Need to get back on track

on 6/15/20 1:42 pm, edited 6/15/20 1:51 pm
VSG on 10/05/17

I have had lap band surgery lost 85 lbs kept it off 5 years stay 213. Had a problem with the band and had to have it removed after 7 years gained 25 pounds.

Fast forward I had a revision to sleeve starting weight was 238 back in 2017. Only lost pre surgery weight plus 5 lbs lowest again was around 211.

It is not the fault of surgery they were successful surgeries. It is my fault for not following the rules. I am a huge sweet eater (slider food) also a very emotional eater. I do good all day until night time before bed. That is where I get most of my calories.

I am going to start the 5 day reset my pouch and follow the rules.

I will never give up. I know I can do this!

I am back to 238. I still have 60 lbs off from my band first surgery. I would love to be 179. I should be able to use my pouch to lose 60 by going back to the rules.

Need to adjust ticker!

Erin T.
on 6/15/20 6:06 pm
VSG on 01/17/17

Hi! You have a sleeve, not a pouch (people with RNY have a pouch). You will do yourself a disservice to do any kind of reset. When you're years out from surgery doing any kind of extreme restriction will just cause you to want to binge. You'll lose a few pounds and then gain it back when you inevitably eat ALL THE THINGS. Instead, get back to basics - 3-4ozs of dense protein and the rest low-carb veggies. If you're eating carbs leave them to last and do a couple tablespoons. You'll find the restriction really quickly with your sleeve that way!

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

on 6/15/20 6:17 pm
VSG on 10/05/17

Thank you, I guess that is why I keep failing every time I want to diet. I feel very hungry. And, I binge. I will start to eat right with dense protein and veggies. I am starting to post to make myself accountable to myself.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/16/20 8:45 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I too have a major sweet tooth but just lost a 20 pound regain by following WW. I needed the accountability, but I also found some great sweet satisfying recipes utilizing fruits which made me feel like I wasn't on a diet. I am happy to continue with the same eating pattern. I do still follow sleeve "rules" and est dense protein first to fill me up and never drink within 30 minutes after a meal.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 6/16/20 9:44 am
VSG on 10/05/17

Thank you Liz, I came back to this forum for advice and support. I have always have had a great experience with Oh and it has been a long time since I have been on! I actually remember you from 4 years ago because my aunt lives on Cape Cod and you had excellent results! Congratulations on your continued success 20lbs regain is normal after 4 years. I am glad WW has helped you with your continued success!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/16/20 10:08 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

OH helped too. I lost my DH at the beginning of this year and the year prior was extremely difficult.

I have participated in an OH VSG maintenance group since I reached goal in 2016 and I find the RNY daily menu thread to be super helpful when I want to be vigilant.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

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