Possible to lose again?
I had gastric lap band surgery 6 years ago. Lost 100 pounds. It took me 4 years.
I have had some stressful times in my life and I had to have the band adjusted several times in 2008 because I wasn't keeping even liquids down.
Now I have relapsed to my old habits. I am seeing a therapist to help me with emotional/stress eating.
Is it possible to re-lose the weight that I've gained? I have gained about 65 pounds back in a very short amount of time.
The band is now where it was before.
Thank you for any help.
YES! You CAN re-lose the weight you've gained back. It's never too late!!
It's not unusual to lapse back into old habits....especially emotional eating
It sounds like you're taking control back by seeing a therapist. Kudos to you!!
Now is a good time to recommit to the "10 Commandments of Bariatric Eating
I'd also strongly recommend keeping a food journal: Gastric Lap Band Journal
And attend support group meetings whenever possible!!
Two of my favorite sayings:
"Fall down 10 times, get up 11."
"There is never failure, only learning."
Thanks so much for sharing your story. It's a good reminder that the stomach band is simply a weight loss tool
...not a weight loss guarantee
and that emotional eating doesn't automatically or magically disappear after weight loss surgery.
Keep us updated!