2 years and 3 months post-op! Haven't been here in forever, either. So here's my short update...
I gained nearly 10 pounds over this summer (living with my parents and sister) BUT have already started to shed it since moving back to school--thanks to eating right (doing my own grocery shopping, etc), being on a regular schedule (thanks to classes), and walking across campus.
Kind of a reminder to get back to the basics: STOP grazing (that's a big one), do at least a LITTLE bit of exercise each day, strictly watch alcohol and/or liquid calorie consumpiton, don't eat out of boredom, and don't keep yummy snacky foods around the house.
I only allow myself to keep two kinds of snacks around: carrots & hummus and celery & peanut butter. If I'm craving something sweet, I'll go for the celery with pb. This has been MONUMENTAL. If I have something like cheez-its or pop-tarts around, i'll eat them just because they sound delicious, not because I'm actually hungry. If I actually take the time to get out the veggies and hummus, I know there is at least some real hunger there.
Just my .02!