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Hi All,

I am looking for experiences from low BMI Sleevers. When I got my band almost 4 years ago, I was considered a low BMI patient. I did lose some weight (and gain 50% of it back) and I am now considered a low BMI revision.

My big struggle right now is really believing that the outcome will be better. Once you have WLS and it doesn't really work, it is hard to have hope for the next one. I almost feel like I am too vulnerable to have hope. Similar to how you feel dating someone for the first time - too vulnerable to admit that I really want it to work and that I will be crushed if I don't get a good result.

With all that said, I was hoping to get some feedback from people who were low BMI sleeve patients - with or without revision. My BMI is 31 with my band - scheduled to sleeve in 8 days. My current weight is 195 and I would minimally like to get down to 145, but ultimate goal would be 130 - of course I am still too scared to hope that it is possible right now :-)

I am expecting that my weight loss will not be as significant because I have less to lose. The major difference for this WLS compared to the last:: preparation! I am so prepared this time. I have the Isopure drinks, I have 4 different kinds of broth, I have glasses / bowls in 2 oz, 3 oz, and 4 oz sizes so I can get used to what those measurements look like, etc. I also have a much better support system. In short, I am really ready to do this the right way.

Any low starting BMI folks out there that can give me some feedback?

Thanks!

Lara

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I was 35 (now 33), The weight is coming off. I'm only 6 weeks out, but Im down 23 lbs. I don't know where my final weight will be, but this is working so far (with a big stall thrown in for measure... but thats how it goes)

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Hello!

I started with 34.4. I am 3 weeks out tomorrow and I have lost 22 lbs so far, I have to lose 86 altogether for health reasons. I am not practicing any sport yet, just following the nutritionist's advice on what to eat. I feel great and I don't feel hungry, I get full straight away. I had no complications and no real problems.

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My BMI was 35 and I am down 25 lbs. Slow but steady loss. I have hypothyroidism and my metabolism is waaaay slow but the sleeve is working for me!

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Thanks for the replies!

It is cool to see that everyone is at about 22 pounds loss at 6-8 weeks out. Honestly, I would be thrilled with losing 20 pounds :-)

Thanks again!

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hi....my bmi the day of surgery was 31. yesterday i was one month out. i have lost 18 lbs since surgery. my bmi is now in the 28 range. you will do good. who is doing your revision? kelly

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i see from your signature dr aceves is doing your surgery....he did my sleeve as well. kelly

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I was at 34 bmi. I had surgery on feb. 11. I don't know why I am such a slow loser but I have only lost 12 lbs. But a loss is a loss.

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I was at 34 bmi. I had surgery on feb. 11. I don't know why I am such a slow loser but I have only lost 12 lbs. But a loss is a loss.

Thats a good loss! You just got surgery a couple of weeks ago...

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Thanks, everyone, for sharing your informaiton. I just want to make sure I don't set myself up for disappointment. I have also decided not to weight myself until I am at least one month out. The scale depresses me.

Thanks again and good luck to all!

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Ditto

LOL - I was just about to reply that that's why I removed my post.

What stands is though: the less you have to lose, the slower you lose.

My Dad always said: If you shake a tree with a lot of apples, a lot will fall out. If you shake a tree with a few apples, you'll get much less.

While some say they lost 20 pounds in this amount of time, you probably already know that you are a slow loser, so I'd take 30% off to be prepared. And if it is more - all the better, happy happy joy joy!

Good luck

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