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First time the scales went the wrong direction …. a gastric sleeve blog

It’s June 2020 and today was the first time since January that the scales went the wrong direction.  As in up instead of down. It’s not a big deal and I’m not panicking because that would just be stupid – it’s only 200gm which is nothing.  But I am going to take stock of where I’m at because I’m nowhere near ready to stop and stall at this weight.  I thought I would get to about where I am now and think “she’ll be right” but I’m determined to keep going.  My goal is in sight and I have overhauled my eating and lifestyle (following my gastric sleeve diet with guidelines from my surgeon) and I’m not about to go backwards.

Nip it in the bud….

200gms on (for me) is 200gm in the wrong direction and if I keep going the wrong direction it’s a slippery slope.  I know myself better than anyone else does and I need to nip it in the bud because 200 could be another 200 and another 200 and before I know it I could have put on 5kg, and 10kg and on it goes.  I know because I’ve been there so many times before.  So if you think I’m being silly and obsessive it’s because if I don’t get slightly obsessive I am so laid back I do nothing and I go backwards! I am a weigher and a tracker and I know this is not the popular thing to do in the weightloss surgery world, but it is the way to go for me (and for some others I have talked to who have maintained their losses for a long time).


I am in no way recommending to other people that you track and weigh or don’t track and weigh,  if you have an eating disorder or mental health problems please seek professional advice as to how best to tackle things. I am no expert!  I’m just sharing MY story on MY page about what has worked for ME to lose 28kg.   I know what works for me and that’s tracking and weighing. I’m not down about putting on 200gm, I’m not beating myself up, I’m not stressed or upset – I’m just being practical as this is a teeny tiny 200gm wake up call for ME (remember I’m talking about ME – we are all different and we all handle things differently – you do you).

My plan….

So my plan for this week is to go back to where I was a few weeks ago.  Although I’m not overeating as such,  I’ve noticed my servings on my tiny plate have got a bit higher, I haven’t always drunk all my water, I’ve had a few more carbs than normal and I haven’t been walking. My calories have been creeping up to around 1500 (used to be 1000 – 1200) and that’s prob too many if I want to keep losing.  I still have 17kg to go.  I don’t care how long it takes but I just need to keep going in the right direction which is down – not up.  Even if it’s only 200gm down a week, that’s ok.

Onwards and downwards…..

So I’m taking stock, reeling it back in to what I was doing a few weeks ago because I’ve proved it works, and here’s to a good week doing my best.

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