Flash Back: 10 Down, 150 To Go

Originally published December 8, 2008

So… even with Thanksgiving tossed in to the mix, since November 26th, depending on the scale, I have lost between 10 and 14 pounds. Yea… that’s close to a pound a day. Checked in with the Doc today… on their scale it was 10# from when I stopped in on the 26th for some blood work. But I was about 3-4# heavier on the scale at the Dietitian on the 25th… so I dunno… but it’s progress.

It isn’t easy. I finished dinner an hour ago and I’m hungry. And no, I did not eat Chinese. But I have to keep remembering, it hasn’t even been two weeks yet.

Doctor seemed a bit surprised at the 1500 calorie a day thing. He thinks if I stay around 2000 I’ll be just fine. And I probably have been closer to 2000 than 1500. Yesterday I was out running around a bit… and had Subway for lunch. Turkey breast and cheddar on wheat, lettuce, onion, green pepper, cucumbers, black olives, pepper and a bit of the chipotle sauce. Didn’t really need the sauce, but honestly.. Subway food is so bland. Then I went to a movie with a friend… (Punisher… great flick if yer just looking for guns and blood and nothing too deep) and I ate popcorn. Quite a bit of popcorn.

And today… on the way home from the doctor… we were getting major snow, it was rush hour, I knew it was going to take me an hour to get home (ended up being hour and ten minutes) so I swung through Arby’s and got a regular roast beast. They’re on special for 99 cents. They’re good. I am a carnivore… I like my meat, and I especially like beef. That one sandwich, bout 320 calories. So yea, I’m definitely pushing 2000 today.

But overall, I’m doing good. One egge, two toast, (and I’m using maybe a teaspoon of butter per slice), 1/2 banana and some yogurt for breakfast. Lunch was salad with spinach, carrots, onion, green peppers and a tortilla wrap of chicken, lettuce, onion cheddar and a bit of Miracle Whip. Dinner… a 1/3# burger patty – broiled, two slices of wheat bread, cooked carrots, some yogurt, and I sauteed some green beans in a tiny bit of olive oit with some chopped garlic and red pepper flakes. They were the “fries” to go with my burgers.

Has just the thought of surgery given me the push to change? Still too early to know. Yea… the slip ups with the popcorn, and the Arby’s aren’t huge. But will they continue? Will they snow-ball? Can I get to the point where 2000 calories a day will fill me up?

Right now… WLS is “Plan A”. All this I’m doing right now is what I “have to do” in order to have that surgery… so I can feel full. And I have to do this another 60+ days… by then will WLS become “Plan B”?

So many… “I don’t know’s”.

Just have to keep pluggin’ away I guess… see what happens.

About Rob

I had RNY Gastric Bypass on April 8, 2009. I went from my heaviest of over 380 down to a low of 188 (for about a day!) before working on rebuilding muscle and such. Now I maintain at about 225. WLS has changed my life in so many ways, including my career as I now tackle nutritional coaching and other obesity education issues and is also a co-host on The Wake Up Call, a health and wellness radio show.