Julie's Journey

Sunday, July 19, 2009

another fill....

I went to the surgeon for another fill last week. I told him about eating too many calories (in my opinion) he basically told me that eating 600 calories a day is fine. He went so far as to say "People in concentration camps ate very little and they lost weight" which I personally felt was a bit inappropriate. He told me your body going into "startvation mode" if you eat too few calories over a period of time is just a wives tale.

I don't believe him.

How many of us have lost weight eating very little... them put it back on as soon as we ate even a tiny bit more???

Anyway.... his PA wanted him to look at my hernia to change his mind about doing the surgery. He looked at how much bigger it has gotten and didn't seem to be terribly impressed. I did not push the issue, since it is not a good time for me to even consider surgery right now, with the MIL still going through chemo and unable to watch Kayleigh at all. Perhaps in the future.....

I am getting sooooo frustrated....I am loosing and gaining the same 6-7 pounds week in and out. I started exercising more last week (when Kayleigh started school) I am trying to make it to Curves everyday (though not always making it) I am going to start water aerobics again the week after next (this next week is filled every day with Judy and her chemo) Hopefully all this will kick start some losing.

more later...


Blogger Melissa said...

That concentration camp comment was off. I don't agree with that mentality at all! How healthy is your body going to be if you're not getting enough nutrients in and losing weight at the same time?

Good luck with your exercise routine. It's such an important part of our overall fitness. You can do it!

July 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MINIMUM calorie intake recommended from inemed is 1000 I believe. The ONLY time i have not lost weight on the band is when i was not eating enough ! If i was under 1000 calories i stopped losing. there is a reason for that. Your body goes into starvation mode and feeds on itself and "stores" what you have !
So to put it "nicely" i dont agree with your doc at ALL !

July 31, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

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