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Hit a milestone-lost regain

Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by LindaDarnell, Sep 5, 2017.

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    LindaDarnell

    LindaDarnell Well-Known Member

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    4 1/2 months after converting my sleeve to a DS, I've lost the 35 pound regain I had after VSG. When I first had my VSG I lost 87 pounds in 18 months, but 24 months in, I started stalling and it was taking a lot of work to stave off the weight. Unfortunately, by 36 months in, I was regaining, and eventually picked up almost half of what I'd lost. And I never hit my initial goal of 150 pounds.
    Though I dont think I'll ever get to my initial goal even with the DS, I'm happy that Ive lost the regain. And I'm even happier that I have a "stronger" tool that can help me fight an uptick. I'm hoping to lose another 25 pounds, and if I do that would be awesome!!
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    You should...the magic about the DS is that even years (or decades) later, regain can be lost just by getting back to DS basics!
     
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    LindaDarnell

    LindaDarnell Well-Known Member

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    @southernlady From your mouth to God's ears!!! I noticed that when I eat more and exercise moderately, the scale moves. If I eat less, it stalls. But I'm still struggling with the carbs. I could EASILY be down 50 pounds if I could just control my carbs better!!
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Then switch your focus to eating more protein and fat. Eat often.
     
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    Munchkin

    Munchkin Full of Fairy Dust

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    Congratulations!!! Just keep going and lose the most you can!!!
     
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    LindaDarnell

    LindaDarnell Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!! Trying my hardest!!!!
     
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    Settledownnow

    Settledownnow Well-Known Member

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    LindaDarnell

    LindaDarnell Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    KathrynK

    KathrynK Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful accomplishment! Don't doubt that you will reach your ultimate goal. DS can surprise you.
     
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    galaxygrrl

    galaxygrrl Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!!! Great decision. Good for you for being proactive.
     
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    jndrake

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    Hi, I have just recently hit the same type of milestone and it feels so good! I had VSG 3 1/2 years ago and lost 180 lbs during the fist 18 months . Then over the next 2 years I gained and lost the same 25-35 lbs over and over and over trying Keto, Atkins, Weight Watchers etc. I finally realized I needed more help and my surgeon suggested the DS. I had the DS 2 months ago and I am down over 30 lbs. I am finally seeing numbers lower than I got with the initial DS and it feels very exciting and promising all over again!
     
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    writegirl

    writegirl Work in Progress

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    Congratulations! It's wonderful (as a relative DS newbie) to see the way the DS works its magic even for those in revision.
     
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