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I had VSG June of 2013 and had amazing results. I still can't believe it. I lost 72 lbs in less than 6 months! I didn't waiver in my commitment to eating right, being physical, drinking fluids and so on. You know the drill. Then I went home to Thanksgiving and the attention from my family overwhelmed me. And unnerved me. And undid me.

Here I am a year later, and have re-gained 24 lbs. and am so frustrated with myself. I just want to scream. I cannot seem to get myself wholly focused again. I have weeks of complete alignment of doing all the things I want and should do and then BAM! I get out of step and it all comes crashing back.

I finally faced my surgeon and went back for my one-year post-op in November and confessed all to him. He was extremely supportive. We have developed a three-pronged approach to get back on the success track: counseling; nutritional guidance and fitness (which I don't have troubles with in general).

I'm sitting here on the second day of the New Year and want to be the girl of my dreams I just can not figure out why I keep getting derailed? I love food. I no longer enjoy eating because of those voices in my head. Which was not caused by my surgery. They have been there for many, many years. I need to stop being so hard on myself.

I have recently started reading and learning about Intuitive Eating. It really does speak to me. This is what I'm focusing on from now.

Rather than setting New Year's Resolutions, I choose a word for the year. And my word for 2015 is Determined.

I am Determined to be......

I know I can.

I already am.

Thank you for listening.

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You sound ready - go for it!!! I too have to get back on track. I was always a savory snacky kind of person and now BAM I like a cookie or two a day. It's the worst feeling when you know what you should do and you don't do it. But everyday is a new start. If I make a bad choice in the morning, I committed (since yesterday) to make sure to work it out and eat better in the evening. BALANCE is all we need! Onwards we go!!!!

You got this!

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You can do it!

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Hi, I was just sleeved Dec. 20, 2014 and I'm afraid of gaining the weight back and I keep telling myself it won't be possible because I eat so little... How does one gain the weight back? Are we able to eat more later'?

Thank you!

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@Annie77: thanks for the reply. The answer to your question is yes, you can eat more later. As a matter of fact, you can stretch your stomach back out to its pre-surgery size. That is why we all need to focus on the nutrition, the fitness and the emotional side of why we are here and how we can modify them all.

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Thank you so much for the information, I didn't know. Now I understand why people say the sleeve is a tool. I was self pay and was not required to attend any sessions or meetings. I'm reading a lot and learning from experienced sleevers. Thank you!

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