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I have ten days until my next weigh in and I'm just slightly panicking. Why am I panicking you ask? Well, my scale was down by 8 pounds on Friday and completely up to starting weight this morning! Over 2 days!!! I need to drop that 8 pounds again, ASAP. My NUT might not have a fit, because I haven't seen her yet, but I'm having a fit at how dumb I was over the weekend.

So here is my plan for the next 10 days: 1 Protein Bar of 20+ grams of Protein, 2 Protein Shakes 30+ grams protein each, and then salad for supper. The bar is the most calories weighing in at 330cals, but it does have 20 or more grams of protein in it, and I can't go down to zero cals or my metabolism will stall out all together. The shakes are 160 cals each. That puts me at 650 cals so even if I eat 4 cups of lettuce for dinner, with 2 TBSP of dressing that should still keep me under 1,000 cals for the day, or just a little over if I put some chicken on the salad.

What do you think? Am I panicking for nothing? How does that food plan sound since I'm still pre-op? I'll be getting all of the protein in while not a lot of the calories from extra stuff that normally goes with a high protein meal, like starches and other carbs. I'm also trying to keep my GERD in check and it flares when I have too many carbs. Your ideas, suggestions, and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

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What did you eat over the weekend to cause the gain? Was it eating out/restaurant food? If so, my guess is that it's all Water weight from the sodium in restaurant food. Just eating homemade food for 2 days should eliminate at least 4 of those pounds, if not more!

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To be honest, I think you should just continue with the diet you have been given, unless there is some danger of your surgeon or your insurance refusing your surgery if you don't lose enough weight pre-surgery. Others may disagree, but I think your surgeon and nutritionist should get a true picture of what is going on so they can make diet adjustments if necessary. Also, my surgeon said it didn't really matter how much I lost prior to surgery as long as I did the 2-week liquid diet right before.

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Thanks @Recidivist. Good advice. My insurance says I can't gain an ounce during my pre-op program. I'd been doing so well, but then the weekend came, and we ate out too much. All that hidden sodium got me, but good. I'm back on track and hoping the scales will head downward again. I've not really been given a "diet" yet, but I'm freaked out enough about gaining weight that I started changing my diet anyway. Cutting out Cookies, candies, chips and fast food all led to my loss. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and advice. I'll get back on track and tell the hubs no to eating out again while I'm doing this pre-op stuff.

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