I used to lurk here when I was pre-op and post-op but never posted. I saw many, many posts back then about regain and told myself it would never happen to me. I never did get down to a normal BMI that my surgeon wanted, I got down to 135, still overweight category for a 5 foot woman. Little by little as the years went by I would gain a little weight and say I won't go over 150, I won't go over 160 and my ultimate and never going to go there is I won't ever go up to 180 which was my 3rd mini goal weight post op as it was my lowest adult weight. Well, here I am at 175 and I will NOT go up to 180 ? I am searching high and low for lots of motivation, I've had a roller coaster of life events that led to my weight gain. Today, I'm going back to basics, this is my truth and it feels so good to let it out. Thank you for reading.
VSG April 2, 2015
Highest Weight: 255
Start liquid diet: 232
Surgery Day: 208
Lowest Weight: 135 (April 2016)
NIA - welcome back! You have made a very important step, by just being here...
I dare say we ALL were going to "perfect post ops". I know that was certainly MY plan...but it sure did NOT work out that way...and I take FULL ownership!!
You CAN do this! You WILL do this! You can do it ALONE, because it is ultimately up to YOU - HOWEVER, everything is so much harder, alone, so DON'T do it alone !!!
You will loads of support here. You will also find lots of sage advice. Will you ALWAYS like what you hear? Probably not. But take it, with the SUPPORT offered, behind it, and APPLY it, and I bet you will be apply, with the results...
You say you are going "back to basics". What, exactly, are you doing?
RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine
LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160
I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body
Just don't get impatient and try to lose it all at once-really take one day at a time and know that one week, two weeks from now you'll be in a better place, a few pounds lighter. What helps for me when I go off plan and need to restart is to have first an immediate goal, then a hourly goal, then a daily goal, weekly and then so forth.
In the past I always had to start on a Monday, then If i messed up I waited to the next Monday (sick I know!) Now, I just restart right away. Log in what I last ate, exercise and eat properly. Use the tools you were given-drinking water, more protein, getting active, like recording what you have eaten, even if what you have eaten was bad. It's all about accountability to ourselves. It is NOT easy, but it IS necessary. And really-no more next Monday, no more procrastination-it's a killer!! I wish you well!
Nia, you CAN do this! :)
Perhaps it would be useful right now to consider that you're looking to build a very healthy lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, water, meds and supplements) that will help you lose weight and then maintain your weight long-term.
Just thinking of losing weight due to "a diet" might make the prospect seem like a temporary emergency. And as you already know, that's not what we signed up for. Right? :)
It's time to change your life. Again. :) 'Cause that's how life works. :)
ANN 5'5" AGE 73 HW: 235.6 (BMI 39.2) SW: 216 GW: 150 CW: 134.0
WEIGHT LOSS: Pre-op: -20 M1: -10 M2: -11 M3: -10 M4: -10 M5: -7 M6: -5 M7: -6 M8: -4 M9: -4
NEXT 10 MOS. -12 TOTAL: 100+ LBS.
One thing i learned in Eating Disorder treatment is We tell ourselves "tomorrow I will get back on track". Knowing full well we are lying to ourselves. Relapses will Happen..It's what you do after that is the most important thing. You don't have to wait until tomorrow..You can get back on track at your next feeding. Also if you don't think you can handle exorcise right now, focus on your food. I call it my ED Brain but others call it their "fat brain". It will trick you. We all know that if we eat what our programs taught us, The weight will naturally normalize. But our ED Brains tell us that we need to exorcise and burn tons of calories and/or starve ourselves, go on crash diets that will lead to discouragement, Hunger, and going back to old ways.
Day of Surgery-347
You have already taken the hardest step by saying enough is enough and now I want to get back on track. Here are some steps that helped me and I hope they will help you too! 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