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Three years out and still below goal

lightenupwoman

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Somehow I got up to 174, and I was not happy. And so I was determined to go back to basics and go to My Fitness Pal, and that lasted a few days. And then last weekend I for some reason fell asleep on Friday night and woke up at 3 pm on Saturday. I have never in my life slept so long except maybe when I was really sick or after surgery maybe? Well it's been so long I can't even remember. 

Honestly I don't know about anyone else but one of the odd things about living with a sleeve is that because I eat so few calories and carbs that my body wakes me up in the morning on weekends fairly early. I don't even get hungry but I feel like my body wakes up because of low blood sugar maybe? Anyway it's kind of nice, like a built in alarm clock. And then I have an excuse to take a nap later on, so win win. So I'm not sure how I slept that long, between not going to the bathroom, not eating or drinking, my dog didn't even wake me up! He is such a lazy dog, I have never in my life had a dog who is so chill and laid back. 

So I slept and had all these weird dreams. Anyway for some reason I lost four pounds in like 48 hours. I don't know what that's about. Like no idea. I don't know at all. I was going to say I don't recommend long sleeps as a method for weight loss, but that sounds incredibly silly. 

Anyway the other thing is that my daughter is far enough into puberty that her hormones have started to outweigh her ADHD to the point where she actually gets tired in the evenings. Now I know that probably sounds like an odd thing to say. But seriously she is 12 and in her entire life the only time she is ever tired in the evenings is when she is sick. She hasn't napped since she was three unless she was very tired. She didn't sleep through the night until she was five and even then there were times when she was up and down and went through a period of sleep walking and sleep talking. I shouldn't say too much because she'll be like "oh my god mom I can't even believe you are talking about me, I'm going to die right now because can you just not talk about me? Like I'm so embarrassed right now." 

It's strange to me that she suddenly started falling asleep a couple of days early in the evening and slept all night and then I end up sleeping for more than I ever have in like ever. 

So I'm back at 170 which seems to be a good weight for me. My goal was 180 and I got down to I think 164 at one point but I felt like I looked gaunt. At my age my face starts to look all wrinkly and ugh and sick. 

I went through a wake and a funeral of family of family this week. And usually I get social anxiety I guess and want to just eat a lot. At least I did prior to surgery. I just don't do that anymore. 


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Believe it or not...in the days before WLS one treatment used to help people lose weight was sleep therapy. The patient would be hospitalised then put into an induced coma for a couple of weeks with just a saline drip to keep them hydrated. Of course once they were woken up and sent home the weight went straight back on.

While a good nights sleep is one of the essentials for weightloss, the majority of weightloss that occurs during sleep is simply water weight. That's why we tend to weigh significantly less in the morning than we do later in the day.

By no means see my comment as a negative. Three years post-op you are doing amazing. Clearly you have your act together and there is no reason to think future years would be any different.

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HI

I'VE NOTICED THAT NOTHING IS "NORMAL" SINCE I WAS SLEEVED 10/21/16. SLEEPING, EATING, SNACKING, ENERGY, ETC.

I NOW I HAVE MORE ENERGY WHILE I AM UP BUT I DON'T SLEEP LIKE I USED TO. I KNOW MANY OF MY WLS PEEPS ON ANOTHER SITE, HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. IT'S SOMETIMES HARD FOR ME TO DETERMINE WHAT IS AGE AND WHAT IS WEIGHT LOSS.

FUNNY YOU MENTIONED HOW YOU LOOK. I STILL THINK I WANT TO LOSE ANOTHER 20-30 POUNDS BUT I JUST DON'T KNOW. I TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT WHEN I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR TODAY, I THOUGHT I LOOKED OLDER THAN I DID BEFORE SURGERY. ON THE OTHER HAND, LOOKS WERE NOT THE REASON FOR SURGERY, IT WAS IMPROVED HEALTH.

OH WELL....

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I don't sleep nearly as well as I did when I was 165 pounds heavier. Trazadone has helped over the past six months, but it feels like a trance as opposed to restful sleep. It has helped my mood considerably along with switching up antidepressant meds.

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I TAKE ENOUGH MEDS. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANYTHING TO HELP ME SLEEP. I THINK THAT WHEN I WAS HEAVIER, I HAD SLEEP APNEA SO I WAS ALWAYS TIRED. NOW THAT I DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE, I AM NOT WALKING AROUND TIRED ALL DAY. WHO REALLY KNOWS????

 

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Ketosis definitely interferes with sleep. I read it in some medical report that suggested eating some carbs before bed. I started having a few water crackers with about 20g of cheese and my sleep has improved enormously. The article was suggesting a couple of teaspoons of sugar or honey....I wasn't going there so tried the cheese and crackers instead. The theory was that you take in just enough to drop your body out of ketosis long enough to go to sleep, but once asleep your body would go back into ketosis. I don't know how valid the theory is, but it did seem to make a big difference to me. YMMV!

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I am a great believer in doing what works for you! I cannot have crackers yet bit I might give it a try when I can.

Keep up the good work!☆

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On 4/10/2017 at 9:58 PM, Aussie H said:

Ketosis definitely interferes with sleep. I read it in some medical report that suggested eating some carbs before bed. I started having a few water crackers with about 20g of cheese and my sleep has improved enormously. The article was suggesting a couple of teaspoons of sugar or honey....I wasn't going there so tried the cheese and crackers instead. The theory was that you take in just enough to drop your body out of ketosis long enough to go to sleep, but once asleep your body would go back into ketosis. I don't know how valid the theory is, but it did seem to make a big difference to me. YMMV!

I think the honey is a good idea, especially if it's local honey. That helps with allergies and can fend off viruses and bacteria too! 

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