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How do you feel now? If you feel good and energetic, maybe you're okay. You certainly look fantastic and a whole lot healthier.

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How do you feel now? If you feel good and energetic, maybe you're okay. You certainly look fantastic and a whole lot healthier.

Feel much healthier, really enjoy the gym but still feel like another stone wouldnt hurt. Just need to be patient maybe, not my strong point lol [emoji23]


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Would like more replies on this topic because I have been stalled for 2 months myself. Well, to explain further, I am almost a year out from surgery and I have been bouncing between 200-206 pounds for 2 months. My starting weight was 312 on Nov 14, 2016. I am wondering the same thing as you, am3ie, and wondering if my body is done losing weight. I am 25-30 pounds from my goal.

Tracking what I eat every day, getting 1000-1250 calories a day with 100 grams of Protein and 30-40 grams of carbs for the last 4-5 months and prior to the past 2 months, the weight was falling off. Anyone got an idea/ experience with this that is near a year out? Anyone, anyone? Bueller?

When was your surgery, am3ie? You look great by the way!

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How much do you weigh ? What is your height. And how long did it take you to loose that ? You look fab

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On 11/8/2017 at 3:49 AM, mylighthouse said:

Would like more replies on this topic because I have been stalled for 2 months myself. Well, to explain further, I am almost a year out from surgery and I have been bouncing between 200-206 pounds for 2 months. My starting weight was 312 on Nov 14, 2016. I am wondering the same thing as you, am3ie, and wondering if my body is done losing weight. I am 25-30 pounds from my goal.

Tracking what I eat every day, getting 1000-1250 calories a day with 100 grams of Protein and 30-40 grams of carbs for the last 4-5 months and prior to the past 2 months, the weight was falling off. Anyone got an idea/ experience with this that is near a year out? Anyone, anyone? Bueller?

When was your surgery, am3ie? You look great by the way!

1250 is a very high intake for most people ( females) so it's not suprising you have stalled. You may have lost on that at first but maybe you should receive evaluate.

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6 hours ago, dreamingsmall said:

1250 is a very high intake for most people ( females) so it's not suprising you have stalled. You may have lost on that at first but maybe you should receive evaluate.

Yes, I think you might be right. Had seen several posts where people were not in maintainance yet but close to a year out and they were getting around 1200 a day and still losing. It is no longer working for me, and so starting today, I have planned out my meals for the next 3 days on myfitnesspal and I have lowered my calorie intake for each day to not exceed 1050 calories. I have also lowered my carbs to 20-30 grams per day. We will see how it goes. I may even find that 1000-1050 calories per day is a little too high.

Thank you for your help.

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59 minutes ago, mylighthouse said:

Yes, I think you might be right. Had seen several posts where people were not in maintainance yet but close to a year out and they were getting around 1200 a day and still losing. It is no longer working for me, and so starting today, I have planned out my meals for the next 3 days on myfitnesspal and I have lowered my calorie intake for each day to not exceed 1050 calories. I have also lowered my carbs to 20-30 grams per day. We will see how it goes. I may even find that 1000-1050 calories per day is a little too high.

Thank you for your help.

No problem I'm no expert. Only 4 months post. I've seen that too.. I stay under 800 and weight loss is rapid. But you will find what works. I don't do any excersise. Perhaps I'd need more if I moved more. You can do this.

What will your meals be ?

At 206 I would say your body is not done losing ( I don't know your height but I was feeling quite big still then as I'm only 5 foot 2. But you have lost so much your body needs to catch up. So give it time :)

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Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement and agree that I can do this! I also agree that I am not done losing. I see my surgeon regularly because of other problems and he told me a couple of weeks ago that he thinks a good goal weight for me is 175 pounds. He said it might take me another year to reach that. I believe the reason he said it could take that long is because like you, I don't get exercise. Not by choice, but totally unable to do a whole lot other tham arm exercises and occasional short walks. I guess if I got exercise then I would still be losing with my calories up in the 1100-1200 range, who knows. Oh, and I am 5'7".

I have actually tweaked my menu plan on fitness pal a little more since I replied to you this morning. I am going to continue to keep my Protein grams at 100 or a little more per day, because it has always worked well for me. I think my carbs for today were around 26 grams. Got my calories for today around 960.

Can't open myfitnesspal at the same time I am typing this, so going to try to remember my menu for the day.

Breakfast

6am: 11oz Premier Protein shake

1/4 c 2% milk

10am: 1 hard boiled egg on 1 piece low carb double Fiber wheat toast

1 tsp hemp seed oil

2 T psyllium husk

Lunch-noon

3 oz homemade hamburger chili with green peppers and onions

3:00pm:

2 oz baked chicken breast on 1 piece low carb wheat toast

dinner 6pm

3 oz baked chicken breast mixed with 2 T mayo and with diced celery and onion (homemade chicken salad) served on top of raw spinach with cucumber

1 t hemp seed oil

After dinner snack if hungry:

1/2 fuji apple

I think that is about it, if I remembered correctly. For drinks, I do regular coffee in the mornings and start my Water drinking early. Decaf coffee in late afternoon or evening if I feel like it and water all day up until bedtime. I am the type of person who can eat the same foods regularly without really getting tired of them.

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If you can stand it, get rid of those two pieces of toast. I'm still losing (slowly albeit) at 14 months out and it comes off much easier if I avoid the carbs altogether. Try changing up your fitness routine as well - that might shock your system a little - do something different at the gym than what you are doing.

I stalled for about 3 months from 10-13 months, and dropped a few more pounds last month. Now, I'm on a sixty-day fitness challenge at my gym - I am realizing that I'm not going to lose a lot more in pounds because at this point, I'm putting on muscle and getting rid of a little bit of fat. I think I'd like to get down to 150, but I'm not really sure. To be honest, I'm pretty pleased with how I look right now.

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33 minutes ago, mylighthouse said:

Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement and agree that I can do this! I also agree that I am not done losing. I see my surgeon regularly because of other problems and he told me a couple of weeks ago that he thinks a good goal weight for me is 175 pounds. He said it might take me another year to reach that. I believe the reason he said it could take that long is because like you, I don't get exercise. Not by choice, but totally unable to do a whole lot other tham arm exercises and occasional short walks. I guess if I got exercise then I would still be losing with my calories up in the 1100-1200 range, who knows. Oh, and I am 5'7".

I have actually tweaked my menu plan on fitness pal a little more since I replied to you this morning. I am going to continue to keep my Protein grams at 100 or a little more per day, because it has always worked well for me. I think my carbs for today were around 26 grams. Got my calories for today around 960.

Can't open myfitnesspal at the same time I am typing this, so going to try to remember my menu for the day.

Breakfast

6am: 11oz Premier Protein shake

1/4 c 2% milk

10am: 1 hard boiled egg on 1 piece low carb double Fiber wheat toast

1 tsp hemp seed oil

2 T psyllium husk

Lunch-noon

3 oz homemade hamburger chili with green peppers and onions

3:00pm:

2 oz baked chicken breast on 1 piece low carb wheat toast

dinner 6pm

3 oz baked chicken breast mixed with 2 T mayo and with diced celery and onion (homemade chicken salad) served on top of raw spinach with cucumber

1 t hemp seed oil

After dinner snack if hungry:

1/2 fuji apple

I think that is about it, if I remembered correctly. For drinks, I do regular coffee in the mornings and start my Water drinking early. Decaf coffee in late afternoon or evening if I feel like it and Water all day up until bedtime. I am the type of person who can eat the same foods regularly without really getting tired of them.

That menus does sound lovely! I would have ditched the toast perhaps. But sounds really nice

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Thanks, Diana. Not sure how I feel about cutting the 2 pieces of toast. Each piece is 7 grams of carbs each. My main carbs for today will come from the 1/2 apple and the toast. My NUT says I should be getting 50-70 carbs a day but no, I know better than that. I feel that some carbs are good, so that's why I am doing the toast. That said, if cutting the calories down to under 1000 doesn't help over the next couple of weeks, along with keeping carbs between 20-30 grams a day, I will most definitely drop the 14 carbs a day from the toast. I mean, gosh, if the scale still won't move in a week or two, it just might be worth dropping more carbs. I need to see some weight loss!

As far as the exercise goes, man alive! I am so sick and tired of being housebound. I have had 3 major open abdominal surgeries and 2 laproscopic in the past 2 years and I suffer with horrible pain that keeps me in bed. I am able to get up on my own to go to the bathroom and I try to take short walks in the house, but I have to move slowly. If I still weighed 334 pounds, I would either be dead by now, or much worse off health wise. So there you have my exercise dilemna.

I am so glad for your success and it's awesome that you can go to the gym. Also, thank you for the carb suggestion, I will definitely drop the toast if the scale doesn't move soon.

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14 minutes ago, dreamingsmall said:

That menus does sound lovely! I would have ditched the toast perhaps. But sounds really nice

Yes, it sounds yummy!

I see you are for ditching the toast like Diana also suggested. I am keeping this in the front of my mind.

Thank you.

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27 minutes ago, Diana_in_Philly said:

If you can stand it, get rid of those two pieces of toast. I'm still losing (slowly albeit) at 14 months out and it comes off much easier if I avoid the carbs altogether. Try changing up your fitness routine as well - that might shock your system a little - do something different at the gym than what you are doing.

I stalled for about 3 months from 10-13 months, and dropped a few more pounds last month. Now, I'm on a sixty-day fitness challenge at my gym - I am realizing that I'm not going to lose a lot more in pounds because at this point, I'm putting on muscle and getting rid of a little bit of fat. I think I'd like to get down to 150, but I'm not really sure. To be honest, I'm pretty pleased with how I look right now.

I just replied to your reply. I guess I forgot to quote your reply. My answer is above. :)

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1 hour ago, mylighthouse said:

Yes, it sounds yummy!

I see you are for ditching the toast like Diana also suggested. I am keeping this in the front of my mind.

Thank you.

You know what. If you like toast have it. Those carbs won't stop you from dropping. I was only saying I'd ditch it. As then I can save the calories as it doesn't do much. But you need to enjoy life too lol. I'm not doing low carb and I've lost over 50 lbs in 3months. I don't intentionally do low carb. But they are not high. You need to do what is sustainable for you that's important. I used to eat alot of bread. So it's shocking I don't eat it now even though I'm allowed lol

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