sf - sympathies on the miscarriages - that must have been hard to deal with. but it seems as if you've hung in there.
as for the weight gain. well. here it is. i've officially gained 17 pounds [just like you!!!!]from my lowest point, half of it over the past year. i know what i've been doing to get to this. and really, it's not the end of the world <choke!>. and i can take my time with this.
as for the WW, i know several people who have gone that route after surgery, and most of them have done well, especially with the higher protein option [i think that's what it's called]. WW teaches skills, and let's face it, girlfriend, if we'd had the skills, would we really have managed to get so heavy?
and don't get me wrong - i'm not talking about 'eat this, don't eat that; exercise exercise exercise.' it's the really hard stuff: recognizing when we're really hungry, or eating out of emotion; figuring out how to take care of ourselves, living a balanced life, recognizing the signs of stress, the ones that lead to munchies/binges.
sooooo. hold your head high, darlin. you're 9 YEARS OUT and you've survived difficult times, and had a baby, and gained relatively little. the important thing is that this maintenance is HARD WORK. the hardest thing we have to do, and it lasts FOREVER.
so glad you've joined us. we'll get through this. maybe we'll have to start a tracking thread just for us? those of us who have gained a wee bit and said NO MORE!!!
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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