Thanks for all of your encouragement after my last post. Five days ago, I swore off the scale because it was pissing me off. This morning, when I hopped back on, it was so happy to see me again that it told me I lost two pounds. Not as much as I'd like......but....Yay! We're friends again.
I'm not sure if I'm 5 ft 2 or 3 and since being 5 ft 2 no longer benefits me (ala BMI calculations), I will hereby go with the taller of the two measurements---so, ahem, I'm 5 ft 3. Aaaaand, at 168 pounds that makes me OVERWEIGHT. Not obese (good Lawd how I hated that word). Woo hoo!
The nutritionist from my surgeon's office called yesterday to see how I was doing & feeling after progressing my diet to the second phase (mushies). I feel great! I hadn't thought about it until she asked, but I feel back to myself. The first 2-3 weeks after surgery I felt rundown and had nooo energy but yesterday was the 4 week mark and I feel great (and have for over a week).
She asked if I was getting all my water in. Check. All my protein? Check. All my vitamins? Check. She said "great" and was juuuust about to hang up before I blurted out, "But I've only lost 10 pounds. Shouldn't I be losing more than that?"
She said YES. I should be losing more than that.
So she sent me some food logs to fill out and email back to her in a week. I've been tracking everything with that app "MyFitnessPal," and I'm very good about being honest. And my calories have been anywhere from 600-900 for the past two weeks (less calories before that!).
So I'm still perplexed but actually I've lost 12 pounds total as of this morning--not 10, like I told her.
I can't help but wonder if my body is hanging on tighter because I'm still breastfeeding my 15 month old.
A doctor that I saw back in March remarked that breastfeeding helps moms lose weight at first but the low estrogen of breastfeeding is similar to menopause.... ? Something like that.
Perhaps that is to blame for the slow weight loss?
Perhaps it's that I only had about 40 to lose to begin with?
Oh well, we're down to 28 now!!