I had my RNY 12 years ago, i lost 15# and i've gained back about 40 in the past 5 years or so. I'm still 95 pounds under what i was when i had my procedure, and currently weigh just under 180#. It's a shame really, to have been through so much and have blown it - but, now i'm wanting to get back on track. A lot has happened over the past few years. Got a divorce, finished raising my kids and i'm about to be a grandmother - but, i dont want to look like an old fat granny. I dont mind aging and doing so with dignity, but i dont want to be fat.
i'm uncomfortable with my weight and have been kind of playing around with keto, but i have a hard time making myself eat that fat - and i CANNOT tolerate erythritol (I cant even spell it! LOL)
I'm looking for advice. I posted this on the RNY forum too because it's been years since i used Obesity Help and not sure how things work anymore
It is not the popular choice here, but I am doing very well with Weigh****chers new program. There current program offers many zero point foods, including eggs, skinless chicken breast, fish and seafood, corn, beans, peas, and many others.
I have 23 points a day and many days stick to zero point foods until dinnertime. I like that I can track any foods and do not have to eat high fat foods, like keto. I do it all online and find it easy to track. I had gotten to 29 pounds over goal in the last few years and it was a very gradual pound a month type of gain.
I started Weigh****chers in January and have lost 18 pounds so far. I plan to be back at goal by the end of this summer. For me to lose weight, I need to follow a plan and have a goal. I also have to weigh daily and stay on top of my weight.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
Thanks so much for your response.
when was your surgery and what surgery did you have?
i hadnt even thought about weigh****chers and didnt know that they had zero point foods.
yes, i weigh daily - if i didnt there is not telling how much i would weigh.
I think you have some typo in your surgery date..."October 3017" ?
Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG
"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."
Any chance you can go see your surgeon/dietitian for them to take a look at everything? Some surgeons are against Keto as fats (and sugars) in general, in high amounts tend to make RnY-ers dump. I am 11 years out from LapBand and 6 years out from my revision to RnY and I still see my surgeon every year for blood draws/review of everything. I know some plans are a little different but sometimes going back to basics is what your surgeon may recommend? You may be eating the same things and your body may need a change, or you may not be eating enough?
I feel the same way about Keto as you do... It's so hard to allow myself to eat certain things... so, even if you wanted to experiment with Keto, maybe even a modified Keto diet based on your specific plan after speaking with a bariatric specific dietitian.
There are also a couple of articles you can take a look at from professionals in the bariatric community:
Thanks for your response. I cannot go back to that doctor - who i LOVED because my insurance wont cover it :(
It is heartbreaking but it's just the facts - i did go see the bariatric surgeon that is now on my insurance and all he wants to do is a colonoscopy of all things! WHAT?! I know right? Not helpful!