It has been one year ago today since I've had my VSG surgery! I am happy with my results. I've lost 96 lbs from my highest weight. I feel so butter healthier! I am 4 lbs away from my goal,,,,, I am still in a stall, been 9 weeks now. I'm going to my doctor for my year check up. I still have issues I need to get cleared up.
Well I will tell you what. I am proud of you. 96 pounds in a year is a bug deal and you should be confident and proud of yourself. I cannot give any advice because I am no where near where you are but I hope to be when I reach a year. I believe in you and you can do anything that you set your mind to. Good luck.
Wow 96 pounds lost and only 4 pounds to goal. That is great! Congratulations.
I can relate to both the carb battle and the constipation. I take a 1/2 dose of miralax daily to manage the constipation, and it looks like I may be doing so the rest of my life!
And my current philosophy on carbs is to keep them out of the house, and when I'm at a dinner or party with carbs, to eat dense protein first, and minimize the carbs. But I am still tempted by them. I think this will be a life-long battle as well.
My suggestion for maintenance is to consider it just another diet plan with a few more calories and a bit more flexibility with cheating. Its not being done. WLS is a treatment for obesity. It isn't a cure. We need to make a life-long commitment to managing our obesity. I know how easy it would be for me to slip into bad habits again. We have to be ever diligent.
Surgery May 1, 2013. Starting Weight 385, Surgery Weight 333, Current Weight 160. At GOAL!
Weight loss Pre-op 1-20 2-17 3-15 Post-op 1-20 2-18 3-15 4-14 5-16 6-11 7-12 8-8
9-11 10-7 11-7 12-7 13-8 14-6 15-3 16-7 17-3 18-3
That's a pretty good year.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Great year! Fear of regain is perhaps a good thing as long as it motivates rather than paralyzes? (I have been in the paralyzed camp many times in the past and desperately trying to stay out this time.)
It is so easy to lose focus when you feel so good at the lower weight. Meeting with your team sounds perfect! Best wishes!
HW:361 SW:304 (VSG 12/04/2014)Mo 1:-32 Mo 2:-13.5 Mo 3: -13.5 Mo 4 -9.5 Mo 5: -15 Mo 6: -15 Mo 7: -13.5 Mo 8: -17 Mo 9: -13 Mo 10: -12.5 11/3/2015 Healthy BMI Reached! Mo 11: -9 Mo 12: -8 12/27/2015 Goal Weight Reached!
Congrats on a job well done! I know where you are coming from, but I think fear of regain is healthy. That is my driving force. I have a friend who has gained some back and that helps me be more vigilant. Of course, I'm far from perfect when it comes to eating, but I know how to adjust and make up for bad choices.
You are not alone. I think about regaining weight...weight that I haven't even lost yet because I won't even have surgery until next month. Tell me how messed up that is!?