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New here! 8+ yrs Post Op - Calorie/Exercise ?'s after Weight Regain



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Hi, everyone! I can't believe I found this forum after 8 years banded! Looks like a lot of wonderful info and people are here!

I'll try to be brief with my overview.... Heaviest was 364. Banded Dec. 2008. Currently, 258-264 (depends on the scale's mood). Lowest weight was 200 in 2014. After reaching that lowest weight, I had 4 major knee surgeries within 2 1/2 years (long history of knee issues after an accident at 9 years old). Those surgeries included 2 knee replacements and a full revision of one. I've lost range of motion with one knee and can longer do some of the things I once did. Thankfully, I can walk again and workout every single day. I also still journal and even weigh/measure my food.

So, here I am... 60 pounds heavier than my lowest weight and the scale is just NOT budging. What the french toast??? I made an appointment with my surgeons office to see the NP and the nutritionist. I still feel restriction but could probably use a tiny fill since I no longer have the morning tightness. I have been eating 1400-1800 calories a day because I'm quite active. After a brief telephone conversation with the nutritionist, I'm going to alter my intake to 1200-1400 calories until I see them early next month. I keep my Protein 75-100 grams a day and am doing all the things I'm supposed to be doing... with one exception. I drink Water or unsweet tea with some of my meals. I'm a big water drinker and I eat healthy, natural foods. It's rare that I consume anything processed.

I love my band and have not a single regret at all. I know that my metabolism is a bit wonky and I'm trying to get it fired back up again. For those that workout, are you working out in the morning? Evening? Are you eating before you workout? After? I'm trying to switch to early morning workouts before I eat. That seems to have worked for me in the past and hoping it does again. I'm open to hearing and trying new things!

I'm also curious to know if anyone still journal's and if so, what is your caloric intake daily?

Any thoughts, comments, suggestions are welcome! Thank you for listening and I'm looking forward to contributing anything I can to help others!


~ Jodie

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Hi Jodie. I was banded in 2012. I lost 90 lbs. I’ve had several major back surgeries so I struggle a lot with exersize. I gained back 35 lbs but am working hard to get it off. I went back to surgeon. Got a small fill and started back on the very strict post op diet to try to jump start things. It was hard but it’s really working. It’s been s week and I’m down 6 lbs in one week. 2 Protein Shakes and one small healthy meal a day until goal. . No carbs or sugar. I feel better already. Good Luck!


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Nanajoy, that is awesome to hear that the doc has you back on track. I know what you mean about the exercise! My knees have minds of their own. Some days I can push it, others days I'm grateful just to be able to walk! I couldn't imagine the limited mobility and pain with back surgeries... you're a tough cookie! I'm eager to see the doc and nutritionist, but I don't see them until April 4th. (With driving 1.5 hours one way, there was NO way I was going to NOT see them on the same day.) In the meantime, I still journal, work out, keep my Protein up, my food intake limited, and do all the other things I'm supposed to be doing. Sending goooooood luck skinny vibes your way!

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Same for you! You can do it! I keep visualizing summer, beaches , etc. it’s coming[emoji16]


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You can do it too, Nana! We got this!

I'm soooo excited for summer too! Can't wait to get outside to walk and hike!

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