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Having a bad couple of days

ladyfortythree AKA Julie

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On my last couple of days of fluids, so over it already but I kept thinking that the good thing would be that Id lose more weight because of it. Initially I lost 3.5 kilos within three days of the op and then a few days ago was down another 500gms. I could live with that. But to get on the scales this morning and see I'm up a kilo is just so depressing. I'm racking my brains as to what I've done differently and the only thing I can see is that I got some bananas and for the past two days I've made a banana smoothy. I've watched the calorie intake, I'm eating about a quarter of calories than I did before this and around the same as on optifast so it really ticks me off. Does this mean when I start mushies I gain more? So this morning I gave the bananas to my Mum and no more banana for me I guess. Its a carbohydrate and I've come to the conclusion it is to blame. so I will be really strict on myself these next two days of liquids and pray the weight drops back off. I didn't get the band to gain weight so I find it quite strange that I could have gained so quickly. It scares the hell out of me just how easy it is to gain and how hard to lose :(



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it will even out and some weeks u will loose and others u won't....same as other eating plan...the prob is we get obsessed with the scales......stop weighing ureself!!!

just ensure u are having 3 liquid meals a day....u will b fine...

rach

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As soon as I came off liquids and onto mushies...my weightloss stopped. But I didnt gain either so for now that's keeping me happy. Its disheartening when the scales stop going down, i think you get used to it, and with every kilo down, it makes you happier.

if i cant get the scales to move again soon, im definately going back to the dietician in jan and asking her to go over my food intake. i may start keeping a food diary to show her.

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I am with you girl, i spent most of my second month still unable to handle solid and just vomiting yet the scales said tada your still a fatty no weight loss yay. It sucks major.

We just need to keep plodding along and hope for the best.

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Julie, hang in there, its early days and your body is still adjusting. lso you will become far more aware of weight changes - often they're related to your hormonal cycle. Keep a diary to help track this

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its probably a mixture of swelling/ water retention and all the gas in your stomach from the op. I will be very surprised if you havent lost atleast that kg in the next week

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Thanks everyone, I think the gas has subsided. If there is a gain I can only gather its the banana shakes over two days. If not, good be any number of reasons I guess. I will just slog on with it and see what happens. Even if it is a real gain Im sure I can get it off again

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Bananas seem to have changed over the years. I taste different and like they contain a lot more sugar than they used to have. I love bananas but they nowdays also give me heartburn which is another reason why I think they've been modified. If that is right it could be that your body is processing the sugars differently but it does seem unlikely that you would put on a kilo in such a short time.

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Thanks, I think you may be right, they seem bigger today yet bland in comparison to when I was a kid. To be honest I don't really like them much anyway. I thin k I was just having a dummy spit due to being hungry more than anything. But Im on my last day of liquids now so I'm looking ahead :-)

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I'm a scale junkie too Julie, I can't resist the urge to jump on them, especially as the are just outside my bedroom. It was great in the few months prior to the surgery as it was a daily reminder "think about what your putting in you gob" but I learned during the 2 weeks optifast and through talking to other banded friends... This is a marathon, not a race. I didn't lose any weight until I'd almost finished my 2 weeks of optifast and all of a sudden, 10 days later im suddenly four kg lighter?

Maybe jump on the scales once a fortnight? Then once a month?

I know it's exciting but we have only just begun.

And yes, if you kept your overies when you had a hysterectomy, you'll be just as hormonal as the rest of us :s (you'll also go through menopause normally too, which is better than having HRT (hormone replacement therapy))

Also maybe change your focus from the scales to the measuring tape? I was more excited about losing 3" everywhere (bust, waist, muffin top..), when measuring myself the night before surgery, than the 4kg weight loss, cos I know how frustrating the scales are.

You still need banana's! They are high in potassium and good for your heart.

Keep at it Julie. It's a life long commitment, so why hurry the journey when you know your doing everything right.

Xx Jen

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I'm glad Julie. And I hope those weigh in Sundays become less frequent too. Honestly, you'll be happier with the measuring tape :) today I'm back to my pre optifast weight? (Probably need to poop :-/ haha) But I'm smaller than what I was 3 weeks ago!

Fat weighs less than muscles and we want to lose fat! Pull out the measuring tape. You'll be happier with those results :)

Xx

Sorry to be such a nag; I've spent years studying health (of the body and how it works and how the body takes in nutrition) and exercise and physiology and its a true passion of mine of the last 10 years. I had high school teachers that changed my life when I was 16 and I've loved the subject area since, and took up a double major in it at Uni.

Yes I got fat, and I didn't practice what I preached as much as I liked. I was horribly injured while undertaking an "extreme"? Sport. Maybe not extreme sport but in exercising in extreme conditions on a university outdoor Ed camp. I didn't eat during the day and ate a large meal at dinner and snacked late at night. With not being able to exercise, my weight went from a muscular 85kg up to a fat 115kg at my highest.

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Oh I do measure, I've lost 3 inches (decided to go inches for these measurements) off my waist 3.5 inches off the tummy 1 inch below the belly button, 2 inches off the mid thigh and 1.5 inches off my calf so cant complain

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Yay! I like to measure weight loss in inches because its more exciting than cm. but I don't have the conversion rate down in my head.

As I mentioned before my scales are up today but I've lost another 2" off my bust and another 2" underneath it since I had surgery (10 days). Yay! And I've still got my glorious boobs so I must be losing back fat, another 1/2 " of my arms, 1" of my waist but I've gained 1.5" around my muffin top, but I'm visibly swollen and still bruised there. But I'm happy for a total of 5" off my bust in just under 4 weeks.

See the scales are not always your friend but the measuring tape is!

Keep at it Julie. You'll be even more wonderful than you were before. There's no need to rush. :)

Take care, xx Jen

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I fully understand how you feel but if you still have any swelling from surgery you wont get a real acuate weight until its all gone. To gain is disappointing but there are also many reasons as to why this happens. Dont feel that you have done anything wrong and dont cut food out yet as sometimes you will have to do that when you get fills. I know what its like to be stuck on the scales for a month and its really disheartening but i have learnt that if you plato then you are doing something right as the next step is weight loss again. I have gained 500 grams here and there but it is always for a reason and then you have a great loss so dont feel to blue as you dont need to worry about calorie counting when your only at the fluid stage and dont put to much pressure on yourself as ive found if you stress to much that can make you gain as well so relax and enjoy the ride and you will be successful.

Take care Julie and you will be fine

Beck xx

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