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
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.
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 !!!!!