I think I am in my first slump and I need ya'lls help! I need advice.
It has been 19 days since I was banded. It has been 26 days since I went on my liquid diet, and it has been 5 days since I started my mushie diet. I had lost 20 lbs. before I started my mushies diet. 2 of those lbs. have come back and will not leave.
Can I just say depressing. I had surgery to loose weight. I know in the back of my mind that this is normal and that it will all get better when I can have a fill in late September. I know this is a test. It doesn't make it any better.
I was told by my Doctor to only eat 6-8 oz at a time. Which 8 oz is a cup, right? I think it is any ways! I have measured everything! Never gone over that amount. I am eating right? Should I be eating less? Does this sound right to ya'll? Here is like a sample menu....
Breakfast - 1 cup of Cheerios & 2% milk
Lunch - 1 cup of refried beans & cheese
Snack - 5 crackers (saltine) and a tiny wedge of soft cheese
Dinner - 1/2 cup of green beans 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes
I really think I have been eating about 500 - 600 cals a day.
Things I think I might be doing wrong.......
not drinking enough water
not drinking my protein shakes (which I had one today before I came to work)
maybe not eating enough cals
maybe eating too much
This seems so complicated! I just want to loose weight. I emailed the RN that works for my surgeon. She told me to just hang in there and email the nutritionist and ask how cals I am suppose to be eating. I am pretty sure she would tell me over 600 cals a day? Wouldn't she?
I just want to do this right. I want to be one of these awesome super star banders that looses a ton of weight.....Amy W. comes to mind!
I need advice.....what am I doing wrong!