Regret RNY

Lisa W.
on 4/16/15 3:13 am - Denver, CO

Does anyone besides me regret having the surgery done i dont dump i can eat everything i went from 338 to 209 cant lose almost a year out trying everything any advice or support would be appreciated.

        Lisa Willis













Laura in Texas
on 4/16/15 4:20 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

No regrets here. I am 6.5 years out. I can also eat anything I want, but choose not to most of the time.

Track your food. Measure your portions. Be honest with yourself about how much you are actually eating. Make better choices.

Good luck!!

Laura in Texas

52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

CerealKiller Kat71
on 4/16/15 8:58 am
RNY on 12/31/13

Nope. I have no regrets. I've gone from 344 lbs to 156 in 15 months and am still losing.  While I can eat anything, I chose not to.  I weigh and measure -- I track all my food.  I love my tool. 

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat

Mary Gee
on 4/16/15 5:58 pm - AZ
VSG on 05/14/14

Well, even though you don't dump and can eat everything, you managed to lose 129 pounds.  So, unless you've gone "off program" you should be able to lose the final weight.  Weight loss does slow down as you near your goal - you have to continue to weigh and measure, and do everything you did to lose the initial weight.

Hang tough - you've managed to lose most of your weight.  Keep using your tool, and you'll reach goal.     (BTW, I had the sleeve, not RNY, so dumping was never an issue.  But I ran into problems when I added low carb pita bread into my menu - it awoke the Carb Monster.  It took me several weeks to stop the carbs and detox from them - and I did not lose any weight during those several weeks.)

Good luck to you.


 HW: 380 SW: 324 GW: 175  








on 4/17/15 3:23 am - Kitchener, Canada
RNY on 10/24/13

I have no regrets whatsoever even with the complications. I can eat anything i want to but, i choose not to. I don't dump either. I just realized i like being smaller and healthier more than i like food. 

on 4/17/15 12:10 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

Sounds like you have done well, I am not sure what you are regretting. I am not as far out, but I do not regret... Being smaller and healthier I always figure is a better place to be.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

#lifeisanadventure #fightthegoodfight #noregrets



Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 4/21/15 12:37 pm - OH

Nope, no regrets (although there are times that I wish the sleeve and been an option for me 8 years ago).

It sounds like either you were counting on being one of the 30% who dump OR your surgeon didn't tell you that so few actually dump.

Even if you can eat anything with no physical repercussions -- which is the case for most of us who had RNY, by the way -- you still have a very powerful tool for controlling your weight by having the small pouch rather than your full sized stomach.  With ALL of the surgeries, though, you have to make responsible food choices and limit your portion sizes (once the pouch is "mature", most of us would be regaining if we ate as much as we are physically able to). The surgey cannot do all the work.

You have already lost a tremendous amount of weight, so focus on what you have accomplished rather than how far you have to go, BUT make sure that you are making healthy food choices and that you are not overeating.  You still have some of your period of caloric malabsorption (it takes 18 or so months for your body to overcome it), so be sure you make the most of it!  It only gets more difficult as time passes and you are ansorbing more of the calories you eat.

Make sure you are still doing all of the things you started out doing: focus on high protein and limited carb meals, track your food intake and measure your food if you need to in order to be sure that you aren't consuming too much.  As any vet can tell you, it is SO easy to allow the portion sizes to creep up and to allow too many carbs (especially the "white carbs") to creep back into your diet!  


10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained

You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.

on 4/26/15 9:39 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

My honeymoon period stopped shy of 199, too.  On one hand, it feels cruel to be so close to Onederland.  On the other hand, it motivates me to keep marching.  One day, I attended a medically-staffed support group.  The head NUT was listening to someone talk about expectations.  She semi-lost-it saying, "it boggles my mind how often I listen to someone who has been helped to lose 50% of their excess weight, put their Type II in remission, and then talk with negativity."  The room got quiet.  She changed a few perspectives that day, including mine.  

CerealKiller Kat71
on 4/28/15 8:43 pm
RNY on 12/31/13

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat

on 6/14/15 4:07 am
VSG on 10/31/13

Sounds like your eating habits has reached an equilibrium with your current weight. The only way to continue losing is to alter your eating habits, or maintain what you are doing now and ramp up on your physical activity.



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