I lost about 19 or so pounds while taking behavior modification classes prior to surgery. So I went in at 222 the day of surgery. My all time low after 1 yr was 138 (I am only 5 feet tall). This was in 2005.
It is now 2012 and I’m already up to 196. I have talked to my surgeon. She said “sorry, guess you will have to re-lose weight the “old hard way”.
I know that some of the old habits creeped in… but I know that there is no way that I can pack it in the way I used to. I still get very full much sooner than I used to, but evidently it is still not enough.
I feel like no matter how much I try to watch what I take in….and try to be a bit more active, which is hard due to my work life and busy life….but I just cannot understand how pretty much ALL of the weight found its way back on me.
I cannot find anyone who will help me as far as surgically. I feel left out all on my own. When things started to fall backwards was when I could no longer go to my support group – (about 2 or so years out).
My insurance would not cover the surgery as it was not considered “medically necessary”. I wish so badly I would have stayed anyway and paid out of my pocket as that is when all hell seemed to have broken loose.
I’m 52 years young and feel miserable and feel like the hugest failure. I feel WORSE than I did prior to having my surgery…..I thought I would have been able to use my tool to its best…but I didn’t. I wish I knew what to do next.
So even if it is driven into your head as a tool, it’s not always a tool you’ll able to TOTALLY depend on.