I believe we are having "normal" postop experiences....This is where we have to focus on maintaining the lifestyle changes we made when we first started--no grazing, protein first, no drinking before/after meals, etc....
I've been below goal for about year...my eating habits started getting sloppy (grazing on carbs to be exact!) and I suddenly gained 10 lbs. I've had to have some serious talks with myself and realize I will always, always be a morbidly obese person inside---but it's up to ME not to become one again on the outside!! And with help from my pouch the grouch, I can do it.
I threw away new boxes of cereal, crackers, nuts and anything that I could grab a quick handful as I walked by or had lost control over. For a couple days I did protein drinks, only. The first day was a killer!! Talk about withdrawal! Wow!!!! I didn't realize how much I had let those little buggers back into my life!!! By the second day, I felt better and was SO thankful to feel the cravings diminish. That "full" feeling returned as long as I eat dense protein and no drinking with eating. I'm also logging everything that goes into my mouth into fitday.com. Accountability is a must!
I'm going to try to stay away from the scale, too. I know my clothes don't fit as comfortably. Weighing every day seems to fill me with those old thoughts of "why bother?" and allow those old habits to creep in....
It's been 5 days and it's a relief to know getting back in control IS possible. Without the surgery, once I fell off the wagon it was all over. The tool is always there and it's up to us to respect and use it.
Take care and best of luck!!
Normal BMI and I still don't recognize those size 4 jeans when I fold them.....