Peer support is a critical part of your weight loss surgery journey. Use the buddies and mentors forum to find other individuals who have had, or are having, gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve surgery, or Lap Band surgery.
Insurance and financing for gastric bypass, Lap Band, and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be a complicated process. Share or ask questions about your insurance and financing plan, as well as doctor fees and the cost of your weight loss surgery. And finally, let everyone know once you’re approved!
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy forums are a place to discuss the newly popular vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The vertical sleeve is the removal of 85% of the stomach, but without rearrangement of the intestines. Ask questions about the surgery and share pre and post-operative concerns.
The Lap Band forums are a targeted area to discuss all angles of the Lap Band or adjustable gastric banding procedure. Feel free to discuss pre or post-operative issues, Lap Band fills and doctors, pricing, complications, etc.
Every person struggling with obesity or who has had weight loss surgery has a unique experience and story. Some stories are inspirational, some are emotional, and others are painful. Share your weight loss surgery story with the rest of the community and help those who have yet to take their journey.
Weight loss surgery is an emotional process. Relationships with friends and family change, and some struggle with physical changes happening to their body. This forum is a place for you to reach out to other members - whether there are others in need, or if you yourself need to share what is going on in your life.
Proper nutrition is important to the long-term success of weight loss surgery. While gastric bypass, Lap Band, and vertical sleeve limits the amount and types of food you consume, that doesn't mean the food can't be delicious! Post your favorite WLS recipes and search our existing database for new ones.
Well it is 1/13/2021 and I currently weigh 158 .. not happy. But I have gotten myself here. I know how to lose it and need to start. I have started walking and that makes me feel better but I need to stop with the candy UGH!
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I am really needing some pick me ups and good vibes. It has been a year since my surgery and I still have 36 pounds to lose. I am struggling to get that off. I have been working out and eating healthy off and on since my surgery. I don't eat terrible but I don't get in my protein on a daily basis. Last week my husband and I started eating clean and working out every night. When I say working out I mean I am doing 3-4 miles each night walking/running. I weighed myself last Monday and I was at 186. I weighed myself this morning and I was at 187.6. I don't get it. Last week was the best I have ate in a good while. I got in my protein every single day and exercised. It makes my head space really bad when I struggle like this. My husband of course lost 3 pounds so I am happy for him but at the same time I just want to cry my eyes out. I don't know what I am doing wrong.
I haven't been on this forum for many years so thought I'd give an update. I had my RNY in 2002, pre-op 273+lb, 5'6", 46 yrs old. I have never regretted my surgery. It saved my life. It has been a wonderful tool despite my challenges over the years. I am a serious sugar addict and was able to regain slowly 60 lbs.. I still feel some restriction from my pouch thank God, but grazing on food / sugar throughout the day is why I gained weight. I've had problems with anemia and vitamin deficiencies during times that I didn't consistently take my vitamins which are critical. My diabetes went away for 14 yrs but returned with my weight regain or possibly because I was destined to eventually get diabetes anyway since I am 65 yrs old. I am so grateful that I haven't been morbidly obese for the past 18 yrs. Surgery changed my life.
I am now actively involved in Overeaters Anonymous online zoom meetings to help me with my addiction to sugar and abnormal relationship with food. It has helped me immensely. If you are struggling, consider going to OA. Surgery helps with weight loss but doesn't cure food addiction.