I loved Lap Band Gal 's open question to people about their daily food intake and I loved reading through people's responses. It was super educational for me and I was really amazed by the caloric intake of the Stars of the Band. It seemed like the people who have managed to lose significant amounts of weight usually keep their kcals at 1200 or less than 1000. What is your average caloric intake? I made an appt with my dietitian to analyze my diet. My dietitian told me not to obsess about calories but to focus on getting my protein and 3 meals a day that are 1 cup or less in volume. I think I need more accountability.
I have a compounding issue with my thyroid which is going to be removed 12/29. The endocrinologist says she thinks removing my thyroid (which has 3 tumors on it) will improve my sleep and that I will be able to lose weight faster. But I think that I'm kind of using that as an excuse for being aggressive about weight loss. The problem with my diet attempts in the past is that I'd fail after making excuses and rationalizations to myself. I don't want to do that this time. This week I stayed stable but I think I should be losing more than 17 lbs by the 2nd month.