Today was my second Dietitian Consult with Melissa. I provided her with printout of my food log from myfitnesspal. I expressed my feelings that 1500 calories was high for me. Most days I did not reach it. It was far more than I am used to eating during my lapband days. She agreed that I should lower my daily caloric intake to 1400 per day. She also asked me to keep focusing on high protein choices each day.
Next we talked about my exercise plan. Melissa said my swimming has been doing great things for my muscles. She advised me to continue to do strength training 1-2 times a week and to add a day of either Pilates or yoga for flexibility. She told me I could look for YouTube videos to try at home if I didn't want to jump into a full blown class right away. So increasing my flexibility is to be my focus over the next month!!