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I am struggling big time & need some suggestions & help! I had my surgery in 2013 & lost 110 lbs. Then, my mom passed away a year after my surgery (2014) & it has been down hill since. I have had some major stress in the last 2 years. I gained 35 lbs & no matter what I do, I can't seem to take it off. I have gone back to the basics but it isn't working anymore. I was writing every single thing down & was walking & still not losing. I know I have stretched my stomach pouch out as I can eat a lot more than I used to. I have even resorted to trying over the counter diet pills that I KNOW don't work. I am working a lot of hours right now so exercise is difficult plus the fact that I HATE exercise. I hate even walking. I have no energy at all. I even went to my Dr & had bloodwork done to see if something was wrong but everything came back normal. I am so frustrated & I am struggling not to gain more than I have but I am so tired of struggling. Is there anyone out there that has gone through this & if so, were you able to get past it? I don't want to be one of these people that had the surgery & then gained it all back :-( I was 165 & now I am hovering between 195-200. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm sorry for your loss. You may want to consider counseling for stress and emotions. Put yourself first. Don't let things get out of control and derail all your hard work.

Here is a link to the 5 day pouch test.

http://5daypouchtest.com/plan/days1_2.html

I wish you the best,

Jenn

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I am struggling big time & need some suggestions & help! I had my surgery in 2013 & lost 110 lbs. Then, my mom passed away a year after my surgery (2014) & it has been down hill since. I have had some major stress in the last 2 years. I gained 35 lbs & no matter what I do, I can't seem to take it off. I have gone back to the basics but it isn't working anymore. I was writing every single thing down & was walking & still not losing. I know I have stretched my stomach pouch out as I can eat a lot more than I used to. I have even resorted to trying over the counter diet pills that I KNOW don't work. I am working a lot of hours right now so exercise is difficult plus the fact that I HATE exercise. I hate even walking. I have no energy at all. I even went to my Dr & had bloodwork done to see if something was wrong but everything came back normal. I am so frustrated & I am struggling not to gain more than I have but I am so tired of struggling. Is there anyone out there that has gone through this & if so, were you able to get past it? I don't want to be one of these people that had the surgery & then gained it all back :-( I was 165 & now I am hovering between 195-200. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would suggest something gentle like yoga. I like the Peggy Cappy videos. while, yes it is exercise, her videos I think would actually help you unwind, which I think you are in serious need to do. stress can do a serious number on our bodies! I have a 15-20 minute bedtime routine that pretty much anyone could do.

Also maybe treat yourself to epsom salts baths - to calm and destress. if you can get some with lavender I think that might be beneficial. and just stick with what you know to do, Protein and Water, Vitamins and Calcium, low carb. move as you can. you can do this! and you will be extra pleased with yourself when you do.

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Thank you Jenn-I am going to do the 5 day Pouch test. I didn't even know this existed!!! Due to bad feet & ankles, yoga is difficult for me. The baths are a good idea also....thank you!!!! Anymore suggestions or support?

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