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1 hour ago, Sleevedincali said:

Hi there! I have my three month post op appointment this Monday...I started at 278 and today am 233...so 45 pounds in 3 months...I believe that is on the slower side and I am totally fine with that and here is why: I am walking only a few times per week (waiting to see my levels at appointment), making good food choices 97% of the time, and feel AMAZING. I am trying to be realistic and do what works for me because going out and starting some crazy lifestyle that I know is not realistic will only lead to failure for me...the other things about losing slower are that people dont ask crazy "weight loss" questions and my skin isn't too bad (yet)...Ive had multiple stalls and I know for a FACT that one of them was due to too many "BLT's"..."bites, licks and tastes"! When I stopped the BLT's, the weight started coming of again. Lots of water...lots of sleep and good vibes seems to be the recipe for success:)

I must know what exactly does BLT entail?

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According to my surgeon, "You're doing great if you lose 2 pounds a week." She didn't want me to expect too much at one time and be disappointed. She said that at my 2-week post-op since I had lost 17 lbs since December. I wish your NUT and DR were less critical toward you. The last thing you need is guilt when only so much is in your control. I had a week of no weight loss the second week after surgery. It was and is very frustrating. 10 lbs./month x 10 months = pretty incredible weight loss. You may have to school them lol Wishing you continued success.

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BLT's are literally Bites Licks and Tastes of anything lol

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2 minutes ago, Sleevedincali said:

BLT's are literally Bites Licks and Tastes of anything lol

Ohhhhh

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A FLOWER DOESN'T THINK OF COMPETING WITH THE FLOWER GROWING NEXT TO IT, IT JUST CONTINUES TO BLOOM AND BLOOM ANYWAY! So what if I'm not a Rose, Carnations and Orchids also are beautiful , aren't they?🌹🌺🌸💐

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When I saw my surgeon last month he completely demoralised me by saying I was slow. I spoke to my psychologist about his comments and she can see how hard I'm trying. I log everything - on 3 different Apps (because I'm a freak about it at the moment!) and I am so strict with everything.

My psych thought it was because I'm revision from band to sleeve - and I've had so many diets over the years that I've affected my metabolism. There's a great article on this https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html which I found really interesting.

I'm so pleased to hear from others who are struggling with the slowness of the loss. But, I am losing every month - but only about 7lbs or 8lbs. And, I do feel hungry a lot of the time. But, am trying to eat no more than 900cals per day. I was thinking of trying to drop that down to 800cals to see if that made a difference...

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It’s been a struggle! I’ve dealt with stalls and slow months. It’s almost like a yo-yo. One month, I’ll have great weight loss, the next, not so much. I’ve been stalled in the 220s for the last month or so.

I just try to remind myself “stick to plan and it will happen.”

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Hi GreenTealael, it looks like we are in exactly the same boat. My starting weight was 244, pre-op was 230. I’m now 6 weeks out and I’ve barely lost 10lbs... I’m eating only 6-8 ounces a day with Protein Shakes and no snacking at all so I’m confused as to why I’m not losing weight.

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The speed (or lack thereof) did not affect my determination. I'm 15 months post and about 97lbs down.
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So, I thought I'd share with you my overnight success!!!

I experimented yesterday by keeping my calorie intake down to 603 calories! It was really hard and I felt starving most of the day. Drank lots of Protein Water (88cals) and had a couple of coffees in the morning with Protein Shake (181cals), just half a tin of salmon mixed with cucumber and pickles (beetroot and cucumber) for lunch (148cals) and then just some berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) for dinner with a cup of 39cal hot chocolate drink at bedtime.

This morning the scale has dropped by 3.2lbs!! That's the most I've EVER lost in one hit since just after the op in November!

Clearly, my metabolism is so shot to sh*t that I have to keep cals and carbs down lower than the recommendation from the nutritionist! She wanted me to do about 900cals per day. I'll continue this way for a few days and see if my weight still responds in this way or whether it was a fluke! :)

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So, I thought I'd share with you my overnight success!!!
I experimented yesterday by keeping my calorie intake down to 603 calories! It was really hard and I felt starving most of the day. Drank lots of Protein Water (88cals) and had a couple of coffees in the morning with Protein Shake (181cals), just half a tin of salmon mixed with cucumber and pickles (beetroot and cucumber) for lunch (148cals) and then just some berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) for dinner with a cup of 39cal hot chocolate drink at bedtime.
This morning the scale has dropped by 3.2lbs!! That's the most I've EVER lost in one hit since just after the op in November!
Clearly, my metabolism is so shot to sh*t that I have to keep cals and carbs down lower than the recommendation from the nutritionist! She wanted me to do about 900cals per day. I'll continue this way for a few days and see if my weight still responds in this way or whether it was a fluke! [emoji4]
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So apparently im losing slowly according to my NUT. Only lost 10lbs in a month. And only two months out. We confirmed that I was actually stalled for 3 weeks.
We are trying to figure out why and what to do about it because it was along stall
May need to bump up exercising to 6 days a week. I started out in the high 240s and by surgery I was 238. Two months post op I'm 209
Not mad at all, would have never gotten here alone, so no biggie to lose slowly.
Anyone else a slow loser?
During my RD group visit, this issue came up and the RD suggested doing a pouch reset by going on full liquids for about 1-2weeks. She said to look at, calories, carbs, slider foods, and exercise and make sure they are all in reasonable limits. She also stated that this may be the time to increase calories bec the body may be in survival mode and may be trying to hold on to weight/fat as a reserve.

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My NUT asks that her patients not drink Protein Water (or shakes) after the first 2 months because it keeps you from learning new eating habits.

It also becomes a way for calories to sneak in later. You think you are doing something healthy but then you end up consuming 1500-1800 calories

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I lost 25 pounds in a month and 10 days. I don’t know if this is good progress or not. I have been at a plateau for 2 weeks now and I’m so frustrated. Is this normal?!

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