Ok..well I’m in england and 5yrs post bariatric surgery and although i lost 10 stones originally I’ve put 3 back on…thats say 50lbs…so I’m struggling again. Fed up!! Was hoping to find support from this group but its like you’re talking another language. I dont understand abbreviations. How do i motivate myself again to diet. Obviously i cant eat large meals but i still like bad food and want to graze…so is it a food addiction i have cos I’m not hungry hungry!!! Sigh! I despair. Would be interested if there is anyone out there in a similar plight
I eat a salads and that satisfies me and also keeps me from not munching on bad stuff.
Start out small. Eat but cut out bad carbs slowly.
I don’t eat bread with my meals.
I feel when I exercise I am not as hungry.
If you don’t understand abbreviation just ask.
SW = Sleeve weight
CW= current weight
GW = Goal weight.
NSV= non surgery victory.
PO= post Op post surgery.
.I have a similar story. The lingo has taken me a few weeks to grasp. I also tend to be a grazer.
I had a lapband 5 years ago but didn’t let it be a tool. In 2016 I revisited my surgeon, had my band readjusted and began again. 40 lbs lighter and more to go.
There’s a movie that had a good line….”stick with me kid and we’ll go places” (at least I’m hoping that correct lol)
I’ll be happy to help you stay on goal !!!!!
My struggle with food is not necessarily true hunger but more out of boredom or emotional eating. Im trying to find other things to do when I find myself at that point of grazing.
I read a lot, clean house, play with my granddaughter, go outside and walk, anything I can do to get my mind off food. Lately if I find myself in the kitchen, I stop and ask myself if I’m really hungry or is something else going on. I will drink some water and sometimes it goes away and if I’m truly hungry, I have a shake or other protein snack if its not time to have a meal.
I’m really not a breakfast person but I find it I don’t eat breakfast, I am more likely to binge in the evening.
I hope you figure out what works for you.