I had weight loss surgery in 2004 and it took me 5 years to lose 100 lbs. When I had the surgery I weighed 342 lbs.
I had gastric bypass surgery and followed the diet very closely. In addition, as soon as I was able I begin exercising, walking and going to the gym. I did this 3-4 times a week.
However, I noticed that the weight loss was minimal. I never experienced dumping even when I tried foods that were supposed to cause the “dumping syndrome.
My friends had the surgery a few months before me and they both lost over 100lbs in less than a year. I began to gain weight towards the end of last year because I began to get discouraged. The weight has never been easy for me to lose and now its coming back, quickly…partly because my appetite has increased and is out of control and because I have stopped working out.
I am tired of working out 5-6 days a week for 2-3 hours just to keep the weight from coming back. There has got to be a reason why it takes so much for me to lose a single pound and keep it off.
I have thought of trying the revision surgery, but if the other one didn’t help, I wonder if the gastric bypass revision is worth trying.