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I am so glad that the surgeons were responsible and gave you detailed info and all. I have lost a little over 60 pounds and have kept it off, going from almost 250 down to 180-85 in two months and kept every bit off and even got down to 175 at one point. By the time they diagnosed me with diabetes I was pretty much on a diabetic diet already. I have a very restricted diet and it is difficult to follow sometimes, especially where I live and now that I'm having problems even with artificial sweeteners! Like can I have no joy whatsoever! It's so frustrating, but now I've been at this plateau for a number of years now and any weight I'm losing now is due to my health worsening and not being able to eat, nausea, not digesting food anymore. I did learn that as my liver gets worse I will lose all this weight I gained with my fatty liver and the fat will change to scar, at least that's what I was told. What a way to lose weight. So I take this diet thing very seriously because my liver is a necessary organ. I hope that you can find a diet, hypnosis, whatever it takes to lose weight or at least to be healthy with your weight, which is most important, no matter what you weigh. Have you seen a dietition. I haven't been but some people say they work wonders. Thanks for the info on the sugar, wow 12 grams of carbs is like 36 tbsp of sugar!
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It's so funny that someone posted about this here today, because it's been on my mind a lot lately. I've also read that the lap band is contraindicated for anyone with autoimmune disease and even those with a family history of it.
Gastric bypass seems so serious to me...even if my insurance covered it, I don't know that I'd want to do something that drastic. I am also very sick of being overweight. I've been part of a moms group for over ten years, and all of the heavier women there have had either gastric bypass or lap banding. I am the only really big one left. Their weight is just falling off.
I guess we lupies just plug along and try to eat better, and exercise when our bodies will let us.