Joining Weight Watchers after Gastric Sleeve surgery.


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I had surgery on Nov 19th. The weight just fell off during the first 4 weeks because I wasn't hungry at all. As soon as I hit 4 weeks, my appetite and cravings came back. I'm 7 weeks out tomorrow and I haven't lost anything in 2 weeks. I am tracking my food on sparkpeople and I am not eating over 1100 calories a day. I'm not exercising as much as I should and that could be part of the problem. I got a 50% offer off the monthly pass for 6 months from WW. So, I'm thinking of joining for the accountability, meetings and honestly, I'd love to attain lifetime status considering how many times in the past Ive joined WW. What do you all think?

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It may be a good idea. I've done WW about four times myself so I share your sentiment. Towards the end, I struggled to stay within my points, which is why I always fell off the wagon lol. Another option you may want to consider is joining over eaters anonymous, if a group setting is what you're seeking. I have read other posters on here discuss their positive experiences with the group.

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You may find that there is too much food on WW to eat now....But to me whatever works is doable!!!!!!!!!

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Check with your Surgeon's office. Maybe there is a support group for WLS patients in your area. I went to one a few months back just to check it out before my surgery. ( I ended up being the only guy there) Just a thought.

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Have you tried tracking your daily intake at MyFitnessPal? The app is great, every food in the world is on there and you will be able to identify if its your diet that needs tweaked, or if your body has simply hit a plateau. Be patient, but in my opinion WW probably would not be applicable for our little belly.

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Yes, too much food on WWs and your experiences are going to be too much different IMO for others to relate to. I know our WWs meetings are not at all supportive of WLS unless someone is trying to lose regain and they routinely spoke out against it.

But if it's the structure you need, you know your body best! :)

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I wouldn't tell anyone that I had WLS. I think I am going to do it. I will let you know how it goes.

Yes, too much food on WWs and your experiences are going to be too much different IMO for others to relate to. I know our WWs meetings are not at all supportive of WLS unless someone is trying to lose regain and they routinely spoke out against it.

But if it's the structure you need, you know your body best! :)

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I agree with the praises for MyFitnessPal. I found it hard to track my Protein before I stRted using it. I also find it keeps me closer to my desired daily calories because I can see the impact of each food choice I make. Over time I have let go more of the higher calerie/lower protein foods that I used to love.

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I haven't been able to figure out how to use myfitnesspal.

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