RE-POST from Main Board.....
I am about 2-1/2 weeks away from being 2 yrs out with a VSG. It has been a rough ride, but all well worth it.
I lost rather quickly - but only lost for the first 8-9 months - then leveled out over the next year. Now I have gained back between 15-20 lbs. I KNOW that I am not eating right - although I am eating more "regular" than I have over 2 yrs. I am still a "normal" size and I am happy, but now knowing that I have gained has me a little freaked out.
I am wondering if the 5 day PT will work with a VSG?
I have the smallest size stomach and have thrown up or foamed every day since I have had surgery. I can rarely eat solid protein without getting sick - and I am sure it is bcuz I eat too much or too fast.
I eat - get sick - then I am satisfied.
Sweets and junk food seem to be the easiest to keep down. It is only when I try to eat "good" that I get sick.
I had such a problem keeping food down that my dr. ok'd me to graze just to keep food down. I think my stomach has stretched some, as I can eat more now at one sitting than before. I have been through a divorce since surgery and re-marriage.
I am also finding myself somewhat comparing myself to my ex who had surgery 5 weeks before me and has lost 163 lbs and weighs less than I DO NOW!!! He had RNY.
I mean, I am none-too-shabby - I weigh +/- 187 and wear a size 6/8. My lowest after surgery was 167 and I was wearing a 2/4 comfortably. So, my numbers are somewhat decieving - and I try to keep that in mind - but knocking on the door of 200 again scares the crap outta me!!!!
In any case - I am starting back on track today by foregoing my daily sweet tea and replacing it with water with lime. I have a very hard time getting water down, but dammit - I am determined. I am scared to death of geting back to where I started. I know what to do, it is just finding the will power to get it done.
In any case - now that I have laid it all out there - my question is just does the 5DPT work for a VSG'er?
Thanks for letting me confess.... please don't bash....I know what I'm doing is off track and I am very serious about getting back on.
HW: 278 GW: 165