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Journaling

Discussion in 'General Post-Op Chat' started by Christine Seese, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    The dreaded word from our pre surgery days. Do ya'll journal? If you do, how many calories do you give yourself? My doctor recommends it, but I'm at a loss as to how to do it now on the post op side of life.
     
  2. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    I don't really count calories, I just try and eat protein, at every meal, and if I need a snack I have more protein, easier said than done, but the more busy I stay the better I am, today I had a fruit smoothie with yogurt and an egg white with a little ham and cheese, lunch I had a beef jerky and some light baby bell cheese, when I got home from work, that is when the muchies kick in, so I had half of a protein bar, I do keep track on my phone, but I'm more concerned with the amount of protein I get
     
  3. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    My
    My doctor seems more concerned with protein and carbs, thinking back to my "diet bible" I was given when I first started this process. Max of 60 carbs per day with min of 64 protein per day. I need to work on both I believe. I think I will worry less about calories. Thanks for your input Tracy.
     
  4. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Current Weight:
    234.2
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I found an IPhone app that tracks the carbs and proteins and makes it easy to see the total. My old app tracked them, but concentrated mainly on the calories and you have to dig through the journal to find the carbs and protein. If it's too hard to find them, I won't journal. Now I don't have an excuse.
     
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  5. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Great, now you are going to be back on track, today is the first day of the rest of your life
     
  6. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Made my protein. Wayyyy too many carbs. No wonder my weight loss has stalled. Hoping going back to beginning eating habits will help with getting rid of my migraines.
     
  7. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I bet it will help, when did the headaches start, it could be because of what you are eating, I have also heard if you are dehydrated that you can get headaches how much water are you drinking in a day, I started the post for our exercise tracker, I hope to see your name up there tomorrow
     
  8. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Well
    I think the migraines might be from preservatives. I need to go back to no preservative eating, easier said than done, and see if that helps. I get plenty of water, at least 80 oz a day, so I don't think hydration is an issue. I will be posting in our exercise tracker. Thanks for starting it. Hopefully others will join us.
     
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  9. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
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    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Yes the more the merrier
     
  10. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    234.2
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Yesterday was my first day of journaling. Think I figured out why my weight loss has stalled. I'm eating WAY more carbs than I thought. Went over my goal on protein and fluids, but need to work on those nasty carbs. It is amazing how many carbs are in fruit. Live and learn.
     
  11. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    676
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    165
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Those carbs are in almost everything, just write it down before you put it in your mouth, or better yet plan your meals and snacks ahead of time and only shop that list