It’s amazing that it’s already 2 months since I had my surgery! I had my Dr. Appointment and the great news is that I am cleared to eat “all” foods!!! Plus, now I’m able to excercise my abs too!
My 2 month Dr. Appointment went very well. She was happy with my weight loss. I’m now at 206! (This is a 5 lb weight loss from last week!) A total weight loss of 36 lbs since the day of my surgery. (Surgery day I weighed in at 242.)
However, I did shared with her that I thought I was losing on the slow side, she took what I said very seriously and reviewed everything that I am doing – (e.g., what I am eating, how much I am eating, when I am eating, how much protein, how often I work out and what my workout consists of, etc.) What we eventually found out is that I am not getting enough calories for a person who is working out 5-6 days a week. My body may be in starvation mode!
I thought that to be interesting. My pouch is the size of an egg and I’m always satisfied – never hungry. Yet, my body may be in starvation mode. Interesting. Now, how do I increase the calories? Another interesting step forward.
I’m so glad that I use “my fitness pal” app on my phone. I was able to let my Dr. know that I do take in 60 grams of protein, but my calories are approximately 600 per day. (And, believe me… I eat!) Since I excercise so often my goal is to get up to 1,000 calories per day of healthy foods.
There was something else that I learned! I’m now able to eat Protein Bars! I haven’t found many that I am able to eat. Most protein bars are loaded with sugar or do not have enough protein! This is my Doctor’s rule of thumb for a Protein Bar: The calories have to be under 210, the protein 15 grams or above, the carbohydrates below 15 grams and SUGAR 7 grams or under. The only protein bar that I found was “Pure Protein” the “Soft Baked Protein Bar” in Double Chocolate Vanilla Crunch. Do you know of any protein bars we can eat?
Overall, I’m really glad that I had gastric by-pass surgery. It was the best thing that I have ever done for my body. I’m getting healthier day by day. I would never had been able to do all the things that I’m doing without this surgery. It’s given me a new lease on life! I’m not taking that for granted either!
I’m excited to see where I will be the next month!