Regained 50 pounds

on 2/2/21 1:19 pm
RNY on 06/03/14

Hi all, I'm new here. A friend had recommended I try an online style support group and I did some searching and came across this website. Reading through, you all appear to have a great deal of support for one another and that is just what I need right now. I had the bypass about 6.5 years ago and I was able to get to my personal goal of 160 pounds. Over the last year and a half, I have slowly gained about 50 pounds back.

I am completely lacking motivation. For those who've experienced some weight regain, how did you find the ability to get back on track? Any tips? I am just so upset at myself that I was able to get to where I wanted to be and have now let it all slip back into where I told myself I never wanted to be.

Thanks to anyone who provides some helpful words of encouragement.

on 2/3/21 5:26 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Hi - several of us have been in that position and have lost our regain. Join us over on the RNY menu thread - it's a mix of people in various stages, including some long-timers who've battled regain (and some of us who are still trying to!). It's not easy - but it's possible!!

on 2/5/21 9:30 am
RNY on 06/03/14

I will check it out, Thank you!

on 2/3/21 4:52 pm
RNY on 04/15/19

I found it very helpful to search on this site for Back On Track articles published. You will get some great tips from those articles.

on 2/5/21 9:28 am
RNY on 06/03/14

Thank you, I will take a look

Citizen Kim
on 2/5/21 6:27 am - Castle Rock, CO

I have had multiple regains and losses over the last 17 years, the last major one being over 50lbs, which I lost over 3 years ago.

You have to be prepared for it to be a long haul, it's not like the first year post surgery for sure. Took me about 14 months to do that.

For me, keto for a couple of months followed by low carb works for me - basically meat and vegetables - no bread, potatoes, rice, pasta etc. No alcohol of course.

I've just lost 12lbs of Covid/holiday weight by doing the same thing and I'm most grateful that I didn't have a larger amount to lose this time

You can do it, you just have to make a start and be determined. It's hard.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 2/5/21 9:29 am
RNY on 06/03/14

Yeah, I am guessing it will definitely not be as easy as when I first had surgery. that is my fear but I just have to. Thank you for the suggestions. I haven't tried Keto and I am thinking I just need to get back to basics with how I started, initially.

on 2/9/21 11:36 am - Victorville, CA

Hi there, Hopefully you can get in with your surgeon/dietitian in hopes to start with a plan that caters to your current situation. If you've incorporated foods that "you shouldn't" maybe doing away with them gradually will help ease the shock of going cold turkey? I am having issues with carbs since I have been home with the kids and snacking has become super easy to do, especially with snack like foods. You've done it before, so you know YOU have the ability to do it. YOU'VE GOT THIS!!!

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