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Lauren
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@SuzieQ 23894 wrote:

I tried to post but lost it all as it said it couldn’t connect I cant remember all that I wrote but in a nutshell it was that having lost over 8 stone I have come to a grinding halt and even put on 7lbs in the last month despit eating the same, I’ve been told by the ever helpful dietician that I’m unlikely to lose anymore now especially at my age (53), I didn’t find the comment very helpful and was surprised that she could be so negative.
Has anyone else experienced this, did you lose more, change your diet to lose more???
Don’t get me wrong I’m glad that I had the op and would do it again in a heartbeat but would like to lose some more if possible so looking for advise. 🙂

Hi Suzie

I’m the same age as you (and the same name!) so thought I would offer an insight of my own personal experience.

I’m four years out post bypass and have lost 15 stone. I have found in the last few months that my weight has fluctuated to such a degree that I feel like I’m at Disneyland! It IS normal at this time of our lives unfortunately and we would be experiencing exactly the same if we had never had surgery. My weight fluctuates by up to 4 lbs sometimes on an almost daily basis. It is our hormones. Pure and simple. I have also noticed my waist increasing slightly, leaving waistbands slightly more snug despite absolutely no change round my hips or anywhere else. It’s the dreaded ‘middle aged spread’!!!

So, for about 2 months, it got me down terribly and I felt that my days of being lighter and healthier were coming to an end. How ridiculous is that?!?! Even if I gain 4lbs in a day, I’m still 14st 10lbs lighter than I was four years ago!! I had harsh words with myself and made me look in the mirror. I don’t look any different. Yes, my waist is thicker some days (when the four pounds goes again it is back to normal) yes, my skin is saggy, yes I look older than I wish and yes, I wish I didn’t have to worry about weight, size, skin, etc… But you know what? EVERY 50 plus woman will be different to how she was at 20, 30, 40….so, although the comment form the dietitian seemed unhelpful, she is actually telling it like it is. It’s still a total bummer but what we have to remember is that we are so much better off than we would have been (in my case – dead) than if we hadn’t had wls.

I really empathise with you and know how hard it is. But I always try to focus on the positives: we are alive, healthier and for my part, so much happier, so that 4lbs can kiss my saggy backside!!!

Doodah x

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