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Honestly I don't think it really changed my body. I was running (more like slogging- slow jogging) two years before surgery at 250-270 pounds. I've always had large calves and feel like running just helped to tone them, as they are still huge even after 110 pounds lost. If anything it has helped keep me on track. I can notice a slight loss in muscle/toning in my legs when I'm not running as often, but again not a sizeable difference. Although each body is different.

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I agree with pp - it doesn't necessarily change my shape, just tones and gives me more definition. I will say that I've noticed in the past when I was jogging almost daily I had a smaller waist and felt better about my weight (including a smaller clothing size) than what I did this year at the exact same weight after wls.

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Running didn't change my shape, either. It simply caused me to lose stubborn fat.

I've always held much of my weight in my lower body parts such as the hips, thighs and calves. Even though I've lost 100 pounds, I still have flared hips, thick thighs and prominent calves.

An obese apple-shaped runner will soon become a normal-weight apple-shaped runner. An obese pear-shaped runner will soon become a normal-weight pear-shaped runner. And an obese runner with proportional dimensions will soon become a normal-weight proportional runner.

My point is that our shapes do not dramatically change with running. We lose fat, but we don't lose the general shape we were born with. No amount of running will make Beyonce's body (extremely curvy) more like Kate Moss (extremely boyish); the underlying shape will always be there.

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3 hours ago, GrandmaLisa said:

I am having plastics in Dec and I am curious if my running will change the surgery plan.

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Would you mind elaborating on what exactly you are asking? How do you think it could affect your surgery plan?

Me, I've considered breast augmentation and the only thing that I see my running affecting my surgery is the dates and what races I have on the books. It sounds silly but I want to make sure that I don;t miss out on certain races that I enjoy participating in.

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I got my surgery plan about 6 months ago. Before I started running. I am still 6 months away from the surgery. My question was will it cause my breast to become more saggy or smaller which now would require me to have implants. Will my tummy go down and now I will need a fleur di lys? Will my butt become more flat or more round. My surgeon did not want me to lose too much weight but I love running but it doesn't seem like you lose weight at an quicker rate.

I am a little over 18 months post op sleeve and I am trying to get my weight loss going again.

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12 minutes ago, GrandmaLisa1 said:

I love running but it doesn't seem like you lose weight at an quicker rate.

Running burns approximately 100 calories per mile. It is one of the most efficient calorie-torching aerobic exercises in existence.

You burn 300 calories for running 3 miles, regardless of whether it's a leisurely jogging pace or a competitive 5k pace. Likewise, you burn 700 calories for running 7 miles, regardless of your pace.

The only way you won't lose weight with running is if you haven't cleaned up your diet. There's a salient saying: "You cannot outrun a shitty diet." Many runners actually gain weight due to a phenomenon called overcompensatory eating.

Good luck to you. :)

Edited by Introversion

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"Thank you. I would really like to lose 30 more lbs before surgery.

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I ran all through my weight loss. If your goal is to lose more weight, it will help you do that.

My question is why did you get your plastics surgery plan a year before you intended to have it? A lot can change in a year running or not.

And it should matter how much YOU want to lose not your surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to adapt your plan.

Yes running burns aprox 100 calories per mile, but that's a rule of thumb and depends on your weight. it's also true for walking!


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