March 18, 2008 at 9:01 pm 2 comments

Last week and this week have been really frustrating for me.  After seeing Dr. M last Monday, I hit a plateau and have not lost any weight.  In fact, my scale has gone up.  😦  I am so upset and frustrated.  From what I read at Lap Band Talk, this is fairly normal.  I started soft foods, which has been exciting.  I’m keeping track of my calories and I’m eating about 700 a day on average.  Today, for instance, once I have my nightly protein shake, I’ll be just over 600.  I’m getting in about 60 grams of protein a day, a little more somedays.  Dr. M wants me to get 50-55 grams, but I thought it would be better to aim a little higher.  I was having issues with getting in all of my water, but I did really well yesterday and for today, I have about 20 ozs to go.  I won’t go to bed until I finish the bottle (1.5 Liter) that I’m working on. 

I have an appointment w/Dr. M tomorrow because my port incision is looking weird.  It has a big scab on it that keeps sort of peeling off but not really.  Very strange.  I think it might be infected.  It is a little red and warm to the touch.  He said it would be better to have a look, just in case.  I’ll ask him about the plateau while I’m there.


Entry filed under: surgery, weight loss.

Doctor visit today Update

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martha  |  March 18, 2008 at 10:14 pm


    Worry not! Plataeus happen. I am so glad you have progressed to soft foods. I hope all goes well with Dr. M

  • 2. Jaime  |  March 18, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks Martha. I know that Lap Band is slower and that is one reason I chose it. I just wasn’t prepared for a plateau this early.


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Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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