Many years ago I had gastric bypass- no pre diet was mentioned. In fact I was out to lunch (salad only) when hospital called saying they had moved me up 3 weeks and could i come into hospital that evening for next day surgery. I did and my surgery went well.
For my yearly checkup I went from 226 to 140 (5 foot 1 inch frame). I thought my doc would be disappointed in me for not reaching my 128 lb goal but instead he was thrilled and told me to just maintain that weight, I looked great!
Well I did maintain for years, even had another child and was 142 after delivery. My body’s set point was 140, since I could not get lower than that even with exercising and protein drinks. I maintained 140 lbs for 18 years.
Then I began gaining 10 + pounds a year over the next 4 years. When my youngest child graduated high school I weighed 185. I tried an assortment of dieting which only lead to more weight gain. Unfortunately, all my weight came back .
Yes, there has been many emotionally triggered tragedies in my life, but I am responsible for my weight gain no one else is. I am currently using bariatric advantage protein shakes and healthier meals, but struggling.
So my question is, Has anyone regained their weight years after surgery? I really need the support and encouragement.