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10/30/13 4:10 P

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keeping carbs low is really hard - fast food is our enemy. I try not to eat out or if I do it has to be a sit down restaurant with a bigger menu than sandwiches. I have found most restaurants are really willing to work with me - I have started many discussions.
High protein low carb and plenty of water. Checking in with a nutritionist is a great idea -

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10/30/13 12:52 P

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10/30/13 10:40 A

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Welcome Back!!

I had my sleeve surgery about 7 months ago.... so I am still working toward getting to my "goal" and I am about to that dreaded last 20 lbs that Linda mentioned! Trying to lose about 20 -25 more before I get to my 1 year anniversary. I am trying to keep focused on protein first and water and keeping my carbs low, keeping carbs low is hard some days!

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10/30/13 10:30 A

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You are not alone in your struggle; lots of us have trouble with regaining some weight and lots of us have trouble losing that last 15-20 pounds to reach goal. This is not easy and maintenance is HARD!

I lost 190 pounds in 15 months and maintained for a long time, but my doctors (both the bariatric surgeon and my PCP) kept after me to regain at least 10 pounds. I really did lose a bit more than I should have, but was terrified that if I gained any back I wouldn't be able to stop. Well, I finally managed to regain the 10 pounds and now that has turned into 20. Luckily, I'm still below my original goal for weight loss, but I fight a daily battle not to gain any more. I'd like to ditch that last 10 pounds I put on, but can't seem to manage that, either!

I know some people will go back to the original diet and that seems to work for them. Others use something called the Pouch Test diet and apparently that works well, too. Google Pouch Test diet and I think you'll come up with info. There is a book you can buy, but I know I've seen the basic diet info on the web without having to buy the book.

Good luck and keep us posted!



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10/30/13 12:45 A

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I, myself, am new to this group. I have not had my surgery and am waiting to get a date set. I understand, from my facilitator, that weight gain is possible after the initial loss. She tells me that if that happens, then we need to refocus on eating clean…lots of protein and low carbs plus WATER!!! Perhaps you could look at your pre-op diet and give it a try, not the liquid stage but the clean food stage.

I am wondering if you have a contact person with the facility where you had your surgery who would be able to help you get this straightened out. I'm sure they would love to help you get back on track.

I know you can do this! And I look forward to getting to know you

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10/29/13 11:26 P

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Any other members on SparkPeople that have had weight loss surgery and regained a few pounds? I had the vertical sleeve surgery and have lost 134 pds but I regained 17 pds. I began to use this site to help me lose the required weight before my surgery. I would like to connect with people that have had any weight loss surgery or are going to have the weight loss surgery. I do welcome any other feedback from anyone and would love to make new friends. I don't want to regain all those pounds back. I feel so much better emotionally and physically. However, I find myself falling back into old habits. My starting weight was 324 and my doctor's goal for me was 195. I got down to 190 pds and then bloomed back up to 205 pds. My goal is to get down to 180 pds by my second anniversary of my surgery in January. I like this site much better because it less restricted and gives me a larger variety of options.

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