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H.A.L.A B.
on 5/17/18 4:02 pm
Topic: RE: 15lbs in 5 months! HELP!!

I am sorry to hear about your regain. IMO, it is rather difficult to lose the regain, but rather possible. Low calories, but higher proteins is suppose to help. I hope you can find a balance.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"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...."

Crazeru
on 5/15/18 10:59 am
Topic: Ready for PS? Dr Sauceda will be Las Vegas in Aug

Dr Sauceda will be available for consults in Las Vegas Aug 3rd and 4th.

Several postops will be there for show and tell.

Send me a PM if you want more info.

Chris
HW/225 - 5'1" ~ SW/205/after surgery 215 ~ CW/145~ BMI-25.8~Normal BMI 132 ~DS Dr Rabkin 4/17/08
Plastics in Monterrey - See Group on OH Dr Sauceda Jan 13, 2011
LBL, BL, small thigh lift, arms & a full facelift on 1/17/11
UBL 1/21/13
Love my Body by Sauceda

MyBariatricLife
on 5/9/18 10:09 am
Topic: RE: Anyone use Bone Broth for their protein instead of Whey Protein?

You are very welcome. It sure does get pricey. And the homemade tastes far superior. It is so easy to make in the electric pressure cooker. I can't see what I wrote at the moment but if I did not mention it, you can use the bones over until they fall apart. Just add a couple of new marrow bones every so often. I was throwing out all of my organic marrow bones at first -- and that's pricey, too!

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

DesertSwimmer
on 5/9/18 9:15 am - Las Cruces, NM
RNY on 09/11/06 with
Topic: RE: Anyone use Bone Broth for their protein instead of Whey Protein?

Thank you! Really appreciate how you make your Bone Broth. It gets really pricey to buy it.

Also appreciate the tip on the Collagen and Gelatin powder. I've used the NOW Collagen in past.



Just when the catapiller thought the world was over . . . It became a Butterfly!

The Choices We Make Dictate The Life We Lead 
ShandrewsCA
on 5/8/18 3:53 pm - Calimesa, CA
Topic: RE: 15lbs in 5 months! HELP!!

I'm so sorry, I know how difficult regain is! I started a Ketogenic lifestyle in December and have done well. I have a more in-depth post under the RNY forum if you want to take a peek. Be sure to talk to your doctor though before changing your diet :) Good luck!

Pre-RNY Weight: 280 lbs (09/14/05)

Lowest Post-Op Weight: 148 lbs

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Pre-Keto Weight: 192 lbs (12/11/17)

Current Weight: 157 lbs (05/24/18)

Goal Weight: 145 by August 31st (PS date!)

ShandrewsCA
on 5/8/18 3:51 pm - Calimesa, CA
Topic: RE: Anyone use Bone Broth for their protein instead of Whey Protein?

I use two scoops of Isopure Zero-Carb protein powder and blend with water & ice, that gives me a nice 50g of extra protein a day on top of the 55-60g I eat. It is the only protein powder I can use that doesn't make me dump because of the high sugar/sugar substitute content. It also has BCAAs which help prevent sore muscles from exercise.

From Amazon: No Artificial Colors, Flavors & Sweeteners - 25g of 100% High-Quality Whey Protein Isolate (per scoop) - Gluten, Lactose, Aspartame Free

Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Chromium Chloride, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Phytonadione, Cyanocobalamin), Soy Lecithin, L-Glutamine, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sucralose, Xanthan Gum.

Pre-RNY Weight: 280 lbs (09/14/05)

Lowest Post-Op Weight: 148 lbs

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Pre-Keto Weight: 192 lbs (12/11/17)

Current Weight: 157 lbs (05/24/18)

Goal Weight: 145 by August 31st (PS date!)

Laura in Texas
on 5/6/18 1:43 pm
Topic: RE: 15lbs in 5 months! HELP!!

It is normal to regain after the 2 year mark. Forgive yourself and start from here. Track every bite somewhere like myfitnesspal. We are often eating more than we think we are especially the further we get out from surgery.

Make a plan and follow it. Good luck!

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Amy R.
on 5/6/18 7:19 am, edited 5/6/18 12:20 am
RNY on 12/09/08 with
Topic: RE: 15lbs in 5 months! HELP!!

This part of OH doesn't get much traffic - as I'm sure you've noticed ;)

If you can head to the Main Board and leave your message and questions there, you'll likely get more input. A lot of us have been through significant regains and have been successful at losing the weight again. I've had a couple episodes (I'm a slow learner I guess, lol). One was 40 pounds and the last one in 2016 was over 50 pounds. I've re-lost them both and actually got to my lowest post op weight ever seven years after my original surgery.

So it is definitely possible to lose any amount of regain. I'm certainly not the only one who has done so. You might try typing "regain" or some such in the search box and you'll likely get many results. I'll try insert the link to the Main Forum here so you can get a bit more feedback.

Oh and good luck. You can do it. With or without Wellbutrin.

edit to add link:

Here is the link to the General Discussion Forum

Jill1030
on 4/30/18 4:07 pm
DS on 12/02/15
Topic: 15lbs in 5 months! HELP!!

hey everyone!

So ill try and make this as painless as possible.

I had surgery 12/2/15 I started out weighing 215 I lost 13 lbs in 3 months doing the nutritional counseling before surgery. So after surgery I was 202 I lost 72lbs in 4months, bringing me down to 130. My dr.'s goal for me was 145, I couldn't except that so I exceeded it. I have no extra skin.

When i started gaining weight was when my psychiatrist took me off of one of my meds that helped me suppress my appetite (wellbrutrin.) I know I shouldn't of listened to her, but I did. :( so while i was off the wellbutrin i just ate and ate and ate. I literally cou;d NOT CONTROL my self. I wanted to stop I know i was doing the WRONG THING. The wellbutrin helps me with my anxiety (without wellbutrin i eat for anxiety) on top of me being still depressed from having my son 3 years ago. trying to find the right medicine. Well little did I know she was the wrong Dr. well actually I did now I just didn't have the energy to change Dr.'s and finally I did it a couple of months ago. And now i feel like the Wellbutrin is only somewhat working. I went back on the same dose as i was on before the other Dr. took me off. I'm still eating how im suppose to. and even though the scale isnt going up i feel like my hips are getting wider. it might only be me, as im sure many of you still feel fat when your really not. I need help I don't know what to do.

MyBariatricLife
on 4/23/18 7:59 pm
Topic: RE: Anyone use Bone Broth for their protein instead of Whey Protein?

I had RNY in 2003. I make my own bone broth. Pro Tips: be sure to use organic and get an electric pressure cooker. I have a 10-qt electric pressure cooker that I set for 240 minutes. As long as I use lots of marrow bones and meaty bones and just a few veggies for flavoring then my broth will gelatinize when it cools. This is the best quality! And I get about 4-5 quarts -- a week or two worth of bone broth! oh, and you can use the bones over and over. So it is very economical. And it is very easy to make.

I don't think that bone broth is very high in protein, though. So I also take Zint Collagen powder in a beverage every day and/or Now Foods Beef Gelatin powder. These brands were recommended by my clinical nutritionist.

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

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