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How long before you stopped losing weight

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Started by Loooou, Aug 24, 2011 10:12 PM
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    Loooou

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 10:12 PM

#1
Well, I'm so curious about if anyone who has been sleeved has his weight loss stopping after a while and I Dont mean stall. I mean your body just stopped losing weight after a certain time or a certain number of pounds down?
how long? was it a year or less than a year?
Does it happen to most of the sleevers or just it is rare but just happen to some?
How did u know that this is it, and ur body wont lose anymore?


I think my body has given up and it is totally against the idea of losing anymore weight and I think it is too early but may be this is it :(
I know this is not a stall cause of different factors. I gain the same 3-4 pounds and lose them for about a month or may be more, I exercise and my body just dont recognize it.. I am keeping my carb intake like non! or lets say sooo freaking little like non existing and I am not enjoying my food anymore, a month ago I could eat anything I LOVE and lose weight, now I am more like dieting and it is not even working, I mainly eat protein all day, fish shrimp, meat , chicken, milk.
NO Desserts or sweets. I am feeling like my band days are back but at least am grateful for how amazing my sleeve has been and how much weight I have lost with it.
I count my calories, I drink not less than 100 OZ of water, I dont have thyroid problem but I think this is it. If u think this is a stall then thats okay but I would love also to hear it from others who their weightloss stopped forever even early or late in their sleeve journey.
Thank u :)


    myrori

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 10:31 PM

#2
I have a goal of 145, i think my body is stuck, done, finished what ever! Of course I bet if I had a tummy tuck and some sculpturing done I would lose that last 8 pound in the surgery room. I too have been playing with the same 3 pounds. I am almost 9 months out and down 118 pounds. BUT I do notice with exercise that their are body changes going on at the same time despite lake of scale movement.


I need to learn to love me for what I am and what I have done thus far.


    coops

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 9:15 AM

#3
Looou, This is a great question and one that I have been toying with for a while.

Although I am losing it is frustatingly so! A pound here, then nothing a pound there, then nothing. I am 13mths out now and I really hoped I would be at goal now, but alas no!

Like you I tick all the boxes, I did do a week or so of eating what I wanted, my restriction is still good so cal wise it wasn't bad... but I add white bread and some chips... for a laugh! No difference, I lost a pound, same as the week where I did very low carbs.


I really hope this is not the end for me because I STILL feel fat and my BMI is still obese, just to get out of that range would, psychologically, be benficial (despite the chart being a one size fits all mentalitiy!)
I really don't know what to suggest... just keep plugging along, try to enjoy the ride!? Look back at how far you have come from your heaviest and applaud yourself on a job well done!

Good luck and I hope that your (and my) body takes some more weight off!


    Julie76

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 9:34 AM

#4
I believe I read on here that you really need to eat (some) carbs and up your calories, especially if your working out, so your body wants to burn them. Otherwise it will try to hold on to everything because it thinks it's going into starvation mode.

If I'm wrong, Please someone correct me. I am only three weeks out and by no means consider myself and expert.



    PatrickG

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 9:35 AM

#5
I had surgery on February 4. For the last month I have been stuck at 205-210. Like you I think my body is done losing. Getting to my goal of below 200 will apparently require something more than I am already doing.


    franny

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:50 PM

#6
I am no expert but I have been reading post for the last 2 months to prepare before surgery and encouraging and info after surgery. I have taken in all the info. I did get discouraged at a stall after 1 week but after reading all the post I have discovered it is normal. However, one thing I have discovered is that you have to eat to lose. i know the practice is low carb but when i increased my carb intake (still keeping calories low) i started to lose again. Since my stall I have lost another 15 lbs. I go several days without the scale moving and then 3 to 4 pounds are gone. I increased my calorie intake to 800 per day and it seemed to help. So I don't think protein, protein, protein, is always the answer.I still get all my protein in however. My surgeon also told me that drinking water will help to lose weight so I have tried to push the fluid intake more. Anyway, what I am getting at is if what you are dong isn't working, try something different. It worked for me. I know it doesn't work for everyone but it is worth a try. Your body needs carbs for energy and they are a necessary part of proper nutrition. Another change I have made is not eating the same thing every day. Shake it up. If I had fish for lunch I eat chicken for dinner. Vary your food choices that make s a difference also.


    MeMeMEEE

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 1:43 PM

#7
Sometimes I think your body needs a shake up, just do something different. If you always do the eliptical change to walking for a week. If you eat high protein, throw in some carbs you wouldn't normally. I know in my weight watchers days (too early in sleeve) that when I had a bad day food wise or maybe a meal I knew was not what I should have ate sometimes I was surprised with my best loss in a while. It's worth a try.


    Loooou

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 2:33 PM

#8
I am really confused right now, It seems like most of you who have their weight loss stopped are more than 6 month post op. and I am still 4 month and ten days out, Thats why I am hugely surprised that my weightloss has been suffering that early, I dont actually mind stalls at all cause when I kept losing fast in the beginning I got so sick, and my immune system got weak, I started having bacterial infection in my tongue , throat and then my eyes. I started taking B- complex and B12, and I started feeling so good. Thats why I am really not minding stalls at all I swear, I know it is the way my body is defending itself and actually saving it.
But now, When the weight loss started to stop awfully I knew that is not a stall, I knew it is like my band days, when my weight starts to jump up and down the same pounds whatever I do, So I was never a carb sensitive person or a counting one, and thats why I tried to go low carb may be thats the reason, I varied my exercises as you are suggesting and I really pushed myself to eat under my sleeve.
my calories intake varies from 800-900 a day.
These are my main concerns, I am really way too early to stop and I am really in need for those last 35 pounds to be shed.
I even set my goal weight to be 155 which is above my normal BMI with 20-25 pounds and I am not aiming to be a model.
SO how come my body wants to settle for 188-186 pounds?:(
I am soo disappointed and yet so grateful!


    Miters36

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 4:12 PM

#9
I feel the same way for the last 2 weeks- month. I keep bouncing from 177-178lb.s and it is extremely frustrating.(as you well know)
I too am trying different things to hopefully find someting that will work and get me losing again. Glad to see these posts, I thought I was the only one! Thanks guys and good luck to all!



    kellyw74

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 4:41 PM

#10
I agree with the other posters....YOU HAVE TO EAT!! You have to get those calories up for your body to burn fat! If you eat too little, your body thinks it is starving and hold on to everything you give it!
I went thru this in the first couple months. I was only eating like 300-500 calories a day and not losing a thing!! I was so saddened. I was exercising an hour or more a day too! No wonder I was not losing!! I was burning more than I was taking in! Who could lose doing that???
I upped my caloric intake to 700-1000 daily and knocked the exercising down to a couple times a week and started losing again. I also find that I can NOT super-low carb. When I do, my body just won't lose.
So, try mixing things up for a couple of days. Eat more and don't exercise so much and see what happens!
Kelly :)


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