I am 62 & had sleeve on 6/5. Been a compulsive overeater all of my life - emotional eater. I have lost 27 lbs so far but one thing I have learned is that this is not a miracle fix - it’s a tool to use along with diet & exercise. I just joined Weight Watchers (again!) just to be accountable to someone! It’s a journey & there are ways to get around the surgery but you have to really change your life - really! I wake up every morning & have to remind myself - Oh yeah, I had surgery. I can’t just eat whatever I want anymore. I have to pay attention & plan what I’m going to eat. And when I eat on the run, I pay for it big time!
It is not easy but it is worth it so far. Just wish I had done it 20 years ago!
Good luck & don’t give up!