Hang in there -- you can get back on track!! and You certainly aren't a failure!! I'm sure that you still have MANY accomplishments to be proud of as it relates to your weight loss.
I know that it can be difficult to find your way back.... but trying the pouch test or a "reset" week or two is a probably a great way to get back on track.....
And make a point to get back onto spark people and really start tracking your food and talking with the group.... having that daily check in can also help to keep you on track! I'm sure that others who are farther out from their surgery like you are, will tell you that you are NOT alone and not the only one who struggles with some weight gain!
Stay Positive - you can do it!
Courage doesn't always ROAR. Sometimes, courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says... " I will try again tomorrow" - Mary Anne Radmacher
This is a journey. Some times are easier to stay on track than others. I'm with ya on the extreme stress of losing family members. It's 'natural' to be pulled back into the old coping behaviors.
What's helped me is to break my day into 'micro moments' to stay in the present and not get too overwhelmed. Instead of my 'usual' multitasking compulsion, I force myself to focus on only ONE item until it's done. When I'm in a REAL brain fade mode, I write that item on a post it, look at it regularly and carry it around keeping me on that one task until it's done.
When I'm REALLY out of whack, I go back to logging food, vitamins, water, activities.
Also important for me is to stick to my 'regular' eating routines, making sure that I shop for MY foods first, drinking water and getting my protein in. I have a policy to keep my trigger foods out of the house (crackers, chips, & snacky type items cuz I will eat them until I throw up.) I try to stay active but am not consistent and often forget. I've asked my dh to gently remind me or suggest to me to take a walk, etc.
I also haunt SP reading, commenting, blogging. We all have been there and totally understand!!!
Edited by: PATTYR81 at: 11/25/2013 (11:55)
High Wt 296 Surgery Wt 270 Low Wt 184
Currently battling 19 lb weight gain due to grief & stress of losing my dad in Nov 2013.
"So much has changed yet who I am finding is my old self again." DSCROW's blog 8/1/13
Hi Jenny! First and foremost -- You are NOT a failure!! Many, many WLS patients gain back a few pounds after a couple of years. Your honesty in needing to get back on track is the right attitude to keeping you at a weight you are most comfortable with. We are here to help!!
Many people have posted that they do a 5 day pouch test to break the "carb cravings" and to shrink the pouch. Here it is: http://www.5daypouchtest.com/plan/theplan. html You don't need to buy the book, the web page gives enough detail to get started.
If you only need to lose that nagging 10 pounds - you know how to do it! Count every calorie in and exercise a little more.
I believe in you!! That little bit of weight will be off in no time! God Bless You Carol
Carol Thomas Surgery Date: 8/15/2013 Pre-Surgery Weight: 234 Goal Weight: 134 (met April 14, 2014)
current weight: 125.0
Fitness Minutes: (50) Posts: 3 11/23/13 2:00 P
My name is Jenny. I am 2.5 years out from my surgery and find I have lost my way. I am finding it hard to stay on track as I had begun to check out old favorites after 2 deaths in my family. The "feast beast" is on the lose again. Any suggestions on how to get back under control. I have gain 10 pounds in 3 months. I am so scared. I don't want to go back to being so over weight I can't enjoy life again. I am 57 and I am ashamed of my failure on this program.
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