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I admire all the success stories and before and after pictures but I just don't share the same enthusiasm that everyone has about this surgery. It's the worst and I regret that I had it. I'm well over a year post op however, I've lost 49lbs. I can't lose any more weight and it's frustrating having a stall for so long. Exercise????? I do that twice a day for 4-5 days a week I've paid over five grand so far for personal trainers I even had a personal chef to help prepare healthy meals for me so that I wouldn't fall off. I've had countless tests and the doctors haven't found out why I stopped losing weight. I don't expect anyone to respond because it won't happen and because you don't know how to respond you won't respond. I've deleted myself from several support groups from FB because no one understood my pain. I see women and men losing 60-100 lbs in the first nine months and that troubles me when I know I've been doing all I could and giving it 100% effort. I can eat a piece of Salmon and in two hours I will gain a pound literally so on top of the exercise I have to take Rx diet pills to keep my weight leveled. And guess what else? I can't lose weight with the diet pills either so this surgery was a waste of money and pain and suffering.

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So if you do not want a response, why are you taking the time to post? I think it's a good move on your part to continue to work with doctors, honestly I don't see how you can do all you do, and not lose weight with the surgery, there must be something medically wrong with you, and I wish you good luck and speedy answers.

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You are living my worst fear! I don't have anything to offer, other than I can understand why you feel the way you do. It's got to be so frustrating. Just curious - What is your calorie intake? And, when did you stop losing? How close are you to goal?

I do hope something changes for you!

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I'm sorry this hasn't been better for you. I felt the same way with my band and just hope this will work. You may have already done this, but have you had your thyroid checked?

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I understand your frustration! Are you tracking and measuring your daily intake? Also, are you stressed in any way? I started on Xanax in the fall because my weight loss doc was at a loss of why I couldn't lose weight *pre-sleeve, and that got it going again. I was keeping it in...

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This person did not say she DIDN'T WANT A RESPONSE, she said she didn't expect a response....with that being said....

Dear PrettyVSG, my heart goes out to you....I would be very frustrated & sad & feel regrets too. You are right, I don't have any thing good to say. You are doing all you can having doctors on board trying to figure it out. And personal trainers, I would have thought they would have figured out some way to fool your body to release the pounds.

One way to look at this is not to regain the 50 lbs you have lost. Losing 50 lb's is a big deal, especially w/ the fight your body is giving you.

Hang in there, keep excersing, at least you are getting endorphins. XXXXXX

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Sorry this isn't working as you had planned! Don't give up and keep consulting the doctors so hopefully they can find out what is causing your stall. I had to up my Protein and Water which has helped. I only get on the scale once a week, as I fluctuate too much each day and get discouraged. We are here to listen and support. Carol

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If you're gaining a pound from eating a piece of salmon, something's very wrong, unless you're eating a 16 oz pound of it. You're talking about the weight loss of others, but there's really no reference for us in where you're coming from. Did you start with high BMI, low BMI, what kind of intake (Protein, carb, fat, calories, Water, Vitamin, mineral) are you having? Are you tracking your input using something like My Fitness Pal or other application?

I'm not attempting to discount your feelings, but I am a logically oriented person and when presented with something that seems contrary to all the other input I've seen about the surgery, I'm curious about the variables that make your experience so contrary to what we'd normally see. What has your doctor/surgeon said about your experience, as you are a year out? To me, when someones take a step like this, gets rid of most of the stomach capacity and has such greatly reduced food intake, to have such a minimal response would be troubling. Adding on that you seem to be doing miles and away more exercise than many of us and it just seems to present an interesting conundrum.

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I hear your pain and can only imagine how hard this has been for you. So, I am only 2 months post op, but my sister is 10 years post-op and she has been drilling into my head that you must drink 64oz of Water day, and that in all her years of posting on the forums, every person who has ever stopped lossing weight is not getting enough Water.< /p>

hoping that this might help get you on track.

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Ok....to begin with, here's an analogy/experiment for you to think about:

On a scale, place an empty glass on it. Look at the weight. Now, fill the entire glass with Water. Did the scale move? Obviously, yes.

BUT...water has no calories and we shouldn't gain weight, right? My point is this...don't weigh yourself after eating. You will gain weight. A gallon of Water roughly weighs 8.35 pounds (google it) lol.

I weigh once a week, in the am directly after urinating.

I would be interested in knowing what your daily intake is. Calories, foods, protein/carbs/fat ratio. It really does make a difference. I only say this because last march (2012) weight started creeping on me and no one could figure it out. I had a trainer, nutritionist, 2 endocrinologists, several tests and all other kinds of nonsense. It turned out to be something simple, no medicine needed. (This was preop)

You may need to reach out to a specialist, as well. If we had more information, we could possibly point you in the right direction as far as nutrition goes.

Do you use my fitness pal and is your food diary open? I'd be willing to look at it.

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I'm so sorry for the pain you're going through. There are more than a few of us here that have felt that pain with a weight loss surgery before too. I also went through that with the lap band. My best advice to you is to continue working closely with your medical team. When my band was failing me, VSG was not common and I had never heard of it. Perhaps your answer will come. Please do not give up hope. It sounds like you are working very hard and there are more people that understand your pain than you know!!

If you feel comfortable giving some more of your details, some of the sleeve veterans may have some additional insight as well that could help you. There is such a wealth of knowledge here.

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Ok....to begin with' date=' here's an analogy/experiment for you to think bout:

On a scale, place an empty glass on it. Look at the weight. Now, fill the entire glass with Water. Did the scale move? Obviously, yes.

BUT...water has no calories and we shouldn't gain weight, right? My point is this...don't weigh yourself after eating. You will gain weight. A gallon of Water roughly weighs 8.35 pounds (google it) lol.

I weigh once a week, in the am directly after urinating.

I would be interested in knowing what your daily intake is. Calories, foods, protein/carbs/fat ratio. It really does make a difference. I only say this because last march (2012) weight started creeping on me and no one could figure it out. I had a trainer, nutritionist, 2 endocrinologists, several tests and all other kinds of nonsense. It turned out to be something simple, no medicine needed. (This was preop)

You may need to reach out to a specialist, as well. If we had more information, we could possibly point you in the right direction as far as nutrition goes.

Do you use my fitness pal and is your food diary open? I'd be willing to look at it.

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I'm curious to what it was that was causing it :)

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Sounds like you may need a consult with an endocrinologist. I hope you find the source and can find peace again.

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Do you think it is possible that exercising 2x a day is being counter balanced with food intake? Was happening to me all the time before WLS. I would exercise 2 hours a day, but my diet was just not right and thwarted all my hard hours spent exercising. I am sorry you are going through this. Can you share a breakdown of what your diet looks like? Another thought, which would seem implausible at first, is exercising 2x a day is too much for your body and it is in starvation mode. However, Looking at your diet seems like a more logical and plausible place to start. Have you tried talking to a nutritionalist?

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I admire all the success stories and before and after pictures but I just don't share the same enthusiasm that everyone has about this surgery. It's the worst and I regret that I had it. I'm well over a year post op however' date=' I've lost 49lbs. I can't lose any more weight and it's frustrating having a stall for so long. Exercise????? I do that twice a day for 4-5 days a week I've paid over five grand so far for personal trainers I even had a personal chef to help prepare healthy meals for me so that I wouldn't fall off. I've had countless tests and the doctors haven't found out why I stopped losing weight. I don't expect anyone to respond because it won't happen and because you don't know how to respond you won't respond. I've deleted myself from several support groups from FB because no one understood my pain. I see women and men losing 60-100 lbs in the first nine months and that troubles me when I know I've been doing all I could and giving it 100% effort. I can eat a piece of Salmon and in two hours I will gain a pound literally so on top of the exercise I have to take Rx diet pills to keep my weight leveled. And guess what else? I can't lose weight with the diet pills either so this surgery was a waste of money and pain and suffering.[/quote']

I'm sorry you're struggling. I hope you find a solution soon. I can imagine it is very frustrating.

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