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I am almost 10 years since the day I was sleeved. I weighed 278 pounds when I had my surgery. I got down to 173 pounds and now I am back up to 220 pounds. I am feeling like a failure. I am terrified of putting all of the weight back on. How are others doing this better? How can I get some of this weight back off? If you are continuing to lose weight what are your daily macros? I’m not even sure if I have restriction anymore. Is there a way to find out? I started drinking sodas probably a year after I was sleeved. Have I ruined it for good? Is anyone else in the same boat? I’d love to have some help and support.

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I would say, get back to your basics. You have probably reverted back to some bad behaviors. I would say take a look at your food choices and amounts. Have you started eating and drinking at the same time again?

Logging was key for me.

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I am also 10 years out. I started at 54 years old - and was 320. I lost 20 or so pounds before surgery, and then lost to about 165 pounds - I never could keep my weight there, but i kept it at about 175 for a few years... then life happened ..... and I slowly gained to 220. At 220 one morning just over a year ago I decided to do something about it. I slowly started changing the way I was eating. More Proteins, less carbs, more fresh fruits and vegetables, more salads and greens and healthy choices. More bringing my lunch to work, than eating fast food. And I lost 45 pounds in I think it was 14 months. I am very happy with what I have accomplished ! I am back out of plus sized clothing..... had to get new clothing during Covid ... hard to do when you have NO idea what size you could be now ..... but am happily out of 22 plus and back into a regular ladies petite 16 jean and chino at old navy ! And I could fit into the 14s but at 64 years old, I need comfort and not squeeze !! I am eating lots of healthy veggies and salads with fish or chicken or bit of steak in them. Loving avacados for the fats and eating steamed eggs and riced veggies sautéed with a bit of sesame oil .....

If I can do it, so can you!!!!

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On 10/4/2020 at 9:48 PM, wondering1 said:

I am almost 10 years since the day I was sleeved. I weighed 278 pounds when I had my surgery. I got down to 173 pounds and now I am back up to 220 pounds. I am feeling like a failure. I am terrified of putting all of the weight back on. How are others doing this better? How can I get some of this weight back off? If you are continuing to lose weight what are your daily macros? I’m not even sure if I have restriction anymore. Is there a way to find out? I started drinking sodas probably a year after I was sleeved. Have I ruined it for good? Is anyone else in the same boat? I’d love to have some help and support.

If you can return to your previous Bariatric team (or find a new one) they can order tests to check your anatomy.

Good Luck ♥️

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This is me to a T right now. I go back to my surgeons on Monday.

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You can get back on track by going back to the basics. Focus on Protein, 60+g/day. Cut out sodas. Limit carbs. 1,000 calories/day. Track everything you eat (I use MyFitnessPal). GOOD LUCK!

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I'm in the same boat. Seven years post sleeve. Lost a total of 80 lbs and then hit a plateau for about 5 mos. no matter what I did. I was losing my will power at that point after 5 months of not losing a thing! I started to give in to temptation and gained almost 50 lbs back! I really don't want to have revision surgery if I can help it. I just don't know if it's too late for me at this point. Did I overstretch my pouch? Should I visit my surgeon? I'm afraid he might just say 'let just do a revision' just because that's the business he's in. How do I know if my tool still works? Anyone else going through this?

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Humbling to read these posts....I have not visited BP for a few years. Used to be so active on it. But like many of you, I have gained 25 lbs. I was sleeved in October 2011 and got down to 135 and felt like a million bucks. Then over the past 5 years have gained about 5 lbs a year. I don't feel like I eat that much but. I have to be honest and say I am eating the wrong things. Too many carbs and not enough Protein.

I wrote a book called Queen of Crop about my wonderful weight loss journey which took a year. (Lost 88 lbs). Thinking about writing a new one called Queen of Crop - Ten Years after. Those of us who were sleeved so long ago were still in the time when it wasn't as popular as it is now. I can say for me, I had Zero post surgery support. I was sleeved in Germany, spent 8 days in the hospital with great care but no very little information on what to do after. Still, in the end it was and is my responsibility to get this under control before I gain more.

Thanks for listening and I'll come back here more often now. Two photos taken exactly one year apart.

szk 2011 and szk 2012.jpg

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