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This is another reason why I chose the Sleeve rather than Gastric Bypass. i've seen people with there face all sucked in and looking like "zombies"

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I'm sorry but if you want to loose only 10lbs a month why are you considering surgery?

I have lost 86lbs in just over 4 months but I am eating well, certainly not undernourished and have 12 lbs to goal. Maybe if we eat well, the body will just stop at its natural weight.

When I was thinking about it today (funny you should do this post!) I pondered about reducing my goal weight. Now I have said that I will probably stall for the next few months lol ;)

i don't want to lose more than10 lbs a month, I don't want to look sick, and besides my goal weight is about 70 lbs total to loose.

Uh ... ten pounds weight loss a month is not untypical of "lighter weight" WLS patients. Several months pre-op I weighed 235 pounds. On the day of surgery I weighed 216 pounds and lost around 10 pounds a month the first 4 months. Then the monthly weight losses slowed down.

Still, I still hit my target weight of 150 at 8.5 months post-op.

In the next 6 months I lost 12 more pounds.

I'm now maintaining at 138 pounds.

Exactly. We don't have WLS to lose weight fast. We have it so we can lose it and keep it off. I only lost more than 10 pounds for 2 months. I just posted this in another thread. Doesn't make me any less successful!

Month 1: -17

Month 2: -10

Month 3: -9

Month 4: -8

Month 5: -5

Month 6: -5

Month 7: -2

Month 8: -7

Month 9: -7

Month 10: -3

Month 11: -5

Month 12: -7

=85 pounds and goal of 150

Month 13: -3

Month 14: -5

Month 15: -0

I love that you gave us the breakdown of your weightloss. I have often wondered what the typical progression looked like.

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I agree with the value of seeing how fast others have lost weight.

Here is my own monthly weight loss experience:

Highest weight - 235 pounds

Weight on surgery day - 216 pounds

(Weight lost pre-op) - 19 pounds

Post-op weight losses:

Month 1 - 10.4 lbs

Month 2 - 11.8 lbs

Month 3 - 9.2 lbs

Month 4 - 10.4 lbs

Month 5 - 6.8 lbs

Month 6 - 5.0 lbs

Month 7 - 6.2 lbs

Month 8 - 4.4 lbs

Month 9 - 3.8 lbs

Month 10 - 1.8 lbs

Month 11 - 2.6 lbs

Month 12 - 0.6 lbs

Month 13 - 1.2 lbs

Month 14 - 1.0 lbs

Month 15 - 1.6 lbs

Having been online for 2 years and reading about hundreds and hundreds of other successful WLS patients' weight loss rates, Babb's and my weight losses are typical of people who started out around our initial weight (235 pounds).

Heavier people, men, and younger people lose more rapidly than "lighter weights," women and older folks.

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Wow, sounds like I have been doing it all wrong... Hang on though.

At four months I am having

100g of Protein a day

100 + oz fluids

and over 1000 (sometimes 1100) calories a day.

I work out twice a week in the gym and swim when I can. Just because I have lost so much in 4 months doesn't mean I am doing it wrong, neither do I look sick or too thin. I would have been just as happy losing 8lbs a month and keeping it off!! It's not a race. I never kept a diary or note of how much I lost each week, that never interested me. As long as I was losing I was fine. If I stalled, I was fine.

As long as you are following the plan, that's all that counts. It doesn't matter if we lose 5lbs a month or 20lbs. If you work with your sleeve, your body will work for you.

Best of luck :)

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@@_Kate_ ... obviously, you're doing it "right."

;)

Keep it up. :)

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@@_Kate_ ... obviously, you're doing it "right."

;)

Keep it up. :)

@@VSGAnn2014

The point is you do what works for you and yes, I am doing it right, for ME ;)

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Well I don't want to look sick and would like less saggy skin. Keep in mind I have to loose a total of 60-70lbs. I don't wanna loose more than that!

To each their own, but losing weight slowly does not prevent saggy skin. You can blow up a balloon to max and slowly let out the air and it will never go back to being in the same state as it was prior to being blown up. My personal opinion is that as long as you get below 25 BMI then you are fine. If your goal weight puts you over 25 BMI then you are still considered overweight.

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I lost weight quickly. I lost 27% in the first month (27% of EW). I had basically lost almost 100% of it in 4-6 months. I had several things going on that contributed to that.

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I'll take that!!!:-)

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I'm sorry but if you want to loose only 10lbs a month why are you considering surgery?

I have lost 86lbs in just over 4 months but I am eating well, certainly not undernourished and have 12 lbs to goal. Maybe if we eat well, the body will just stop at its natural weight.

When I was thinking about it today (funny you should do this post!) I pondered about reducing my goal weight. Now I have said that I will probably stall for the next few months lol ;)

i don't want to lose more than10 lbs a month, I don't want to look sick, and besides my goal weight is about 70 lbs total to loose.

Uh ... ten pounds weight loss a month is not untypical of "lighter weight" WLS patients. Several months pre-op I weighed 235 pounds. On the day of surgery I weighed 216 pounds and lost around 10 pounds a month the first 4 months. Then the monthly weight losses slowed down.

Still, I still hit my target weight of 150 at 8.5 months post-op.

In the next 6 months I lost 12 more pounds.

I'm now maintaining at 138 pounds.

I had a very similar experience. Fed myself really well, (as much as a my weight loss would bear and I could comfortably hold), exercised regularly, (still do), and slowly lost 90ish pounds at about 10 pounds\month (the first 10 were pre-op) achieving goal at about 9 months. Been maintaining that for a year and 1/2 now within about 5 pounds. I think that's a fine\healthy goal, particularly if your final goal is at or below a 100 pound loss. I was shooting for slow and steady with as high an intake as I could muster to try and reset my metabolism in a really manageable place long term. Today, I maintain on between 1200-1500 calories per day which is very doable with a "tiny tummy" without feeling like I'm on a "diet" all the time.

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koos,

It’s hard to answer this question. Are you talking about in the short-term, around the time of surgery? Or are you talking losing too much weight in the approximately year or so post-op when most of your weight loss takes place?

In both cases, weight loss is so individual! I know patients who have lost 30 lbs in the first couple weeks post-op, as well as patients who have lost 8 lbs in the first three weeks post-op. Both groups mostly seem basically happy with their results.

Longer term, you have a little more control over your rate of weight loss. You can change your exercise levels and calorie intake. If you’re having trouble getting in enough calories to slow your rate of weight loss, you can go back to using more shakes and powders. That’s more likely the case for sleeve patients.

Good luck!

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I lose an average of 10ish a month and I don't compare myself to others. I work at it just as hard as other people do. I am active but don't hit the gym everyday. I have zero desire to spend 3 hours at the gym. I also ride horses and when in active training mode I do trot sets for 40 minutes that is a posting trot sweating and burning calories.

My Protein level was to get to 100. Now the nutritionists want me to get 100-120.

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