“No offense, but how is it even possible that someone could regain their weight after weight loss surgery?”
It’s a question I have seen a hundred times in online support groups. Maybe they’re saying it out of sincerity, but it almost always comes across as sounding smug, as if they would NEVER allow themselves to regain the weight! Maybe I’ve wondered it myself, as a new post op.
But there I was getting ready to see an old friend who was nine months into her own journey post gastric bypass, and my “fat pants” wouldn’t zip. Not without me laying on the bed anyway, something I hoped I would never again have to do! The very same pants that 2.5 years ago I was getting ready to throw out for being way too baggy. UGH.
So how DOES someone gain back weight post weight loss surgery?