Spouse says to stop losing weight


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On 3/31/2017 at 2:28 PM, customademe said:

I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you who commented on this topic, but I haven't learned the ropes yet on these electronic things (over 50 LOL). Everyone had fantastic input and covered everything I needed to give them the response and provide me the support I needed to get to the finish line.

I see my NUT and surgeon next Thursday and while it has been 4 months since I last saw them, I will be able to go in to this appointment a little more reassured that I am doing the right thing by continuing on my journey to the finish line.

I'll keep you posted on the outcome. Rally on!

What did your team say about your goal?

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My doctor's assistant said keep doing what I'm doing! I'm way ahead of their predictions! My actual doctor said SLOW DOWN! I told him what his assistant said and he said that he would speak with him and when my doctor returned he stated that his assistant had misspoken. I saw the NUT who reaffirmed what I should be doing. Guess what? I've gained almost 7 lbs since then. I'm all over the map. It would seem that I've lost something. I am spiraling out of control again. I returned to the handouts that I was given to try to regain my focus. God has brought me too far for me to fail. I will lose this 35 pounds by September! I'm in this fight for the rest of my life! RALLY ON!!!!!!!

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Spiraling out of control is absolutely not what you want to be doing.

Take a moment, and just breathe.

It sounds like your doctor wants you to stay around 140-150.... At least for now. Since your weight wants to jump around, just maintaining for a while sounds like a good idea.

Remember why you started this journey... For health, right? Your doctor has your health in mind when recommending maintaining for a bit. Let your body catch up to your phenomenal progress!

Just because you plateau for now, doesn't mean the journey is over... If anything, a new phase has just begun....

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I was thinking about this thread last night.

First, remember the BMI charts are made based on a typical person that was never 100+lbs over weight.

There are some differences between us and that typical person.

1. Loose skin. Even if it is minimal, it is still there. Add 5lbs to the chart weight. (Or 15 if you have a lot!)

2. Your skeleton is sturdier due to carrying the extra weight. Add 3lbs.

3. You have more muscle mass due to carrying the extra weight. Add 15lbs.

That is 23lbs, right there. Maybe I've been generous, but you get the idea. Each of us should probably add 20lbs to what the BMI chart says to find our actual ideal.

So, for the OP.. 125+20=145lbs. This is why your doctor said to slow down ;)

Now you have a new goal, and you are so close! Congratulations!!

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My wife has told me the same thing. I am .9 pounds away from my surgeon's goal weight (which still puts me at a BMI of 25). I would really like to lose more weight but my wife said that I would look sickly.

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