I feel stuffed, swollen, bloated, and just plain horrible today … and there’s not one darn thing I can do about it. Why?
Let me explain …
I went yesterday for a weight loss surgery followup. My day started with a 90 minute dietary class which I found very informative and really did enjoy. After the class I wanted to weigh in, hoping to have lost the magic number of pounds to be able to go to the surgeon. While I did lose more weight I am still roughly 9.3 pounds from my goal weight which puts me at about 4.3 lbs away from being able to go to the surgeon. I was disappointed but also encouraged to work a little harder.
While I was at checkout and paying the final installment of the $450.00 total that I have to pay, the nurse asked if I would like a “free” session with the dietician to discuss what I can do to lose the extra 4.3 pounds. Initially I declined because those who were with me were getting restless. The program director came up and once again encouraged me to meet with the dietician. I finally agreed and I ‘think’ I’m glad I took the time to meet with her. (Notice I said ‘think’!)
Her suggestions is why I’m feeling like crap right now. We first went over everything I eat on a normal day and the times that I eat. I don’t snack. I eat three meals a day. I thought I was eating too much and I needed to cut back … NOOOOO … she told me just the opposite. She said that I wasn’t eating enough and my body was going into starvation mode which means my metabolism is shutting down, thus I’m not losing weight. She made some suggestions and I have followed them to a “T” today … I’m stuffed … I feel bloated … and I feel downright miserable … BUT … I’m not giving up. I’m going to give her suggestions a shot and see what happens when I go back next week for a weigh in. She assured me that if I followed her guidelines and continued to exercise/walk daily then next week I should see the additional 4lbs fall off. If not … THEN I am going to starve myself 🙂
Not really … but I honestly don’t see how I can lose weight and eat this much food. Today I have had:
1 can diet coke (I woke up EXTREMELY thirsty and this did the trick)
11oz Myoplex Lite Ready-to-Drink EAS Protein Shake – Chocolate Fudge flavored
Grilled Chicken Salad
32 Oz Crystal Light/Water
1 Pure Protein bar
I still have dinner & an evening snack to eat in order to follow her recommended dietary guidelines. I honestly don’t have a clue where I am going to put anything else. I’m already trying to figure out what I can have for dinner that give me the nutritional value that I need but won’t require a lot of room to put it in. I may have another protein shake then have fresh fruit for snack … or maybe I won’t have snack and eat dinner later than usual.
Whatever I decide I feel like it’s only going to make me more miserable than I am already. Maybe have I do a hard walk I won’t feel so bloated. All I can say is that should I show a weight gain on Wednesday of next week, when I have to weigh-in … I’m going to have a word of prayer with my dietician!!
Who ever thought that while on a journey toward weight loss surgery someone would tell me I wasn’t eating enough food to lose weight?? Strangest thing I’ve ever heard of!!
Cross your fingers and say a prayer that this works and I can see at least 4.3 pounds lost next Wednesday. I’m ready to take the next step and see the surgeon.