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While I’m not completely off the rails I see the writing on the wall, some old habits coming back and I’m trying to avoid weight gain and trying to lose the last bit of weight I have to lose.

Thinking about seeing a therapist? Isogenix? No not weight watchers again. I can’t. Really. Haha.

What have all you successful people done to keep the weight off? What have you done to lose the final 20 once the honeymoon period is over?

Please help me figure this out!! So afraid I will never get there and go back to the old me. Le

Band to sleeve revision surgery 1/16/17

HW: 283

CW: 177

GW: 160

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You really need to update your profile. Cuz I see someone who never lost all their weight and is 255lbs.

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1 hour ago, onmyway11 said:

While I’m not completely off the rails I see the writing on the wall, some old habits coming back and I’m trying to avoid weight gain and trying to lose the last bit of weight I have to lose.

Thinking about seeing a therapist? Isogenix? No not weight watchers again. I can’t. Really. Haha.

What have all you successful people done to keep the weight off? What have you done to lose the final 20 once the honeymoon period is over?

Please help me figure this out!! So afraid I will never get there and go back to the old me. Le

Band to sleeve revision surgery 1/16/17

HW: 283

CW: 177

GW: 160

Well, you've caught yourself before the fall. Yes, see a therapist. Meanwhile go back to the basics of the program ... Protein first, drink liquids 30 minutes after eating, and track-track-track!

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I have followed a Keto way of eating throughout my journey. I hit my goal of 180 pounds (at 6'0") at 1 year and 4 days post-op (October 2, 2017) and have maintained at 173 pounds for several months now. I still eat keto, keep my carbs below 20-25 per day, and my calories per 2000 per day. I don't eat any differently now than I did when i finished the food stages at 8 weeks post-op (and I am 17 months post-op tomorrow).

I changed my relationship with food before I even had the surgery. That has always been the key to my success. My recommendation is to determine what macros will allow you to lose weight and then stick to them every day. Also, determine how much exercise you need to do, and then do it. That's the way to lose weight and then maintain the loss.

For me, food has become fuel and the eating process quite scientific. I'm not saying you have to do that, but it was necessary for me to meet my goal and maintain this 225 pound loss.

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It's been 5 yrs. Since surgery I have always eaten what I want, have never counted calories or tracked Water consumption . We all know that it is not hard to regain weight after the sleeve. On occasion I have gained 5 lbs, or 12. All I have ever done to get rid of those pounds is cut back on sugar, pay attention to the 'protein first' rule, and simply watch what I put in my mouth.

The first 2 years I was on this site I got a lot of commentary about my refusal to obsessively count every calorie and gram of everything I ate. So here we are, several years later and I am about at my goal, do not need to lose more weight, and tonight I will again eat whatever I want. Granted, I cannot eat much at a time. I'd estimate my daily calorie intake in the range of 1200 to 1500. If I can manage to eat a little more on a given day then I certainly would.

this is what I have learned - we overeat and get fat because we use food as comfort. We seek comfort to compensate for whatever we feel we are lacking. personally, i found that I was more messed up then I realized and it's been a long road to work those problems out. 5 yrs later I am pretty good emotionally and mentally. It's because I chose to address my issues. Some people do not. Manage the deeper issues and the weight will no longer be a problem.

That's my 2 cents.

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