Back After Gaining Weight
on 1/14/11 5:36 am, edited 1/16/11 9:59 pm
In MY case, I lost weight when I followed the band rules and used my tool like I was supposed to; My band worked fine. (and it still works fine)
I re-gained weight because when faced with some very tough emotional situations, I fell back into my old patterns of emotional eating. I stopped following the band rules and I re-gained almost all of the weight I lost. ( after all, the Lap Band is STOMACH surgery, not BRAIN surgery )
I will never keep off any lost weight until I STOP using food to deal with ( or, in my case, NOT deal with ) my emotions.
When I feel happy and fulfilled and all is right with my world, I have no desire to overeat. The minute I feel scared, anxious, depressed, lonely, etc, I use food to comfort myself. No excuses, it is what it is.
I am coming back here because I need some friends and support as I work to change my lifestyle permanently ( not just "go on a diet" ) and find ways to deal with my emotions other than by over eating.
I am glad to see there is a "Block" button, as I want this board to be a warm, welcoming, supportive, positive resource for me.
It has been a long 3 years.. my surgery anniversary is January 28. I was on a positive road and doing VERY well until life threw me a curve ball ( actually, several curve balls ) and I didnt deal with them in a healthy way, but by using food to self medicate.
I am trying to start over on this journey yet again... I believe I can be successful.
Thanks for listening!
on 1/14/11 6:08 am
'once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right'
on 1/17/11 1:40 am
Current MD- Dr. Judith Chen- Swedish, Seattle.
Starting 298/ Current 284/ Goal 150 -VSG July 21, 2016
2008- 14cc AP Large band. REMOVED 2015
"A few drops of hope can water and nourish our garden" - Jean M
on 1/17/11 1:42 am
I just came back this week after getting my band unfilled in 2006 the day after my son died. I've gained 20 lbs since surgery weight but I'm gettiing a fill on the 25th and look forward to taking this journey. We can do it, the band works, I'm rooting for you and you can message me anytime if you want additional support.
5.0 cc in a 10cc lapband (four fills) 1 unfill of .5cc on 5/24/2011.
.5 fill March 2012. unfill of .25cc May 2012. Unfill of .5cc June 2014.
Still with my lapband with no plans for revision. Band working well since
last small unfill.
HW: 267lbs- size 22-24 LW:194lbs CW:198lbs Size 14-16
on 1/17/11 1:46 am
I want to say that I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my Mom.. that was the biggest of all of the curveballs that came my way. Losing someone is so hard, and I tried to eat the pain away.. and it obviously didnt work.
Like you said, feel free to message me as well, anytime.. I truly believe we can be successful.
on 1/17/11 1:47 am