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.
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.
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!
I have gained back 25 lbs from my surgery in 2009. It made me feel so much better when I read that people can eat. I kept thinking I was supposed only be able to fit a 1/2 cup of food and be full. I can fit so much more. I am struggling again and I don't want to put it back on. It is something I still have to deal with everyday. I really thought I was done with the struggles.
I'm very late! Funny how we forget how instrumental this board was in the beginning of our journey and then it fades.
My weight loss is great, lost 170lbs and reached 195. My bloodwork, not so great. Recently discovered a slew of issues, severely anemic, iron deficient and needed 2 blood transfusions all due to this wonderful surgery. I blame myself for not following through. I thought since I lost weight and maintained, ate healthy and excersised, I was good. I was wrong. It's very important to follow through with your doctors. I'm on a new journey to fix all my issues but I wouldn't change my decision to have the surgery. Best thing that ever happened to me.
Bob so glad to see you doing well! :)