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Post-Op Week 8 Progress Report and Raising the Bar

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This week’s loss was smaller than last week’s, but a loss is a loss no matter how small.  I’m pleased with my result, given that Ma Nature was in town this past week, my calorie intake increased slightly (based on my doctor’s recommendation that I do so), and I was sore from all the walking I did all week long.  I figure somewhere in there, I was retaining a little fluid.  I also figured out this past week that my sleeve’s capacity is a tiny bit over 3 ounces now.  This is both good and bad, as I explained in a previous post, but I am still trying to undereat my capacity so that I don’t fall back into the habit I used to have of eating until I was uncomfortably full.  I am grateful that I read about this strategy on the OH VSG boards, and it is one of the things I have learned from the vets there that has served me well.  The undereating my capacity strategy has worked pretty well for me so far, so it is a tool I’ll continue to use.  I am also going to try and increase my fluid intake to more than 12 cups of water daily.  I’d like to aim for a straight up gallon every day, but this is going to be tough.  I’ll give it a shot though.

This week, I decided to raise the bar by lowering my goal.  Let me explain.

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