Happy New Year MsBear! there's nothing like a bit of moderator magic to start a new year
I moved part of your profile into a new post so that you'd get a bit more attention.
we ALL have to be vigilant forever, but we knew that. And even without the surgery we'd have to be vigilant forever [check out the maintainers forum - they say that maintaining looks a lot like losing].
But we have to figure it out a little differently. So, you're not getting enough protein? what forms of protein can you tolerate? what's working? what's not? I've found that if I'm getting enough protein, I don't need or want as much of the carby stuff. and sugar. that can be a problem, too. If i eat at least one piece of fruit a day, i don't crave the sugar as much.
BUT i also allow myself two small pieces of dark chocolate a day. But that's just me.
Where in NC are you? I was in Goldsboro for Christmas - nephew [with his family] is stationed at Seymour Johnson. It's a beautiful state, but SO BIG!!!!
glad to have you here!