There is a rare disorder that happens to people who have WLS where their body does not self regulate and they eventually lose too much weight and die. It's incredibly rare and incurable. I read about it when I was thinking of having the surgery. Do I worry I have this? Even the queen of rare complications thinks she's probably ok
There are healthy ways to increase weight. My son has a feeding disorder and we've had to supplement his calories since birth. It's not hard to do. So I have no fear of that issue.
I'm five foot tall exactly and expect I'll hit 110 and level off as I was at that weight for ten years, ten years ago. I have been smaller, down to 95 as an adult, which is still a healthy weight for someone of my height, but I found it hard to maintain, hence wanting the higher, and yet still healthy weight goal.
I do see a lot of people who have set goals exceed those, which might make people think that losing too much weight is possible and even easy, but the one thing I think most of those folks have in common is that they have been heavy all of their life. To those folks, setting a goal is somewhat subjective on their inability to picture themselves at a number they think is just impossible...and that they consider "unhealthy" because they've never been healthy. 140 for instance for a woman of my height, is too heavy. No one is that "big boned" but I get why someone might shoot for that...because in their eyes, they are "thin". My hope for these folks is that after living at their new goal they then realize that they could be healthier within a normal BMI for height ratio. My sister is the same height as me, but unlike me, she's struggled with her weight for her entire life. She has been as high as 350 and currently is at around 200. She feels great, yet I know she would be surprised how much better she'd feel at 120 or less
Even 20lbs lower and she'd find her knees would bother her less...but she can't imagine it. She thinks my weight goal is going to be skeletal...yet I've been that weight and she didn't think I was too thin then
Growing up with her mind set agains mine...it gave me some perspective as to where people come from when setting goals
I've never been a huge eater, I just ate the wrong stuff (loved sugar and carbs) so for me, volume increase won't be my foe....desire will LOL I plan on living my life as I did ten years ago, which means I ate in general what I wanted, but didn't eat a lot of candy and white carbs. I also used to weigh myself daily and if I gained 3lbs I paid attention to what I was putting in my mouth until those were gone. Not a huge sacrifice, and not a yoyo diet, but just having a salad verses a sandwich and skipping desert if I'm eating out. And for me...cutting down my wine consumption