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1 hour ago, hopeful333 said:

are you saying that after 2 1/2 years you felt no restriction at all?

@hopeful333

in my case, i don't feel i have any restriction anymore. (6+ years) Can't speak for OP.

OP's restriction are all different. Follow allll the good health habits you've learned,

for the rest of your healthier, happier, longer life. Doing this, you should maintain

your weight. Butttt, after awhile, it will not continue to give you restriction forever.

when you hear about problems on the board - good or bad, the bad is remembered frequently. You do hear many good stories - but problems (restrictions, etc) are spoken about more often

they will then stick out in your mind.:blink:

good luck

kathy

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in my case, i don't feel i have any restriction anymore. (6+ years) Can't speak for OP.
OP's restriction are all different. Follow allll the good health habits you've learned,
for the rest of your healthier, happier, longer life. Doing this, you should maintain
your weight. Butttt, after awhile, it will not continue to give you restriction forever.
when you hear about problems on the board - good or bad, the bad is remembered frequently. You do hear many good stories - but problems (restrictions, etc) are spoken about more often
they will then stick out in your mind.:blink:
good luck
kathy
Still drinking your Water eatting right is key to long term weightloss.

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On 6/6/2018 at 2:06 PM, allwet said:

This line alone could burn down the forums with the fires it starts.

MY opinion - people didnt work out a system that worked with their lives everyday

so when they got tired of doing the WL thing just like the diet thing they slowly added in tiny little reasons why they could just eat this once or a little and slowly over many many months followed by years the weight came back on.

The Sleeve restriction will decrease with time

You must develop habits that will take the place of the restriction when that time comes

They must be fit your life and be easy to continue and not feel like a punishment

You get 18-24 months to figure it out -if your lucky

What do you mean by sleeve restriction? What does that mean? Does that mean that only for up to two years will the sleeve work for me? And then it's back to what I have been fighting all my life? Confused

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6 hours ago, mandmom said:

What do you mean by sleeve restriction? What does that mean?

no what i mean is that in the early months the very small amounts of food you can actually eat helps keep you on track. you can't eat enough to do real bad things to yourself even if you wanted to.

Each month out it gets easier to eat and you move up from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup then up to 1/2 and beyond.

If you don't build coping strategies for whatever your food issues are and we all have them or we would not be here then as the restriction from the sleeve decreases you can fall back on poor food choices and the restriction will not be there to stop you.

Use the early months to work on this.

If at any time you thought the sleeve would save you from yourself you were mistaken.

you can make bad choices and gain the weight back. The sleeve is a tool nothing more.

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