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Before my VSG (April 2017) I read everything that there was to read about the process.

My surgery changed my life and my body! I lost more weight than I ever thought I would. I looked and felt beyond incredible!

I've been maintaining at a BMI of around 20 - 21 for about 1.5 years

But now, the slippage has started and I am NOT happy about it. People said it would and they were right.

When I was in maintenance mode and I slowly started reintroducing more foods back into my diet, I absolutely loved that I could consume small portions of pretty much anything without gaining. But now the restriction has massively lessened. I can see that my portion sizes are growing again. My hunger is back. I can't kick my nightly "sweet treat" that's slowly turning from a square of dark chocolate back to a bar.

I've gained 5lbs from my goal weight. I can feel my clothes getting tighter. I need to nip this in the bud right now!!! I don't want to ever ever ever go back to how things were before. And I don't want this whole process to be wasted. 5lb may not sound like a lot but I have a small frame so it shows. Plus, its a slippery, slippery slope.

So I'm posting here to get some support and to stay accountable.

I've got to lose this 5lbs.

I'm going back to tracking my calories and my macros every day. Portion Control through weighing. Low carb high Protein. Fibre. Water intake.

I can do this.

Edited by NightPilgrim

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You've got this! If you need additional support there are monthly challenges for motivation/mindfulness with an exercise component as well (optional) Check us out :

Edited by GreenTealael

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