I feel like sharing my regain story. I had open RNY in 2002, so I’ve been at this for 14 years. Funny thing is that I’ve never been in control as I am today!
Back then my doctor preached ‘Everything in Moderation’ and of course I happily complied. I ate food I liked and lost weight. He also told me that based on my body shape I probably wouldn’t be as successful.
Nine months after surgery I moved and never saw my surgeon again. Of course over the years ‘life happens’ and it all began to slip away.
My starting weight was 360 pounds.
My lowest weight was 210 pounds.
It took ten years, but I regained to 290 pounds.
I felt lost and hopeless. 🙁
A year ago, somehow the BariatricEating Support Group popped up on my Facebook page. I started reading the posts and something about the message clicked in my brain. I could not stop thinking about it and a week later I stopped and picked up some protein powder from the nutrition store. I figured I would give this Back on Track plan a try. Things began to happen…
I realized my pouch still “worked” if I ate correctly and as a result, I started losing weight.
I have since switched to Inspire protein and I love it!
I enjoy exercising!
I feel great (never even had a cold over the winter!)
Best of all, I’m happy! Happier than I’ve been in years.
Last year I had just bought a size 26 pair of jeans. Today I comfortably zipped my size 16 skinny jeans and weighed in at 200.4 pounds – I’m right about to break through and can’t wait! I am currently at my lowest weight in over 20 years… yay me!
I have lost 90 pounds (AGAIN) with Bariatric Eating plans.
I mostly switch between Back on Track and BE Easy plans but this is a lifestyle I’m comfortable with. I have stumbled, but now I know how to get back up and I am confident I will continue to lose. I thank God every day for Susan Maria, the Admins of the BariatricEating Support Group on Facebook, and all of the members for the information and amazing support.
When I think back to the stinging words of my surgeon when he told me I would not be as successful, it makes my new life even sweeter. If I can do it, so can you.
Michelle Pucci Boyd
Member -Bariatric Eating ‘No More Regain’ Support Group on Facebook
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