Are you drinking all your water - at least 64 ounces a day? How many grams of protein a day are you getting? Are you exercising? You can't get to goal on food alone - you have to exercise.
Ditch all the carbs. Up your protein. Eat protein first at every meal. Get in 60-90 grams of protein a day. Don't eat anything that's more than 10 g of sugar - ever. Snack on Greek Yogurt, cheese and nuts if you need to snack.
As to still seeing yourself as fat, you need to get yourself to counseling. That's in your head and that's not going to change unless you address the underlying issues (whatever they may be). If your head isn't in the right place, this isn't going to work.
A revision isn't going to make any of this better until you wrap your head around what you need to do and buckle down. This surgery is not a magic bullet. You have to do the hard work.
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I spend years lying to myself about what I was eating and doing and wound up over 300 pounds. I'm now around 150 but I still log almost every bite I eat and I exercise minimum 1 hour a day.
You can do this. Find a counselor you can work with - it sounds like a lot of this is because you don't believe you "deserve" to be thin - You do. You can do this.
Keep on losing!
HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 158 (5/2/18)
You may find you have gotten away from the basic rules that help us get to goal and stay there. Here is a list that helped me...
You may have several starts and stops but don't give up, don't beat yourself up. IT WILL CLICK!!! Our tool works if we work the tool and get back to the basics.
HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125
RW:190 - CW:130
I love when I see you post this & I see it often. It reminds me even though I know what to do. Sometime we all need that push. Im working on that now. But I have decided that Im worth it and to stop letting the old self win. It might be the worst time to get my **** together but hey why not you have to start somewhere and today is better than tomorrow. Have a great Christmas and keep sharing this!!
Thank you for saying this... I hate to copy and paste as I want everyone to know I hear them I care and try to help. But.....I honestly find for me if the scale starts moving up it's because I am not doing something that got me to goal and kept me there for over 10 years. YOU GOT THIS! If you ever want to vent or talk I am here for you. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well.
HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125
RW:190 - CW:130
You got some excellent advice. The only thing I have to add is YOU CAN DO THIS! Please come join us on the menu thread "Watcha Eating VSGers?" There is consistent support, great ideas and accountability. Maybe start taking a walk everyday to help you feel better mentally. You can do this!
Well when it comes to your diet I can't state anything better than what's already been posted. But I will say this change up your exercise are you doing 30 min to an hour everyday? Find something that you find fun whether it's dancing g, fencing or cycling. Excercise paired with the right foods will help you shed off that extra weight. And remember you're beautiful and you've come a long way. Weightloss isn't easy but you've already lost so much. You can do this!
HI, Im almost 7 years post-op
Try and stay positive, I know its hard... Im dealing with a re gain of almost 50 lbs and that has been going on for 3 years. ask your self these questions:
Do you drink lots of water?
Do you get in exercise?
Do you TRACK every bite that you eat? (LOSEIT.COM)
Do you have and get support? (as in attending meetings in your area or local Dr./Hosp)
Are you HONEST with yourself? (you hurt no one but yourself if you try and hide the fact you need help)
You need to go back to basics as when you first had surgery, track your food, dont drink while your eating, eat within 30 min time frame, protein first and only complex carbs.. If your snacking all day you have got to find a way to change that.
Dont be scared to talk to your doctor. That is what they are there for. I can promise you that you are not the only one that may need a little push. There are other options besides a revision to try first such as 3 different medication that I know of and I have tried two of them. One is Contrave the other is Phentermine. The last one is a shot you give yourself each day which my insurance wont cover just yet.
Take lots of pictures!!! They will help I promise even if you dont want to see them. DIG out the old ones I promise you will be able to tell the difference.
You are worth all the effort. I could give good advise all day but yet sometimes I feel the same and need to listen to my own words b/c I know exactly what I need to do but most days cant seem to get my lazt butt moving. Good luck, DONT GIVE UP!