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@@kaitlynm I tend to do about 45 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training on days I don't work. It's impressive that you're able to do 2 hours every day! I totally would if I could but I work a minimum 12 hour day that, factoring in travel time, usually means about 14 hours.

@@jenn1 distance running sounds great! How did you get into that? I'm assuming that you kept losing even with 2000 calories a day?

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I'm 16 months out and I was told 1200 calories when I reached 9 months. I work out 4-5 times a week but haven't been able to lose in three months! So frustrating.

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I don't look at calories but what type/kind of food am I getting? Good Protein & healthy veggies/fruit. There is my focus, more so than calories.

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@@Kathy812 that is frustrating! Maybe try upping the calories a bit more?

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@@Indieflickers

Many bariatric patients get into sports. My first local meeting I met a woman in her 60's that mountain biked across the state of Iowa.( who the hell bikes across Iowa lol) She also competes in the senior Olympics here in Idaho. She is a bad ass and my mentor. That is how I got into running and other sports.

My weight has stabilized in the 130's with 2000 calories. I'm working out in the weight room at my gym. I'm good with gaining weight with muscle. Bring on the gain! I want to be a bad ass in my 60's :P

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@@jenn1 that's awesome. How did you start training for distance running? I'm up to 5k but I'd love to do a full marathon. I need a mentor! The 130s sounds brilliant but at this point I'd be happy to get to 140 - 150.

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My surgeon said 800 to 1400. I am 5'4" and around 136 pounds. My hubby is 6' and weighs 190. Doctor told him 1400 to 1800.

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I've been maintaining at goal weight for the past four months at 1800-2000 calories a day. However, I've pretty much stopped keeping track this past month. As long as I get in my Protein and stick with healthy food choices, I pretty much stay at the same weight. I dread the day when my metabolism starts slowing down.

My main form of exercise is one hour of walking a day. I've tried to do more intense forms of exercise, but never stick to it long term.

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@@Indieflickers

Many bariatric patients get into sports. My first local meeting I met a woman in her 60's that mountain biked across the state of Iowa.( who the hell bikes across Iowa lol) She also competes in the senior Olympics here in Idaho. She is a bad ass and my mentor. That is how I got into running and other sports.

My weight has stabilized in the 130's with 2000 calories. I'm working out in the weight room at my gym. I'm good with gaining weight with muscle. Bring on the gain! I want to be a bad ass in my 60's :P

Thanks for posting about the friend of your and the Senior Olympics.That is so cool. I knew they had Olympics for Special Children. Had no idea they have a Senior Olympics. I will have to see what Florida offers in Senior Olympics as I am very interested in getting involved.

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I hope everyone here really gets this:

There is no way anyone -- your surgeon, your nutritionist, another WLS veteran -- can predict how many calories another person needs to maintain or lose.

I am 70 years old, was sleeved 18 months ago, and now weigh 135 pounds. I've been at or below goal for nearly a year. I probably average 8,000 steps a day (walking and daily activities). I do yoga occasionally. I don't lift weights (unless you count 3 pound weights "resistance training"). My daily menus average 1700-1800 calories and 90-100 grams of Protein. I don't count or worry about carb grams, since my body is incredibly carb-tolerant.

I have a friend who's in her early 50s who's also been sleeved and is also in maintenance. She weighs around 150 post-op. She is just as active (if not more so) than me. If she eats over 1100 - 1200 calories a day she gains weight. And carbs are very unkind to her.

Life is not fair. I don't know why I drew the long straw. I'd NEVER have predicted this is what my maintenance calorie budget would be.

Bottom line is that you simply have to find out what combination of foods works for you -- to keep you healthy, energetic and maintaining easily. And then you have to accept that. And learn to make it work for you.

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@@VSGAnn2014 yep everyone is different. However never hurts to find out what other people who have been successful have done. I enjoy doing the research.

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I stopped tracking a long time ago but I figure around 1,000 maybe more a day? I don't know. I snack a lot which they say you shouldn't do but I'm still losing weight so....I may track for a couple days and see. I just eat whenever I feel like it.

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@@Indieflickers,

Congratulations on an incredible year! You must have worked awfully hard to hit 200 lbs in a year. That’s amazing!

I would think 1,200 to 1,400 calories would be find if you’re still trying to lose weight. I would also just see how you’re doing: are you losing at the rate you want on your current 1,000-1,200 calories? Or are you losing too fast and feeling like you need more energy? If so, you could bump it up a little.

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