- HEALTH TRACKER
if you had the surgery in 05 you are 8 years IN
YOU HAVE TO GET BACK TO BASICS
start weighting your food and tracking everything , stop eating crap,drink your 65 oz of water
pretend you just had the surgery
Im guessing you had the rny , so you will have less malabsorbtion of calories that just means you have to be more careful what you put in your mouth now , you still have a small pouch
start using myfitnesspal.com and get to the gym
there is no secret , there is no magic just get back on your plan
maybe a therapist might help
Hello, I really need some help. I am 5 years post surgery and I have started to gain the weight back, because of being starting to fall into bad eating choices.
I will be truthful and say that at this point I don't even know how to get back on track, I am at a total loss, but really don't want to gain the weight back. Any suggestions for anyone who has had the surgery?
glad your doing so well , im looking at getting my sleeve in the early summer , all the tests pushed the planed time back a few more months my surgeon is extremely careful and likes to check everything so your as safe as possable during and after surgery, I swim 6 days a week , running and long walks are hard on my knees im a heavy weight soon to be a light weight for the first time in my life
thanks for responding
I was at a spinning class earlier this AM. I will be going for a walk shortly. This afternoon, I will be visiting my dad at a care home.
People have WLS and move on with their lives. Therefore, they no longer spend time on this website.
That would be wonderful if they allowed other patients in. The surgeons who have been at Sacred Heart/Riverbend in the past, would not allow patients from other surgery groups to attend.
I think you're very wise. The sleeve can be a great surgery. If the weight loss isn't sufficient, you can have it revised to a DS down the line. The surgeon and I discussed a DS for me, but with my endocrine problems and extreme gas from carbs already, we felt it would not be the best way to go for me.
im doing great still jumping thru the hoops to get my surgey just a few more tests and a few more pre op lbs
maybe in july
sorry your your having trouble that one reason I don't want the rny and am getting the sleeve , no dumping and no reactive hypoglycemia
never see anyone on this site anymore , but I check it daily
I met with Dr. Deveney at OHSU today about my severe hypoglycemia and dumping. We're submitting a revision to my insurance as medically necessary (because it is) and will see what happens. I really need my duodenum back!
How are the rest of you doing? This used to be a hoppin' board -- where is everyone? I hope you all have been successful with your weight loss.
There are no short cuts in the Kaiser system.... be patient because the journey you are about to take is wonderful. I'll tell ya straight up... I had the surgery May of 2011... I have never regretted the surgery... I have regretted not paying enough attention to the classed and taking notes. What you are learning there is going to really help down line. I'm still on my trek downward and have hit a plateau...It took about a year to get a surgery date. They want to make sure that you really are dedicated to the crusade. They tell you this up front... The surgery is not a cure all... It still requires your undivided participation in your own weight loss. It is a tool that you use towards that end and a great tool it is. If you had problems with eating it because it is in front of you, not wanting to waste it and taking that one extra bite then this tool acts as a reminder of when you feel full. The issues that you will face are still there... staying away from fats and carbs and focusing on Proteins and healthier foods. You will find generally that your desire for those foods you loved are minimalized if not gone. Things just taste different and you'll adapt to it. LOL you won't like Pasta and heavy breads which eliminates a lot of Carbs and that for me was half the battle. Like wise sweets will not be such a temptation... at least they weren't for me. There are two things that will help you... listening intently and patience. The rewards of being able to walk into a store and actually purchasing a normal size will be your reward.