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Stopped losing temporarily but I think I know why

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Just a bit of an update on what is going on with me. I have not lost any weight in several days. But I think I know why. I thought I was getting plenty of water but my husband says I have not been drinking as much since I went to my doctor on the 2nd. I believe he is right. So, I am trying a new system. I place 4 cold bottles of water on one side of my refrigerator. That is the only place I am allowed to get my water so I can see that I am drinking it. (of course if I want more after those 4 are gone, that is fine.) The only real calories I am getting are from my protein mix which is 130 calories per serving. I have to have 3 servings per day as instructed by my surgeon, so that makes 390 calories. I have to keep close track of all my nutrients and I get most from the vitamins I am instructed to take except phosphorus. That I get from 6 oz of fat free milk, that is 67 calories. So I know I am not getting too many calories. (I am not getting too little either, I am right where my surgeon says I should be)

After a lot of research, and contacting my “bariatric angel” a former patient of my surgeon who has done quite well for several years. We have all determined that the water must be what is going on.

So, we shall see. I have an appointment with my pcp tomorrow (July 9th). Honestly she will not be able to help much because she is not familiar with the needs of bariatric patients. But she can still take care of all my other issues.

Stay tuned for the next “chapter” in my gastric sleeve adventure!
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