My surgeon. That's who.
Has he lost his freaking mind?
That is not something you should EVER tell someone who is trying to be healthier...it isn't all about the number of pounds I shed each week if my body is becoming stronger and healthier each week regardless of what the scale says.
I had my first clinic visit since my 2 week post surgery check-up. That is 10.5 months without talking to my surgeon. I got there and the office was PACKED!
I waited almost 2 hours before a resident came into my room. She looked at my loss and said "So what's the problem?" I told her I didn't have any problems, that Dr. Yoo requested the visit. So she asked for a recap of my loss and when I told her my overall loss and loss over the last 4 weeks, she said she had no clue why Dr. Yoo requested I come in and I could leave. I told her if I didn't see Dr. Yoo, not only was I going to be really freaking angry, but I was going to go ask for a refund of my $50 copay because it was pointless for me to take a day off work and come in.
So Dr. Yoo came in and reiterated that I was one of his best band patients and that he just wanted to make sure I was doing what I need to do to succeed now that we're a year out. So he tells me that there are two ways people try to lose weight: 1) Exercise 2) Nutrition (duh!) but exercise doesn't really do the trick.
What? So did I just imagine losing more weight when I started running? I don't think so.
I even said that to him...he told me it wasn't the exercise, but the attitude that comes from exercising that makes me lose weight. He said "No one runs a 5k and then thinks 'oh a chocolate milkshake would be good right now'" yeah...I have, but whatever.
He said if I had an extra hour per day, instead of spending it running, I should figure out how to get in my proper nutrition during that time. I may not agree with his assessment on exercise not being valuable, but I'm going to try his other advice. He wants me eating 200 calories every 3 hours. I did a HORRIBLE job of this this weekend, but I'm going to TRY to do it this coming week.