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Is Anyone Afraid Of Losing Too Much Weight?

Started by beba238, Oct 07, 2012 6:00 PM
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Posted October 19, 2012 - 9:58 PM

I thought I was but my body got to 180 and refused to budge any lower. I had to fight and workout like a madwoman at 180 to get to 175 and I am fighting with all my might to get to 170. Just sayin that your body knows when to stop losing wt and has a set wt. that it prefers.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 10:05 PM

My fear is absolutely that I won't lose enough. I started the 2-week pre-surgery diet at 265. I'm 5 1/2 weeks post-surgery now. I've only lost 29.5 pounds so far. I'm 5'3 and would like to get to 130-135.

Please oh please 130-135.......


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Posted October 19, 2012 - 10:05 PM


Ha, ha. Sounds like a dream but some of us "experienced" sleevers whispered during our SoCal support group get together about how to stop losing weight. Seriously.

I lost too much weight and needed to put back on weight. I looked sickly for my height/weight. I am still 10 lbs below surgeons goal weight for me. Sure, I looked good in clothes but I missed some of my curves. Yes, I said it.

So, yes you know a million ways to gain back weight...but consider this...do you know how to maintain and not yo-yo diet for the rest of your life? Gain 5 lbs, lose 5 lbs and so on. Sound familiar?

My body was extra stubborn too. I think some Weight loss clinics have wings named in my honor due to my repeat visits. Same with TV ads. Buildings built in my name for the money I invested.

During maintenance you learn how to balance calories. It is a mind game. Will I gain back all my weight? Changing the mind to not count every calorie/carb that enters your body. Will fear overcome your need for control? When is your weight loss enough? When your surgeon says it is? When your body says it is? When you say it is? What is the right weight? Sounds like a dream but it can be scary so prepare yourself as you approach goal weight. I have seen a few VST members go overboard and go way below a normal BMI weight. IMO this is not physical but mental issue. We need support throughout the entire process, even after goal.

Hugs to all of you. I love my sleeve and have no regrets.

The questions you wrote are the ones that have been making me a bit anxious lately. I'm 18 lbs form MY goal, and 28 lbs from my doctors goal. I have search and search for maintenance info, but it's pretty limited. As my goal gets closer to being a reality, I'm becoming more apprehensive about how I will manage to not yo-yo for the rst of my life. I'm trying to get educated, but there is very little info out there on the next phase.


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Posted November 23, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Glad that I'm not the only one thinking about this. It came up recently on another board where I am a member. I am 3 lbs from my original personal goal (still an overweight bmi) and 17 lbs from a normal bmi. I have slowed a lot but I still lose a lb or two here and there with this little ying yang with wanting and trying to lose to get to a normal bmi and at the same wondering how I get it to stop when I get there. I have only been sporadic with my working out and so my weight loss has mainly come from my smaller eating. I am still thrilled I had the sleeve, just thinking that I am in a routine of what and how I eat and now I will need to change it up to add enough to maintain but not to gain. HAHA, who would have thought 6 months ago that I would have this "problem". I also don't want to get too thin because at my age (57) too thin can age you, plus I don't want to be a bobble head either!!


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Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:31 PM


Very worried about losing too much and fearful of not losing enough. Some days think that I am crazy. :) I have an ideal weight for myself which is not what my doctor has listed in my chart. I have no desire to be stick thin. Fear of the post weight loss lollypop look keeps me in a state of terror.

I'm still banded right now, but have those same ideas in mind if I were to have this procedure.


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Posted November 24, 2012 - 1:30 AM

I worried about this a lot before I committed to having the surgery. Most of the people I have seen who had WLS and where very heavy (300+) looked like deflated balloons after they lost weight. Sorry - but that's what I have always thought. Unless they had skin surgery, and I mean major skin surgery everywhere, their bodies where, in my opinion, deflated balloons. Now that I have had the surgery and I'm down 113 pounds, and yes, parts of me are looking deflated, I am not at all worried about losing too much.I feel so much better. I have so much more energy. I am just so thankful for the surgery and for this second chance at health and life. I have no idea just how deflated I will end up - that's in God's hands. This adventure I/we are on is such an amazing blessing!

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 4:52 AM


No. If you look at the data, very very very few people lose too much weight. I suspect that is generally associated with bad complications like strictures etc.

I was worried about not losing enough, but I am very pleased with where I am at - even though I want to lose more.

What am I scared of? Maintenance - but, one day at a time.

I agree with u.... I've learned from this site and other GS sites that only few people break their goal weight and lose beyond it... and also not everybody reaches their goal weight easily.... so I wouldn't be unhappy at all if lost too much weight... it's always welcome... I also don't care about the fact of having loose skin.... I was on the verge of dying from obesity when I had this surgery, so all I care is being able to move without pain and look good!!


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Posted November 24, 2012 - 12:00 PM

I wish, I hope that would be my problem, I am good at always having too much weight but hey I can only dream of a size 4 or 5. I dont want to be supper small but would love to know what it is to have enough space in my jeans.

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