Good morning everyone,
Wanted to check in and see if anyone had a similar experience or ideas about this.
I am almost four years postop. I have not lost a pound (other than brief returns to weight watchers) for 2.5 years. I am okay with where I settled, but would still like to lose another 30 lb someday. Obviously it is not a pressing priority or I would have done it already!
For the past 1-2 years I have been doing what "non WLS maintainers" do. Watching what I eat in relation to my weight. Going up and down the scale the same 10 lb over and over. I am working hard to exercise, eat right, and keep from regaining.
Many, many times when I see people they comment that I am still losing, wonder when I will stop losing, bla bla bla. When I comment that I am struggling to maintain, they "scold" me and say I should just accept their comments.
First, I wonder why these people think I am still losing. I have worn the same clothing size for 2.5 years. Occasionally they get tight, and I fight hard to nip that in the bud. They never get loose.
I think my own perceptions are correct. Clothing size and scale seem to correlate. I think I am right to be concerned and to monitor my weight. If I wasn't doing that, I am positive I would have had a significant regain by now.
I take my vitamins regularly and think I appear healthy. Sometimes my face appears a bit drawn to me, but I think that is a function of having lost so much weight.
Anyone else get similar comments?