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
| current weight: 176.0