I had a gastric sleeve procedure in 2005. I went from 275 to 120 pounds and felt fantastic. It was effortless as I had to remind myself to eat, was never hungry, and was completely thrilled with the loss.
I think I became distracted, stopped paying attention to WHAT I was eating, and started to gain.
The first 10-15 pounds did not concern me as I am almost 60 years old and I did not feel the need to maintain my high school weight of 120.
Now I am up to 169 and feel AWFUL. My clothes do not fit, my knees are bothering me, and I am depressed. I went on a diet, 500-800 calories a day for about 1 month and lost 4 pounds initially, then nothing (everyone tells me this is not enough, but remember, before the gastric sleeve, I had tried every kind of sensible diet there was unsuccessfully).
It seems that I am once again not able to lose weight. I DO NOT CHEAT. I cannot walk (knees), and I did buy a stationary bike, that too hurts my knees. Thyroid is not an issue. My father, mother, and 3 of my four children all have to fight their weight gain tendencies.
After my surgery, I lived on yogurt, salads, and soup for several years. Rarely ate anything else.
After several years passed, I became complacent. I did start eating cream, crunchy foods like crackers and, yes, chips. It was always in small amounts and to this day I use a saucer as a dinner plate.
I do not snack anymore. Weight will not come off…any advice??