My coworker's wife had gastric bypass 15 years ago. She lost about 200 pounds in the first two years. She lost weight even though she didn't change her eating habits, she just ate less. My coworker told me that she would eat chocolate and though it made her sick at first, the more she ate it, the less sick it made her. Within 5 years of surgery, she had regained all the weight plus some. I would estimate that she weighs about 400 pounds.
I am so worried that this is gonna happen to me. I have lost 95lbs twice before in my life and I gained it back both times. I had this surgery because I couldn't keep losing and gaining the same weight over and over again. I wanted a permanent solution.
I am 2 months post op and am very happy with the weight I have lost already. I have had some foods that I know I shouldn't. I just don't want to go through all this to "finally" lose the weight and then gain it back.
How many people really lose the weight forever and how many gain it all back?