I don't mean to sound grumpy, but I don't come on this board very much anymore, I'm extremely busy in my life and it is good!! But, I see posts about re-gain, and someone who is 8-9 months post op or even PRE-OP giving advice...come on......really???
I did very well for a really long time, I'll be 3 years out in July and am 98lbs down from my highest weight right now...I was down to 168 at 1 point, and stayed there until last Fall when I had a severe sinus infection, then mono, and now a really bad skin infection that has sidelined me from working out......I find myself now at 188....ARGH!! I don't want to see the big 200 again. On another post about regain...Old Medic gave the best advice I've ever read...which basically was..."Go get some help and see why you keep sabotaging yourself" Working on that today....
We all KNOW what to do....eat better, exercise more...and stop beating ourselves up and see what it is that is keeping us from succeeding? I am very hard on myself, and don't do well with setbacks. I tend to reward myself with food...chocolate...wheat thins....etc...and it's so easy to say, just don't eat that..eat hard boiled eggs, protein shakes, cleanse those nasty carbs out of your system...yada, yada, yada....... I KNOW I should be exercising consistently, it would help my immune system...that's proven..but why don't I do it???
Probably going to get some flack for this post, but it just is how I feel. We didn't get morbidly obese by not dieting...we all knew going into the OR what we needed to do, so why is it so diffcult to actually do those things...and I'm not saying these are hard things to do in the actual sense, they are not........just hard to do in the "making myself do it sense..."