Start: 87.5 kilos (192.5 lbs)
86.2 kilos (189.5 lbs)
Today: 85 kilos (187 lbs)
Difference: - 1.2 kilos (2.5
Total: -2.5 kilos (5.5
I lost 1.2 kilos this week, which is good, but not as much as I was expecting given I have barely had any food or liquids in me for almost a week. I was kind of hoping that a positive from my tight band situation would be I would miraculously drop 2-3 kilos. I guess my body is holding onto everything it can get right now. Honestly though, I will just be happy if I maintain that loss after my band loosens up and I can re-hydrate my body again.
The good news is that my band is feeling slightly better. Last night I was able to eat some peanut butter (it was like heaven!) and suck on a slice of cheese. This morning I have had a cup of tea and my water is going down much better. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be back to normal.
I am super excited that I am just a whisker away from being under 85 kilos again. Being on the wrong side of 85 did not make me feel good. I know I start feeling more like myself when I am under 80 kilos, so I am getting there. I can't believe I used to feel fat at 80 kilos, I swear I will never complain to be 80 kilos again! This weight gain was actually good in giving me some perspective.
On a different topic, I have decided I need to get serious about my vitamins (well, when I can swallow food again) because I am just too depleted all the time and it is exhausting. Realistically I will need a chewable vitamin because I just can't get those big suckers down and there is nothing worse than a vitamin stuck in the band. *shudder* Does anyone have any vitamin recommendations or warnings? The chewable ones in the chemist are mostly made for children and are just not very potent for what I need. I was thinking of trying some of the Bariatric Advantage or Celebrate Bariatric Supplements, has anyone tried these? Do you think they actually help?
Thanks for letting me pick your brain. You would think 3 years post-band I would know this stuff by now...