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Welcome back Grasshopper! I hope we can help you attain your goal. Many people returning to the RNY eating style start with the 5-day pouch test. Do a google search on it to find the website. It is basically a structured way to go through the 5 food stages in 5 days to help your pouch become used to smaller portions again. You may want to check it out.
I find that I loose best when I do three things. 1) Drink enough water 2) Exercise 1 hour a day 5 days a week or more and 3) track my food (every single bite,nibble, or taste). I just gained a couple of pounds and realized that I have not tracked my food for the last two weeks. I know it was two weeks because www.realizemysuccess.com emailed me and told me I had not entered my weight for two weeks. I put my weight in every day when I entered my food plan for the day (I adjust the plan throughout the day).
If you need motivation to exercise then please join us on the exercise checkin thread. We try to support and encourage each other as we all develop our exercise habit. Most of us started by exercising 10 minutes at a time a couple times a day and building from there. For me I report every day whether I exercised and how long and what type of exercise. I admit right away if I did not exercise. I find that I do not want to write down that I did not exercise when others are do diligent so it is a great tool to keep me motivated to exercise.
I know you can do this because you showed you could the first year. So again welcome back to the group!
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
Hi Grasshopper, you can do this, I lost 130 pounds in 2007 after surgery and regained 30, lost 10 of the 30 and am still working on getting rid of the 20 I regained. I never reached my goal weight but will continue to work at it.
Gastric bypass is only a tool we have to change all of our bad habits to get to where we want to go
Grasshopper: I just wanted to give you some hope. My Aunt also regained ALL her weight and then some following her gastric bypass in 1999/2000 (?). She decided when she turned 60 that she had LOTS of uncompleted dreams (white water rafting, riding a horse) that she wanted to work on, so she came to sparkpeople and started tracking her intake and exercise; started swimming and later joined a gym for guidance by a personal trainer; etc., etc.
She lost the weight again, in the process of fulfilling her dreams and is healthier as a result. You can do it, too!
back, Grasshopper! Good luck with your goals!
I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here.
I'm back after several years away. I lost almost 200 lbs in the first 9 months after surgery on 4/2/08 and over the past 3 years have gained it all back. Now I am focusing on changing eating habits to healthier options rather than the specific gastric bypass, weight loss frame of mind.
I've been through a lot since I've been gone, including divorce, several moves, and going back to school as an adult learner. I look forward to getting back into the swing of things and having some support for this journey.
One baby step at a time!