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Yummy~Mummy1 from Southern California
Current weight 175.5
Had RNY in July 10, 2008
They are really not so expensive when you consider that's all you'll be eating. I'm almost 3 months post-op and haven't calculated it out but I know I'm saving a ton of $$ on food in general, especially since I no longer stop at drive-thrus or eat out much.
I'm wondering if there is a support group that exists on this board already for those of us who are some years out, and struggling against the battle again.
I had my VSG in November of 2009. Last summer, at my smallest, I was 145 lbs. lighter. Then I developed shingles, and, it is like, at that point, things started going downhill. I has a pretty bad case of them, and they inervated the nerves in my lateral abdominal muscles. Sitting up was incredibly painful; standing was impossible. Even lying down had its challenges. It took several months for me to be even back at 80%. Then I developed tendonitis in my hands and wrists, which prohibited me from doing my favorite type of cardio exercise. After 6 weeks of getting the inflammation down (by doing nothing),I was ready for the surgery, but that, too, set me back.
Of course, all of this fed into my natural inclination for both depression and laziness. I had felt so much like, if I wasn't "there", I could smell it... and then, the bottom dropped out. When I am depressed, I eat. When I am depressed, I'm vegetative. I know, in my head, that I need to behave "as if", but I find it hard to.
Right now, I've gained back 55 lbs. of what I'd lost. I've gone back to Weigh****chers, because they provide me with some accountability and guidelines. I had used a personal trainer in the year after the surgery, but, right now I'm not at a place where I can afford one, so I am hoping to find a compatible "workout buddy" to provide motivation.
It might be good to look through and see if we can find such a forum, and, if not, see if we can create one. Share ideas, celebrate milestones, and support one another to get back on track.
Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve been away. I was in Japan visiting my wife and son for a few weeks. I’ve been pretty jetlagged but I think I’m over it now. I hope everyone is doing well with their weight loss. If you need some advice, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll post another blog shortly. Have a glorious, logical day!
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The group "Back On Track Together" (BOTT) here on OH is great. It has helped me a lot. You can do this. Start making just one or two small changes at a time to get back into good habits like food journaling, getting your protein, vitamins and water, and exercising more. Best wishes!
Wanting to get back in the game that you used to be part of is not that impossible. As you get back well you must also be willing enough to undergo some adjustment and also have more self-discipline. Would like to share you this article I've read, encouraging and interesting - A Great Way to Lose Weight: Spruce up Your Lifestyle
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