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100 lbs. In 4 months?

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Started by rani7, Mar 31, 2011 12:41 AM
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    rani7

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 12:41 AM

#1
I have read that some sleevers have been able to lose 100 lbs. in four months. And I want to be one of them!! Who's with me?

I'm newly sleeved (March 28, 2011) and if anyone out there has done this please share your success with the rest of it! I hear that the first two months are crucial and also when you lose the most weight!

So please weigh in and help me and other like me who want to reach 100 in 4!!!!

Thank you!!!!


    Tammy K

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 2:35 AM

#2
I would love to reach that goal 4 months after surgery but I think it would be really hard. I was sleeved 2/22/11 and did a pre-op diet a month in a half before hand starting 01/03 and so since before and after surgery I have lost a total of 51 pounds in 3 months so I think thats it is possible if I starved myself to death so I say set a goal of 6 months better so you come out healthy with such a fast weight loss. Just my opinion :)


    Billy363627

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 4:59 AM

#3
well tammy to be honest with you a slow steady weightloss is better than dropping the pounds in say 3 months.. I am setting my goal for at least a year..I will do everything in my power to reach my goal but I will not beat myself down if I fall a couple of pounds short of it..


    Rootman

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 7:26 AM

#4
Any way you lose it is great as long as you can maintain it and keep on the diet without starving yourself, malnutrition or hunger pangs which will undermine you efforts. Having said that, I've lost 100 pounds in 4 months - which includes the 2 week pre-op diet. I just don't get hungry and frankly don't want to eat. After I eat my small meal I am stuffed to the gills and just don't want any more. I get a weird feeling before lunch and supper and sometimes in the evening that is probably acid churning up. I use an old fashioned word "peckish" to describe it. It doesn't feel the way pre-op hunger did when my sugar would tank and I would be absolutely starving and eat everything and ANYTHING in site, it's just a gentle feeling that I can ignore if I try hard enough. I have 2 or 3 saltine crackers and I'm fine. I seem to lose about 14 ozs a day or more.

I would say - don't set yourself up for a failure, it'll come off if your body will let it. Set it as a tentative goal, if you don't reach it then stretch it another month, if your DO make it then celebrate!

Good luck!



    tntransplant06

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 7:29 AM

#5
Honestly I think that is stupid. Are you doing this to be healthy or to be skinny? It's not a race to see who gets there faster. Why on Earth would you want to "starve yourself to death" to get to that goal quicker? That statement makes me sad.


    Rootman

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 8:14 AM

#6
Well in my case I am NOT "starving myself", the fast weight loss is just happening. I eat healthily and take my vitamins and get my water too. Like I said if it happens, it happens, if not then push your goals out and don't expect as much. Everyone's body and VSG results are different and no one can expect rapid weight loss as a "typical" result.

Breakfast - I eat lightly, an egg or sausage or protein drink, vitamins and Miralax.
Mid morning - A few crackers for a "snack" (and to settle my tummy)
Lunch - larger meal - soup or prepared meal or portion of fish or other meat, veggies and vitamins, piece of cheese and a protein whey shot.
Mid afternoon - a few crackers
Supper - light portions of the same stuff as lunch, no whey shot or cheese, maybe a pudding cup or yogurt and the last of the vitamins.
Before bed - A few more crackers if I need them.

I get full, feel satiated and have more energy than I have had in years. Last full blood workup was spot-on and the only thing the doc recommended was to cut back on my B12 supplements and drop back on my hormone replacement (testosterone) since I was losing weight and making the dosage too high.

If it works for you then great, more often than NOT it won't work that fast. Call me lucky, fortunate, blessed whatever - the weight is just falling off me with little effort on my part. And I'm healthy. Maybe it's just karma, lord knows I've gotten screwed on just about every other aspect of life :blink:



    myrori

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 10:08 AM

#7
While it would be my dream to loose that kind of weight in 4 months and in a healthy way it is just not in the books for most of us. So far I have noticed it is usually only men who can, and those starting at a 300 plus weight.


    Disney

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 10:53 AM

#8

Honestly I think that is stupid. Are you doing this to be healthy or to be skinny? It's not a race to see who gets there faster. Why on Earth would you want to "starve yourself to death" to get to that goal quicker? That statement makes me sad.


While I don't think anyone should 'starve themselves to death' and 100 pounds in 4 months is way outta my reach, what is wrong with doing this to be healthy AND skinny? I think we all want to look better along with feeling better. There's no reason you can't achieve both at the same time.


    tntransplant06

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 11:06 AM

#9
Only because she followed that wish with "Starve myself to death"


    AutumnLily

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 11:44 AM

#10
Sundar it really depends on how much weight you have to lose in the first place to lose 100 in 4 or 6 months. Normally men lose faster (must be the extra muscle they have). Those that have more weight to lose will lose what seems like large numbers but maybe we should all look at it like % excess weight needed to lose.

Usually around 6 to 8 months most of the sleevers will have lost approximately 50% of their excess body weight. So if you need to lose 300 vs 80 lbs the person needing to lose up to 300 should be able to lose their 150 lbs and 80 lb person 40.

But everyone is different and those that need to lose (inset your excess weight here) lbs some do it in a shorter or longer amount of time.


The body will do as it pleases. Treat it right and you will eventually reach your goal.


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