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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ilakim's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Weight regain 2 years post op

    Good Morning,
    I am 2 years post op, and had lost a total of 85lbs. Unfortunately, I have regained 30lbs..... I attribute some of the regain to prednisone, but most is from stress, and poor eating habits. I admit, the last few months, I have stopped eating protein, and veggies first, and have eaten more carbs, and comfort foods.
    Last night, I made the decision to go back to Weight Watchers, and regain control of my eating habits. I need the support and accountability. It was such a hard decision to make, because I feel like I have failed with my WLS.
    Has this happened to anyone else? How did you regain control of your eating habits, and were you able to lose the weight again? I want to hit my goal, but I feel like it is almost impossible.



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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    llakim,
    Welcome to the club! I regained about 20 pounds and in April, I rejoined Weight Watchers. I felt like a failure as well, but had to admit that I started letting old habits back in my life. Sharon (sraebaer went back to WW), and that inspired me to rejoin as well. I made it back to goal in no time. What I needed, and it sounds like you do too, is the accountability. You've done it before and you can do it again!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ilakim's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    Quote Originally Posted by kenson View Post
    llakim,
    Welcome to the club! I regained about 20 pounds and in April, I rejoined Weight Watchers. I felt like a failure as well, but had to admit that I started letting old habits back in my life. Sharon (sraebaer went back to WW), and that inspired me to rejoin as well. I made it back to goal in no time. What I needed, and it sounds like you do too, is the accountability. You've done it before and you can do it again!
    Thank you for your encouragement, and support. I agree the accountability is what I need right now. Success stories like yours, keep me going, and keep me inspired. Thanks for sharing.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilakim View Post
    Thank you for your encouragement, and support. I agree the accountability is what I need right now. Success stories like yours, keep me going, and keep me inspired. Thanks for sharing.
    Well I regained some as well, for the same reasons - prednisone, and then health issues = stress eating. BUT I got back on track with great encouragement from Kenyon, sraebaer, Ann2, etc. I tried WW, which was easy-peasy, but allowed me to feel a bit too smug with points. So went back to the MyPlate, which keeps me most honest about the quality and quantity of carbs. My point is, there is a way out there, and regain is a learning experience, not a failure, as long as you are accountable, and go back on track.

    It didn't take me too long to get back to goal, about 4 weeks. But I did not increase activity do to other health stuff going on. HOWEVER, back on prednisone this week -- AAGH! But no stress eating

    Please let us know how you're doing!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 136.00

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ilakim's Avatar
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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    Thank you Annie! I have been reading through posts and did see that sraebear did WW, and that encouraged me to start. I will check out Myplate as well, it’s always nice to learn about new things. I thought that it would be so easy after my sleeve, but that is so far from the truth. You really need to put forth the effort and use your tool correctly!
    Sorry to hear that you are on prednisone again, I hope you feel better soon. I will keep you posted on my progress. Last night, instead of snacking, I just went to bed



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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilakim View Post
    I thought that it would be so easy after my sleeve, but that is so far from the truth. You really need to put forth the effort and use your tool correctly!
    It's so funny, but the sleeve almost makes you (me) feel complacent. You're losing weight almost effortlessly, and then WHAM, the weight loss stops and you then have to put in "the work." We forget when our doctor's tell us that the sleeve is just "a tool." Maintenance is just a totally different ballgame and we're all just trying to maneuver our lives post surgery. I think it will always be a learning curve and reset for all of us.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ilakim's Avatar
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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    I agree, it is definitely a learning curve, especially as time goes by. I keep trying to share my journey with everyone who is considering getting the surgery. My mottos is..... "the more you know, the more successful you will be!"
    I am on day two of WW, and sticking to my program I am also trying to get some of my coworkers to join with me as well.



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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    The secret it to find out what works for you. You have not failed with WLS, you have just realized that it is only part of the equation. For me losing was so easy, the weight just fell off. Then without much work at all I stayed at goal for maybe 3 years. But after that, I started to gain. My secret is to weigh daily. My highest gain was 5 pounds. (Much better than 10, 20, etc!) Now I'm working on 2 stupid pounds over my new goal of 130. You would think 2 pounds would be easy, but it's not. But all my clothes still fit, in fact lots of stuff is loose seeing I changed my goal from 140 to 130, so I should be positive! And I do love WW, just the accountability of weighing and writing it in a book helps. Not to mention I've made a lot of new friends, love my group. But like I said, what works for me may be something totally different for you. Good luck!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ilakim's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Ilakim
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    Default Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    Thank you. I read several of your posts, and that is what inspired me to go to WW. I think with the new WW program, and all the options, it will be perfect for my lifestyle. And making new friends is just an added bonus! Good luck with your last few pounds.... I will keep you posted on my progress. The accountability keeps me motivated.



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