eat more than others. Overall, my meals are 1/3 to 1/2 of a regular person’s portion. My daily calorie intake is usually between 1100 and 1500.
  2. I actually saw my shoulder blades move in the mirror and did a double take! I am so used to the layer of back fat obscuring them! I stood there for a few minutes moving my arms and shoulders in amazement! (My husband thought I was strange). 🤷🏼‍♀️
  3. SarahMan80

    Small NSV

    I had a small NSV today. I put on a size large t-shirt and it actually fit! This is surprising to me as I am a slow loser and thought it would take longer for this to happen! I've had other victories but this one stuck me as the shirt I tried on has been in my closet for years....and I can finally fit into it!! I can't wait until I shrink into the rest of my clothes! Many best wishes and small NSV's to you all!
  4. I hate the chewable vitamins too. I use the BariatricPal Multivitamin One w/ Iron every night. https://store.bariatricpal.com/products/bariatricpal-multivitamin-one-day-bariatric-capsule-45mg-iron
  5. SarahMan80

    I feel like I’m failing

    I am 4 months out and just had an appointment with the surgeon last week. He suggested eating one meal a day in order to keep my blood sugar from spiking in my body. He stated that my body has enough stored fat and if I follow Intermittent Fasting/OMAD I will lose weight faster. This is in complete opposition to the nutritionists that work in his own office. If I eat just one meal a day at this point there is NO WAY I'd be able to meet my protein goals and my calorie intake would be miniscule. So, I am actually going to ignore my surgeons suggestion on this. I am going to keep eating according to the nutritionists well thought out plan and lose the weight when I lose the weight. Stick to what your comfortable with.... remember, losing weight is not a race.
  6. SarahMan80

    Returning to work

    I agree. I have a desk job and returned to the office after a week and a half. The first two days back I needed to leave early because I was exhausted due to only having 200-300 calories a day. By the third day my body was used to the lack of calories and I was able to make it all day. If I were to relive the situation, I would have taken a full 2 weeks.
  7. SarahMan80

    I tried again and I did it

    Congratulations! I am glad it worked this time! I am 4+ weeks out and can tell you that it will get better. Just work on drinking water, ingesting protein and walking. It will be worth it!

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