Congratulations on your surgiversary! You have much to be proud of, you worked hard and then life slam dunked you and you did what those of us who for so long used food as a crutch, do! The main difference is you NEVER gave up, you may have slipped, but then you reached out, shared your struggles with others and recommited to working your tool in the manner it was meant to be used and so I've no doubt you will successfully lose weight. As dear Shauna once said, we are "successing" which means, when we struggle, it is not that we haven't succeeded, it's that we're not done and that successing is an ongoing journey. Detours are often tools to aid us in finding new ways to get to the same place.
As someone, who is very outspoken about my own journey, which is one of struggles because there are times I just don't do all that I need to, I know how you feel about your regain, but I can tell you, as you stated, and others too, I am losing again, and I am losing because I am not doing what I did so often in the past, I am not throwing up my arms and saying, eff it, it's useless and I'm not worth it, instead I am saying, I can do this, others have done it and I am making more of the right choices today then I was for a while, this journey is one that we can redirect the course anytime we choose and you, like me, have chosen to redirect in a more positive fashion!!!
I wish you successing on this and all your endeavors!
My Mantra is that I do not determine my success by the number hanging in my closet, nor will I let the scale determine that success either. . . It is through trial and error I will continue to grow and succeed. . . Laureen
"Success is a journey, not a destination." Ben Sweetland