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I had sleeve surgery in April 2015 and I was doing great. I was 235 on my surgery day and I got to my lowest post surgery weight last year, 152. I am now 173 and completely stuck. My goal has always been 135 but now I just want to get back to 152. I felt and looked healthy there. I feel gross and like a complete failure now.

My question is how do you continue to lose weight? Any tips to keep motivated?

I don’t know anyone who has had wls surgery that I can ask or confide in.

Thanks,

Tiff

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I had sleeve surgery in April 2015 and I was doing great. I was 235 on my surgery day and I got to my lowest post surgery weight last year, 152. I am now 173 and completely stuck. My goal has always been 135 but now I just want to get back to 152. I felt and looked healthy there. I feel gross and like a complete failure now.
My question is how do you continue to lose weight? Any tips to keep motivated?
I don’t know anyone who has had wls surgery that I can ask or confide in.
Thanks,
Tiff
Congrats on your success so far... Contact your team that handled your surgery if possible and form a plan. Return to nutritional visit if you can, support group if available, then pull out your binder /original plan and see where you are.

While at a support group a few weeks ago the topic was regain and how to manage it, these were some of the questions the NUT told everyone to pay attention to if fighting regain:

How far have you drifted?

What was the original weight goal (realistically)?

Did you change anything to cause the weight gain?

Any life changes (health, job, relationships,etc)?

Can you go back to basics (protein and vegetables only to test for weight loss ) or reset for a week?

What is your Protein intake?

What is your vegetables /fruit intake?

What is your carb intake?

Do you have hidden calories (too much sugars, carbs, Condiments, slider foods) ?

Are you drinking your calories ( juice, soda alcohol) ?

What is your Water/zero cal Fluid intake ?

Safe journey again!

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 167

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12 hours ago, twil1980 said:

I had sleeve surgery in April 2015 and I was doing great. I was 235 on my surgery day and I got to my lowest post surgery weight last year, 152. I am now 173 and completely stuck. My goal has always been 135 but now I just want to get back to 152. I felt and looked healthy there. I feel gross and like a complete failure now.

My question is how do you continue to lose weight? Any tips to keep motivated?

I don’t know anyone who has had wls surgery that I can ask or confide in.

Thanks,

Tiff

Tiff, before you can get back on track, you're going to have to stop beating yourself up. The key is just to go back to "bariatric basics." Start logging again and concentrating on Protein. This is going to be a life long struggle for all of us so the key is using the tools at your disposal. Perhaps some bad foods magically crept back in. I began noticing this myself so I forced myself to go back to logging and I had the "A ha!" moment when I saw potato chips sneak back in. I think my calories also crept back up too but not to the point where I was gaining; just stagnant or plus or minus a few pounds.

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