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Started by Driver Deb, Aug 19, 2011 5:38 PM
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    Driver Deb

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 5:38 PM

#1
Has anyone here had the sleeve and not lost weight? Is there a failure rate? Posted Image


    MeMeMEEE

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 5:40 PM

#2
they consider failure losing less than 50% of excess weight. I have heard a few with regain but no true failure.


    DoOver

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 5:48 PM

#3
Yea, there's technical failure and your expectations.

I've always been a very slow loser. When I'd do Weight Watches I had to undercut their "points" by about 20% to lose 1 pound a week. Now that my body is sleeved it's fighting me tooth and nail to stay fat. I know I will never be thin but I think this surgery will save me from being morbidly obese for the rest of my life. To me, that's success. Although I will agree that my sugeon does not see it that way and that's difficult.

I think the real answer is the standard answer. It's a tool. You still have to watch your diet to win completely.


    Raine

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 7:19 PM

#4
I think the "failure" is to not utilize your tool to the best of your ability. Just like any tool you have to use it to make something happen ;) I am a super super slow loser but, I use my tool and am now down to 2 pills a day from 20. To me if I never lose another pound that is a success!


    lash44

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 8:10 PM

#5
To my knowledge all who had the surgery losses weight.
As stated, some do gain and some gain more. But that is
a individualistic matter. Stick to the plan, you will loose,
and keep it off.





Has anyone here had the sleeve and not lost weight? Is there a failure rate? Posted Image




    Pinkbetty

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 9:11 PM

#6
I thought it was something like 30-35 percent gain the weight back?


    JackieOMonroe

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 9:15 PM

#7

I thought it was something like 30-35 percent gain the weight back?


Gosh, please let me be in the skinny 70%.


    klus263

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 11:03 PM

#8
I personally think the failure rate is based on the person. As many have said and will say, this is a tool. Just like taking medication for a medical condition, you have to accept what you are doing and only you can make is succcesful. Some people have unrealistic goals or put too much pressure on themselves. My doctor did not set up a set goal weight. I had in my mind what I wanted to weigh which was around 125 which means I would have need to lose over 100 lbs. But as I started to lose weight, I have revised my goal multiple times. I think I am probably at my final weight as I am hovering around 155. When I look in the mirror I can see my collar bones so if I lose much more I may start looking sickly. The only place I am still holding on to excess body fat is through my middle. Yesterday I bought a size 10 pair of shorts. That I did not met my goal, am I failure. NO WAY....I am happy of where I am at. I am no longer diabetic on medication or taking cholestral medication. My husband and I going hiking and I can walk 3-4 miles a day without being winded or look like I may have a attack. Would I love to lose a 10 more pounds-sure but I am not going to obsess over it.. Make small goals and look at each one as a victory and you will be successful!


    Last Chance Lil

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 12:19 AM

#9
Technically I am a "failure" as almost 4 yrs after surgery I haven't lost 50-60% of my excess weight. My surgeon has done over 500 sleeves and only has 3 "failures". He said it's rare for a sleever to not lose at least 60% of their excess weight.

I've lost almost 100 pounds now (some of it for the 2nd time LOL) so I don't really think I'm that much of a failure! And some day I hope to get to my goal. it might just take me a little longer.


    Sassygirl06

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 1:30 AM

#10
losing almost 100lbs is anything but a failure. just keep chuggen along. the only failure is when you quit trying.


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