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I am totally struggling!!! This is no joke :( I lost about five lbs but gained it back. Grr.

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I'm not as far out as you guys. Only 7 months and 3 weeks.

But for those of you who have been trying the same things over and over, but those aren't sufficient for your needs, what could you do differently?

Are any of you in counseling / therapy? Support groups? Seeing a nutritionist and weighing in regularly? Tried gut flora therapy? Hypnosis? Affirmations? Hanging out with different people? Changing jobs?

Do you know what your triggers are? What times(s) of day and situations are associated with your eating lapses? Are you exercising? What kind? How much? How regularly?

Are you tracking your food? Eating more Protein? Less Protein? More carbs? Less carbs? What kinds of carbs?

I don't know what'll work for you, but if what you've been doing isn't working don't you want to do something different? Or more? Or less? But not the same thing over and over?

(Literally, guys ... I'm really asking, not telling. I'll be in maintenance very soon and trying to figure this out, too.)

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One of my problems is that I can't exercise. I had back surgery which made my back problems worse and not better. I tried to exercise . Last week I was so happy to be back at the gym. Now this week I can barely walk. My back is really messed up. It's depressing that the one thing I really love to do has been taken away from me.

I know my problem is night time snacking. I am a night owl I stay up late. It's hard not to nibble and graze all evening long. It's hard but it's not impossible.

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Hi ladies just checking back in. How is everyone. Did u start the reset group. I want in. I'm down to 169. Need to keep going

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Hey @@Olarance75, Way to kick off a truly inspirational topic!!! Reading confessionals from people who have been struggling, but have successfully found a way to get it back under control is the best thing we can hear. And I'm glad to know that the sleeve can, in fact, be reset to its original usefulness. I'm heading into maintenance and this is the best news I could hear.... so thanks!

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Hey @@Olarance75, Way to kick off a truly inspirational topic!!! Reading confessionals from people who have been struggling, but have successfully found a way to get it back under control is the best thing we can hear. And I'm glad to know that the sleeve can, in fact, be reset to its original usefulness. I'm heading into maintenance and this is the best news I could hear.... so thanks!

your welcome. This is a life change and we all need the encouragements. It is so helpful to know that your not alone. I feel off this last month so I have anoth dr appt on 5/22. I need to be 8 pounds down. So I started being strict again this weekend. I kinda fell off but was not diligent with my Water. Didn't reall lose like should have.b so resetting again

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Hey @@Olarance75, In reading your posts, it strikes me that you may not be getting enough sustenance for your program to remain viable for very long. Looks like you're not getting enough Protein or calories to continue to resist temptation. If necessary, drink another shake (or two). Keep the Water going, try to get your Protein above 70 grams, and your calories above 800. And stay away from all starches/sugars. And, as you said in a post, after 3 days you'll be able to resist them more easily. Good luck, we wish you great success!!!!!

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I would love to join a reset group! I had my baby and am trying to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and then continue on towards my ultimate goal.

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I have been sooooo close to my goal weight and have messed with going up/down by 3 lbs for months! So depressing to hover so close and yet be so far away from where I know I should be for a healthy BMI. All your posts here are encouraging me to get off my butt and get back on my Protein / Water regime.... That is how I lost the weight initially and I have let myself fall in to very bad habits that include too many carbs and surgar. I know my tummy tolerates anything now and the grazing is doing me no good. I have 15 lbs to lose. I am going to restart in the morning. Back to nutribullet fruit/veggie/protein smoothies and high protein meals. I know that if others can do it, so can I !!!!!!!! I do know that tracking my food intake is crucial to my success. I will get back to that accountably as well. Thanks everyone for being honest about your struggles and providing your helpful tips and hints and supporting advice. I love this group!

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I too am in reset mode. I am 18months out and never hit goal. About 40 lbs away. I want so badly to remove some of this extra skin but I know that the docs won't consider me until I'm closer to my goal weight. I too am a grazer (and I enjoy some wine too much on occasion). I will share that I restarted based on some of the things I have read on the threads - currently doing the 5 Day Pouch Test to reset my tool. I'm in day two - and even lost 2.6 lbs on my first day!!! We can do this ... We have each other!!

PS - Paris is awesome so that June trip is going to be great!! I adore France!

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Hi everyone....glad to see all the support and encouragement that we provide to one another. This is difficult journey and I take it 5 pounds at at time. Love that we have started a group. I fell off Last week. Didn't gain but didn't loss either. Back on track ack with Protein Shake this week. Have dr appt next week. Let's see if can lose 5 to 7 pounds by then. Will keep you posted

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Starting reset today. Following the 5 day plan.

Today and tomorrow, liquid Proteins. (includes more than just Protein Drinks, also hearty Soups, sf puddings and such....)

http://5daypouchtest.com/plan/theplan.html

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@wifey I'm hungry all the time too. I'm 24 months out and after being programmed for the last couple of years to each 4-5 times a day. I feel like eating is all I do! I started prepping my food and freezing pre-portioned out so I can stick to better choices. I also have been upping my fluids in lieu of food.

Are those of you who feel hungry taking anti acid medications such as Prilosec or Nexium? Acid in our sleeved stomachs mimics hunger. I am 18 mos out and still take Prilosec everyday. If I don't, I feel constant "hunger."

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I am 16 months out. I never made goal I still need to lose 40 pounds . My lowest weight was 173 in August. I had gained weight and was at 187 at my dr. Visit last week. Needless to say my surgeon challenged me to lose 10 pounds in two months. Told him I thouj my sleeve was broken. Turns out I have been grazing. I kept saying few snack won't hurt me. They have killed me and Im so mad at myself. I'm going to Paris in June and want to look fab.

This week went back to basics and have lost 6 pounds since monday. I have gone back to basics as everyone on here suggested and it works. 1 Protein shake in morning , greek yogurt for lunch. Lean Protein for snack when get home from work. Additional lean protein around 7 pm. Also have gotten in all my Water something I never did before. Keeping my carbs at 20 grams and my protein at 90. I am so grateful. That I have this forum to see that I'm not alone on this journey

Thank you so much for sharing! I too am planning to "reset" my sleeve but I can't get past my hunger! It's amazing to me how that feeling of satiety quickly went away after 8 months of being sleeved! Which is more successful? The 5day pouch test or the 5:2 reset?

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