3 years out - slid a bit but not going give up.
by, 01-11-2017 at 05:28 PM (488 Views)
I have added to a few others posts, but not started a post here for awhile - 3years out as of November. Lost about 96 pounds between the pre & post 6 months after surgery - bam - weight loss came to a abrupt halt at 6 months. Wasn't complaining - was thrilled with where I was. A cruise here, a celebration there - 18 pounds slid back on over the last 1 1/2 years. I admit I slid with the protein, grabbed quick easy granola bars & other things that are NOT considered taboo but really do nothing for us. But I have continued to get exercise all along and never fallen back into my sugar addiction - I would have a dessert (small) when there was a special even & others were but never ate things like that at home. Have continued to make sure quality fruits, veggies & protein going in. Still have restriction when I make the right food choices. Have upped my exercise to 2.5 to 3.5 miles 5-6 days per week and started back on my fitness pal logging my food. Each day I am below my allotted calories (partially due to the extra I am given for the exercise) but generally eating about 1100 cal a day. I have been up & down the same 1-2 pounds for 2 months now. ??really?? I have reached out to others in the same range (2-3 years out) to see how they are doing for support. It's tough to log on here and see all the newbies losing weight & so excited. I honestly never ever thought I would have to worry again after having the surgery. I honestly told myself it couldn't happen - but my friends - it can. I won't give up - I will keep doing what I know until those stubborn pounds are lost. I remember seeing posts like this when I was a newby & saying I would never allow that to happen to me... 18 pounds back out of 96 but I am never giving up!