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    JRT Mom

    No goal weight?

    Mine also didn't give me one. I picked one that sounded healthy, but I'll take whatever I can get!
  2. 2 points

    No goal weight?

    I didn't have a goal weight my goal was to lose enough weight to have hip replacements and any more was a bonus.
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    Gastric Bypass for Senior Citizen

    I was 65 when I had my surgery. I am now 68 have maintained a loss of about 100 pounds and a much healthier now than I was then and I expect to be healthier going into my old age and I would’ve been had I not had the surgery.
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    No goal weight?

    I have a final goal weight and I set a few goals for myself along the way. I'm not going to stress about it but I like to have something to shoot for to help keep me on track. I have a long way to go but I didn't put the weight on overnight and I know it won't come off overnight either.
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    No goal weight?

    @TheJuice202 that sounds smart. I'm only 10 weeks out so I have a long ways to go. I'm sure a lot of people need a number to keep pushing. The further along I go I feel like I may need to do the same thing to keep motivated! I've just always eaten pretty healthy.. so I know the weight will come off.
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    Mood Swings!!!

    Idk why but my moods are crazy!!! One moment am fine next moment am sad another moment am mad as hell!! I had my surgery almost 4 weeks ago! Next moment am crying kind of depressed is this normal? Does anyone else feel like this?☹️😞
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    Initial Consult Update

    My weigh in are at my primary doc which is in a different practice that the surgeon. My primary did mention that based on my labs, additional things might be required, but since I am fairly healthy, she didn't think so. I am trying to get my initial consult with the surgeon moved up as April is so far away.
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    most insurance companies require a 3- to 6- month supervised diet like the one you described (some surgeons do as well, but it seems like more often it's the insurance company). A lot of us are required to do this. I found it VERY helpful. It eases the transition between pre- and post-op life so your change in lifestyle after surgery doesn't seem as radical. In mine, I was supposed to limit myself to 2300 calories (I was eating 3000+ before), gradually increase my protein and decrease my carbs, wean myself off carbonation and caffeine, practice separating drinking from eating, exercising 3-5 times a week, etc. I lost 57 lbs in the process and I really think it helped with the transition. as far as "losing weight with it and therefore not needing surgery" goes, I'd lost 50-60 lbs a gazillion times before - but the problem was, I could never keep it off. I'd hit a wall, bad habits would start to creep back in, I'd stop monitoring myself as closely, and the weight would gradually come back on. With surgery, I've been able to lose ALL my excess weight and keep it off. Plus when you do this on your own, you're constantly fighting biology. Your gut bacteria, hunger hormones, metabolism, etc, are all fighting to put that weight back on. Surgery resets all of that, so even though it's not easy, it's not an impossible battle, either.
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    Thanks everyone!! I'm going to try to increase my protein. My nutritionist told me not to worry about it too much the first 2 months, but I hit 2 months tomorrow, and really need to start concentrating on it! I've had 60 grams so far today, and am going to work harder to hit 80 grams per day from here on out. Thanks again everyone!!!
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    ***UGH I am so effing hungry!!

    start tracking again to see where you're at. My dietitian doesn't like the fact I'm obsessed with numbers and wants me to try "intuitive eating", but sorry, that doesn't work for me. I "intuitively ate" up to over 300 lbs. I have to track to make sure I'm staying within my maintenance range. and yes - hunger comes roaring back after a few months, and our stomach capacities are bigger. Stalls become more frequent and last longer. Weight loss slows to a crawl. Continued weight loss becomes a real challenge. But it can still happen if you're committed. I kept losing until I was 20 months out. When I'm having a particularly "hungry day", I try to eat more healthy fat and/or fiber, as both are pretty filling (at least for me). And I really step up my fluid intake. But I know it's hard. Sometimes I have to get out of the house or put myself to bed early just so I'll quit thinking about my stomach. It's a challenge for sure...