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Hello all,

I am in need of some advice. So, about4 months ago, I was ready to get the gastric bypass, so I had to do a pre op diet for my insurance to approve it. During that time, I have lost 43 pounds, and need 43 more pounds to go for my goal weight. It s been soooo hard all i eat is meat and veggies. Its crazy! Anyway, a couple months will be my surgery date but now I am having second thoughts. The main reason why I was going to do it was not only to lose weight but get my sugars back in control. I am real close to becoming diabetic, and my surgeon said my chemically needs the surgery. Ah! I am so confused if I should do this or not. I know I can lose the weight by myself but I dont know if I can maintain it. Any thoughts? Need advice please. Also, I do not want to miss out on it also because my work will pay for it.

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I have had great success losing weight without surgery. In fact, I've done it several times in my adult life because I have been unable to maintain it without this tool. I also had some success losing 40 lbs before my bypass surgery in August. But let me tell you, I know it was because I knew the end was in sight. I knew that this was finally going to be the ticket for me to not only lose the weight but have a significantly better chance of maintaining it long term. My doctor told me it was going to prevent me from getting diabetes (I was prediabetic), and prevent me from getting severe heart disease (runs in my fam).

It's going to be work and regain is a real thing even after surgery. For me, the mental struggle has been the most challenging but having this tool has allowed me to feel optimistic about the future even when I was having a tough time.

Keep talking to your docs, your support system and the folks here. Find out the answers to all your questions and you'll be able to decide if it's right for you. Listen to yourself rather than considering what others might think about your decision. I let my fear of losing weight the "easy way" (hahahahaaaahaaaahahaha!!!!!) prevent me from looking into this option for 4 years too long. I'm so so happy now.

Good luck! Hope you find the support and answers that you need.❤️

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3 hours ago, jtechgal said:

Hello all,

I am in need of some advice. So, about4 months ago, I was ready to get the gastric bypass, so I had to do a pre op diet for my insurance to approve it. During that time, I have lost 43 pounds, and need 43 more pounds to go for my goal weight. It s been soooo hard all i eat is meat and veggies. Its crazy! Anyway, a couple months will be my surgery date but now I am having second thoughts. The main reason why I was going to do it was not only to lose weight but get my sugars back in control. I am real close to becoming diabetic, and my surgeon said my chemically needs the surgery. Ah! I am so confused if I should do this or not. I know I can lose the weight by myself but I dont know if I can maintain it. Any thoughts? Need advice please. Also, I do not want to miss out on it also because my work will pay for it.

If it were me, I would do it while I have the immediate opportunity. Time and decent health is not infinite. Do not take it for granted. Trust me, I know. That being said, it is your choice alone. Don't let anyone sway you from what you really want, either way.

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I too have been able to lose 40+ pounds on my own before, but it inevitably comes back. This surgery might be the tool you need to make the weight loss permanent. But only you have that answer and know your body and how you've handled weight loss in the past. Good luck with your decision.

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I am a champ at losing weight. I am the all time loser when it comes to keeping it off long term. That is why I got the sleeve, to help me maintain long term. Will it work? Only time will tell, I am only 9 months out.

43 pounds is great, but let's be real. 2 months of bad eating and sitting on our butts and it is all back (and it usually brings a few friends). Seeing how your health (elevated sugars) is at immediate risk, I would pull the trigger while you have the opportunity.

Good luck no matter your decision.

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Yep. I'm a great loser. I can lose like nobody's beeswax! But I needed the metabolic reset that my surgery gave me! I need this tool to help me stave off regain and to reset my body to really allow me to implement new behaviors with food in order to maintain this new weight for life.

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Hello all,

I am in need of some advice. So, about4 months ago, I was ready to get the gastric bypass, so I had to do a pre op diet for my insurance to approve it. During that time, I have lost 43 pounds, and need 43 more pounds to go for my goal weight. It s been soooo hard all i eat is meat and veggies. Its crazy! Anyway, a couple months will be my surgery date but now I am having second thoughts. The main reason why I was going to do it was not only to lose weight but get my sugars back in control. I am real close to becoming diabetic, and my surgeon said my chemically needs the surgery. Ah! I am so confused if I should do this or not. I know I can lose the weight by myself but I dont know if I can maintain it. Any thoughts? Need advice please. Also, I do not want to miss out on it also because my work will pay for it.
If I was you I would have the surgery. How old are you? I am 46 yrs old. When I was in my late 20's I lost 102 pds all by myself. I had the opportunity to have VSG. BUT I DID NOT ! I kept it off for 5 years. Slowly I started gaining weight. As you get older your metabolism doesn't work as well. (At least mine didn't) If I would have did as my doctor suggested I would have a tool to help with my journey. Now I am paying out of pocket to do what I should have been done yrs ago.

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Don't think of surgery just as weight loss. It's also the to change your whole metabolism and reset your body as well as make sure you have long term success.

Losing weight isn't that hard. There's no magic.

7 years ago when everything in my life was great I lost 90lbs in 6 months all on my own. No surgery. I changed my diet drastically and went to the gym 7 days a week. My life was so different after weight loss. People were nicer. Girls actually gave me attention. But of course life happens and I've put it all back on plus 20lbs.

So after a lot of research and self reflection I've decided RNY BYPASS is the only way forward. Not only to help maintain weight loss but too help me live longer with no health issues!!

If you have the chance take it

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