I'm surprised you are getting the sleeve after the band. Most band patients who go to the sleeve end up revising to either the DS or Bypass due to excessive reflux. I'm a band to bypass revision because the band caused damage and the sleeve was a no go. Might want to rethink getting the sleeve especially if you had any issue at all with the band.
Thank you so much for that honest answer. I will be careful with carbs and trigger foods after surgery. I guess I was hoping my cravings would change, but sounds like they never fully go away.
no surgery is going to make ravings go away. Cravings are a mind thing. Surgery is done on our stomachs or our brains/ minds.
we still have to make a concerted effort to choose not to listen to our minds about cravings.
Yes my hunger came back and yes food was/is a trigger. I have kids and they enjoy occasional chips, ice cream, cookies etc. I started seeing a therapist, but the real help came from my dietician. I need routine, some meal planning, and healthy snacks. It's really about me holding myself accountable.
When you say it was like you never had surgery, does that mean your hunger came back? Or were you triggered by food even if you weren't hungry? This is my biggest fear that the lack of hunger won't be enough.
sounds like you still had success though. Congrats on that.
Surgery was easy for me and I lost 30 pounds in 3 months. But I ended up turning to carbs and unhealthy snacks for the next 3 months, loss of motivation to exercise, and gained 5 pounds. I've been back on track with my food routine and exercise. I thought what a waste of surgery, but once I got out of my funk, I realized I was sabotaging myself. I never had lap band and after my first 3 months it was like I never had surgery.
Thank you! Do you mind sharing what your results have been like with the surgery? I assume given that you feel no hunger and you can only eat small portions, the weight loss has been dramatic.
I started at 252 pounds. I lost 122# and have Maintained the loss for 11 years.
Wls surgery was the best thing I ever did for myself.
My hunger went away until I let carbs back into my diet. I did that at around five years out from surgery. Until I did that I stayed my goal weight. I also stayed at my goal weight for another six years with high protein, low carb. Then I had kidney damage and can no longer eat high protein, so have gained about 20 pounds.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends