- HEALTH TRACKER
If you are not prepared to change the way you look at food and change your relationship with foods, you will have gain back..Food addiction is a big part of the realization that I made when I first came out of surgery. I had cravings and there was no reason for them..you don't NEED sugar..but you WANT it..it's just the same as alcohol or drug addiction. You just have to decide what you will and will not be able to tolerate. And you have to change your lifestyle. You have to get up and move. You just HAVE to..You have to be prepared to deal with stress without your drug of choice: foods..not all foods but usually white carbs (sugar, bread, pasta, rice..cookies, candy..sodas) I do take my vitamins each and every day and get my blood work twice a year..and when the results come, I review it myself and adjust my vitamins accordingly. I take a pro-active approach because it's my health and no one is more responsible for it than me.
It is not a foregone conclusion that you are going to gain your weight back. I didn't gain mine back. I weigh 130 pounds today and my goal weight was 125..I don't eat sugar. I don't eat much bread, I don't eat much pasta..I stay away from all of that and have not touched a soda in 6 years.
Good luck to you.
H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008 Lost over 100 lbs, now app 162-166..
Maintenance phase of my life; size : 6-10 (depends on a brand)
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."
"So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."