That Thomas, he is such a sport. He gave me a high five even though I didn't hit the 195 mark he had set. I can't be unhappy with a pound and one half. I then went to see Dr. Glatt and on his office scale I weighed 202.3 He again told me how proud he was of me and was smiling the whole visit. I did get a fill. Up to 5cc in the band. Now two days of liquids again to let it settle. I finally remembered to ask him what his goal was for me. He said a BMI of 30. Holy cow!!!! I quickly got the Blackberry out of my purse and that would mean he wants me to go to 159 pounds.
It is really interesting because Thomas and I had talked about that this morning and he said there was no way I should go below about 150 pounds.
When I start to eat regular foods again on Friday I have decided to time my eating meals. I eat too fast! Habits are hard to break. I am just going to really work on that. I am on a real high today. I feel good and I also know I am losing inches right now even though the scale is not dropping faster. Just remind me that a pound a week is good.
I have read that to calculate the minimum number of calories you need you multiply your current or desired weight in pounds by 10 if you're a woman, 11 if you're a man. This number represents your basic calorie needs. 197 X 10 = 1970 calories
I also know it takes 3500 calories to build one pound. I also know I am not supposed to count calories but. . . if I eat around 1600 calories a day (370 calories less) and exercise once (200 calories burned) that equals around 500 calories a day and when one multiplies that by 7 days in a week, one should lose 1 pound a week.
Enough with the math! I just know that in 12 months I could reach Dr. Glatt's goal. I think it is safe to say, that in a year and one half, I could lose 100 pounds. That is long term goal. I need to set a short term for my benefit. I think I will try to weigh 192 on St. Patrick's Day.