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I'm 27 weeks post op, and I feel stuck. It's not really that I feel like I'm stalling (which I've had plenty before), it's that I feel like my body is ready to maintain. I have lost 114 pounds and I'm not done yet. I have 56 more pounds I'd like to go. Any veterans out there that can tell me that maybe I'm just starting to really slow down, and that I'm not done losing weight. I guess I'm annoyed. You drop so much weight and then, nothing. I was eating 1200 calories and losing just fine. Now, I feel like I need to drop down to 1000 or lower to lose. I see my doctor next week, but I was hoping to hear from other's experiences.

Anyone out there that can make me feel better?? :(

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At 27 weeks post-op, I was very near my bottom weight. So you may be nearing your bottom.

A few months post-op, I went into a stall. I said "this is too soon". I looked over my calorie intake and dropped it lower without violating my Vitamin, liquid, Protein requirements. And I began to lose significant weight again. So dropping your calories down, might provide a solution. But your body determines your bottom weight, not the goals that you set. Everyone is different.

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Agree with James, what we set for goals are not always what our body has in mind.. my doctor does not encourage setting weight goals just lifestyle changes.. the honeymoon period of the surgery is about 6 months now you may have to play around with your diet and exercise to find your bodies sweet spot to start losing again, lower calories, maybe increase if your doing a lot of exercise, increase Protein or Water, maybe consider doing a liquid diet for a week to reboot.. good luck to you!!

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One thing my NUT talked yo me about was the amount of calaries that would need to be adjusted to loss or maintain. As you decrease your weight it takes fewer and fewer calaries to do everyday stuff like walking, dressing and that is when to visit your exercise plan and keep careful tract of your intake. You have done amazing.

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Thanks everyone for the advice. I do see the doc next week so we'll see what he has to say. I'm thrilled with what I have lost so far, but I definitely don't believe my body is ready to be done. I'm still considered obese.

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