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I decided to bite the bullet and see how it goes, 10 more pounds !!  I don't like failing and so I think this has been what has held me back.  I have been having wars in my head about it.  I am pretty sure I can do it but maintaining that extra 10 pounds is what I am really afraid of.   I was at 175 last week and am sitting at 170 this morning. My plan is to get to 162-164 and hold it.  I have been holding 171-174 since January without stress for the most part, a few days of 175( holding water I am sure or I would not have dropped 5 in a week)  

Just wondering if anyone else has gone back to lose more this far out ?   If so were you able to maintain it?

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Haven’t done it,,, but I am there with you!  I am.  On day 2 of my 5DPT and I am ready to regroup.    I feel the same way you do, so I am joining you!  What are you doing to help the scale move down now?

(I was just blogging the other day about how I feel like I am discouraged over where I landed, so I am doing something about it)

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19 minutes ago, CheeringCJ said:

Haven’t done it,,, but I am there with you!  I am.  On day 2 of my 5DPT and I am ready to regroup.    I feel the same way you do, so I am joining you!  What are you doing to help the scale move down now?

(I was just blogging the other day about how I feel like I am discouraged over where I landed, so I am doing something about it)

Awesome, I was hoping someone would join me !!!  Whoohoooo:D 

I have gone back to 3 small meals and 1 or 2 snacks (yogurt and almonds for snacks at this point). I also found myself grazing at night sometimes, so I knocked that off too.  I also find if I have even 1 or 2 glasses of wine the scale goes up ( so no more of that while I am trying to lose 10 more )

How much more are you wanting to lose CJ ?

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I had gotten to 130 pretty effortless at my initial surgery.  I was able to maintain it for about 4 years.  I had revision for GERD in November 2018.  The weight loss has been slow.  I am hoping to get down to 140.  If I should reach 130, that would be a bonus.  I agree that maintaining is definitely a concern.  I say go for it and see how it feels.  If you can maintain it without constantly obsessing about what you are eating, then it works.  If it becomes a struggle to maintain, allow yourself to settle where your body feels comfortable.  Good luck

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@Kim M I am curious to know what happened at 4 years to make you start gaining?  Obsessing is what I am worried about .  I obsessed the whole journey and even after I hit goal and I think a lot of it was the tracking of food constantly, but I do believe I needed to do that to hold myself accountable at that time.

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Emotional eating.  I also convinced myself that I could just have one of something high in carbs.  I have been working very hard on the emotional piece with a therapist.  I also have incorporated alternative behaviors to help self regulate.  I meditate every day and when I am struggling I try and pause and just allow things to be.  This has been my most difficult challenge.  I also recognize the lies I tell myself about eating sugar.  It has no place in my life and recognize the harmful effects it has on my body and how I feel.  None of this is easy by any means.  

I started to track my food a few months ago and I find it helpful.  I am trying not to be obsessive but use it as a guide to make adjustments as needed. 

I hope you can relax more around food while still being accountable.  If you don't eat exactly what is on your plan, self compassion is the key.   Giving yourself what you need, which is not food, will provide balance.  

Wishing you the best.

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3 hours ago, tracyringo said:

Awesome, I was hoping someone would join me !!!  Whoohoooo:D 

I have gone back to 3 small meals and 1 or 2 snacks (yogurt and almonds for snacks at this point). I also found myself grazing at night sometimes, so I knocked that off too.  I also find if I have even 1 or 2 glasses of wine the scale goes up ( so no more of that while I am trying to lose 10 more )

How much more are you wanting to lose CJ ?

10 pounds!  And since I got through the two days of liquids/very low carbs, I feel more and more confident in the fact i can get back in the game!

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11 hours ago, tracyringo said:

I decided to bite the bullet and see how it goes, 10 more pounds !!  I don't like failing and so I think this has been what has held me back.  I have been having wars in my head about it.  I am pretty sure I can do it but maintaining that extra 10 pounds is what I am really afraid of.   I was at 175 last week and am sitting at 170 this morning. My plan is to get to 162-164 and hold it.  I have been holding 171-174 since January without stress for the most part, a few days of 175( holding water I am sure or I would not have dropped 5 in a week)  

Just wondering if anyone else has gone back to lose more this far out ?   If so were you able to maintain it?

In a similar boat although all my doctors and specialists have told me not to drop more. I did drop an extra 4kg (about 9lbs) over the last 6 months but haven't managed to keep it off. I suspect that's because my hypoglycemia medication is unavailable in Australia and has been for a month (no sign of it bring available until late July either), so I've no choice but to add extra carbs all day long at the moment. Hoping I can start turning that around after a doctors appointment in the morning. I've located some of the medication at a higher dosage in a tiny backwoods chemist....just have to get a new prescription for that dosage which is actually specified in my endocrinologist letter anyway.

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12 hours ago, Kim M said:

Emotional eating.  I also convinced myself that I could just have one of something high in carbs.  I have been working very hard on the emotional piece with a therapist.  I also have incorporated alternative behaviors to help self regulate.  I meditate every day and when I am struggling I try and pause and just allow things to be.  This has been my most difficult challenge.  I also recognize the lies I tell myself about eating sugar.  It has no place in my life and recognize the harmful effects it has on my body and how I feel.  None of this is easy by any means.  

I started to track my food a few months ago and I find it helpful.  I am trying not to be obsessive but use it as a guide to make adjustments as needed. 

I hope you can relax more around food while still being accountable.  If you don't eat exactly what is on your plan, self compassion is the key.   Giving yourself what you need, which is not food, will provide balance.  

Wishing you the best.

I totally get the emotional eating and I also indulged in a few things I would not eat during weight loss.

Thank you for your words of wisdom !

Do you still have GERD since having the by pass?

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11 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

10 pounds!  And since I got through the two days of liquids/very low carbs, I feel more and more confident in the fact i can get back in the game!

YAY !!  How is your restriction at this point?

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4 hours ago, Aussie Bear said:

In a similar boat although all my doctors and specialists have told me not to drop more. I did drop an extra 4kg (about 9lbs) over the last 6 months but haven't managed to keep it off. I suspect that's because my hypoglycemia medication is unavailable in Australia and has been for a month (no sign of it bring available until late July either), so I've no choice but to add extra carbs all day long at the moment. Hoping I can start turning that around after a doctors appointment in the morning. I've located some of the medication at a higher dosage in a tiny backwoods chemist....just have to get a new prescription for that dosage which is actually specified in my endocrinologist letter anyway.

Do you want to lose more at this point Aussie?  What do you weigh in lbs now?  

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11 hours ago, tracyringo said:

I totally get the emotional eating and I also indulged in a few things I would not eat during weight loss.

Thank you for your words of wisdom !

Do you still have GERD since having the by pass?

Unfortunately I still have GERD.  It is not as severe but I do still need to take medication.  Depending on the day 1-2 PPI.  I have to be very careful what I ate so as not to trigger an attack.  I wish there was another alternative other than bypass as I would have taken it.  I have had some real issues with eating, pain and elimination.  I was so desperate I had a colonic yesterday.   I am doctored out and have taken things into my own hands.  

You are doing great.  It really sounds as though you are in a good space.  

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21 hours ago, tracyringo said:

YAY !!  How is your restriction at this point?

Well, pretty much non existent.  Though that is probably not true, but I’m sure I could eat double what I’m supposed to and be fine. I never really had much restriction after the first few months. I just ate what I was supposed to (4oz) and moved on with my day bc I wasn’t hungry. I feel hunger often now. I was filling that hunger with Greek yogurt or a cheese stick but that moved on to other things to snack on. Thus a mini-spiral. 

BUT since doing this 5DPT, I’m starting to notice restriction again! I had a container of yogurt last night and remembered it was 5.3 oz and not 4, and man was I literally stuffed!  

Plus, hopped on the scale today and was 5# down!!!  Whoo-hooo!  I feel MUCH more in control. I know it’s “early” but I think the reset is working. :)

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9 minutes ago, CheeringCJ said:

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Plus, hopped on the scale today and was 5# down!!!  Whoo-hooo!  I feel MUCH more in control. I know it’s “early” but I think the reset is working. :)

That is outstanding Cheering!

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33 minutes ago, cinwa said:

That is outstanding Cheering!

Thanks, having my head back in the game feels so good!

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1 hour ago, CheeringCJ said:

Well, pretty much non existent.  Though that is probably not true, but I’m sure I could eat double what I’m supposed to and be fine. I never really had much restriction after the first few months. I just ate what I was supposed to (4oz) and moved on with my day bc I wasn’t hungry. I feel hunger often now. I was filling that hunger with Greek yogurt or a cheese stick but that moved on to other things to snack on. Thus a mini-spiral. 

BUT since doing this 5DPT, I’m starting to notice restriction again! I had a container of yogurt last night and remembered it was 5.3 oz and not 4, and man was I literally stuffed!  

Plus, hopped on the scale today and was 5# down!!!  Whoo-hooo!  I feel MUCH more in control. I know it’s “early” but I think the reset is working. :)

Wonderful !  Congrats on the 5 lb loss !!   Glad your sleeve took to the 5 day PT, that helps make it a little easier.

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8 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

Well, pretty much non existent.  Though that is probably not true, but I’m sure I could eat double what I’m supposed to and be fine. I never really had much restriction after the first few months. I just ate what I was supposed to (4oz) and moved on with my day bc I wasn’t hungry. I feel hunger often now. I was filling that hunger with Greek yogurt or a cheese stick but that moved on to other things to snack on. Thus a mini-spiral. 

BUT since doing this 5DPT, I’m starting to notice restriction again! I had a container of yogurt last night and remembered it was 5.3 oz and not 4, and man was I literally stuffed!  

Plus, hopped on the scale today and was 5# down!!!  Whoo-hooo!  I feel MUCH more in control. I know it’s “early” but I think the reset is working. :)

That's so awesome!! Five pounds loss when you're already a healthy weight is huge!! Way to go. That's so great to hear that the restriction is back. Makes a good back up plan to have in our tool box! 

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On 5/22/2019 at 10:42 PM, tracyringo said:

Do you want to lose more at this point Aussie?  What do you weigh in lbs now?  

As of today 154lbs. I did get the prescription I needed yesterday and organised to pick it up today. The chemist also told me she'd take the next repeat out of the robo-disoenser and keep it aside for me until next month. The computer is showing the drug I take should be available again in Australia by late July....so here's hoping I can leave the carbs behind again instead of trying to do an unsuccessful juggling act with then to keep my blood sugars up. My family doctor didn't share my concerns that I'd gained around 10 lb in the past month but I sure as hell did!!!! It's got to come off in the next month before I see my surgeon again!!!! Then I'd still like to lose another 5-7 lb beyond that recent gain.

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@Aussie Bear sorry about the medicine issues in Australia.  You will have to join me and CJ for the excess weight you want to lose !

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Tracy, 

I think you can do anything you set your mind to!! Just recommit, and you’ve got this :) Maintaining at 10 pounds less isn’t any harder than maintaining where you are now, in my opinion. 

I’ve dropped 15 pounds since my knee surgeries and that bout with gastritis, after maintaining at about 143-144 for about 6ish months. I really haven’t done anything different with the maintenance eating, and I’m staying within 1-2 pounds of 126. Just stay away from the things that you KNOW make you gain. I really think you can do this, and keep it off!! You’ve done so great so far...keep it up!

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@CheeringCJ How are you doing and how are things going?

I slipped up a little over Memorial weekend.  Its like I take a day off and WHAM.  Still it was nothing drastic, so I was surprised to see 172 again after getting to 168.4.  I am giving it another go though and am at 169.8 today.   I really think my body likes that 172 lol.  Hoping I can reset the weight my body wants to be and get to 165 and stay.  Hope you are doing okay.

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Doing ok, @tracyringo, haven’t lost anymore but haven’t gained.  Maintaining as it were. Which isn’t all that bad, I think my body likes this set point also, which truth be told, I never thought I’d be at, so I should be thrilled! (I am but I am also a little greedy to go down more).  It doesn’t help that my life is super busy right now.  My job is exhausting (we got a grant given to us to spend before the fiscal year ends, and I have to keep getting quotes and proofs etc so my other work has fallen behind) and our free time has been totally booked lately.  I still get my 5 miles in every day and I am doing the 30 day squat challenge and did 80 squats this am.  So I guess all of that helps w/ the maintaining part.

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4 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

Doing ok, @tracyringo, haven’t lost anymore but haven’t gained.  Maintaining as it were. Which isn’t all that bad, I think my body likes this set point also, which truth be told, I never thought I’d be at, so I should be thrilled! (I am but I am also a little greedy to go down more).  It doesn’t help that my life is super busy right now.  My job is exhausting (we got a grant given to us to spend before the fiscal year ends, and I have to keep getting quotes and proofs etc so my other work has fallen behind) and our free time has been totally booked lately.  I still get my 5 miles in every day and I am doing the 30 day squat challenge and did 80 squats this am.  So I guess all of that helps w/ the maintaining part.

I agree, I never thought I would see this number on scale and I am a little greedy also !

What is the 30 days squat challenge ?

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30 day squat challenge

85 squats this am.  My butt is killing me, but I am almost done :)

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