ALMOST 2 YEARS OUT... ANYONE ELSE???
I haven't been on here in forever, but I felt I needed to come back and see where I started!!! I am now almost 2 years post op on my Sleeve!!!
I have no regrets... however....
I feel like now I am on my own again.... I definitely can eat pretty regular and don't feel as constricted/restricted as before... it's all what I eat I suppose, but I definitely have to be in control or the weight starts to balloon again!!!! I made it to 151lbs at my lowest and now I am holding between 155 and 160. I am 5'7" size 6-8. Why am I not happy? Because I am haunted by the possibility of the weight coming back! So often with WLS it does!!!!
I go to the gym regularly but every so often I skip a week or 2... BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!
I can eat an entire bag of chips but fill up on 1 chicken breast or 1 apple dipped in yogurt! IT's about the choice in food we make I am starting to realize, the worst the food the easier it is to FIT it seems!
I suppose I am sharing so that people *****ad this see it's not easy sailing.. it seems that way when the weight is coming off... but don't get lazy about how easy it is in the beginning because it becomes that uphill battle dieting alone always was for people like us!!!!!!
Also... I still have all my extra skin and worry constantly about being naked with my bf... especially need arm surgery and tummy tuck! I got divorced because of my surgery... I lost a 9 year relationship, I lost my identity and the road to find myself is long and difficult. You always think you won't be that statistic and then you are and it's a shocking and depressing realization that more often than not this surgery doesn't always change things for the better!!!
If anyone out there is in my boat and wants to become encouraging buddies it would greatly be appreciated. I feel like all the support I had is gone and I am drowning in the water in my daily struggles to not backtrack and make it so I lost so much for nothing!
I CANNOT GO BACK ......... I CANNOT!!!!!!!!!
on 11/14/11 10:44 am
I have sort of accepted the fact that I'm not going to make it to my ultimate goal but if I did I would have to eat less than I'm eating now. At this weight I can maintain and still feel like I can still have my treats sometimes.
I agree with you when you say I CANNOT GO BACK!!!! I WON't GO BACK! I hated being fat and I LOVE being thin!!!
Deligence and consciousness is good. Unhappiness and fear- not so much.
You can do this. For many of us it's a DAILY struggle. I know it is for me.
http://www.obesityhelp.com/group/VSGM/discussion/ Here's a link to the forum of at goal or further out folks.
"WLS is only for people who are ready to move past the "diet" mentality" ~Alison Brown
"WLS is not a Do-Over (repeat same mistakes = get a similar outcome.) It is a Do-BETTER (make lifestyle changes you can continue forever.)" ~ Michele Vicara aka Eggface
WEATHER OR NOT YOU REGAIN IS UP TO YOU
Yes I know its not easy yada yada yada. You were on diets before and regained you know what to do to not regain. You have a great tool to help you. In the end it is up to you.
No one but you can prevent you from eating bad carbs or whatever your trigger foods are.
yes we can eat anything we want but just because we can do a thing.....
The beauty of WLS is it makes it easer to keep on the path.
Use your tool to help you.
My 2 Cents