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Have any revisionists had trouble getting motivation to lose more weight? I am going from lapband to sleeve on 2/20/19 and I feel like even though I have plenty to lose, I’m not feeling like I am going to, or that I am not as motivated to. Maybe it’s a defense mechanism? I am hoping it’s like when a woman has a baby and their “maternal instincts” kick in that I will feel more motivated after surgury to make weight loss a goal rather than just getting my lapband out... any one else struggle with this and if so, did that change after surgery? Thanks ahead of time.

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No, I’m pretty motivated

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I didn't do direct revision of band to sleeve, I had a few years in between.

I admit that I was a little more motivated with the lap band. I was younger, excited for the possibilities. When I got sleeved, I was motivated, but it was more of a "been there/done that" kind of thing. The shine was gone. That doesn't mean that I was unmotivated, only "seasoned". I think I've been more realistic in my expectations this time around. Rather than an all or nothing enthusiasm, I have taken the approach that whatever changes I make to my behavior must be sustainable. I'm also much more patient with the weight loss. I don't get too excited if I am losing slowly. I don't freak out with a brief stall and in fact, don't get too excited if I don't lose weight every week. I weigh myself every week to keep myself in check and only get concerned it it's been a month where I've had no weight loss. Fortunately, it's only happened once and all I did was re-evaluate what I'm doing to lose weight.

This time around, I have never doubted that I would succeed. I give myself plenty of time to do that. I have no set timetables of when I want to achieve my goal, only that I eventually get there. I'm just much more relaxed about it this time.

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1 hour ago, S@ssen@ch said:

That doesn't mean that I was unmotivated, only "seasoned". I think I've been more realistic in my expectations this time around. Rather than an all or nothing enthusiasm,

Thank you! I don't feel so alone, I think "seasoned" is a good word for it. Maybe unmotivated is not what I am feeling, I've lost ten pounds in a few weeks and starting to change my ways prior to surgery, I guess when I am on these boards and at support group meetings locally I just feel like I am missing he enthusiasm I had prior to band, could be fear too of the unknown switching from one WLS to another. I think once a few lbs come off during liquids I will get a 2nd wind of excitement! Thanks for sharing!

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