Hi there, I'm new here and glad I found this forum. I had my gastric sleeve 2 1/2 years ago. During that time I lost 106 lbs (from 300 lbs down to 194). However, within the past year I managed to gain roughly 15 lbs that I'm working on getting off.
A few questions:
-How has eating been for any of you who have been this far out? Has your appetite increased? I'll admit to have really fallen off the wagon the past year but spent the past several weeks correcting this. I'm also finding myself hungrier than I was when I was less than a year out, which I'm sure is to be expected. Though thankfully portions are still small (and a lot smaller than they used to be).
-Any guidelines you still stick with? I need to get back on this because I find that it was the primary key to me losing weight in the first place. I also need to be reminded of a few of these.
-Any suggestions in terms of eating/water intake, etc.? I finally decided to seriously scale back on my sugar intake, which was the most detrimental to me. I cut out sodas completely, save for going to restaurants. And I also watch my carb intake as well and working towards increasing my protein.
I'm just curious as to how any of you are doing who are about a year or more out. I'm working hard towards losing those 15 lbs I gained back as well as losing an additional 20 to reach my goal weight.
Thanks and great to "meet" you all!