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Had my DS 2/17/17. 74 pounds down. I'm excited to be out of the 300 club but should I have lost more?



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Seems like a legit amount of weight loss to me. I had surgery 2 weeks prior to you and have lost 92 pounds, but was 25 over pounds heavier on my surgery date than you. Just keep up the good work!!

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If you think you're not losing fast enough, talk to your doctor. My reaction to these questions is always a bit of amazement: without the WLS, can you imagine any possible way you would have lost so much in that time period? I think you're doing FANTASTIC!!

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If you think you're not losing fast enough, talk to your doctor. My reaction to these questions is always a bit of amazement: without the WLS, can you imagine any possible way you would have lost so much in that time period? I think you're doing FANTASTIC!!

Thank you. I had tried pills and injections and was never below 300 pounds. I guess I'm doing okay.


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Seems like a legit amount of weight loss to me. I had surgery 2 weeks prior to you and have lost 92 pounds, but was 25 over pounds heavier on my surgery date than you. Just keep up the good work!!

Thank you for the encouragement. Was 364 before my preop diet. 338 on my surgery day. CW 290. My total 74 lbs.


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50lbs in a little over 4 months isn't bad. We all lose at different rates. (I had my surgery a month after you and am down 42lbs since the surgery.. so I think we're losing at about the same rate). I get how it seems slow, but it really isn't! Some of us are just taking our sweet time.. but there are probably benefits to slower losses.

Our skin might handle it better (fingers crossed)

Our gallbladders might be happier

Our emotional state might be more calm (I am calmer than before surgery!)

If you get concerned, make sure you are tracking what you are eating, and monitoring your exercise, and tweak when necessary. (Personally my exercise has been quite low, so I have lots of room to increase it).

Watch for those non scale victories too! I have lost 11 inches off my hip measurement!

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50lbs in a little over 4 months isn't bad. We all lose at different rates. (I had my surgery a month after you and am down 42lbs since the surgery.. so I think we're losing at about the same rate). I get how it seems slow, but it really isn't! Some of us are just taking our sweet time.. but there are probably benefits to slower losses.
Our skin might handle it better (fingers crossed)
Our gallbladders might be happier
Our emotional state might be more calm (I am calmer than before surgery!)
If you get concerned, make sure you are tracking what you are eating, and monitoring your exercise, and tweak when necessary. (Personally my exercise has been quite low, so I have lots of room to increase it).
Watch for those non scale victories too! I have lost 11 inches off my hip measurement!


Thank you. You are right about the skin


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I was down about 62lbs. in the same period. I never could have lost that much on my own during a 4 month period.

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13 hours ago, B_Lush77 said:


Thank you. I had tried pills and injections and was never below 300 pounds. I guess I'm doing okay.

You're Doing very okay! 😊

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16 hours ago, B_Lush77 said:

So let's get personal how many times a day are y'all having bowel movements. I'm 4-5 times a day morning noon and night.

I don't have one everyday.. probably every-other-day.. but they tend to be enormous! 8-O

Sounds like you may want to evaluate what you are eating/drinking. Something might not be agreeing with you. Artificial sweeteners are a possibility. (Okios yogurt acts as a laxative for me.. I eat plain greek yogurt instead). Dairy is another common culprit. Spinach increases my transit time dramatically.

Are the stools formed or watery? If watery, you might become dehydrated, so need to find a solution right away. If they are formed, then you have time to experiment.

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I don't have one everyday.. probably every-other-day.. but they tend to be enormous! 8-O
Sounds like you may want to evaluate what you are eating/drinking. Something might not be agreeing with you. Artificial sweeteners are a possibility. (Okios yogurt acts as a laxative for me.. I eat plain greek yogurt instead). Dairy is another common culprit. Spinach increases my transit time dramatically.
Are the stools formed or watery? If watery, you might become dehydrated, so need to find a solution right away. If they are formed, then you have time to experiment.


My surgeon stated with the resection of my bowels it's to be expected. And you should go every time you eat. He just states if it becomes a problem to take Imodium. The stools are soft formed. Since 60% of my small intestines are by passed I expect it just wondering if anyone else's spends more time on the commode than their desk at work.


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Ahh.. guess I didn't realize you had a bypass :) Surgeon knows best! lol. Constipation is frequently a problem, so guess you dodged that bullet!

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So let's get personal how many times a day are y'all having bowel movements. I'm 4-5 times a day morning noon and night.




Girl, I am no kidding once every 7-10 days! I feel totally fine but this can't be normal!


On June 12, 2017 I had my gallbladder removed, my lapband removed and revised to an RNY.

HW: 402, SW 306, CW 294.8, GW 185

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You are doing great. You can't judge your progress on where other are or were. I had the issue when I had my DS. But once I realized I was an individual and that my body reacts differently than most my weight was coming off faster and faster. I had my surgery October 31,2016 and I have lost 123 pounds. I haven't even hit my year yet. So, keep up the great work and you will be at your goal weight before you know it.


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