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  1. 4 years out, I had gained a total of 25lbs since my lowest weight. This last year I was working out 4x per week but could not lose weight. I was becoming very discouraged and trying hard to not let it get me down. In August, I started intermittent fasting, it has been very slow, but I've lost 7lbs and I love it. This is a way of eating that I can stick with. I still work out 3-4x per week. Working out has to be part of any program I do- I realize that now.
  2. Kathy812

    Calling all vets- where are you

    I check in once a month or every other month. Most of the vets have left.
  3. Kathy812

    Still seeing bariatric for annual appointment?

    I am going on my 4 year anniversary this Oct. I have gone twice a year, every year. The last couple of weeks I've been toying with the idea of NOT going this year, (out of embarrassment). I've gained 20 pounds and even though my surgeon told me at my last visit that it's very common for sleeve patients to regain 10-20 a few years out, it's still difficult to accept. Nothing I do seems to work and if I'm honest, I am not working out as hard as I did the first two years. I will eventually get it together. I will probably have my general practitioner run the test this year. We'll see.....
  4. Kathy812

    5 years and it is never too late

    I truly appreciate that you took the time to be so thorough. Thank you!
  5. Kathy812

    5 years and it is never too late

    Thanks for your post, I REALLY needed this today. I do plan on researching/reading what you recommended. But can you share specifically what you are doing differently to lose the weight? Great job on your success. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Kathy812

    6 year surgiversary

    Great job Kathy, you are an inspiration! And you always make me giggle Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. I just ordered my HIIT DVD, it's encouraging to know that it's working for you. I'm three years out, gained 15lbs & in a serious funk. Too scared to get on the scale after thanksgiving, probably gained more, it sure feels like it. Like you, many things I've tried has not resulted in a loss. My exercise physiologist recommended Hiit, so I'm anxious to try it. I eat the same pancake on most Saturdays & Sundays, I make it w/egg whites-its one of my favorites. Good luck to you, glad you found something that's working.
  8. Try posting this question on the lapband forum, hopefully you'll get some answers. Good luck
  9. Proud of you, most would have opted to pick up fast food. Keep up the good work
  10. I eat turkey deli meat w/babybel cheese, from time to time bbq pork skins, I get the crunch without the carbs but it has lots of sodium. Nuts (I measure it out because it's high in fat) and skinny pop cheddar popcorn, also measured out. Another favorite is perky jerky sweet and spicy, I love spice. i just noticed after writing it out that most of my snacks are high in sodium, yikes! I am trying hard cut out my morning snacks. If I eat a boiled egg w/a couple turkey sausages or bacon for breakfast, I am full until lunch.
  11. @chiquitabananaz14, we are all going to have difficult days & weeks. You don't need my permission, but it's ok to not get on the scale, especially if it's going to deflate you. You are definately in tune with your struggles. Getting the mind and body to connect is the challenge. I believe, in time, you will work it out. By the way, does your bariatric center offer a support group? I've seriously been thinking about going to mine.
  12. @Renkosswhat a fabulous summer you've had so far and summer has just started! And great job in losing weight while on vacation, that is rarely done @SlimDreams, thanks for the encouragement. This group is awesome!
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    What's On Your Saturday Menu? And Win $50!

    Breakfast was a sausage, egg Mcmuffin-McDonald's, NO muffin( this is a rare treat had to get up and out early today) and coffee Lunch: steak and shrimp stir fry w/ spinach, mushroom,greenpeppers dinner: jerk chicken and cabbage snacks: quest protein bar or premier shake (after dinner), and iced Caramel coffee (bad choice but I love it on the weekends )
  14. Thanks for your post, needed this today. Let me explain why.... Earlier this week I posted my weight, (180.4.) As I had mentioned, I was sick most of last week, which I believed accounted for a 2# weight loss. Just as I thought, the weight crept back on. Today I weighed 183.0. So disgusted! I didn't work out this week because even though I was better, I still felt weak. I plan to start again tomorrow. i had a beautiful day today. Weather is gorgeous, did some volunteer work, went to an art fest, flower shopping ( for my garden), lunch with the hubby. It is now 5:30. Instead of relishing in the joy of my day. I'm sitting here, upset that I am struggling to lose weight. This journey is soooo hard! I decided to get on BP for encouragement and that's just what I found. Your words are simple but very true. Thank you. You helped at least one person today. Now back to living life. My pity party has ended.
  15. Week 2 report, weighed in at 180.4 , last week-183.0. Truth: I got a stomach bug last Thursday and I'm still having some issues (which I'm sure accounted for the weight loss) but I'll take it!!! To all of those who lost their weight with good ole fashion hard work, great job! To all who recently joined, welcome! To all who may not have lost but are still TRYING, I'm rooting for you! Have a great week,everyone!

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