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 Spiru-Tein Simply Natural Original Vanilla Soy protein Powder, Nature's Plus Ultra Energy Shake. Lunch: Quest Banana Nut Muffin Natural Protein Bar. Dinner: Mushrooms, Frankfurters, Organic Black Bean Vegetable Soup. Snacks/Other: Market Pantry Chocolate Deluxe High Protein Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Roasted Peanut Bar. more...
on diet Savaticus's own diet  


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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