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Alright fellow sleevers I'm ready for you to chime in your thoughts below on my VSG story. November 7th I started my liquid diet at 198.6 pounds. On November 14th the day of my VSG I weighed in at 190.6 so I'd lost 8 pounds in 1 week!!! Wahoooo!!! Had the surgery that morning out in Dallas, TX. Came back home to ATL, GA on Friday morning. On the following Tuesday (the one right before Thanksgiving) on November 22nd, I weighed in. I was now down to 177.6. Great Job for me! 21 pounds exactly. But heres where it gets very discouraging. I HAVE NOT and I REPEAT HAVE NOT lost any more weight since that day November 22nd!!!!! Had my first Doctor Consult with my surgeon on Monday January 2nd and still weighed in at 177.6. He was not happy with my weightloss either. He said I should have lost way more than 13 pounds since the surgery. He told me to cut out the Protein shakes/smoothies and just do my 3 tiny small meals a day. I am now doing hard core cardio workouts which is a bootcamp class 3 days a week and hitting the gym to do an hour long class 2 other days. So I am getting in 5 days of damn good workouts. I am so sad b/c today was my day to weigh in and it said 178.6!!!! WTF is going on with my body? Why has it let me down and have me regretting even shelling out $15000 for this surgery???? I am so lost and confused b/c I'm getting my Water in, eating my small meals and averaging about 600-800 calories a day like he said. Any thoughts or suggestions?????

Confused,

Amber

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Amber - first let me say I'm sorry this has been a struggle for you. Everyone is different and has to do different things following surgery. I'm sure your doc is an expert. That being said, has anyone suggested you increase your calorie intake? Could your body be in starvation mode? I know for me, I don't lose weight unless I'm consuming 1100-1200 calories per day and around 90 grams of Protein. Of course I do exercise also, and I also had a lot more to lose than you. so like I said, my situation is different. But it seems that right now, you have nothing to lose by trying it.

Let me know how it goes. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way (())

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Debbie,

Thanks for the advice. I have not thought of that but I will sure give it a try for the next week and we'll see what happens. I will let you know how it goes. Happy New Year.

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Did you have any luck increasing calories? I'm in a similar boat.

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Swimmer- I did have some luck increasing calories just for a minute though. My weight loss is still very slow and I'll be 9 mos out August 14th and have lost 40 lbs to this date. I have decided to up my exercise from 3-4 days a week to at least 5-6 days and incorporating running everyday in it. If this doesn't help pull my last 25 lbs off I don't know what would:(

But I'm thankful for what I have lost I feel like a whole different person. I could have never done it on my own. How's your weightless coming along?

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I'm doing well. I've lost about 70 and am about 6 months out. I still have about 18 to go to get to my surgeon's goal. Raising calories never works for me. I just keep upping the work outs. You'll get the rest off. Good luck on your journey.

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Hi, I also have hit a plateau. I hit a 60 lb weight loss which is great but I need that last 20 and am stuck. I do work out 5-6 days and eat 1000 calories a day and food journal. Help help help.

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@ DebbieDeb....wow, eating 1000 calories a day and working out 5-6 days a week....and you're stuck on a plateau.....that's discouraging....I've been at 145 for 7 weeks and I think I'm getting 1500-1700 calories in and I should be at 1200-1400.....I've been grazing too much so I really need to concentrate as I feel I'm slipping into some bad habits and denial. So this week I am really going to work on tracking my food intake. I'm 5 lbs from goal but 10 lbs from where I want to be; surely I can do this. And you can too.....maybe increase your Water intake? I'm also going to increase my workout by 15 minutes and see if that helps. Let's check in again next Monday.

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Alright fellow sleevers I'm ready for you to chime in your thoughts below on my VSG story. November 7th I started my liquid diet at 198.6 pounds. On November 14th the day of my VSG I weighed in at 190.6 so I'd lost 8 pounds in 1 week!!! Wahoooo!!! Had the surgery that morning out in Dallas' date=' TX. Came back home to ATL, GA on Friday morning. On the following Tuesday (the one right before Thanksgiving) on November 22nd, I weighed in. I was now down to 177.6. Great Job for me! 21 pounds exactly. But heres where it gets very discouraging. I HAVE NOT and I REPEAT HAVE NOT lost any more weight since that day November 22nd!!!!! Had my first Doctor Consult with my surgeon on Monday January 2nd and still weighed in at 177.6. He was not happy with my weightloss either. He said I should have lost way more than 13 pounds since the surgery. He told me to cut out the Protein shakes/smoothies and just do my 3 tiny small meals a day. I am now doing hard core cardio workouts which is a bootcamp class 3 days a week and hitting the gym to do an hour long class 2 other days. So I am getting in 5 days of damn good workouts. I am so sad b/c today was my day to weigh in and it said 178.6!!!! WTF is going on with my body? Why has it let me down and have me regretting even shelling out 15000 for this surgery???? I am so lost and confused b/c I'm getting my Water in, eating my small meals and averaging about 600-800 calories a day like he said. Any thoughts or suggestions?????

Confused,

Amber[/quote']

I think you are building muscles and that is the weight that is showing on scale. I suggest taking measurements also and track that instead of scale weight. And keep in mind as you approach your ideal weight u lose at a slower pace.

Good luck you are doing a great job!!!

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