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If I stayed at my current weight for the rest of my life, the surgery would be worth it.

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I am 5'4" and was happy at an athletic 160. Maintained that weight for most of my 20's. It is still "overweight" on the bmi chart, but I don't care.

Highest I want to be is 175.

Surgery 6 days ago and down 12 lbs, just happy to be on my way!

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First post of any kind here for me. Ill start by saying Im so excited for this journey!

Surgery is coming in 5 days:)

Im 289 lbs and thats definitely the heaviest I have ever been. Ideal weight...200 lbs.

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My highest weight has been 230 lbs, and I am now down to 170. I'm about 30 lbs away from my goal weight, but honestly, I'm pretty happy with where I am right now. Of course I want to get as close to my goal weight as possible, but I am grateful for what I have lost so far. I'm pretty happy with where I am now, but of course would want to lose more! I was at 174 for about 3 months and have just lost the 4 in the past two weeks.

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Was at my Doc last week and was told that they would like to see me get to 230 lbs and maintain. I realize that 230 is a large number but I’m 6’5” and a former Football player and I’ll always be a big guy. I am just north of 250 now. If I can get under 250 and stay under that number for the rest of my Life, I’ll be happy.

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I am 72 years old probably,last time I had BMI of proper level?
12 years old 110lb--5ft7in
Bariatric Surgeon's,Goal weight 135-135lb. My Dream Goal Weight
175lb
Acceptable Goal Weight
<200lb- at 195lb I was still obese but muscular, flat-flanks, abs, nice backside and having to jab and repel unwelcome suitors with pointed stick. Ah the flat old days!Motivated enough to March toward that level with aid of my soon to,be installed "tool"😝👍😀
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At my leanest I was about 185 and that was when I was rocking a six pack (ah those were the days :)). So 200-210 would be pretty good for me, definitely don't want to get above 220.

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Well my acceptable weight<200lbs
At 195(and 21) maybe legally,obese but I looked so fine
plenty guys chasing me all,the time
If not six-pack abs -only a tiny keg
a 2 handful backside, go-on- forever legs
Still small enough to be swept up in a guys arms
Sweet as honeycomb were my charms
Might not be able to return to those days
But willing to give it a shot anyway
Perhaps when I get down to that size
I'll have still enough charm to catch the right guy's eye.
Well dang it, I'm giving it the ole📣 college try!!!😝👍😛
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I am 5’8” and my goal is 175. My goal is specifically this because I heard everywhere that after you reach goal you gain back 20 and that is where you settle. I heard this on various forums and from a few people that have had surgery. So ultimately I see myself maintaining 190-195 for life. That is my hope.

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Everyone seems to have really realistic goals

I wonder about that rebound 20 lbs the last poster mentioned ... Should we then shoot for a very low number to land where we should have naturally fallen? Does that make sense? Is that even possible? I have NEVER given thought to low / goal weight until recently because you know wasn't even a reality, I was simply trying to get healthy but I'm beginning to realize there may be a lot more to this I need to consider. Anyone else panicking lol?

HW 270 SW 238 CW 176 VSG 11/7

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59 minutes ago, Tealael said:

Everyone seems to have really realistic goals

I wonder about that rebound 20 lbs the last poster mentioned ... Should we then shoot for a very low number to land where we should have naturally fallen? Does that make sense? Is that even possible? I have NEVER given thought to low / goal weight until recently because you know wasn't even a reality, I was simply trying to get healthy but I'm beginning to realize there may be a lot more to this I need to consider. Anyone else panicking lol?

HW 270 SW 238 CW 176 VSG 11/7

Ideally, that is my plan...

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This is such a hard one. I don't know how much more I'll need to loose to feel like I've succeeded. My surgeon and I set a goal of 180lbs, which is high for my height, but I don't know if this will be low enough in the end. Ultimately if I get to under 200lbs, which is 132lbs loss... I'll feel like a winner. I may not look the way I want to, but my health will have improved immensely.

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Ideally, that is my plan...

So are you shooting for 120 in hopes of bouncing up to 145 or 145 in hopes of bouncing up to 160?


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25 minutes ago, Tealael said:


So are you shooting for 120 in hopes of bouncing up to 145 or 145 in hopes of bouncing up to 160?


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I'm actually hoping/planning on 125lb, figuring a 10-15lb bump up that I might not be able to keep from happening--or maybe I will have control over it--I don't honestly know. I talked to my oncologist at my 6 month check-up today. He wants every last smidge off and for me to maintain without regain. So he would happily see me at 125lbs. I do not have a large frame, it's small to medium and I'm closer to 5'3" than 5'4" now that I'm shrinky-dinking. My range is about 108-145lbs as normal range. And he wants me in "normal" range cuz of the BC. So being at 120-125lbs puts me smack in the middle of normal.

He doesn't know whether that is doable for me--or realistic. He just encouraged me to continue to follow my doc's plan and to keep up the re-conditioning and walking and then later lifting weights and strength training. He terms what I'm in as super-menopause. Cuz I take a cancer drug that is a hormone blocker (aromatase inhibitor) and it amplifies the menopause because as I lose my max fat, then I shut down as much hormone as possible in my body.

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My goal is to get my waist to less than half of my height, or 32 inches. My body is apple-shaped (hence my name), and this is the most dangerous shape for heart health. At 188 pounds, its 42, yes 42!

I may needa Tummy Tuck to get there, the kind where the muscles are stitched together.

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