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How much weight will i lose (about) in 5 months?

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Started by jasleeve, Jul 08, 2011 8:16 PM
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    jasleeve

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  • Weight Lost: 118
  • Current Weight: 155
  • Goal Weight: 135
  • BMI: 29.3
Posted July 8, 2011 - 8:16 PM

#1
hey everyone!

i was just curious... if all goes well, i will be getting sleeved in late november/ early december. my brothers wedding is on may 12th, 2012. with diet and exercise, whats the average weight loss with the sleeve? im aware that everyone is different which is why i say average lol.

postop'ers, how much weight did you lose (about) your first 5 months?


    Tiffykins

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Posted July 8, 2011 - 8:23 PM

#2
How much do you have to lose????

I had over 100 pounds to lose and around 5 months out I had dropped around 90-95lbs.

There is no average since the percentage of weight loss is the primary indicator for weight loss surgery patients and not actual pounds lost.

A patient that has 100+ pounds to lose might lose more number of pounds as someone with only 70 pounds to lose, but it's the percentage of weight loss is what is used to figured "average weight loss" for bariatric patients.


    jasleeve

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  • Surgery Date: Dec 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 1 inches
  • Starting Weight: 273
  • Weight Lost: 118
  • Current Weight: 155
  • Goal Weight: 135
  • BMI: 29.3
Posted July 8, 2011 - 8:35 PM

#3
WOW!!!!!! thats GREAT! my goodness! congrats!!!!!!! my bmi is 46-50.

the reason i put that range is because i believe to be 5'1 and was always considered 5'1 but the bariatric unit i go to say im 5'3. so at 5'3, im 46.6 at 5'1, im 49.7.

im 22, 263lbs


How much do you have to lose????

I had over 100 pounds to lose and around 5 months out I had dropped around 90-95lbs.

There is no average since the percentage of weight loss is the primary indicator for weight loss surgery patients and not actual pounds lost.

A patient that has 100+ pounds to lose might lose more number of pounds as someone with only 70 pounds to lose, but it's the percentage of weight loss is what is used to figured "average weight loss" for bariatric patients.




    Tiffykins

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Posted July 8, 2011 - 8:44 PM

#4

WOW!!!!!! thats GREAT! my goodness! congrats!!!!!!! my bmi is 46-50.

the reason i put that range is because i believe to be 5'1 and was always considered 5'1 but the bariatric unit i go to say im 5'3. so at 5'3, im 46.6 at 5'1, im 49.7.

im 22, 263lbs




My surgery date weight was 263 as well, and at 5'2" a BMI of 49.

I low carbed it, and pushed protein for the first 6 months until I got to goal. You'll have to find what works for you, and your body. Plus, I'm over a decade older than you. Follow your surgeon's directions.

The "average" of percentage of weight loss in 12 months with the sleeve is only reported to show about 65% from my recollection, but you can read in the "Success Story" section of the forum that many, many, many of us have lost 100% of our excess weight in the first 6-9 months post-op.

Best wishes ! ! !


    jasleeve

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  • Starting Weight: 273
  • Weight Lost: 118
  • Current Weight: 155
  • Goal Weight: 135
  • BMI: 29.3
Posted July 8, 2011 - 8:51 PM

#5
wow!! thats just so great! i cant imagine losing that much weight. my brother & family would think im sick (since no one in my family except my mom will know about the surgery). wow! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!! im so happy for you! thats just awesome :D


My surgery date was 263 as well, and at 5'2" a BMI of 49.

I low carbed it, and pushed protein for the first 6 months until I got to goal. You'll have to find what works for you, and your body. Plus, I'm over a decade older than you. Follow your surgeon's directions.

The "average" of percentage of weight loss in 12 months with the sleeve is only reported to show about 65% from my recollection, but you can read in the "Success Story" section of the forum that many, many, many of us have lost 100% of our excess weight in the first 6-9 months post-op.

Best wishes ! ! !




    iegal

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Posted July 8, 2011 - 9:18 PM

#6
Depends on how you eat and control your carbs after sugery. I followed Tiffykins advice (read a lot on here preop) and stayed under 30 gr of carbs a day, 64 oz of water, no soda, no caffine and 65+ grams of protein day. Not as easy as it sounds but completely worth it when I hit goal...5 months out.


    jasleeve

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  • Starting Weight: 273
  • Weight Lost: 118
  • Current Weight: 155
  • Goal Weight: 135
  • BMI: 29.3
Posted July 8, 2011 - 9:21 PM

#7
thats GREAT!!!!! i couldnt imagine hitting my goal at 5 months. if you dont mind me asking you guys, how is the extra skin?


Depends on how you eat and control your carbs after sugery. I followed Tiffykins advice (read a lot on here preop) and stayed under 30 gr of carbs a day, 64 oz of water, no soda, no caffine and 65+ grams of protein day. Not as easy as it sounds but completely worth it when I hit goal...5 months out.




    susnl

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Posted July 8, 2011 - 9:27 PM

#8
I am only 8 wks out and I am at 72 lbs total (43 lbs pre-op and 29 lbs post-op). I am following the same regimine - low carb less than 30g a day. It's hard and mentally challanging some days but so worth it.

If you start now, you can start some really good habits that will only make life easier post-op and get a jump start on lbs.


    jasleeve

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  • Surgery Date: Dec 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 1 inches
  • Starting Weight: 273
  • Weight Lost: 118
  • Current Weight: 155
  • Goal Weight: 135
  • BMI: 29.3
Posted July 8, 2011 - 9:38 PM

#9
im afraid i wont qualify for surgery if i lose too much. :(


I am only 8 wks out and I am at 72 lbs total (43 lbs pre-op and 29 lbs post-op). I am following the same regimine - low carb less than 30g a day. It's hard and mentally challanging some days but so worth it.

If you start now, you can start some really good habits that will only make life easier post-op and get a jump start on lbs.




    Texasmom65

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Posted July 8, 2011 - 9:53 PM

#10
Most insurances use your starting weight, when you see your surgeon as the weight they go by when its sent in for approval.


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