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hello, I am 34 years old. this july will mark 8 years since i got the gastric sleeve surgery. i still always watch my carbs and try to maintain under 30 carbs. my lowest weight i got to was 180. currently at 210 lbs right now. i was at 255 lbs when i had the surgery. i have noticed my weight start to creep up, my clothes start to fit tighter. i did let go of the Protein for a while last year and just maintained lower carbs. i admit i fell off. for a couple months now i have increased my protein intake and still maintaining a lower carb count. i have not had a carbonated beverage since i had the surgery. i do not take any medicine except for blood pressure medicine which is a 12.5g lisinopril everyday.

with my daily protein intake becoming normalized now, mainly in the case of Protein Shake and then higher protein meats throughout the day. high Water intake, i am still not seeing weight loss. i see that it is staying about the same. my question is, has anyone gone through this or is going through this? is there something i am missing as far as supplements. i did get blood work done, but my doctor has not said anything about any abnormalities. i have read it could be low Iron. i figured if i went back to the basics, high protein low carb and of course high water intake, i could see results. could it so normalized now that it will take longer to lose weight? physical activity, i do try to get in about 10,000 steps a day.

any help, advice, would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

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Couple questions...how tall are you? How many calories on average do you take in a day?

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5'5". i typically do not count calories. i am not sure about that. i need to start and keep a better track of that. i just read the labels of the things i am eating/drinking typically. i am seeing anywhere from 45 to 160 calories, in things like low carb tortillas, deli meat, cheese, Protein Shakes. i do drink alcohol, but only vodka and only with Water. i have also cut back on that to see if that was causing the gain. did not notice much of a difference.

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I’m only 7 months out but happy with my progress. I’m eagerly looking for others suggestions to you that have more experience. Your situation is something I think many of us are always concerned about- Maintaining our weight loss. You certainly sound like you’re doing right things. My brother has maintained his 160 lb weight loss for 18 years. He has had periods of struggles & has said he’s been up as much as 15 lbs. He then is super careful & goes back to early basics & does go back down.

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14 hours ago, Timetrax said:

5'5". i typically do not count calories. i am not sure about that. i need to start and keep a better track of that. i just read the labels of the things i am eating/drinking typically. i am seeing anywhere from 45 to 160 calories, in things like low carb tortillas, deli meat, cheese, Protein Shakes. i do drink alcohol, but only vodka and only with Water. i have also cut back on that to see if that was causing the gain. did not notice much of a difference.

I think you are right, that you need to start keeping track of your calorie intake....it will give you a better idea of how much you should be eating to lose weight.

Take a look at this calculator and input your data and it will give you a general sense of what calorie level you should be at to lose weight:

https://www.ruled.me/keto-calculator/

There are many other calculators out there, this just happen to be the one I used.

Good Luck!

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17 hours ago, Timetrax said:

hello, I am 34 years old. this july will mark 8 years since i got the gastric sleeve surgery. i still always watch my carbs and try to maintain under 30 carbs. my lowest weight i got to was 180. currently at 210 lbs right now. i was at 255 lbs when i had the surgery. i have noticed my weight start to creep up, my clothes start to fit tighter. i did let go of the Protein for a while last year and just maintained lower carbs. i admit i fell off. for a couple months now i have increased my Protein intake and still maintaining a lower carb count. i have not had a carbonated beverage since i had the surgery. i do not take any medicine except for blood pressure medicine which is a 12.5g lisinopril everyday.

with my daily protein intake becoming normalized now, mainly in the case of Protein Shake and then higher protein meats throughout the day. high Water intake, i am still not seeing weight loss. i see that it is staying about the same. my question is, has anyone gone through this or is going through this? is there something i am missing as far as supplements. i did get blood work done, but my doctor has not said anything about any abnormalities. i have read it could be low Iron. i figured if i went back to the basics, high protein low carb and of course high Water intake, i could see results. could it so normalized now that it will take longer to lose weight? physical activity, i do try to get in about 10,000 steps a day.

any help, advice, would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

I may have missed it but what is your caloric intake? A calorie deficit/balance intake is still crucial to weight loss and maintenance. IMHO check that info out first to make sure you aren't eating more than your BMR requires

(P.s. I HATE logging food intake because it is ...

*t e d i o u s*

but every once in a while I need to spot check what I'm doing.

I also recently bought a new scale {because my old one was super inaccurate} that checks body fat, muscle mass, hydration, basal metabolic rate, etc. I find these numbers more important to me because they tell a bigger picture of my health)

Good Luck❤

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Posted (edited)

Hello all,

I am 4 years post op and I totally feel your pain. Post sleeve i was 256 lbs. My lowest weight was 146lbs. I am currently 205 lbs. I have made the decision to get back on track with it all. I will start with the basics of Protein Shakes for 3 days, then slowly introduce other allowable foods. I do know that my sleeve is still intact because i cant eat alot at one time, but once that food digests, I am ready for more, but only out of habit, not hunger. For me it is mental because when I am bored I eat. Since having my last child I have began to fall back into old habits, but I know I can make the changes because my sleeve still works and I am ready to do this once again!!

Edited by Shemekasr

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My weight loss calories seem to be different as I progressed out from surgery. Calculators don't wok for me. My calorie zone is less.

I don't eat Keto - I am back on baritric basic diet to get the weight off.

I'm further out from surgery. I can eat more food. If I stay in my weight loss calories,I lose weight. I logged in a food app to find my weight loss calorie zone.

Some log food consistently to get the weight off. Others can guess if they are in weight loss range. I was gaining when I guessed.

None of this is a one size fits all to get the weight back down. Find what works for you.

Edited by afterthought

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