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  1. 4 points
    James Marusek


    I had gastric bypass whereas you had the sleeve. I dropped weight so quickly that it was like jumping off a cliff. But then at around 7 months, my weight loss stopped and I went into the maintenance phase. Sleeve patients lose weight at a much slower pace. They encounter many stalls along the way. But their journey is much longer. And they can achieve almost the same weight loss as gastric bypass patients. Many do not transition into the maintenance phase until 2 years.
  2. 2 points

    Plateau - 2 months post op

    It's very frustrating but like you said and already know, the weight will start back coming off and btw, that is EXCELLENT!! 40 lbs in 2 months Wow...keep it up. 👍 One day at a time and you are doing GREAT...
  3. 2 points
    Losing the old Harley


    Thank you for replying to my question, Yes sounds like it will be trial and error. I never thought i would need to worry about loosing too much weight lol. How many calories are you currently consuming a day, I posted a similar question on a Facebook group I'm in and laugh when people suggest eating "McDonalds" to add extra calories *shakes head*. Totally agree with the "Grazing" Its impossible to limit it to 3 meals a day and hope your weight stops. I eat 5-6 small meals a day all of with are health, nutritionally dense foods.
  4. 2 points
    Furthermore, considering your 11 months PO your portion size of 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup seems to be the normal. I was just looking at a barbaric site and it said. "Eat small amounts. Your meal portion size will range from ¼ cup to ½ cup of food 3 to 9 months after surgery. After 9 months you may be able to eat ¾ to 1 cup of food at a meal. To keep the weight off, you should eat no more than 1 cup of food at meals. You risk gaining weight and making your stomach larger if you are eating more than this."
  5. 1 point

    Hello - New Member Here :)

    Hi everyone! Just an update - I got my surgery date! The surgeon's office called last night and I go in for my final visit with the surgeon next Thursday the 10th, Surgery is currently scheduled for February 6th and my post surgery appointment is the 20th. I am super excited but also nervous now that I have a date. I just hope everything goes smoothly!
  6. 1 point

    Plateau - 2 months post op

    I feel for your frustrations! I'm losing so slowly that it's driving me nuts. I've just arranged to see the dietician again next week as I'm at a loss what to do next. Hope it starts moving soon for you! x
  7. 1 point

    Weight Loss Meds???

    Honestly, I mean take your physician's advice, but I was on multiple SSRIs before, and SSRIs mixed with antipsychotics, and all kinds of things that "say" they increase the risk for serotonin syndrome, but it's pretty much really unlikely. And you'll know if something is off and you just stop the other medicine right away.
  8. 1 point


    I'm four years out. I am a distance runner. I lift and train like a beast. Did you ever think you would have to work at eating more calories in your life? *smile* Transitioning in to maintenance mode take some adjusting. I used a TDEE calculator similar to yours. It says maintaining for me is 2166 calories. Honestly, I gain weight at the macros it suggests. I can burn 700 to 1000 calories on long run days. My diet changes to support my activity. https://tdeecalculator.net TDEE did not work for me. It may work for you. Your calories and macros will look different than mine. (age sex height weight activity is a factor) I had to change up the numbers from the TDEE to find what works for my body. Hate to say this but it has been a lot of trial and error. All instructions from dietician are different Below is my instructions Add low glycemic carbs Sweet potato, whole wheat bread/pasta and brown rice. If you are looking to get more calories in, eat small meals often. Eat as often as you need you need to get the calories in and stay within your calories/macros. Maintaining is a new mindset. It's no longer 3 meals two small snacks. Grazing has always been mentioned as a bariatric no no. Think of this as a maintaining health graze - several meals to hit your maintaining calories and macros. Wishing you the best, Jenn
  9. 1 point

    Hello - New Member Here :)

    Best wishes on your journey. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. 0 points

    Ughhh 3 weeks post op

    I am 7 days post op tomorrow. What happened? Are you able to keep anything down now?