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I am 2 years out from my surgery and have gained about 15-20 pounds back. I didnt lose a lot in the first place. I was at 240 when I had surgery, then got down to 175, and now I am creeping back to that 200 line. What is the best course to take now. I have never had any problems eating anything except for rice and pasta and believe it or not I dont even want it anymore. Is it harder to lose weight after surgery of is it easier? I am really starting to get the hunger feeling back too. That doesnt help either. I loved it when I didnt notice I was hungry.
Angie - I am in the same place also. I was at 10 when I had my VSG, droppd to 147 in 10-11 months - and now 3 years out have gained back 20 pounds. I feel really desperate - I though the feelings of hunger would have been eliminated, but I feel genuinely hungry - not head hungry (like in the morning if I skip breakfast). I have developed a serious aversion to protein-shakes - can't stand the sight of them! hate that lingering sweetness from the sweeteners. Ugh! Have sporadically tried to get back to tracking my food, but that just made me more hungry.
Started a liquid diet in the last few days, and have lost maybe 1 pound. My body hangs on to weight, I feel hungry, I feel desperate. So today I signed back on to OH-forums to find folks that can help me get through this and drop 10-15 lbs. I like how I look and feel at 160 - but keep thinking I should try for 155 so I have a "margin".
Chocolate is what I crave, non-stop - and crunchy things.
Pray for me people - help me get there.
I might have asked you this question in another post, but I am curious to how WW helps us, don`t you have to eat alot more calories and foods like carbs? Do you tell the WW leader before hand about your surgery?
S/W 236 lbs
C/W 125 lbs
I too, found WW helpful - I think it is because there is an emphasis on lifestyle. It isn't just what you eat. Did you drink enough water during the day? Did you take your multivitamin? Did you have enough units of exercise in one day? Did you get enough milk (calcium rich) based foods in one day? Did you get the recommended number of fruits or vegetables for the day?
It is also easier to spot trends in eating/exercise when you are tracking for the day. One thing that helped me was to add a food to my tracker before I ate it, and sometimes I would revise what I was gonna eat when I looked at the entire day. You always have the power to eat what you want, but the tracker lets you see the consequences before it translates to the scale moving.
I personally did not tell my leader or other members about my surgery. I am almost 9 years out from surgery. It seemed that the last few lbs of my journey was just as difficult as other members faced. I do not currently go to WW. I decided I really was becoming obsessed with a number - and losing sight of the bigger picture. I was giving the scale too much control over my emotions.
Hope this helps