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Struggling


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Many people think that if you have weight loss surgery, its easy to loss weight. It certainly helps, but I am still struggling with following my doctors orders. I don't exercise enough and I still want to snack at night. I'm doing the portion control OK, but find my self nibbling. I'm so afraid I will be one of those folks who gain back what they have lost, or just stop losing. Weight loss is never, ever easy. Even with the surgery!
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/27/2011 2:37PM

    Wow! No, I had no idea!!

Have you joined any of the Gastric Bypass Surgery Spark Teams? I am sure it would help when others are going through the same things you are.

I shall sparkmail you some links!

You can do this!!
Hugs,
Linda

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CARRIETHOMAS3 12/17/2010 10:30PM

    Remember that with any bariatric surgery, calorie density is crucial to your success (I'm a nurse that regularly cares for post-op bari patients). Seek healthy fats, water, and fiber to satiate your mind and body... and hopefully, it will keep you fuller so the snacking is more controlled. This said, I too am struggling with impulsive eating and lack the motivation for exercise. Nevertheless, I find myself coming back to Spark for inspiration and encouragement. So here's mine to you, dear... knowing is half the battle, but DOING is the half that really gets results! Big hugs :o)

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CINDY-K 12/15/2010 11:30PM

    I know how you feel. I am struggling too. I wish there was a magic cure but alas we just must work hard to do the best we can. talking to others helps so be sure to go to a local support group. Tomorrow is a new day and another new start! Forget what went wrong today and instead concentrate on doing the best you can tomorrow.

Good luck,
cindy

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MUEHLBBO 12/15/2010 7:27PM

    Hang in there. What do you have control over? Can you physically exercise some more? How about putting a limit on the number of nibbling episodes per day, gradually cutting down to what you need to be. I have no experience with the surgery situation, but you can do it. It will be worth it in the end to set those small goals and work toward better health. Good luck.

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SPECIAL6 12/15/2010 2:37PM

    Take it one day at an time having an healthy lifestyle don't happen overnight even with surgery. emoticon

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JMAGEE8871 12/15/2010 11:48AM

    Not sure when you had surgery, but hang in there and approach every day as a new day to work on changing your lifestyle habits until it becomes second nature.

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