I had my surgery at the end of June 2018, so about 10 months ago. I haven't lost any weight in the last 3 months. I was 260 before they approved my surgery, had to lose weight prior to surgery. Got down to 228 the day of surgery and I have been at 189 for past 3 months. I eat things I shouldn't, I don't log my food and I know I'm not drinking enough water and I need to exercise more. I really seemed to lose my motivation over the winter.
I'd like to get to 170 or 175. I know that is probably more than what the charts say I should weigh but right now I am in a 12 in dress pants, and either a 12 or 14 in jeans, depends on the brand/cut. I'm 5' 7". Was 5' 8" in my younger days (59 now)
How do you get back on track?
Seems like you know what to do.
I eat things I shouldn't - stick with dense protein
I don't log my food - get on it and log. Keep track so you know where you are going wrong
I know I'm not drinking enough water - aim for at least 80 oz
I need to exercise more - you said it.
SW:261 6/26/17 GW:150 10/6/18
No one can motivate you to take care of yourself more than you. Seems like you already know what you aren't doing, what is one thing you can do today to help get you back on track? Focus on that. Let that be your goal. I wish you much success, but it has to start with you!
You can't measure your achievements with someone else's yardstick!
Revision from lapband to RNY 12/26/17 with Dr. Caitlin Halbert
HW 260 SW 248 CW 154 GW 145
Gallbladder removed 9/18
You know what to do. You listed everything you are doing wrong so eat clean, track, meal prep and plan and exercise. Only you can motivate yourself. I read an article in Obesity Helps newletter and it was very insightful to me. We think we should be motivated and then do something when in actuality, motivation comes from doing. When you were following the program and steadily losing weight, how did you feel? Based on my experience, I'm assuming, like all of us, proud, happy, joyful, ready to see more results.
So basically, do what you know you should do. Only you can do that. Figure out why you wanted to lose weight. Talk to a counselor, immerse yourself in OH forums. Post on the menu thread every day, that will help hold you accountable. Find an accountabiity buddy. Being successful should be motivating, if you wait for motivation, you won't be successful because you will never do what you need to do. You are still pretty early out but if you continue down the road, eventually, it won't be an issue of not losing, it will be an issue of regain because with time, you'll be able to eat more.
This is all your choice. You aren't a robot and your "urges" are just that, "urges". Wait a while, do you still want the trigger food? Journal, how do you feel, is there something going on that makes you want to eat. Are you hungry when these "urges" hit? If you are, any food will fill that need but if it's an urge, you will want a specific food,
Do I always want to exercise? No, I don't but when that happens, I do it anyway. I set a goal, 5 workouts a week, 10 to 15000 steps a day, strength twice a week. I know on those days that I don't feel like it, when I'm done, I'll be glad I did. Do I always want to eat clean? No, sometimes I want pizza but I know I'll feel like crap after I give in to the pizza so I eat something else that will make me feel good. Will I be 100% spot on? No, but I am 95 to 98% spot on, all the time. So do what you need to do. The rest will follow.
Surgeon: Dr. David Carroll Surgery Date: 3/17/2017 Hospital: Merritt Health River Oaks Hospital
Height: 5'2" HW: 331 lbs SW: 279 lbs GW: 130 (originally, I changed to 140) CW: 130 to 135 ish
Biggest Goal: To Be Healthy in everything I do!!! To make healthy choices always!!! To just embrace HEALTH each and every day for the rest of my Life!!!