Savaticus's Journal, 30 July 2013

This is my success story. I am posting it here because FS fails. I am really disappointed in FS right now.

When I started my weight loss journey I was miserable. To make matters worse, standard dieting and exercise was proving to be less than effective. I went to the doctor and they tried to push me into bariatric surgery. I REALLY didn't want to go there.
So I asked them "What is it specifically that makes bariatric surgery successful? What about a smaller stomach makes you lose weight." They responded "Essentially it forces you to only be able to consume 700-800 calories a day." So that gave me my action plan, I thanked them and left the office.
I am a vegetarian, have been for almost 7 years. I began searching for the most nutritionally dense low calorie vegetarian foods I could find. I made a requirement of never eating more than 3g of sugars in any meal. I decided that eating 4 meals a day at minimum would be best so each meal had to be under 200 calories.
My diet for over nine months was 800 calories a day, it mainly consisted of spirutein shakes and protein bars. I made sure to eat one "real" cooked meal a day. I use a lot of vitamins. I worked out, cardio only twice a week. The weight started melting. Now that I am at my goal weight I am going to focus on maintenance and building up some muscle to fill all this loose skin :)

Diet Calendar Entry for 30 July 2013:
1198 kcal Fat: 34.48g | Prot: 129.18g | Carb: 122.09g.   Breakfast: Nature's Plus Ultra Energy Shake, Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein Simply Natural Original Vanilla Soy protein Powder. Lunch: Quest Banana Nut Muffin Natural Protein Bar. Dinner: Mushrooms, Organic Black Bean Vegetable Soup, Frankfurters. Snacks/Other: Roasted Peanut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Market Pantry Chocolate Deluxe High Protein Bar. more...
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HOW!?? That's amazing!! But how did you manage so few calories?? I'm struggling with DOUBLE what you ate. What did you eat that filled you up?? 
30 Jul 13 by member: mamabear0213
I am VERY happy for you that you found your motivation and what DID work for you. Thank you for sharing your story on FS. I am sorry that FS didn't work for you. It helps me to "remind" myself about my goals and gives me a place to rant AND gloat. FS is only a tool and it is what you put into it. Keep up your good work for your health. :) 
30 Jul 13 by member: Sam Loves Ernie
Amazing story - thank you for sharing it here. It is so mind boggling to realize you lost 200lbs in a year. If you don't mind I do have a couple of follow up questions but completely respect if you choose to not answer. Did you continue to see a physician to keep tabs on your health through this loss? Do you mind sharing the list of supplements and how you feel they benefited you? Applauding you - such an amazing transformation. 
30 Jul 13 by member: FullaBella
Feel free to look at my diet mamabear. The main trick is water.n Every time I got hungry between meals I would drink a glass of water. It made my stomach feel full and then I would go distract myself with other things. As for supplements, I take a very heavy multivitamin Solgar V75. 1g of C, some choline and inositol, chelated magnesium (for regularity). 
30 Jul 13 by member: Savaticus
Thanks Sav - how did you determine that mix of supplements? Is that what would have been reco'd w/the surgery? I'm on the fence right now - wondering if I could do what you did - go really low cal to shed the rest of the weight and recover physically from there or just keep doing what I'm doing slowly.  
30 Jul 13 by member: FullaBella
I just did a lot of online reading about what vitamins I absolutely needed. 
30 Jul 13 by member: Savaticus

     
 

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