Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Well looky who just showed up?

IF anyone is still checking in on me, I am a mess.  Literally...down in the dumps, gaining weight, and no solution in sight.

It has been 6 months since my lap-band was removed and I am fighting like hell against weight gain.  Every day the scales stays the same or goes up...it is not mathematically possible.  I know it's hard to believe a food addict, but i really am sticking to the plan.  I still work out 6-7 days per week (with approximately a 400 calorie burn) and eat around 1400-1600 calories.  Shouldn't something be happening??

To add to this, I went to see the surgeon who removed my lap-band to talk about the gastric sleeve and he had ABSOLUTELY nothing positive to say.  He just said why don't I stop worrying about counting calories and just eat intuitively. He has NO IDEA about the issues of a food addict. 

I have been researching "self-pay" options for the sleeve but I have been told it will be about $20,000.  There is NO way that my family can swing financing that.  I have even looked into going to Mexico but I don't think I am ready for that-- a little scary to me.

Ugh.  Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated.


  1. I don't have any advice but I wanted you to know that I am reading this and I understand what you must be going through. Hang in there!!

  2. Balls! I am so sorry!!! I don't have my advice or suggestions. :(

  3. I'm so sorry! That SUCKS that your surgeon is clueless...usually a bariatric surgeon has MORE insight into the problems we face, hence the reason needing surgery! Ugh! I know there are some stateside drs. that are cheaper than others. Dr. Umbach (sp?) in Las Vegas is one that I hear a lot of good things about.

    Someone complied this but not sure about accuracy.

    Hugs to you!

  4. Hey you! We are in the same place (I still have my band, but I have gained and am still fighting the addiction). I don't have answers for you but just support!

  5. I'm still missing you! Hope you are doing well.