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I have not been on here in years but don’t know where to go for help. I had the sleeve on 6-10-13 I lost 135 pounds and was extremely happy with the results over the years I was able to maintain and would go up and down a little but stayed within 10 pounds of my lowest weight of 140. Then COVID hit and now I am working from home and don’t get out much and I am weighing in at 180. I am terrified to gain my weight back and can already feel it in my joints and such just the weight I put on. I can’t seem to get back on track. I need any ideas/tips that anyone can offer. Someone that has gone though a weight gain of 40 lbs and got it back off.

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Hey! I’m not someone who has gotten it back off, but I am someone who has been working at it for the past week. I am in a similar boat in that I have gained quite a bit and I feel it. It’s horrible. I have more than 40 to lose and was sleeved in 2012. I came back to BP, started back with basics- Protein first, no eating and drinking at meals, and cut the crap. I’ve also been exercising again. I can post weekly updates here if you’d like. Start today. Good luck!

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7 hours ago, wallak said:

I have not been on here in years but don’t know where to go for help. I had the sleeve on 6-10-13 I lost 135 pounds and was extremely happy with the results over the years I was able to maintain and would go up and down a little but stayed within 10 pounds of my lowest weight of 140. Then COVID hit and now I am working from home and don’t get out much and I am weighing in at 180. I am terrified to gain my weight back and can already feel it in my joints and such just the weight I put on. I can’t seem to get back on track. I need any ideas/tips that anyone can offer. Someone that has gone though a weight gain of 40 lbs and got it back off.

thanks

Hi! Did you gain the 40 lbs just during COVID (i.e., in the last 3 months)? Maybe book an appt with your PCP...perhaps it may be due to an underlying (or new) medical condition?

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7 hours ago, wallak said:

I need any ideas/tips that anyone can offer.

I will admit that I have not gone through this but some advice I hear from My Level 10 Life (youtuber) is to start today. Don't wait for tomorrow or Monday, start today. Drink half your body weight in Water, start tracking your food, start building positive, everyday habits. She offers a free habit tracker you can use if you want, just find her on Youtube. I hope this is helpful and I wish you the best!

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A friend of mine gained back 60 lbs. seven years after her weight loss surgery. She was hovering at about 185 when she decided to take radical action to lose the weight. She began weighing and logging everything she ate and drank. She exercised more. And she became very careful about her diet -- giving up processed foods.

She is now back to 125 lbs. So it can be done.

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2 hours ago, Prestonandme said:

A friend of mine gained back 60 lbs. seven years after her weight loss surgery. She was hovering at about 185 when she decided to take radical action to lose the weight. She began weighing and logging everything she ate and drank. She exercised more. And she became very careful about her diet -- giving up processed foods.

She is now back to 125 lbs. So it can be done.

I should add that the 60 lbs. weight loss took my friend about 2 1/2 years. It required constant vigilance and dedication.

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I started in 2010 with my sleeve. I was 54 years old. 320 pounds 5’2” - I got. To 175 at my lowest. I gained back 10 right away then another 40 in 10 years. Last summer I decided to lose 20 pounds in a year. I have lost 35. I am not even down to a normal weight by far - but I have gone from. Size plus 28 (at the start 10 years ago) to a 16 petite today. How ? Protein first. Lots of organic veggies, healthy fats, fruit. And some kind of “treat” everyday. I use complex carbs as “sprinkles” - if I am making baked potatoes for the family with dinner I might take a couple tablespoons and sprinkle it over my veggies. I do the same with Pasta -chop it up and sprinkle on the veggies ! Life style changes. I garden and swim. No major exercising. And plan what I take to work. ( essential work in social services )

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On 06/25/2020 at 20:14, Prestonandme said:



A friend of mine gained back 60 lbs. seven years after her weight loss surgery. She was hovering at about 185 when she decided to take radical action to lose the weight. She began weighing and logging everything she ate and drank. She exercised more. And she became very careful about her diet -- giving up processed foods.




She is now back to 125 lbs. So it can be done.


That is just the news I needed to hear!!! Thank you for sharing. I’m doing the same. This week I’m down three pounds! Woot! Woot! I know not to expect that next week since I’m still in the beginning, but it’s great to h e some positive momentum to keep me going.

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Having the same issue with weight gain while working from home during COVID. I don't think we'll be going back to the office any time soon so I need to figure this out. I know I'm eating out of boredom and not exercising enough. I feel like there's nowhere I should be going because of COVID so trying to stay at home as much as possible. SO BORING! I'm 3 years out from VSG and up 15 pounds. Need to get it under control now.

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Skyhawk - I get it. for me, I am eating better at home !!! I cook more meals, and plan the leftovers for lunches and another day or two of dinners... I am not grabbing something quickly to eat in the car on the way to work - I am eating eggs or hot Cereal with fresh fruit in the mornings, and enjoying that first cup of coffee... making salads for lunch.... and loving that i planned out a great vegetable garden for this summer. I am eating fresh cucumbers every day with fresh tomatoes and eggplant and green Beans. Waiting on those big heirloom tomatoes and squash .... will be heading back in to work later this week 2 to 3 days a week... going to try to pack up my healthy lunches and Snacks !!!

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This is me too, unfortunately. Sleeved in 2016 and have seen steady incline—most rapidly in the past four months. My first step was to go to my surgeon’s office, talk about the program with someone that understands what I’m supposed to be doing (I’ve had almost zero group support). Now I’m back here, trying to refocus and get healthy again!

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On 6/30/2020 at 8:08 PM, Skyhawk said:

Having the same issue with weight gain while working from home during COVID. I don't think we'll be going back to the office any time soon so I need to figure this out. I know I'm eating out of boredom and not exercising enough. I feel like there's nowhere I should be going because of COVID so trying to stay at home as much as possible. SO BORING! I'm 3 years out from VSG and up 15 pounds. Need to get it under control now.

That is me exactly. I know I will be home through end of year at minimum. I know I need to exercise more but gym at apartment is closed and so hot to walk unless dark and then I don’t feel safe. I know I can do stuff in doors just a matter of making myself. It is all just excuses. I have taken what people have said here and tracking everything I put in my mouth and focus on protien first. I try to plan out my food the day before. It is working slowly... I just have to keep telling myself it is a marathon and not a sprint!

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On 7/1/2020 at 12:49 AM, Mega_100 said:

This is me too, unfortunately. Sleeved in 2016 and have seen steady incline—most rapidly in the past four months. My first step was to go to my surgeon’s office, talk about the program with someone that understands what I’m supposed to be doing (I’ve had almost zero group support). Now I’m back here, trying to refocus and get healthy again!

Unfortunately my doctor that did my sleeve has retired. I went through True Results and I did the quarterly checkups the first year and year 2 they were 6 month and then yearly after but when I went for year 4 I got the run around. So I quit going. Not sure where to turn to talk to a live person but I figured here was a good option with people that have gone through the same. I will take suggestions of where to turn for a live person

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For me, it was getting back to eating very intentionally - Protein first and foremost then vegetables. Then fruit and a sprinkle of carbs. I was never able to do Protein Drinks - ever. i react to every kind of artificial sugar and artificial type ingredient with horrible digestive problems that put me in the hospital..... but YOU DO know what will work and what will not for YOU. Go back to what you were eating at the start - and start from there. You may want to see if another doctor took over your surgeon's practice or find a doctor who is knowledgeable about post surgery issues for bariatric patients. Mostly it is diet and getting enough Vitamins and minerals into you and then exercise / moving more ! Personally, I started in the 300's had a sleeve 10 years ago. Lost about 140 pounds then gained back 40. I have spent the last year losing 5 pounds at a time. My first goal was that 5 pounds with a desire to lose 20 in a year. I have lost to date 36 and a half pounds. I am still "overweight" according to BMI for my age (64) and obese if you don't put in my age... but I am very pleased with where I am !!! One meal at a time, one healthy snack at a time, lots of Water. Be safe out there !

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OK, I found my people. Good.

I got sleeved 10/18 and reached my goal of 175. I am now in perimenopause. Such fun. Then I decided to try to get to 150. I got down to 161 and COVID hit. I never stopped tracking.

I lost my job. So I was job searching, walking my doggos, doing Pilates for chronic back pain. Without the constant praise and reinforcement (and tight clothes) I wore to work, I started very slowly backsliding. I don't think wearing Pilates pants and sports bras every day helped. I got back up to 175 (14 lb. gain) and got pretty mad at myself. I am not going up a clothing size, I got rid of all my bigger clothes.

Even though I was counting calories, I was just eating too many. I've been trying to remove Snacks and higher calorie stuff.

Now I've lost one whole pound.

I did get a new job I really like so, I'm happy about that, but we won't be back in the office until Q4 or 2021. I just want help staying motivated. Thanks in advance!

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