1. American Bariatrics is a free online Bariatric Support Group. Register for your free account and get access to all of our great features!
    Dismiss Notice

Looking for friends i am new. Started my journey 2017 of may

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Sheila Jaime, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    I'm not even getting 1200 calories in,I'm lacking a lot and 15 grams of sugar and only 32 carbs I don't get it something is wrong
     
  2. Lori W

    Lori W Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    Pre surgery I was on the south beach diet. It was very doable for me. I'm not one to count calories, in fact I despise it. That's why it worked. The book explains things in a easy to understand way. I lost weight very slowly, but I always lost it.
     
    PAMELA WALLACE likes this.
  3. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    There are some drinks that help with calories and low or sugar free. The protein shakes included. I didn't get that much in either and I felt like I was depriving myself. Somethings gotta give.
     
    PAMELA WALLACE and HoJo like this.
  4. Lori W

    Lori W Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    If you eat something every two hours it kicks your metabolism up. I don't mean eat full meals. Like in between meals eat a small handful of almonds, or a cheese stick. I love cottage cheese personally it's low in carbs and calories high in protein per serving.
     
    PAMELA WALLACE, HoJo and Pixx like this.
  5. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Along with the protein increase as suggested by others, your water intake will also need to go up significantly, which is so hard for some reason. o_O I myself struggle with it daily, however, it works! 64 oz. a day minimum, 100 oz. or more if you can. You can include the ounces from protein shakes as part of that, but the more liquid in, the more fat that comes off. It is a struggle, but you can do it!
     
    Lori W and HoJo like this.
  6. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    This is now how I eat after surgery lol! Maybe it can be called the new south beach bariatric diet...:p Anyway, how are you Lori? Hope things are getting easier as you heal?
     
    Lori W likes this.
  7. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Remember that you haven't actually had the surgery yet, so not getting in enough of everything will kick your body into 'starvation mode' and it will hold on to everything you put in your mouth and try to store it as fat, exactly what you don't want...:( Try to replace some of the junk with protein shakes or bars, keep up with water, even flavored or vitamin water is better than too many sugars in sweet tea or creamed up coffee. However, there is protein tea and protein coffee now so that might be an option? I agree with Lori, small meals throughout the day, not full meals but small, healthy, protein packed meals or even just the shakes and you'll start to lose the weight. You can do this!
     
    PAMELA WALLACE, Lori W and HoJo like this.
  8. HoJo

    HoJo Active Member

    Messages:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    14
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    ?April 2018
    Start Weight:
    260
    Current Weight:
    248
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Dallas, PA
    It's amazing how much good advice all of you provided to me. And the best part is that I know you all have been in the same spot as me so I know what you are saying will work. So, it's time for me to stop feeling sorry for myself and follow the good advice here! I'll let you know how it works for me. :)
     
  9. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Woot woot!!!
     
    Pixx likes this.
  10. Lori W

    Lori W Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    I am doing so much better! Thank you Pixx! It was rough for a bit, but I made it through. I'm able to enjoy more foods and I'm figuring out what works best for me. I still get full very fast and I'm definitely not looking forward to the day when that feeling goes away. Lol.
     
    Pixx likes this.
  11. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    thanks ya I eat low fat cottage cheese I love it,so that's prolly my problem I don't eat enough,like all I've had today is my shakes and water and half of a chicken pot pie,
     
  12. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    omg that's what's going on then,like all day today I've had 2 shakes 64 oz water and half of chicken pot pie.
     
  13. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    ok that's what's going on I've only had a half of chicken pot pie today,and my shakes and water.
     
  14. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    thanks hun I got to do something fast.
     
  15. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    So
    more protein won't bother me,I'm only getting like maybe 600 to 800 calories a day
     
  16. HoJo

    HoJo Active Member

    Messages:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    14
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    ?April 2018
    Start Weight:
    260
    Current Weight:
    248
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Dallas, PA
    Well, I stopped sulking and started walking more and eating healthier. I'm not sure if I believe my scale yet because it varies so much, but the numbers are definitely starting to go down again! At this point in my adventure, I need to diligently record everything that I eat. And it's so easy to do that now with all the great apps available. Anyone remember the days of paperback calorie counters?!? :)
     
    PAMELA WALLACE and Pixx like this.
  17. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Hi hojo I use my fitness pal its great one and underarmor that comes with it that tracks your steps,of course I have to carry phone with me,but that's fine,so it tracks everyday what you eat n drink and your exercise,and steps.its awesome,I like it.just a suggestion.
     
    HoJo likes this.
Loading...