It looks like everything that I have been doing is the correct thing. We went over what I’ve been eating, how I’ve been feeling. Have I felt nausea? vomiting? etc.
My one question for the nurtitionist was, "How many calories should I be eating per day?".
So many people I know who have seen nutritionists always come out with some 1200 calories a day diet.
The nutritionist for the program said that she doesn’t want me to focus on calories.
That is a really new concept. Losing weight and journaling my food, but not focusing on calories. Even with weight watchers, there was an amount of points that I was supposed to eat every day and I shouldn’t go over that amount.
I wanted to know how much is too much and how much is too little and she couldn’t answer that question for me.
I also said that I was afraid that Dr. B was not going to give me a fill next week because I’m losing well enough without one. I told her that I want that fill because I don’t feel restricted and I’m afraid I’ll eat too much.
She told me that the option of the fill is always there and if I’m losing then I probably shouldn’t get one. Again, very scary for me.
I think a lot of what has kept me from overeating is fear right now. I do get full more quickly than I did before and I’m sure that I would not be able to eat nearly as much food, but at the same time, it’s still freaking me out a bit not to have a fill. I’ll have to wait and see what happens next week.
I weighed in at 295.5 on her scale, which is only a pound above my scale. Considering I’m wearing clothes, I was quite happy with that.
I’m now cleared to start more regular food and add things in slowly starting with TURKEY TOMORROW! I am making Thanksgiving dinner and I already planned sides that would be lapband friendly, but still good for everyone. I am happy though to be able to have some of the turkey.
After meeting with the nutritionist, I met with the nurse practitioner.
Went over a lot of the same things and then she gave me the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction book for my 12 week class as well as a meditation CD.
She examined me, took my BP (112/70 YAY!), HR, etc. Everything was fine.
Next step is for me to start my 12 week class next Tuesday.