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My biggest issues with losing weight is trying to get back on track , I’m 10 months in and I’ve completely got off track. It’s driving me insane and it has made me super depressed!

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Sorry to hear you are going through this. Does your surgeon's clinic have a post op support program? If so, have you touched base with the dietician/nutritionist and/or the behavioural coach?

There is a thread here for those who are six months plus out from surgery perhaps touch base there, see if anyone had, or is currently going through, the same issue

There is also the VETS part of the forums where those less than two years out can ask questions of VETS there, same as above, there is likely someone who has faced what you are currently facing.

In the meantime, perhaps set yourself a calorie goal per day - about 1000 to 1200cals per day depending on your exercise levels...focus on Protein and low starch carbs , get some good fats. (You want to ask the more experienced what would be a good calorie allowance at this point in time, as they would have a better idea than myself, I would think some people are possible on 800cals to 1000cals at your post op time line).

Some people do a pouch reset to help get them back on track...if you are up to it, there are variations of it, but basically its back to basicis...maybe a day of Clear Liquids, two days of full liquids, one day pureed, one day soft.

Or you could go back to the pre-op diet....for a week.. three Protein Shakes per day plus one to two cups of low carb veges with one serve of solid protein.

Whatever you do, make a commitment to start....one day at a time.

Right now you may want to go clear out the pantry of anything that is going to derail you further, donate it to friends or a charity,

Edited by 2shea

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Does your surgeon's office offer monthly lectures and/or lifetime support? Mine does. That will hopefully keep me on track. Have you tried eating again like you did pre-op, restricted to liquids only or calorie-restricted for a while to jumpstart things again? Are you depressed? Good luck!

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Good Luck on your Journey! Both responses cover everything i could possibly say.. The only thing i would add is if you had your surgery out of town.. check in with your local hospitals for a support group. I was lucky to find a very good one near where i live, when i had my surgery 3 hours away.. I now attend the support groups 2 WED a month. I really like it because each group is catered to the time frame of your surgery, and not like the other one i tried and it was not catered to my time but an overall meeting..

I hope you find some local support!

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