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Thanks Cheri

Love your support and post.

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I do feel like I am a slow loser compared to many on here, sleeved 3/6 at 220 CW 178. It is actually over 2.5 a week so I guess it is not so bad after all. I have hit many stalls of 2 weeks or so and never really drop more than 1-2 pounds at a time. But if I did not do the surgery I know I would not have lost the way I have. I hope I can get to goal in a year but if not i will just be patient until it happens. I feel so much better and definitely know I look better. If you are a slow loser, just Celebrate what you are losing and please don't get discouraged over post where some are losing at lighting speed. I can at least say I have had no Hair loss (yet) and I am almost 5 months out. Also I will be 50 this year so I know losing slower has to help a little with the chance of less saggy skin. :)

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My doctor appt was today and since my pre diet I'm down about 40 pounds mind you I'm 5 almost 6 weeks out. AND i stalled for 2 weeks. My surgeon said its less than he'd hope. I thought that was a pretty good amount! He kinda discouraged me. Apparently I'm a slow loser?

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One of the best bits of advice I have received is to look at the % of EBW you have lost, not the number. While I may have "only" lost a little over 40 lbs, I am now over a third of the way to goal. As a "lightweight" with only a little over 100 lbs to lose, I know I am not going to see big dramatic losses on the scale. I am trying to enjoy the inches lost and maintain a healthy and patient mindset as I go. Good luck to all.

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One of the best bits of advice I have received is to look at the % of EBW you have lost' date=' not the number. While I may have "only" lost a little over 40 lbs, I am now over a third of the way to goal. As a "lightweight" with only a little over 100 lbs to lose, I know I am not going to see big dramatic losses on the scale. I am trying to enjoy the inches lost and maintain a healthy and patient mindset as I go. Good luck to all.[/quote']

That's a great point. I'm also a "lightweight" and am happy with my 1-2 lbs lost every week, which it's been almost from the beginning. My surgeon spoke in terms of EBW% at my follow up, not pounds lost. It's a good standard measure when comparing progress of people starting a different weights.

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My doctor appt was today and since my pre diet I'm down about 40 pounds mind you I'm 5 almost 6 weeks out. AND i stalled for 2 weeks. My surgeon said its less than he'd hope. I thought that was a pretty good amount! He kinda discouraged me. Apparently I'm a slow loser?

My surgery was on 6/7 and with my 2 week liquid diet I have lost 34 pounds. I too am 5'6" and I was at my surgeons yesterday as well. He said my weight loss was well within the normal range and to continue what I am doing. The one good thing with slow weight loss, your skin gets a chance

to shrink some as you go. :)

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My doctor appt was today and since my pre diet I'm down about 40 pounds mind you I'm 5 almost 6 weeks out. AND i stalled for 2 weeks. My surgeon said its less than he'd hope. I thought that was a pretty good amount! He kinda discouraged me. Apparently I'm a slow loser?

Don't get discouraged that is an impressive amount of weight loss for 5 weeks out. Congrats

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What is % of ebw?

Percent of excess body weight. So if you need to lose 100 pounds and you have lost 40, then you have lost 40% of excess body weight.

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Percent of excess body weight. So if you need to lose 100 pounds and you have lost 40' date=' then you have lost 40% of excess body weight.[/quote']

Ooo ok I like how that sounds! :) ..thanks

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I also am a slow loser. I had surgery on 7/19 and have only lost 10 pound post op. right now the scale will not move. I think my major thing is liquids. Can't seem to get all the liquid I'm supposed to get. But every day I seem to get more. And my other issue is exercise. I REALLY need to jump on that band wagon. But so far pre and post surgery I've lost 32 pounds which I know if great. Just need to over this hurdle and I will be just fine.

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So I am in this category. Sleeved July 5 day of surgery 244.6. Today 226.00. Started this journey at 278. I wanted it to just fall off but no dice. Oh well.

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