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Old 12-04-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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Great to find you all! I has RNY a little over 2 years ago. Wonderful health results, but my weight loss stopped and I have been maintaining (struggling) for the past year. My life didn't follow the recommended program post-surgery so I couldn't concentrate my energies on the new lifestyle and make the transition as smoothly as I would have wished. Also has post-surgical complications and took about 6 months to heal following surgery. However, I'm still headed in the direction of my goal and am greatful for the fact that I am off of all diabetes medication, three medications for high blood pressure, and lower back problems are a rarity. I love to exercise now and trained to participate in a triathlon last summer! (Didn't lose 1 lb during that period! I am very upset about the lack of downward movement here.) That was fantastic and empowering, I love it and am already planning my training for next summer. I have lost approx. 120 pounds but still have 100 to lose. I would love to get some ideas from you all regarding meal plans -- I am taking myself back to the beginning and trying to learn to live with the 800 to 1000 calories a day, with the protein supplements -- could use some suggestions. Need to reset my dump-o-meter as well (I am able to eat almost anything). Just started back at the gym (broken bone!) -- gung ho!
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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wonderful to meet you, diane, and you're doing great. i'm with you with that resetting the dump-o-meter. it takes work - and about 2 weeks, from what i hear!

the fact that you've completed a triathlon at about 100 pounds overweight is such an ENORMOUS accomplishment! i'm so impressed!!!

overall, it sounds like you're well on the way to meeting the rest of your goals. i can share with you what a wise nutritionist told me, about meal composition... maybe it'll help!

each and every meal, including breakfast, should have some veggie component. cherry tomatoes and cucumbers count. and i often eat them at breakfast.

the plate should be 40% protein, 40% veggies, and 20% high-quality carbs, not more than 15 grams per meal [after deducting fiber]. so, this means that acorn squash and potatoes aren't usually consumed in the same meal!

one piece of fruit per day, and it should be consumed with protein [fruit and cheese, or yogurt or cottage cheese, for example].

when i stick with this, i do GREAT. when i slip chocolate in there, i get into trouble. can't be more honest than that!!!!

so glad you're here with us!!!!

oh. one more thing. keep an eye on the glycemic index of what you eat. head for the low-GI fruits and other carbs.
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