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14 hours ago, llfonseca said:

That is what I am so afraid of to gain it back. But hopefully I will stick to what I am doing now

That's why it's vital to develop a lifestyle you can maintain forever and be happy with because when you try to maintain a lifestyle you're not happy with you'll take any opportunity/excuse to ditch it (people usually refer to this as "and then life happened").

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Hey there! Not certain if you are still in contact with your orginal team or not but see a surgeon ASAP. NUTs are great but if you've regained all of your weight back you should get evaluated to see if anything has changed internally.

Good Luck 💚

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I just met with my Nutritionist last week and brought up the fear of putting weight back on. I do not think you need any new surgery, I think you have a eating disorder like the rest of us Fat People who are here. Simply put i agree with above - Stop Eating junk and get on a healthy plan.

There is no way for you not to loose weight if you keep your calorie count below 800 and follow the Protein, veggie plan. All this other bully poop about new surgery and sleeve stretching is a excuse. It wont matter if you get 19 more surgeries if you keep taking in more then your burning.

Alot of us including myself have had metal issues with this surgery - i would start with the Head then the Plan and see how that goes.

You already have the tool now use the tool with all the other tools in the shop and get back to losing again!

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On 1/2/2020 at 10:16 PM, Shparks said:

Back in 2012, I got gastric sleeve surgery. Over the course of a year, I lost about 100 pounds. Then I plateaued. Then I slowly started gaining weight back. Recently, my weight has gone back up to what it was on the day of my surgery. 😞

You might need a proper dietitian to help you understand how to get back on track plus I also recommend a psychologist to help with the mental part of this journey :)

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On 1/2/2020 at 8:59 PM, FluffyChix said:

I heart everything about this post!!!!

I also heart everything about this post!!!!

And I love this one too!!!!

what a fantastic reply 😀. So inspiring

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I’ve been there. I had gained back 75 pounds after 6 years. I had enough. I still had the tool, and started making drastic changes. I went back to basics. I started my all liquid diet again and went from there. I started logging all my food again and drinking only Water. Also weighing myself daily. To me when the food is logged I cannot run from it. I started getting conscious of my Snacks. I know at work there is always temptation and at home as well. I got back in touch with my surgeon and got the kick in the bud I needed. I was re-educated on my daily needs, as well as getting back on a good bariatric Multivitamin. It can be done, the tool never go away. In June 2019 I was at 168 after losing 20 pounds gradually over 2 years. I saw a picture of myself and knew I wasn’t happy with myself. I went though surgery hell with all my complications and was so mad at myself. In June I decided to start, like I said, with the basics. I have now lost 40 pounds in 7 months. To say my tool is still there is an understatement. I also started on my head work, and realized I had to grow there too.

You can do this. You are here and that’s the first step. Come here for support. My real life people don’t understand my food issues. Here there is always someone with good support and advice.

Good luck in your new journey.

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On 1/3/2020 at 12:43 AM, Shparks said:

I never had a nutritionist or a specific diet plan like that.

I think that’s the root of the problem here, I am a little shocked that your surgeon didn’t have a nutritionist as part of a team and a nutritional manual to help guide you through each phase of the bariatric surgery process including the fact that this is a lifelong tool that you use to make permanent lifestyle changes to your way of eating and perceptions of food.

Perhaps gastric bypass surgery might have been more appropriate for you long term. If you can speak to a surgeon, do so. But a nutritionist and nutritional guidelines based on your personal needs and doing the head work of seeing this as a tool for life change in you way of eating and perceptions of food are very important.

My story is long and boring. But I’ve fought my weight a long long time. But with this tool I hope to Finally reach goal and maintain the weight. I’m always afraid to lose that control. I track daily weight calories and Protein as well as what foods I’ve eaten. Extreme maybe but takes a few seconds to do. In general it’s good to always keep to set rules for yourself. Some people find low carb helpful, combining intermittent fasting helpful as well. I need to be very strict with my calories due to metabolic disorders and inability to exercise.

first step is to remember why you had the surgery. All the best to you in whatever you decide to do.

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2 hours ago, KaysMommy said:

I still had the tool, and started making drastic changes.

To say my tool is still there is an understatement.

Does it still work the same as it did before, or does it take more food to fill you up now?

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Glad you are here for support. 2012 was a bit ago. What works for me is logging my food and exercise. Also not drinking the 30 min before or after meals except wine - which I drink with meals. Also getting all that Water in during the day. Thirst for me is like hunger.
As an aside all morbidly obese persons have a eating disorder specific to mental illness. Mostly just a lack of knowledge and bad habits or complicated co ca-morbidity I did not have A nutritionist which would have been great. Good vibes sent to you!!!

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I’m glad I saw this post. I’m feeling really depressed over my weight gain. I’m 3 years out from surgery and up 20 lbs and 2 dress sizes. I keep obsessing about what people are thinking also, when I know I should not care.

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On 01/07/2020 at 23:44, Shparks said:










Does it still work the same as it did before, or does it take more food to fill you up now?


When I did the liquid phase again I had to push through. But once you get portions in control you stomach resets. I can only eat a lot less than I did a year ago.

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@Stella S I agree “Thirst is like hunger for me”.

I got myself a gallon Water jug and sip all day long. My body thinks it’s hunger, but it’s really thirst. You’d be amazed how much your body confuses the 2.

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@Shparks You are not alone!

I'm also struggling after a huge regain. In total I lost about 75kg or 165lbs. Then I regained 27kg or 60lbs back. My surgery was only about 2 years ago.

I feel like such a failure. I can't explain how bad this is. I can see why there are so many mental health issues associated with bariatric surgery.

I had the sleeve but I don't know if there would be any point to a revision to the bypass for me.

Nevertheless, like many on new year resolution. I'm trying all over again. I've lost about 3kg (7 pounds). It does feel like a very long road back. I just hope I can do it.

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