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I have put on 5 lbs in a week and I don't understand how it is possible.

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On 08/21/2019 at 08:17, froufrou said:



I have put on 5 lbs in a week and I don't understand how it is possible.


Okay so let’s look at food logs.

If you don’t have any, start TODAY!

Right now pre-plan the next 3 days and then make sure you log, log, log.
Also, take before and after photos of food. It really helps with accountability.

log every single bite and if you don’t eat everything you planned, adjust down the logs.
I HATE doing this, but I’m so much more successful when I do. It shows me where I need to improve when I didn’t realize it prior to logging. Sometimes we think we’re eating more Protein, less carbs than we actually are, but food logs show us the absolute truth.

I just came off of 3 days playing around with some more than usual aggressive IF, and dropped 3.4 pounds of “bounce” since Sunday.
I’ve been posting my progress on the IF thread and won’t junk up this thread with all of my before and after food logs and pics, but I’m convinced this got me through this latest bounce.

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I realised it's 5 lbs since Friday. I actually started logging today - not sure how to log what I had at wholefoods though. I got a few spoonfuls of food from the hot bar when I was there.

I mean, there is NO way that I have really put on that much weight. I would have to be eating non stop and I can't even fit enough in to do that. What the hell is going on with my body. I feel bloated... boobs are bigger, tummy is a bit bigger - just kind of bloated. No chance of pregnancy. If I had to guess, it's hormones at work. But what can I do about that??

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53 minutes ago, froufrou said:

I realised it's 5 lbs since Friday. I actually started logging today - not sure how to log what I had at wholefoods though. I got a few spoonfuls of food from the hot bar when I was there.

I mean, there is NO way that I have really put on that much weight. I would have to be eating non stop and I can't even fit enough in to do that. What the hell is going on with my body. I feel bloated... boobs are bigger, tummy is a bit bigger - just kind of bloated. No chance of pregnancy. If I had to guess, it's hormones at work. But what can I do about that??

I'm sorry. I've been having the same thing happening. My weight went up about 3 pounds from the weight I have listed. Finally after a week it has gone back to 262.5. It is so frustrating! I have my 6 month checkup tomorrow and going to talk to my PA about it being so hard to lose/slow weight loss. I'm also going to talk to her about reevaluating my weight at 1 year. The Sr wanted me to do the DS to have the best chance of getting rid of my diabetes. I didn't want to do that but possibly may consider at the 1 year mark. I already have neuropathy in my feet and legs and can't afford for it to get worse.

Hang in there. I totally know how you feel!💯💗

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So thankful I have you guys to talk to about this.

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On 08/21/2019 at 15:06, froufrou said:



I realised it's 5 lbs since Friday. I actually started logging today - not sure how to log what I had at wholefoods though. I got a few spoonfuls of food from the hot bar when I was there.




I mean, there is NO way that I have really put on that much weight. I would have to be eating non stop and I can't even fit enough in to do that. What the hell is going on with my body. I feel bloated... boobs are bigger, tummy is a bit bigger - just kind of bloated. No chance of pregnancy. If I had to guess, it's hormones at work. But what can I do about that??


Oh yeah I also think it’s bloat, because the math wouldn’t add up, but when I start to lose my way with logging food, then my loss really slows down.
I mostly attribute it to eating lazy— which for me ends up eating more of the things I want (like kimchi, pickles, Pork rinds, salads, etc ) BEFORE I eat my Protein.
It’s tough because there are days when my cravings for fresh veg is almost overwhelming, but right now it’s almost impossible to get >65gm protein unless I make it my #2 priority. #1 priority will always be Water.

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I had my 6-month followup with my nutritionist and surgeon yesterday and thought I'd pass along the results. I am down to a 25 BMI, which the surgeon said is better than average at this stage. Yay me! I told him about how dry my mouth is when I wake up using my CPAP machine and he wants me to get a new sleep study, saying that the pressure is probably too strong (I'm calibrated at 11). I really hope I can be off of that darn machine, but my brother (normal weight) also has sleep apnea so maybe it's partly heriditary. I confessed my ice cream cone cheats to the nutrionist and she said it's normal to incorporate "other" foods in at this stage, even ice cream if I want (of course, just a little!). She asked me if I'd be happy at my current weight (I'm 5"6" and weigh 165). I said I'd like to at least get to 150. Not sure what was behind that question, but she did say between the 6-month and the 9-month point the weight comes off very slowly, so she said maybe I'd lose more, maybe not. The surgeon, however, said I'd probably lose 10 or 15 more, so who knows. I hope he's right! My labs all came back good, but I forgot to ask him if I could stop taking Ursodial (Actigal) to prevent gallstones so I'm waiting to hear back from his office on that. I also asked the nutritionist about my Hair loss and she said it could last up to 6 months (oh no!). All in all it was a great visit, but a little depressing to hear that things are going to slow waaaaay down when I'm also starting to eat more carbs. I'd love to hear about the rest of your 6-month follow ups!

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On ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 11:02 AM, Everythinganna said:

Yesterday. I guess I’m going to have chubby cheeks, no matter how thin I get.

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I would love for my cheeks to be full and youthful. People say I look younger but I feel like I have an old lady face and neck now.

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On 08/21/2019 at 19:24, Gottajustdoit said:



I had my 6-month followup with my nutritionist and surgeon yesterday and thought I'd pass along the results. I am down to a 25 BMI, which the surgeon said is better than average at this stage. Yay me! I told him about how dry my mouth is when I wake up using my CPAP machine and he wants me to get a new sleep study, saying that the pressure is probably too strong (I'm calibrated at 11). I really hope I can be off of that darn machine, but my brother (normal weight) also has sleep apnea so maybe it's partly heriditary. I confessed my ice cream cone cheats to the nutrionist and she said it's normal to incorporate "other" foods in at this stage, even ice cream if I want (of course, just a little!). She asked me if I'd be happy at my current weight (I'm 5"6" and weigh 165). I said I'd like to at least get to 150. Not sure what was behind that question, but she did say between the 6-month and the 9-month point the weight comes off very slowly, so she said maybe I'd lose more, maybe not. The surgeon, however, said I'd probably lose 10 or 15 more, so who knows. I hope he's right! My labs all came back good, but I forgot to ask him if I could stop taking Ursodial (Actigal) to prevent gallstones so I'm waiting to hear back from his office on that. I also asked the nutritionist about my Hair loss and she said it could last up to 6 months (oh no!). All in all it was a great visit, but a little depressing to hear that things are going to slow waaaaay down when I'm also starting to eat more carbs. I'd love to hear about the rest of your 6-month follow ups!


Okay so I’ve got my 6 month follow up next Thursday and I’m keeping my fingers crossed I can lose another 3 pounds by then so I can have a 80 pound loss from surgery day.

I just took notes on a couple of your points and I’ll ask some of the same questions.
It will be interesting to hear what they tell me as you and I are almost at the same BMI.
I’m 5’7” and as of today I weigh 169.
Since we both are carrying almost identical BMI, and had surgery the same month it will be a good comparison on what different doctors/nutritionists/bariatric clinics say.

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28 minutes ago, Sheribear68 said:

Okay so I’ve got my 6 month follow up next Thursday and I’m keeping my fingers crossed I can lose another 3 pounds by then so I can have a 80 pound loss from surgery day.

I just took notes on a couple of your points and I’ll ask some of the same questions.
It will be interesting to hear what they tell me as you and I are almost at the same BMI.
I’m 5’7” and as of today I weigh 169.
Since we both are carrying almost identical BMI, and had surgery the same month it will be a good comparison on what different doctors/nutritionists/bariatric clinics say.

Sheribear--it would be great to get a comparison! I was also told I could switch to any Iron supplement and start taking capsule Vitamins (versus the softchews) as long as the multivitamins are bariatric-specific vitamins. I don't mind the softchews, but they are expensive. Anyone have a good multivitamin capsule to recommend?

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Gotta and Sheri, I have my 6-month follow-up next Wednesday! I've noticed that my weight loss has slowed dramatically, and I'm wondering whether I'm ready for maintenance. I can definitely eat more now and also tolerate more kinds of food. I've already gone off my BP medication, and I'm hoping I can go off the cholesterol meds as well based on my blood tests next week.

I'll let you know my results as well. It has been so helpful to share our ups and downs over the last six months. Thanks to all of you for your support!

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Down a pound this morning. I logged everything I ate yesterday and it was around 850. It's great to see the scale moving in the right direction! Evenings though are TOUGH with my hunger. Does anyone have any good ideas for non meat Snacks I can have? (Not keen on cottage cheese or any kind of Gelatin products).

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10 hours ago, froufrou said:

Down a pound this morning. I logged everything I ate yesterday and it was around 850. It's great to see the scale moving in the right direction! Evenings though are TOUGH with my hunger. Does anyone have any good ideas for non meat Snacks I can have? (Not keen on cottage cheese or any kind of Gelatin products).

I've got a good stock of Protein Snacks (crackers and crisps) from Bariatric Advantage. They come in single-serving packs and are ideal when you want to nosh on something in the evening.

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3 minutes ago, Recidivist said:

I've got a good stock of Protein Snacks (crackers and crisps) from Bariatric Advantage. They come in single-serving packs and are ideal when you want to nosh on something in the evening.

Which ones are they? Can you link to them?

I just did an order from Bariatric Pal... most of the things I got were good, but the calorie free caramel dip was not good. yuck! lol.

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50 minutes ago, froufrou said:

Which ones are they? Can you link to them?

I just did an order from Bariatric Pal... most of the things I got were good, but the calorie free caramel dip was not good. yuck! lol.

Sorry, FrouFrou--I was mistaken. I bought most of them on Bariatric Pal, not Bariatric Advantage, which doesn't have many snacky things.

However, I got my favorites on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079YZ2KVB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079ZLLNG7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFP95CG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

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