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This is pretty typical... exercise is very low because I'm recovering from a catheter ablation and prolapsed disc. I will be gradually upping my step count ...

April 10, 2019

FOODS Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber
TOTAL: 618 15g 23g 81g 215mg 2,026mg 13g 3g
Breakfast
Sweetleaf - Stevia Clear - Liquid Stevia, 5 drops (.208 ml) per 8oz of liquid 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Dairy - Semi-skimmed Milk, 50 ml 24 2g 1g 2g 30mg 22mg 2g 0g
Kenco Millicano - Instant coffee, 4 g (1 mug) 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Tesco - Finest King Prawns, 50 g 40 0g 0g 9g --mg 233mg 0g 0g
Cherry Tomato - Cherry Tomatoes, 1 tomatoes 3 0g 0g 0g 0mg 2mg 1g 0g
Holland & Barrett - Clever Chia Seeds, 3 g 15 0g 1g 1g --mg 1mg 0g 1g
Seriously Strong - Extra Mature Cheddar cheese, 15 g 62 0g 5g 4g --mg 108mg 0g --g
Organic Egg - Egg, 1 egg 70 1g 5g 6g 185mg 65mg 0g 0g
Tesco - Finest King Prawns, 87.5 g 70 0g 0g 16g --mg 407mg 0g 0g
Sweetleaf - Stevia Clear - Liquid Stevia, 5 drops (.208 ml) per 8oz of liquid 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Tassimo Costa Latte - Coffee, 1 Cup (325ml) 66 5g 5g 1g --mg 400mg 5g 1g
lunch
Cadburys - Highlights, 11 g 38 4g 1g 2g --mg 0mg 3g 1g
Sweetleaf - Stevia Clear - Liquid Stevia, 5 drops (.208 ml) per 8oz of liquid 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Organic Dandelion Root Tea - Tea, 1 bag 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Princess - Tuna Chunks In Spring Water, 84 g 83 0g 0g 20g --mg 269mg --g 0g
dinner
Vegetable - * Fresh Spring Onions, 8 g 3 1g 0g 0g 0mg 1mg 0g 0g
Seriously Strong - Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese, 15 g 62 0g 5g 4g --mg 108mg 0g --g
Tesco - Finest King Prawns, 87.5 g 70 0g 0g 16g --mg 407mg 0g 0g
organic raw apple cider vinegar - apple cider vinegar, 0.5 tablespoon 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Cherry Tomato - Cherry Tomatoes, 1 tomatoes 3 0g 0g 0g 0mg 2mg 1g 0g
Wegmans - Cucumber, 0.5 cup 8 2g 0g 0g 0mg 1mg 1g 0g
Vitamins
Dulcolax - Laxative, 1 Tablets 0 --g --g --g 0mg --mg --g --g
baricol - Vitamin, 1 tablet 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Eliquis - Apixaban, 5 mg 0 --g --g --g --mg --mg --g --g
baricol - vitamin, 1 tablet 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Nu U Nutrition - Biotin oral spray, 5 sprays 1 --g --g --g --mg --mg --g --g
Equate - Omeprazole, 1 pill 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
baricol - vitamin, 1 tablet 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Eliquis - Apixaban, 5 mg 0 --g --g --g --mg --mg --g --g
EXERCISES Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
TOTALS: 33 1 0 0 0
Cardiovascular
MFP iOS calorie adjustment 33 1

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Sometimes we're doing everything right but our bodies just need a break from losing. They weren't designed to lose weight. I'm in a stall now at 16 weeks and just have to wait through it.

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I wish it all made sense to me! By eating such a low calorific diet, my logical brain makes huge assumptions that it would relate to a corresponding weight loss.

I've decided to book with a nutritionist who specialises in BED and bariatrics who may help me change something in my plan to kick start the loss...but I'm so petrified of sabotaging things that I'm almost locked into thinking that no action is better than doing something that will have a negative effect!!

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I don't think anything is necessarily going wrong. You had surgery a little over 5 months ago and have lost 63 pounds? Is that from your surgery weight or did you lose some before your procedure? 63 pounds in 5 months is great progress! Some people lose faster than others, some slower. No one is the same but you seem to be doing a great job from the look of your food diary. Keep up the good work!

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Hey sweetie. Can't see your Protein? Cals look fine. Carbs might be too restrictive. Maybe add some avocado and a few more veg? Ditch the Cadbury's ;) It only keeps your sweet tooth rev'd up. Also try to cut back on the liquid sweetener for the same reason. Try upping to 750cals per day, 25g whole carb, 60-80g protein and see what it gets you. Fill the rest of your cals up with fat.

So for instance:

750 cals per day =

60g protein X 4cals/g = 240cals from protein OR 80g protein X 4cals/g from protein = 320cals

25g carbs X 4cals/5 = 100cals

240 + 100 OR 320 + 100 cals = 340cal OR 420cals

750-340=410cals from fat left for the day OR 750-420=330cals from fat left for the day

420 cals divided by 9cals/g = 47g of fat OR 330 cals divided by 9cals/g = 37g of fat

So...in capsulation:

For 750 cals for the day, and since you're healing, I'd probably look at doing 80g of protein and see how I do.

750 cals; 80g protein; 25g carbs; 37g fat; g fiber=try for as much Fiber as you can in 25g of total carbs.

OR you can do

750 cals; 60g protein; 25g carbs; 47g fat; g fiber=try for as much fiber as you can in 25g of total carbs.

Hope this helps!!!

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5 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Ditch the Cadbury's ;) It only keeps your sweet tooth rev'd up.

I think the Cadbury's is a brand of milk or Creamer for her tea in England? Not the Easter candy us Yanks are used to.

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Just now, KCgirl061 said:

I think the Cadbury's is a brand of milk or Creamer for her tea in England? Not the Easter candy us Yanks are used to.

Ohhhhh! LOL. I identify with anything "Cadbury's" being bunny related. :lol:

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Posted (edited)

Hi KC - my starting weight was before the pre-op diet. I lost 7lbs on the pre-op diet and my weight at surgery was 295lbs.

Hi FC - my Protein for yesterday was 81... I'll cut down on the cadburys chocolate drink (gulp!) - it will be tricky as it feels so important for me to have a self-indulgence (macros for the drink are: 38cals, 4g carbs, 1.3g fat & 1.8g protein). and yes, the Stevia will cut by half. I was having 30g blueberries and 2 strawberries on most days but have cut those out as blueberries are quite high in carbs... talk about living like a nun!!

Edited by Alpaca55

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That was my first reaction too! I was like "her food diary looks so good why is she eating Cadbury's?!" Then I saw the calories for it ...... wait what?

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Just now, Alpaca55 said:

Hi KC - my starting weight was before the pre-op diet. I lost 7lbs on the pre-op diet and my weight at surgery was 295lbs.

Hi FC - my Protein for yesterday was 81... I'll cut down on the chocolate drink (gulp!) - it will be tricky as it feels so important for me to have a self-indulgence (macros for the drink are: 38cals, 4g carbs, 1.3g fat & 1.8g protein). and yes, the Stevia will cut by half. I was having 30g blueberries and 2 strawberries on most days but have cut those out as blueberries are quite high in carbs... talk about living like a nun!!

Ugh hon! It's so frustrating trying to hack our own bodies. I'd try cutting out the chocolate drink for a week or two and replace it with tea (Earl Grey, or dandelion, or camomille at night) and see what happens? Or maybe only do the choco drink on the weekends?

The other thing is that you just had surgery again and that can play hell with your weight loss. Also, if you are on any meds like beta blockers, that can impact your weight loss.

I think your diet looks really good if maybe a tiny bit low cuz of healing? Hang in there. You are doing everything right!

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2 minutes ago, Alpaca55 said:

Hi KC - my starting weight was before the pre-op diet. I lost 7lbs on the pre-op diet and my weight at surgery was 295lbs.

So 57 pounds since surgery. It's still really good process! I think youre doing well and there isn't anything wrong with little indulgences to keep you sane (in my opinion). 38 calories from the Cadburys shouldn't be that harmful.

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My untrained eye doesn't see anything glaring in your macros (except maybe your sodium is a little high?)...maybe some of the more "veteranized" people can chime in.

But yeah, taking to your nutritionist/dietician is a good step. Good Luck, and keep us posted, I'd be interested in hearing what they would have to say.

As @GradyCat mentioned, stalls happen...also, you may try taking your measurements, you may not see changes on the scale, but you may see them in inches, and the way your clothes fit.

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So weird that some of my posts aren't showing my full signature with the ticker...things that make you go hmmm.

Edited by FluffyChix

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Well ... I think I'm understanding my anxiety around the speed of my weight loss. I think its because all the literature the YouTube videos the FB pages the Instagrammies eventhr bariatric websites all refer to the weight loss window and imply that its finite and will close after a certain period of time and I'm trying to get through the portal before the opportunity closes... And then they all say not to expect more than a 65% loss... I think these facts are building my anxiety and the feelings of failure I'm about to experience once I'm at one year plus ... I need a chill pill 😊

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The honeymoon period is somewhere around 6-18 months. During that time, it's supposed to work out that the WLS does quite a bit of the heavy lifting (up to on average that % you see here and there). But honestly, if you look at the VETS, the weight loss (intentional) doesn't stop. It may slow down. But you CAN and people DO still lose. You know? You can lose what you choose. It may be forkin' hard. :) I know every pound I lose is tremendous effort. I honestly feel like I had about a 3 month honeymoon period and everything since then has been craft and planning. :)

You got this. Put the shoulda woulda coulda's aside. And just focus on healing your body and doing the things you know you MUST do in order to succeed in creating a new life with new behaviors and relationships with food and nutrition/healthy living!!!

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