Old veteran, getting back on track


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I have been absent a long time. I got a sleeve in 2012.. It went great and before the next year I went from 340 to 225.

I did well for quite a while but began regressing to old habits a little at a time. I am now at 260 and I am determined to get back.

My moment of realization came when I was walking into the grocery store and saw this fat guy coming at me in the reflection on the door.

I am back on medications that I had shed before and have much less energy.

The downward spiral ends now.

i used to be a moderator here and gave many people advice. Now I need to take it myself.

I will get back!

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I remember you gmanbat- you were an oldie when I was a newbie- welcome back you'll find the support you need here :)


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Good for you for seeing this before it was out of hand. I haven't had my surgery yet to give you any pointers, but if you were a moderator, I'm sure you helped a lot of newbies. Just make yourself a newbie, and don't be afraid to listen to yourself or other vets. Sounds to me like you've been a strong person. You've got this.


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Glad to hear you're turning it around. Unfortunately, some people get off the track and don't get back on. I have had a lapland, but had to have it removed. I am only 15 lbs aways from goal. Somehow, this sleeve does not really feel restricting at all. Of course, I am still on Protein Shakes and some soft purred food.

Good luck and great for you that you are stopping sooner then later.

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18 hours ago, gmanbat said:

The downward spiral ends now

@gmanbat

hey dude

nice to see you again:rolleyes:

sorry it's under these circumstances

knowing the/your problem is half the

solution! stand tall, head held high

i KNOW you'll work hard again, and reach

GOAL. i always loved seeing/reading your posts.:)

you were/are always helpful, thoughtful - and one heck

of a nice guy!!! you worked hard after WLS achieving

GOAL. it might be hard now "coming home" here - looking

for support.- but you did it!!!

you take care - anxious to read more from you.

welcome

good luck

kathy

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4 pounds down, 38 to go. I hate the feeling of giggling fat on my chest when I walk or run. Eviction notice has been served! 👍😀

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I'm a vet too. almost 4 years out, and totally off track. I can't believe that I am one of those statistics, and I REFUSE to be a statistic. I'm NOT a failure, I'm simply derailed big time.

I agree with Kathy, a huge factor is that we take time to come here, post and keep up with each other.

I too have regained a lot of my original loss, but we get a new start every day, and tomorrow is my focus. I'm excited that I found a new support group to attend this week. I think it will really help. I'm going to be doing a true reset by utilizing the plan of my original surgeon. 4-5 shakes a day, sugar free yogurt, pudding, Jello. broth, and one meal a day (pick either Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, shakes replace the rest). This is pretty much his pre-op plan and it will work. Compared to what I'm eating now, this is very little.

I'm still aware of SOME restriction but I think I have done a doozie of a job on my sleeve and stretched it. over time, I am eating WAY too much and have been drinking soda for over a year so i'm sure there is stretch. Also tomorrow going to focus on getting OFF the soda and going back to coffee, tea, Water, etc.

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I think the stretch of a gastric sleeve is different from the stretch of a gastric bypass. The part left on the sleeve is the muscular part, the gastric bypass, it is bypassed. So the stretch of a sleeve is not as easy as a gastric bypass which is just stomach tissue. I could be wrong but this is what I understand.

Muscles can stretch but they can also shorten. If you and I quit abusing our stomach I believe it will shrink and give us more restriction. I am already feeling different, I am paying attention more. I ate yesterday in dead silence, no TV on, something I haven't done in a while. It was amazing how soon the full signal showed up. Saving the rest for later is a good thing, that's why tupperware was invented...😀

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8 pounds down, 36 to go. I am not getting rid of my smaller clothes and they will still be in style when I get back down....😀

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8 pounds down, 36 to go. I am not getting rid of my smaller clothes and they will still be in style when I get back down....

You and me both my friend!


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