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Hello everyone 

I’ve had a gastric sleeve done about 6 years ago and I’ve the first couple of years was great. My start weight was 105kg and I reached my goal weight of 67kg with the first year. But after  having two babies I’ve managed to gain weight. My current weight is 81kg.

I feel like a failure!! I am able to eat so much it’s crazy. It’s like I haven’t even had a sleeve done 

I’ve been trying to loose the weight for so long. I’ve been going to the gym 4-5 days a week for the past 3 months. As well as eating super healthy. But the scales aren’t moving!!

can someone tell me why it’s so hard to loose weight. Is it because I’ve had a failed sleeve?

its not normal to not loose weight with Everything that I’m doing  

I’m thinking to get a resleeve  

 

I’ll really appreciate it if some one in my situation can share their experience with me. What did you do to loos the weight again?

 

 

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I’m sorry to hear you are having a tough time if it, big hugs.

im no expert but I’ve heard that weight can be harder to lose after a surgery regain, because your body/metabolism resets to the vastly smaller portions.

have you or could you try reverting to portion control- and only eat what you would have been able to eat immediately after the sleeve? 

I’m only 8 months in and I’m able to eat more. It is easy to slip back into old habits- like eating until I’m uncomfortable, or not being fully present when munching. 

All the best! 

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Weight gain is depressing :(

But congratulations on having two babies!

It might be worthwhile a visit back to your surgeon, maybe they used larger bougies 6 years ago? And s a resleeve would be tenable.

I'm 4 years post op next month, and I still use portion controlled crockery and tiny cutlery.  I also mainly do a low carb way of eating (except for the past week!).

All the best!

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Thank you for your support. 

I have made an appointment with the surgeon on the 17 th. Hopefully it goes well. 

I feel so ashamed to go back in!!

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Please try not to be too ashamed and hard on yourself.

Your body does indeed adapt to your lower weight and restricted portions, and the math may not work for you as it does for others.  I cannot fathom how I gained over 20kg in six months whilst sticking to 1800 or so a day but I did!  

On top of that, having babies does make some of us fat.  I was normal weight until I started having babies. Firstly I gained weight fast and dramatically whilst breastfeeding and then those insidious lifestyle factors that creep in finished me off. I started seven years of 3 pregnances at about 75kg (healthy for my height) and finished at 113kg.  And not in any of them did I ever gain more than 9kg (which I lost in giving birth).  All the weight gain came afterwards.

Any surgeon in this business ought to be compassionate and understand the difficulty some of us have in maintaining normal weights. They've seen it all before and although they may have to state some home truths to some people, they will not judge you for your issues.

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