Almost 4 yrs - Checking in

on 1/23/13 1:49 am - Bangor, ME

Hey everyone! I just wanted to check in and see where everyone is at in their journey. When I started this, I didn't realize that it really is a life long journey. I wanted to have the surgery, lose the weight and that's that. I didn't realize just how easy it would be to gain the weight back. I was 155 at my lowest and now I am at 200. It horrifies me to see that "200" on the scale again! It is an eye opener for sure. I wish I hadn't let the pounds sneak back on because it seems even harder to take them off now than it was prior to surgery. Is anyone else struggling with this regain issue? I am thankful that I was able to have surgery and that I lost so much weight. However, I would not let myself start the snacking again and I would have kept up with the excercise if I could do it all over. I did excercise regularly for the first 2 years and then I stopped. I am currently logging everything I eat, keeping it at 1400 calories a day and excercising. Hopefully I will be able to start next year at a much healthier weight than I did this year! I would love to hear from any of you if you have any tips on helping to get the regain off or how to maintain once I do and I will get it off!

*15lbs lost before surgery    
on 1/23/13 2:59 am

I'm right there with you.  Gained back 25 pounds (could be 30 by now).  I really thought this was my answer.  I kept waiting for my small stomach to tell me I was full but it never did.  I'm back at square one still struggling with weight loss again.  Nothing has changed for me.  I didn't change my eating or exercise habits and just kept relying on my stomach to take control.  It never stepped up to the plate!  So here I am again 3 years later with the same bad habits and the same struggles.  Some days I just resign myself to it.  Other days I ask myself what am I doing?  I don't have any tips for you, but I wanted to let you know you're not alone.

on 5/16/13 1:47 pm - Rochester, NY

I am up maybe 25 pounds from my low, so I am in the same boat as you.


I am seeing a nutritionist for this, at the insistence of my PA.  Will go back to see her again in like 3 weeks or so.


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  --  Lao Tzu
                    * Surgery date - 3/2/2009!!!
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