Regain... so upset with myself!

Sharika_O
on 2/13/18 4:38 pm - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12

Hi Everyone!

It's been a very long time. Should have listened to the advice given my the old-timers on here. I've regained about 40 pounds of what I had originally lost. I let the emotional eating get in the way of making sound food decisions. I let the stress of having a teen with PTSD and my own mental illness cloud my better judgement when it came to self-care. Not going to delve into the pity party because I know that's not going to get me anywhere.

I came back because I need the advice of how to get back on track. Suggestions and comments are most welcome! What I am really hoping to know if how best to get back on track - how low should I am my carb intake to be? Should I look back to my protein shakes? How much protein should I be looking at? How often should I eat? Stuff like that...

Thanks in advance for any help you can give! I want to get this right and get my weight back down.

~Sharika

HW 224.7 lbs/SW 220.4 lbs/GW 120 lbs (met)/CW 167.8 lbs

RNY 2/29/2011

MajorMom
on 2/13/18 5:04 pm - VA

I'm not sure what the right answer is but I'm willing to try going back to protein shakes for everything but dinner and only having that as a small protein and green veggie meal. I think I need to come off mixing my protein coffees with so much milk and use 1/2 as much water as milk. I think I may try to drop the Greek yogurt at breakfast. I don't know if the change will help kick start some weight loss but I'm willing to try it. I also know I need to increase the amount of plain water I drink and come off the soft drinks. Man! Do you want to do this with me? We can do this!

--gina

5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
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Sharika_O
on 2/13/18 5:12 pm - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12

Definitely, Gina! We can do this!

~Sharika

HW 224.7 lbs/SW 220.4 lbs/GW 120 lbs (met)/CW 167.8 lbs

RNY 2/29/2011

MajorMom
on 2/14/18 5:51 pm - VA

I did better today, so I'll call this a practice day. I diluted the milk I use in protein coffees and shakes and skipped the Greek yogurt. I did have some Valentines Day candy though. It was a start in the right direction. We'll see if it made any difference in the morning.

--g

5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
                                 ******GOAL*******

Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish? 
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Sharika_O
on 2/15/18 2:59 am - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12

I did better today too. Stuck with 2 protein shakes and a small thing of almonds for a snack in the early afternoon. I considered the a day a test run because I hadn't filled hubby in on my plan. Dinner wasn't as planned for me - hubby brought Valentine's Day dinner home. I ate most of the salad and a little lobster ravioli.

Tomorrow will be much better than today food-wise!

~Sharika

HW 224.7 lbs/SW 220.4 lbs/GW 120 lbs (met)/CW 167.8 lbs

RNY 2/29/2011

Roz !!!!
on 2/14/18 6:02 pm - Butler, PA

It sounds like a plan Ladies!!!! GET EXCITED.....IT'S A NEW BEGINNING!!!

I think going back to 2 or 3 Good Protein Drinks and concentrating on Protein foods should get you jump started! I wouldn't give up until the excitement of the scales moving in the right direction gets you back on track. I would try my best to eliminate bad carbs like bread and pasta. Cut back on the fruit too if that's something you have been eating. Think low carb and high protein for as long as you can. I'm not as concerned about how much I eat as I am about what I eat. Some days I eat all day long.

Make a list of foods you ate early out and stock up so they are available. I loved Beef Jerky back in those days! Sometimes I still overdose on Beef Jerky and Scrambled Eggs....LOL.

Up your water intake if you can and get rid of any sugary or diet drinks.

I can't wait to hear updates!!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

Sharika_O
on 2/15/18 3:04 am - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12

Thank you, Roz! Going back to my shakes for sure and lots of water. Thankfully I've not gotten back to drinking soda. There's the occasional sweet tea but I can go without that. High protein/Low carb is it!

Going to make my list of what I ate early on. Scrambled eggs were my favorite! I hadn't done the beef jerky early on because I was having issues with gluten early on (man, I kinda wish that were the issue now). I will look into that too though now that it's not an issue for me.

~Sharika

HW 224.7 lbs/SW 220.4 lbs/GW 120 lbs (met)/CW 167.8 lbs

RNY 2/29/2011

ElianahSharon
on 2/15/18 3:42 am

I'm in. I'm back too with a 50# regain. It's a result of a lot of things but it's got to go! I'm on a cruise next week but when I get back I'm all in!!

Sharon

Cw: 180. Gwp: 130

Sharika_O
on 2/15/18 4:34 am - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12

Have a safe trip and we'll all see you when you get back. You're more than welcome to join in! :)

~Sharika

HW 224.7 lbs/SW 220.4 lbs/GW 120 lbs (met)/CW 167.8 lbs

RNY 2/29/2011

Sharika_O
on 2/15/18 4:36 am - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12

I just wanted to say (more like yell at the top of my lungs) "Thank you so very much" for making me feel so welcome, the joining in and for all the helpful advise. It means the world to me!

~Sharika

HW 224.7 lbs/SW 220.4 lbs/GW 120 lbs (met)/CW 167.8 lbs

RNY 2/29/2011

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