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Well saw my Dr on Thursday and he said he was disappointed I wasn't losing fast enough I should have lost more.. I wanted to cry.. I've been trying to get in the 800 calories but for some reason I was still trying to get under the 10 for Fat and 30 for Carbs over 80 Protein and it wasn't working for me... I don't know what else to do... I'm worried now that I'm failing the sleeve...

I met with our support group yesterday and it was our exercise person telling us we all need to work out, etc... but I have no energy to work out Im' tired all the time.

I know i've cried to Tiffykins and everyone else... I'm so sorry for being a whineybutt and pest... Anyone have any ideas what I can try next?

And for the record I met someone from our board yesterday at our support meeting MakMama and let me tell ya.. she's freakin stunning and such an awesome woman that has a wonderful & beautiful family!! Make sure you friend her and say hello :)

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I'm confused.

Your ticker says that you've lost 30lbs in 50 days...that's about 1/2 pound per day. 3lbs per week. 14+ lbs per month How much faster are you supposed to be losing???blink.gifblink.gifblink.gif

If you continue at the rate you are going you'll be at goal in 6-7months.

I would reccomend you tell your surgeon to shove his pessimism where the sun don't shine. tongue.gif

Also...you're only eating 10grams of fat per day? That's crazy. I shoot for 30grams which is still less than half of the daily recommended value. Many people NEED fat in order to function at a reasonable level. I would wonder if you are one of them. Would you be willing to up your fat intake for a couple of days and see if you feel better?

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I'm confused.

Your ticker says that you've lost 30lbs in 50 days...that's about 1/2 pound per day. 3lbs per week. 14+ lbs per month How much faster are you supposed to be losing???blink.gifblink.gifblink.gif

If you continue at the rate you are going you'll be at goal in 6-7months.

I would reccomend you tell your surgeon to shove his pessimism where the sun don't shine. tongue.gif

Also...you're only eating 10grams of fat per day? That's crazy. I shoot for 30grams which is still less than half of the daily recommended value. Many people NEED fat in order to function at a reasonable level. I would wonder if you are one of them. Would you be willing to up your fat intake for a couple of days and see if you feel better?

Thanks... :) I use www.fatsecret.com and my login is SpunkyLilDIva and my pass is iphone I thought I've been losing grant it it's like been 223 then 221 and then it goes back up then it goes down and he says I'm at a plateau... I thought that meant the scale stays on one weight for 3 weeks.. he said I should be down at least 40-50 on my 7th week... I'm so confused..

I did get those Protein shots you were talking about and i like those... please tell me what I'm not eating or shouldn't eat or change... I only eat maybe 4 bites cause Im scared of filling up but others say I'm not eating enough... UGH I'm so confused... :)

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I just looked and it seems like you're doing ok as far as food intake overall.

I think your surgeon may have an unrealistic goal in his head. For someone to lose 45lbs in 7weeks they would have to average a 6.5lb loss per week. Is it possible...sure...but is it reasonable to expect EVERYONE to meet that goal. ABSOLUTELY NOT! Keep plugging away, you WILL get there. It won't be on your surgeons schedule (the ass) but you WILL get there.

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I just looked and it seems like you're doing ok as far as food intake overall.

I think your surgeon may have an unrealistic goal in his head. For someone to lose 45lbs in 7weeks they would have to average a 6.5lb loss per week. Is it possible...sure...but is it reasonable to expect EVERYONE to meet that goal. ABSOLUTELY NOT! Keep plugging away, you WILL get there. It won't be on your surgeons schedule (the ass) but you WILL get there.

so do you see anything I should change ... so I wont reach my goal till around christmas the rate I'm going right?? I don't really care if it's fast just as long as it comes off LOL

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I just looked and it seems like you're doing ok as far as food intake overall.

I think your surgeon may have an unrealistic goal in his head. For someone to lose 45lbs in 7weeks they would have to average a 6.5lb loss per week. Is it possible...sure...but is it reasonable to expect EVERYONE to meet that goal. ABSOLUTELY NOT! Keep plugging away, you WILL get there. It won't be on your surgeons schedule (the ass) but you WILL get there.

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I agree with apple-saucy !! I thik u r doing gre8t - when I went to see my surgeon at my 2 month check I had lost 34 lbs in 2 months. I asked how I was doing cuz I thought I should be losing faster. His response was if you were a rny patient I would expect u to lose 33 lbs in 3 months and you have lost 34 lbs in 2 months - you are doing great. Because supposedly RNY patients lose weight faster. So if you are asking me I think you are doings just FINE!! Keep up the GRE8T WORK!!

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Wow!! That's a lot of weight he thinks you should lose...I am 10 wks out and have lost a total of 42 lbs. My doc thinks I am right on schedule. I agree with the others...you are doing super!! I also hit a stall that lasted 2-3 wks when I was 3 wks post-op.

Do you measure yourself? It's been said several times on the forums that although you may not be losing lbs, you may still be losing inches! Chin up!! You are doing great in my eyes!! :)

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I think you're doing great....don't let anyone pressure u. I have been moaning and groaning as well about my stall...i guess they really are part of the process.

I also agree with applesaucy...i dont really monitor my fats...only Proteins and carbs...for the most part if your carbs and Proteins are in line, then your fats will fall in line also.

I upped my Water yesterday to over 80 ozs and my proteins were over 80 and my carbs at 30...my calories yesterday were about 750.

my stall lasted about a week and a half...

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I think your surgeon is a pompous butt! I cannot believe he would tell a patient something like that especially considering how much you have lost! YOu are doing fine my dear....

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Well saw my Dr on Thursday and he said he was disappointed I wasn't losing fast enough I should have lost more.. I wanted to cry.. I've been trying to get in the 800 calories but for some reason I was still trying to get under the 10 for Fat and 30 for Carbs over 80 Protein and it wasn't working for me... I don't know what else to do... I'm worried now that I'm failing the sleeve...

I'm confused.

Your ticker says that you've lost 30lbs in 50 days...that's about 1/2 pound per day. 3lbs per week. 14+ lbs per month How much faster are you supposed to be losing???blink.gifblink.gifblink.gif

If you continue at the rate you are going you'll be at goal in 6-7months.

I would reccomend you tell your surgeon to shove his pessimism where the sun don't shine. tongue.gif

Also...you're only eating 10grams of fat per day? That's crazy. I shoot for 30grams which is still less than half of the daily recommended value. Many people NEED fat in order to function at a reasonable level. I would wonder if you are one of them. Would you be willing to up your fat intake for a couple of days and see if you feel better?

Ok, first of all, you're losing at a good clip -- I think you're doing a fantastic job. No worries about your weight loss. Second, your doctor has unrealistic expectations of weight loss -- EVERYONE loses at a different rate. If you only lost 5 lbs in 50 days, then I'd say something is going on, but you're doing great.

Second, YOU MUST INCREASE YOUR FAT. Since you are keeping your carbs low, your body needs fuel for its energy. Fat is the only other option left. I'm betting once you increase your fat, your weight loss will increase (not that you need to be a rocket at weight loss, but I bet it will increase.) Right now, because you have low calories, low carbs, low fat, your body is fighting the weight loss because it thinks it's in starvation mode. Give it something so that it will release the fat at a faster rate. :)

And really, the doctor is setting unrealistic expectations. Truly. Big hugs! :)

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I had my 6 week post-op appointment yesterday. I had lost 25 lbs since surgery on April 12, 40 since pre-op. I have experienced two stalls. One at week two that lasted 12 days. The other now at week six that is currently at 6 days. My nutritionist said to increase Protein to 70-80 grams per day and to stop counting calories or carbs. Also, be sure to get in the 64 oz of Water. Since I had only been averaging about 55-65 grams of protein per day I have to step up my game. My doctor said my BMI was 6 points lower than before surgery and at six weeks out he considers that "normal." I wish the stalls would go away!

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I'm going to echo Julia's suggestion on fat grams. Your body needs fat, I'm not talking unhealthy, fried food yummy badness, but throw yourself some Peanut Butter, avocado chunks in there and then push clear fluids. Starvation mode isn't going to happen until your body exhausts all of it's fat stores, but your body does need good healthy fats to function. I had zero fat intake guidelines. Strictly to get in Protein, cut carbs, and push fluids. Eating full fat stuff worked fabulously for me, and I can honestly say that when I started looking at the fat free "light" stuff, it was full of sugar(carbs), and sodium. Those 2 things will stall out weight loss quicker than anything.

Don't get frustrated, and don't give up.

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Ok, first of all, you're losing at a good clip -- I think you're doing a fantastic job. No worries about your weight loss. Second, your doctor has unrealistic expectations of weight loss -- EVERYONE loses at a different rate. If you only lost 5 lbs in 50 days, then I'd say something is going on, but you're doing great.

Second, YOU MUST INCREASE YOUR FAT. Since you are keeping your carbs low, your body needs fuel for its energy. Fat is the only other option left. I'm betting once you increase your fat, your weight loss will increase (not that you need to be a rocket at weight loss, but I bet it will increase.) Right now, because you have low calories, low carbs, low fat, your body is fighting the weight loss because it thinks it's in starvation mode. Give it something so that it will release the fat at a faster rate. :)

And really, the doctor is setting unrealistic expectations. Truly. Big hugs! :)

Co-sign.

If you are doing low carb you MUST intake more fat. Your body is burning fat for fuel, and if you don't intake more, your body is going to steal nutrients from your muscles and organs. It's really important, please intake more healthy fats. You can get this from many good things, Olive Oil, Avocados, Fish... :)

Also, wow - your surgeon is not being really caring either. YOU ARE NOT FAILING!! Most people do endure stalls of some sort from time to time. We all just have to push through them.

xoxo

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I'm sorry but your doctor is a douche.

Up your fats as suggested. You will have more energy to work out and a better mental outlook - the brain needs healthy fats to function. Keep on keepin' on!

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