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Currently 186 and wearing a size 16. February was slow for me with only 4.5 pounds lost but I lost 11 pounds in January. It's been hard lately in Facebook groups seeing people who had surgery when I did who are already thin. I don't know if I will ever be thin.

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I definitely fit in here! When I started my journey, I was 335 at my first consultation in June 2019. I did not do great for my first couple nutrition appointments and jumped up to my highest at 342 in August 2019. I had surgery 12/12/19 and my weight at that point (after FINALLY getting myself on track) was 314. Now, I'm 3 months post-op and have lost 60. I'm currently at 254.

I'm in a stall currently and just focusing on trusting the process. I've hit a stall in my exercise routine, but hoping I will get some good news at physical therapy tomorrow that will put me back on track.

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I am at 348 and 5 ‘5” tall. I have several health issues: diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, High blood pressure, High cholesterol. and some other things. I am going to the seminar tomorrow. I will have to do 6 months medical weight loss program. I just want to get my mobility back. I am praying this will help me with my health issues.
Thanks for starting a feed for larger ladies. I appreciate it!

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28 minutes ago, cjernsttribe5 said:

I am at 348 and 5 ‘5” tall. I have several health issues: diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, High blood pressure, High cholesterol. and some other things. I am going to the seminar tomorrow. I will have to do 6 months medical weight loss program. I just want to get my mobility back. I am praying this will help me with my health issues.
Thanks for starting a feed for larger ladies. I appreciate it!

Good luck! I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how quickly the process can go and how quickly you can start to feel better. Let us know how the seminar goes!

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On 03/10/2020 at 13:48, plain.sight said:






Good luck! I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how quickly the process can go and how quickly you can start to feel better. Let us know how the seminar goes!


Thanks I will!

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I’m a month out of RNY surgery. I was 333 pre-op and was down to 308 on the day of surgery. Now, 4 weeks later, I’m at 300. Is it normal to only lose 8 lbs in the first month? Everything I’ve read has said that you lose the most in the first 2-3 months after surgery. What am I doing wrong??

I’ve been drinking enough and getting all the needed Protein most days. I’m eating around 500 cals a day. Little sugar and fat. I average about 8000 steps a day.

Did anyone else experience this? Any advice/suggestions?

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On 03/10/2020 at 13:48, plain.sight said:






Good luck! I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how quickly the process can go and how quickly you can start to feel better. Let us know how the seminar goes!


So the seminar was tonight and very helpful. I really think the did well to answer everyone’s questions. I did some of the paperwork to start the process. Since it’s a program that is part of the local hospital I will be able to do everything locally. I will see what the surgeon recommends as for surgery. So thankful to be able to find this app and find a group that can relate.

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Hi all! I was 385 pounds at my first bariatric appointment and my highest weight was 389 (could have possibly been higher, but I avoided scales like the plague lol). My insurance required six months of weigh-in, but they had too many surgeries scheduled in December so the put me in January which made my whole journey to surgery an eight month process. I had my surgery January 23, 2020 so I'm seven weeks out as of today. On the day of my surgery I weighed in at 321 so I had lost 64 pounds on my own. I weighed myself yesterday morning and I'm down to 288! So I've lost 33 pounds since surgery and 97 overall! It's been a tough journey, but hopefully by the end of the year I can maybe get under 200, which I haven't been since I was 13! If that's not possible I would at least like to fit into a size 18 lol (I'm a 24-26 depending on the brand right now)

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On 3/10/2020 at 9:47 PM, ResaRoo said:

I’m a month out of RNY surgery. I was 333 pre-op and was down to 308 on the day of surgery. Now, 4 weeks later, I’m at 300. Is it normal to only lose 8 lbs in the first month? Everything I’ve read has said that you lose the most in the first 2-3 months after surgery. What am I doing wrong??

I’ve been drinking enough and getting all the needed Protein most days. I’m eating around 500 cals a day. Little sugar and fat. I average about 8000 steps a day.

Did anyone else experience this? Any advice/suggestions?

It's hard to say what is 'normal' as everyone loses at different rates. I know that I have hit a couple stalls (I'm 3 months post-op), but I can't say how long they lasted as I specifically did not weigh myself often so that I would not get discouraged by stalls or feeling like I was losing slowly. I would suggest maybe changing some of your macros around. A lot of people can get through a stall by either introducing a bit more fat (we do need some to 'clean the valves') or more carbs.

13 hours ago, cjernsttribe5 said:

So the seminar was tonight and very helpful. I really think the did well to answer everyone’s questions. I did some of the paperwork to start the process. Since it’s a program that is part of the local hospital I will be able to do everything locally. I will see what the surgeon recommends as for surgery. So thankful to be able to find this app and find a group that can relate.

That's great! I was able to do mine locally as well, and I think that made a HUGE difference in my motivation and treatment. I just stopped by the office yesterday to buy more Vitamins, and the fact that they know my name and are friendly and personable makes a huge difference. It's such a little thing, but this is such a huge decision and difference in our lives that having a local support team of doctors is genuinely wonderful. I can't wait to hear more of your story!

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I met with the surgeon for the first time today. He says I am a good candidate for gastric bypass. My insurance is requiring about 6 months for nutritional classes. I asked a lot of questions. I’m excited and determined to make this happen. 2021 will be the start of a new year for a new me.

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Hey girls! I started my journey at 338 pounds!!!!! I’m now 158 pounds and at my goal weight!!!!!! BEST DECISION EVER!!!! I share my story in Instagram! I’m Maddie5088 on there!

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I am 175 and officially 140 pounds down from my HW (107 lost since my surgery). Wearing size 14 jeans.

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I have only lost 2 pounds since last time I posted. I hit 174 on Easter and have only managed to lose 1 pounds since Easter. I am beyond frustrated. BMI is 29.7 so I am in the overweight category but nothing I do is working to lose. I was eating between 700-800 calories per day and increased to 800-900 which has been hard as I am very restricted still. I have to eat 6 times a day to get 900 calories in. I am getting in 80-100 g of Protein on average and less than 50 g of carbs. Most days under 30. Occasionally up to 60. I know I have some loose skin but still. I am happy about what I lost because 142 is a large amount to lose but also feel like a failure for still being overweight. I see other bariatric patients wearing a size 6/small and here I am in a 14/large.

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Keep at it! I too am finding it difficult to get the last of the pounds off. The stalls are long but upping my exercise and being vigilant on my food intake seem to be helping along with riding the stalls out. I’m hoping to be out of the ‘overweight’ BMI by my 2 year surgiversary in October.

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I started at 314. By the time I went through my 6 month classes and preop diet, I had surgery at 275. I’m currently 196 lbs and 9 months out. Idk if my experience was much different than my friend who started at 225 or another friend who started at 285. I think it largely depends on your body and lifestyle post surgery. 

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