Topic: RE: BMI
My BMI started out in the 70's. I originally wanted RNY before I knew the sleeve was available. Both my husband and I had VSG on 1/30/12. Our surgeon said he was confidant we could lose at least 75% of our excess weight, if not all with VSG.
Now, some days I am thankful I chose the sleeve, I love that I have yet to get sick from anything, and that there isn't as much malabsorption and vitamin deficiencey etc.
Then there are days when I regret not having RNY. I feel like I eat too much, I HAVEN'T gotten sick from anything there for making me tempt it.
I DO however have to keep close count on carbs. When I was off the progressive diet and restriction, we started eating whatever, in moderation, and under 1k calories, we were also working out and walking. I still gained. I put carbs under 40g a day and still worked out and exercised, I dropped 12lbs last week. I have lost 85lbs in 9 weeks. (My count starts with pre-op diet week). I call that a win, even though I wi**** were more.
It's a choice for you. If RNY had been the only thing available, I'd of had it done. I am also fairly young, 28 this month, and I like that if God forbid I lose all this weight, and turn around at 45 and I have gained it all back, the RNY option is still there.
the (almost) daily journey after VSG
Eat to live, don't live to eat.