reddwarf63 wrote: »
Having a gastric sleeve done is just a lazy way of saying that you cant do it by proper exercise and portion control. Losing weight is easy, just comes down to free will
cwolfman13 wrote: »
I would think this surgery would only be as a last resort and/or if it was necessary to get down to a healthy weight quickly due to other medical issues...but I can't really say I know a lot about it. Just from what I know of surgery in general, it's typically a last resort when other less drastic measures have failed or there is no other option at all.
aliciasmoreno wrote: »
I am now going through the process of medical clearances, counseling, test and what have you needed to have Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Ten year ago I had the Lap Band Surgery, it did not work for me, I can't blame the lap Band, I blame me. I did not follow advice and learned to get around it's restrictions.
I find myself at age 72 , 5' 7", and 295 pounds. My weight gain started perimenopause and bloomed post menopausal. I have tried WW with great success with weight losses os 79, 108, 65, 50 pounds at different times. I also lost 65 recently under a nutritionist care to gain it back.
I can follow a portion control plan with proper nutrition for a period of time until a crisis knocks me off the wagon.
From this you may gather the strong emotional factor in my eating habits.
What is different this time? The awareness of needing emotional support, the fact that I have started to eat very similar to post surgery diet, everything is measured, logged in MFP, very small spoon and fork, small bites, long time chewing, 35 to 40 minutes per meal the most difficult so far is no water during meals. I have read everything that I could get my hand on. I AM AWARE OF THE POSSIBLE FAILURE if I don't keep up with the advise of the professionals. One thing I can't any longer do is to continue to carry this weight on a frame riddle with arthritis, on a body worn down by age and weight. I need to lighten the load on my body. Th surgery will be the cane I use to walk, I know that the walking depends on my two legs, the cane alone does not walk.
JodehFoster wrote: »
Try following the recommended post-surgery diet for a month and see how that goes. Plenty of published info out there if you google it.
I lost more than you have to lose in less than a year w/o a thought of surgery, and I'm also shorter than you. Just have to get your head in the game. I was barely 110# in my mid-twenties & ballooned to 230# by my mid-thirties. Surgery is invasive and not something I'd voluntarily put myself through unless it was life/death.
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