I also went to my 6-week follow-up this morning. Dr. G. said I am doing very well in my weight loss, considering the word on the street is you lose slower with a revision. So I am officially down 42 lbs. since my highest weight and down 24 lbs. since surgery at 7 weeks post-op. I will take that.
We went over my protein and water intake. I am like right under... getting about 50-60 grams of protein a day in and about 6 cups of water. I'm trying to get it up there. It is so hard, between eating and drinking water. I feel full constantly, almost miserable full. I never really thought it would be that hard, or I don't remember that in the beginning with the Lap Band. But he did say he wanted me to get both up where I need them. That is one of my goals. The next step is true exercise and making that a priority in my busy schedule. I've been walking, but not on a consistent basis, My schedule with work, school and the kids has made time hard to come by.
So once I get my protein/water up to standard levels, he said eating 800-900 calories a day at this point is good. That once the other two factors are up there, if I stall... then up my calorie intake to 300+ for about 3 days and then drop back to the usual.
Another thing that came up is, I have been having weird pains in my right side. I feel it if I stretch and every now and then, its a pain that comes and goes. If I press on that side, it hurts. He said its my gallbladder flaring up. Told me to drink more water, but we will keep an eye on it. To be honest, I was feeling these pains prior to seeing him. So we will see if that is an issue later.
Other than that... go back to see him in 6-weeks again and goal is to lose 18 lbs. by that point. He did say if I don't make it to 18 lbs by then, is it the end of the world... no, but goals are good. Lol. I can dig that.
And here are some side by sides of me... and my hubby from Christmas yesterday.