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Scale moving already!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Well only third day into resuming "proper" lapband eating plan lifestyle and the scale has gone down 1 lb. so I am psyched!

The band DOES work when you follow the rules your surgeon gives you. Duh!

I am eating just over 800 calories a day - slightly over - which is what my surgeon says is optimal, if I am getting in major protein cals in that total (which I am).

I am sticking to having a protein shake for breakfast, and some whole grains (soft) such as oatmeal or cream of wheat. Lunch will be Nutrisystem lunch meal, and a string cheese (lowfat). Dinner will be fish (steamed or broiled) and some pureed veggies.

As I read recently, "the most effective weight loss tool is a pen" meaning writing down every morsel we eat! I am finding the accountability of writing down my meals is freeing in a way - no decisions to make!

Now I have to start getting on the elliptical and tomorrow I am going to do some weight training added in.
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  • 2BTHINMAMMA
    emoticon Glad it's working for you!!
    4109 days ago
  • no profile photo TRISHMCK
    Wow, that's a low calorie recommendation! My surgeon wants me to eat 1200 to 1500 cals and never less than 1000. I am down 80 lbs, 65 of which are since my banding in April. I have heard that eating too little can make it a slower process as it slows down your metabolism. I can't imagine eating any less than I do which is usually at the 1500 cal level. I'm down in the 180s now. Just my 2 cents worth as of course your doc is your first authority. Good luck on your wt loss journey!
    4111 days ago
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