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Old 01-20-2019, 08:51 AM #351
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Late last night, I happened to be down in the bathroom in sleep shorts, a shirt and wearing the sling (which is one of the padded ones, not just cloth) and decided to step on the scale. It read 162. Taking away the clothes and sling might put me just under 160, but just barely. My true weight is probably closer to 155 or 156. Most of the difference is inflammation and fluid retention. It seems to be reactionary; totally unrelated parts of my body, like the fingers of my right hand (surgery was on left shoulder) are slightly swollen.

Calories both of the last 2 days have been right around 1500. I plan to continue low calories for a while. I went crazy the last 2 days before surgery, especially the day before. I gave myself nearly free reign because of my plan to cut nearly all sweets during rehab. Until I feel sure the effects of the surgery (on weight) have cleared up and I see weights consistently below 155, I will stay at 1500 plus what little exercise I get. Hopefully exercise will improve soon; I should be able to do recumbent cycle at the gym and getting bandage off tomorrow means more shirts will fit. I can only wear XL or larger button down shirts with the giant bandage on.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:02 AM #352
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Got to take off bandage and shower this morning. I had already had breakfast an was pretty hydrated but I stepped on the scale anyway. Just below 160. I might not weigh again for a few days to allow inflammation to subside some.
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I was back at 151 today. Yesterday I was 147.6.

So far Iíve had 540 calories. I really want to break this cycle of two good days, one bad day. Because I currently canít get below 147.

Which isnít a terrible weight for me to be at. Only 2 pounds above a normal BMI. But my goal is 135.
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Weight loss is not linear. It's going to bounce up and down. Because you weigh often, you know those high weights every few days are spikes from fluid or something moving through the system a little slower than usual; nothing to be concerned about. Your body needs more calories than you have been consuming lately. You can't defeat physics; the weight is going to drop.
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I was just saying that my weight is basically maintaining around 147-151. I would like to break that cycle, but it will take discipline on my part.
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I was 148.8 today. I had a couple low calorie teas for breakfast. I had a slice of pizza for lunch. Iím going to have a couple chocolate toaster strudels in a little bit. Then around 3:30-4 Iíll have a box of Green Giant Brussel sprouts. Dinner will be 4oz of baked chicken and 3 servings of steamed yellow squash. It all adds up to 1200 calories for the day.
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I was 158 early this morning. Tomorrow I am going to do a recumbent cycle cardio machine at the gym.
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I was 148.2 today. I might have had too many artificial sweetener filled drinks yesterday. Today, Iím trying to stay around 1200 calories. Iíve had around 670 so far.
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Got to the gym yesterday for cardio and a tiny bit of abs/back I could do without using arms. 156 this morning; the last two weigh ins have each had a drop ~2 pounds as the swelling/inflammation is going back down.
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