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My surgery date is March 31st and I couldn't be more ready or excited. I feel like I've done a lot of homework and I look forward to being healthier and more active and energetic at the end of this journey. As I look so forward to this journey I can't help but wonder what to expect for my rate of weight loss. I am currently 219 lbs and am wondering what other sleevers in this weight range have experienced. Does it depend on your weight, or how much you exercise, or your age, or all of that? I would appreciate hearing from anyone wiling to share their experience.

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Since I got serious about my weight in late July, I've lost 75 lbs.-- 30 before surgery, and 45 since sleeve date of 11/3. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it. Stay motivated, listen to your body, but don't be afraid to push yourself abit. I have developed such a love if the gym, that my hubs has questioned whether I'm going to "the gym" or "the Jim" ( I have only 1friend named Jim and he's happily married!) it sounds like your in the right frame if mind, and I'm sure you will succeed-and we are all here for you!

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My surgery date is March 31st and I couldn't be more ready or excited. I feel like I've done a lot of homework and I look forward to being healthier and more active and energetic at the end of this journey. As I look so forward to this journey I can't help but wonder what to expect for my rate of weight loss. I am currently 219 lbs and am wondering what other sleevers in this weight range have experienced. Does it depend on your weight, or how much you exercise, or your age, or all of that? I would appreciate hearing from anyone wiling to share their experience.

The variables are too many to name. There's a reason why the best most surgeons will give you is that most sleever will lose between 50 - 60% of their body weight. Some people are slow but steady, some have a big weight loss at the start, some are fast losers, some are stop and start losers with steady loss coupled with stalls. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it. Comparing yourself to others or setting up expectations will drive you nuts.

Men lose faster than women, but things like genetic, pre-surgery health status and age all factor in.If you have a challenging hospital course or surgical complications that can effect your loss as well.

The best you can do is follow your doctor's instructions, and hope for the best.

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Thanks for sharing. It helps.

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