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WLS doesn't stop emotional eating

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



News Flash! Having a lap band installed doesn't stop me from emotional eating!!

I have finally hit rock bottom. I admit, I coasted along for almost two years, post lap band surgery, eating plenty of things that weren't band calorie friendly. Still, I impressed myself (ha!) by maintaining my 67 lb. weight loss. I wanted to lose more, but couldn't bother to go back to the surgeon's recommended way of eating. I would gain a pound, then lose it, gain 2, then lose 2 etc. Slowly, I began to regain five pounds over about 12 months and not lose it again. Five pounds I should never have gained in the first place. I still had 50 lbs. to go to goal!

then the unthinkable happened - my beloved Daddy passed away May 21st of this year. I went into a downward spiral, where the only thing that comforted me was food. Ice cream. Cake icing, pudding, milk shakes. Chocolate chip cookies. Why is it that healthy foods get stuck in my lap band, but bad foods slip right through?

Here I am, fresh off the scale this morning -- I finally had to face facts. I had to buy new clothes that fit because I couldn't wear the old ones - couldn't even button up the pants!

Back up to 209 lbs. But I have caught it before it grew to 210 lbs. And I am taking definative steps to go back down.

I have started off the day with two meals of protein shakes. I will rejoin my gym at lunch time. No more. I did not get this surgery to gain it all back. My Dad had been so proud of my weight loss! I want to make him proud again. I love you Daddy and I miss you. And I will honor your memory by losing the gained weight and then continue to goal.

Yes, I had been down to 192 post surgery and am now at 209. I will get down to 192 AND below.



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  • WHOIAM76
    Ohhhh I am so sorry for your loss. I had the bypass surgery and one of the tyhings I am having a hard tme with is emotional eating...in my case I can't eat the sweets or I get really sick..that could be a good or bad thing..sigh...you have come so far..I love your positive attitude...you can do it!
    3495 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1315172
    Hugs and prayers. Reading "Made to Crave" and " PrayFit" have helped me put the Lord where he needs to be.
    3499 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2011 8:27:21 PM
  • MISSILENE
    Oh how I wish you luck in your new choices.. You can do it. Did you get a fill yet? I know losing a parent is very hurtful. So sorry. You can do it. I will be glad to talk to you as a friend and will help you in any way that I can. I've lost 89 lbs and have about 20 or less to go. If I can do it. So can you....please friend me. Ilene emoticon
    3500 days ago
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