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Hi there. I had my surgery at the end of 2017, and have lost a total of about 75 lbs. I feel like I did well until early October, and have been at a standstill, with lots of bad habits from my earlier life coming back in to play. I definitely am a stress eater, and have changed jobs, I am dealing with some difficult issues with my kids, and my parents are having lots of health issues, so the stress has piled up. A lot of this was out of my control, but making big changes as a new surgery patient was too much for me, but here I am, and I have to deal with it.

I started seeing a therapist, and have anti depression/anxiety meds which have finally seemed to level things out a bit. I think I am at the point where I am looking around and feeling like I have been through a big storm, but I want to get back on track.

I have about 65 lbs. to go to be at goal, and I know I can do it. I just need to forgive myself, and find some inspiration. Any advice or tips? Thanks in advance!

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Hi

I am not in a position to provide any advice or tips, but hopefully someone will chime in soon.

There is also the WLS veterans subforum here where you may get some specific information, it does say 18month plus, but if I recall correctly the vets forum was opened up and you should be able to post.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/1205-wls-veterans-forum/

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Remember you cannot take care of others if you do not take care of yourself. I too have been struggling. I just posted a sign on my desk that says. "You matter, take care of yourself." This is reminding me that my health and wellbeing is important. I then went back to all of the reading material that prepped me for surgery. I did the Protein and Water for a week and then back to my original post surgery eating plan. I'm keeping it simple and packing all of my food and Snacks the night before. Even on high stress days, I can only eat what is in my bag. If I need to stress eat, I grab almonds or another protein. It's not easy, but I am worth it and so are you.

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33 minutes ago, domi said:

Remember you cannot take care of others if you do not take care of yourself.

you are more effective after self care first love this statement

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Hi there. I had my surgery at the end of 2017, and have lost a total of about 75 lbs. I feel like I did well until early October, and have been at a standstill, with lots of bad habits from my earlier life coming back in to play. I definitely am a stress eater, and have changed jobs, I am dealing with some difficult issues with my kids, and my parents are having lots of health issues, so the stress has piled up. A lot of this was out of my control, but making big changes as a new surgery patient was too much for me, but here I am, and I have to deal with it.
I started seeing a therapist, and have anti depression/anxiety meds which have finally seemed to level things out a bit. I think I am at the point where I am looking around and feeling like I have been through a big storm, but I want to get back on track.
I have about 65 lbs. to go to be at goal, and I know I can do it. I just need to forgive myself, and find some inspiration. Any advice or tips? Thanks in advance!
I posted this last week, but I hope it is helpful for you.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/applications/tapatalk/index.php?/topic/421945-Sharing-my-knowledge---my-14-year-Surgi-versary!#entry4731671

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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Well each of you do inspire me, although I haven't experienced a stall, probably,over- due for one, if and when it happens I will know I am in good stead.

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A stall is not really a stall, your body is merely regrouping for another weight loss.

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STALLS ARE MERELY PAUSES ON YOUR ROAD TO SOMETH8BY BETTER!******** Frustr8

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