What really bothers me, I guess is when people are so hell bent on their 'journey' that they have blinders on. Regardless of whether they are subconsciously sabotaging themselves every other day. Regardless of the shit they're eating. It's their way or the highway. When people are succeeding and progressing in their journey I can see having this stance. But when weight is fluctuating at best and at times jumping week after week only to go down a few pounds and jump up again it's like hey! Maybe what you are doing isn't working. I can't stand when people say (without even bothering to research for themselves) that a certain amount of calories per day isn't acceptable for their body. (ie: meaning that X calories is waay too little) Hello! You're fat! Anything less than what you are eating is good but seriously? You think that dropping to 1200-1500 calories a day is going to put your body into starvation mode? Really??
I recently read a blog where the blogger was convinced that s/he at 250lbs wanting to get to 135 should not drop below 2000 calories a day. Really?!?!?! I mean this is where I insert a double blink to make sure I'm reading right. 2000 calories to get to 135lbs? Does s/he even realize how effed that rationalization is?
Also, when did it become fact that 1400-1600 cals was what WLS patients are told to force on themselves, even when they're not hungry?? I read this on a blog and had another double blink moment. As far as I know WLS patients eat upwards of 1000 calories a day with great emphasis in lean proteins, fruits and veggies. There is no way (especially in the beginning that they would be able to choke down 1200 calories let alone 1600. They'd vomit it all back up!)
These are excerpts from WLS sites.
FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY (LAPBAND & GASTRIC BYPASS)
Most bariatric diets allow 1000 to 1200 calories per day with meals focused on lean sources of protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
The ASMBS guidelines (which is where many surgeons GET their recommendations for you) state:
- 1,000 to 1,400 calories depending on the individual and activity level.
- 60 to 100 grams of protein depending on the individual and activity level.
- 27 to 47 grams of fat based on 20 to 35 percent of a daily 1,200-calorie intake.
All that said, I'm also frustrated with myself. No, I haven't fallen off the wagon. I have actually been doing exceptionally well in the food/exercise department. However my temper is suffering for my lack of eating. My patience is maybe only a fingers length past existing and my poor girls have been super hyper today (hitting, pinching, biting and shoving each other) which has just grated on my nerves and they've ended up in the corner and time out chairs much more and much faster than normal.
Buzzy is probably wondering why mommy turned into a she-demon. ((sigh))
This goes for my family as well. There have been a few people that JUST RUB ME WRONG! Everything that comes out of their mouth makes me want to rip my own ears off just so I wouldn't have to hear their voice. Gaaahhhhh!
On a more positive topic: My new fave breakfast? 1 egg white scrambled with pepper, single slice of Kraft American cheese on a toasted 100 calorie sandwich thin with coffee and 2tbsp peppermint mocha creamer for 246 cals. Better, right Allan?
Groceries for the next 2 weeks all bought. All healthy. Lots of fruits and veggies. Hoping to really rock out these next three weeks and be close to the 250s by my weigh in on January 1st.
That's all for now.