Saturday, June 22, 2013

Phone Post

So my appt was a mixed bag.

I was scheduled for 330 pm. I didn't get called back until almost 430. The surgeon didn't see me until almost 530.

The office nutritionist came to see me while I was waiting, and I was able to talk to her about the things I'm struggling with. She was good about listening and gave me some advice. She wants me to stay under 1500 calories a day, and to stop eating out at lunch so often.

I've gotten bad about eating out like EVERY DAY, and even though I count the calories, I know that the sodium had to be killing my weight loss. So my pledge is that I will limit my lunches out to twice a week and I will go back to packing and trying to walk at lunch like I did before.

Now about my appointment...I only lost 0.2 lbs. In all fairness, I was wearing jeans AND I had some swelling in my leg from my ankle sprain...but I had really hoped for something more...I don't know...better. But it wasn't a gain.

The nutritionist also told me that i should only be eating every 4-5 hours, even if I am hungry between meals. I didn't realize how much I snack. Even though I was having healthy snacks like low fat string cheese and brown rice crackers, it had been working against me.

As for my fill, the surgeon gave me 0.5cc. So now I am at 5.5 in my band. I do have more restriction. I will do my best to make this work over the next month. I'm scheduled to go back on 7/24...which is one day before my 4 month bandiversary.

Last night the ELB and I hit Wegmans before coming home and I stocked up on veggies for lunch next week-red/yellow/orange bell peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers, and zucchini and yellow squash. I plan on making a batch of Unjury chicken Greek yogurt dip and will prep my veggies for the week tomorrow.

I do have a work lunch on Thursday that is mandatory BC we are meeting/entertaining the new VP who is my bosses boss...but I will  do my best to stick to plan the rest of the week.

Thank you to those that responded to my last post. I really appreciate the support and advice, and will try to look into that counseling suggestion in the very near future. I've been kicking it around for a while and I think it might be time.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you had a good talk with the nutritionist. I'm sure it was very frustrating to not see more movement on the scale, but it sounds like you came up with some clear and specific plans for the month ahead, and feel empowered for that, which is great. I hope the fill helps with it, too!