Cicoca

4 yrs out and still have not learned my lesson!

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Hello everyone! I have not visited here in a couple of yrs. I am 4 yrs out and still struggle to get to goal weight. I originally lost 120lbs. (no where near goal) and since then gained 40 of that back. I am still only able to eat small meals (thank God) however I seem to struggle with carbs. Cinwa I remember how helpful you have been in the past and would love to here ideas on getting started again? I recently tried low carb but I think it dropped my blood pressure too low and I felt horrible. Ideas and opinions please?????

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Welcome back Cicoca!
 
I'd recommend you start getting back on track by doing the 5-Day Pouch Test.
 
A lot of our members have had good success with it.  It'll help get you kick the carbs that have a way of sneaking back into our diet.

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Thank you Cinwa, I think you are right!

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Ugh, me too! I am four years out and have regained 40 pounds. I am going to do the 5 day pouch test starting today.

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I joined weight watchers and I have really enjoyed it

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I'm about 4 years out and have been steadily regaining over the last three years. I lost 110 pounds thanks to RNY and I have now gained back 80 pounds of that. 40 of those pounds were over the last 12 months alone. I feel hungry all the time. Tired. Dizzy. I had no insurance for close to two years because of getting laid off and it taking awhile for insurance to kick in once I had another job, so I couldn't afford to go back for my yearly check up. I couldn't afford anything. I was laid off about a month after filing for divorce and I had moved out of my house because my abusive husband would not leave. So, in a flash I had no income and was paying a mortgage and rent simultaneously. Being broke and depressed definitely affected my once healthy routine.

 

Once I had insurance again, I had gained so much back that I've just been too embarrassed to show my face at the docs. I struggle with that everyday. I just feel shame and embarrassment. I have a boyfriend who wears an XS and eats pretty much nothing but carbs and I find that I eat more carbs because of that. I'm the only one that cooks, so after a long day of work when I roll into the house past 7:00 PM, I find myself cooking out of convenience and not health. I'm not sure where to start or how to get back on track. I feel the same overwhelming feeling I had before surgery, like the weight will never come off. I feel like I had this ONE opportunity and I blew it and now this is what I have to love with for the rest of my life. 

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Sorry to hear about everything you're going through. While you've gained its always possible to get back on track. Have you considered doing the 5 day pouch test to kinda robot things?

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6 minutes ago, Sarah just want to lose said:

I can relate with everyone on this subject it's been 4 years since I had gastric bypass surgery I didn't meet my 200 goal I'm 269 as of today I just want to start losing again don't no where to start

Welcome to Thinner Times Sarah!

Best advice I can give is that you do the 5-Day Pouch Test.  If you follow it to the letter, it will help get you back on track.

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Sarah, along with the 5 day pouch reset I suggest going back to basics; fill up on protein, no drinking with meals, keep carbs low.  I’d recommend sticking with your old plan. Stay off the scale- maybe weigh once a week.  Ask yourself are you really hungry?  Is there any nutrition in what you are eating?  

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