15. years after

on 1/11/21 1:14 pm

had. roux y gastric byppass. and. lost. my husband 7 years ago and have gained 50 pounds. j now want to lose 65 to reach my goal of a healthy 135 pounds. j have not been on oh fof 8 years.

White Dove
on 1/11/21 3:48 pm

I went back to Weigh****chers three years after surgery when I was six pounds over my goal weight. I have been following their plan ever since. I strongly suggest you do that. The malabsorption from the RNY ends after about two years.

The only way to lose weight now is to cut calories and move more. WW program is excellent.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Citizen Kim
on 1/12/21 7:01 am, edited 1/12/21 11:23 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I lost 58lbs with a keto diet for about 2 months (to get a kickstart) and then switching to low carb (basically no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes). I also gave up alcohol for 6 months.

Losing 60+ lbs is not easy, but it is doable if you can buckle down and get started.

Edited to put total lbs lost in a year

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 1/12/21 7:47 pm

that is good.i am eating low carb soup during a 8 hour time frame.

H.A.L.A B.
on 1/12/21 9:43 am

I collected the "pandemic weight" and I would like to lose 20 -25 lbs. I know I can do it, but I really need to work on that. I plan to lose 10 lbs faster (IF keto-paleo) then work on the other 10-15 lbs.

BTW: can you do it? If your insides, the pouch, is relatively small (not a full stomach size like before), and you clean your diet from sweats, grains, high sugar dairy (milk), and fruits, and really apply yourself, I ma sure you can drop first 20 bs in 3 months. But that would be a hard work. Bu ..you can do it if you only want to.

BTW: The 25 lbs regain - is not my first regain. a few years ago I got up to having BMI "Obese" and that scared me and I used a very strict diet with monitoring my daily intake, plus some movement (just fast walking) and I was able to lose 18 lbs. The next 10 lbs - it took me more than 6 months to get rid off. Why that long? because I lost my 100% dedication, and I allowed myself eat more food, and even occasional sweets or glass of wine. Plus at 10 lbs above my personal goal, I already looked decent, and felt good. I was even debating staying at the higher weight point, but since I was still following more proper- protein forward diet. and avoided most carbs/sweets, I dropped the 10 bs, and then 10 more.

BTW- having smaller weekly goals and meeting them made losing weight more manageable.

I.e. This week I am removing all grains from my diet (no more regulars bread, pasta, pizza, etc.), and I am limiting fruits to one serving daily. And if I lose weight this week, great, if not, fine. This week is about changing what I eat. The next week I plan o add more restriction as to "what I eat". Next week would be adding more proteins, and removing's some snacks (i.e. paleo nut bars, any candies, etc.) I would probably work on that during 2 last weeks in January. Then in February, I except my sugar cravings would be mostly gone, and can start on limiting how much I eat, an build proper ration of proteins/fats/some carbs.

One step at a time.

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...."

White Dove
on 1/12/21 11:13 am

What I like about Weigh****chers is that there are no foods that you stop eating. I can eat fruit, cookies, candy, potatoes, ice cream, rolls, and grains as long as I eat the correct number of points. And they have so many free foods that you are never hungry. But the main thing is to find what works for you and stick with it.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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