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I have a surgery date of September 24! I find myself endlessly calculating what I might end up weighing at the end of this - I'm not fixated on an amount so much as amazed that this could actually happen!

Turns out that even if I do lose 65% of my excess weight I will still be in the "overweight" category. Is there any chance I could lose more than average AND keep it off?

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Not sure if I'm on track or above average. Going off my starting weight for my revision of 310, and using https://www.obesitycoverage.com/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-bypass/how-much-can-i-expect-to-lose

I see that I should expect to hit 222 with ease within 18 months... seeing as I'm at 230ish right now, not quite 6 months out of surgery... I have a 20% chance to reach 182 within 18 months... so we'll see how it goes I guess. I'm just shooting for 200 by Nov 13-15th. (so I can be the same weight I was at 20 when I got married, when I turn 40)

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36 minutes ago, Separ1418 said:

I have a surgery date of September 24! I find myself endlessly calculating what I might end up weighing at the end of this - I'm not fixated on an amount so much as amazed that this could actually happen!

Turns out that even if I do lose 65% of my excess weight I will still be in the "overweight" category. Is there any chance I could lose more than average AND keep it off?

Yes, there is def a chance. I was/am in the same boat. With RNY, even at 80% excess weight loss, I'd still be overweight. I've lost approx. 70% at this point. I still have about 50 more pounds to go to be within a "healthy" BMI. I don't know if I'll make it there or not... I'd love to say yes, but I'm just not sure what I'll look like at 150lb, or if I'll be OK stopping sooner. Right now, I'm a size 12 and a Large shirt. I honestly feel like, if I lost a little more and got a Tummy Tuck, I'd be golden.

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21 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

Not sure if I'm on track or above average. Going off my starting weight for my revision of 310, and using https://www.obesitycoverage.com/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-bypass/how-much-can-i-expect-to-lose

I see that I should expect to hit 222 with ease within 18 months... seeing as I'm at 230ish right now, not quite 6 months out of surgery... I have a 20% chance to reach 182 within 18 months... so we'll see how it goes I guess. I'm just shooting for 200 by Nov 13-15th. (so I can be the same weight I was at 20 when I got married, when I turn 40)

Going by this calculator, I'm past 80% of the population mark at 6 months rather than 18months. I'm now working on the 50% mark. :)

I was 222lbs surgery wt. I'm currently 163lbs, a 59lb loss. Ideal body weight for 5'4" woman is 120lbs. So I had 102lbs of EBW. 59/102=57.8% of my EBW has already been lost at 6 months. Something my doc was very happy about yesterday.

If I am to expect an 70% loss average for RNY patients post surgery, my expected average new weight would be: 102 x 70%=about 71lbs of loss. So 222-71=151lbs. By the way, that website cites the 50% of patients reach their 70% goal. That's my 50% range goal=151lbs.

At that number though, I would still be in the overweight category. I'm going to do everything short of crazy to get to a "normal" weight. Incidentally, my RD told me yesterday that statistically there is no health advantage in getting into the "normal" weight bracket from the bracket I'm currently in right now, which is a BMI under 30. I'm not sure I buy that...but whatevs.

I'm hoping to get to anywhere below 145lbs.

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Congrats on your surgery date.

Just for fun, This is another way to look at your weight loss possibilities. virtual weight loss simulator.

https://modelmydiet.com/

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2 minutes ago, skinnylife said:

Congrats on your surgery date.

Just for fun, This is another way to look at your weight loss possibilities. virtual weight loss simulator.

https://modelmydiet.com/

AAAH! that is so COOL!!!!

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I've lost 82 lbs since my preop diet started 2-16-18. According to the charts, I would have done well to lose that by 12 months. I'm 59 years old, so I think my results are amazing.

Can't speak to how well I will maintain my loss, once I get there. But I sure will work at it.

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I think my doc said that after I lost whatever percentage of excess weight they can "guarantee" (I forget if it was 60%?) I would be 160lbs.

I'm 133 and still losing. So yes. It's super possible! You just have to be determined and follow the plan!

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The gastric sleeve chart says expect to lose 60% of your excess weight in a year. But I'm almost there already! I want to lose 100% of my excess weight in a year. Or even by New Year's Day!

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So, my highest recorded weight was 271.5. Looking at older photos, I'm sure I was over 300 for a good period of time before that - I just refused to get on the scale. I'm 2 years and 1 day out as of today. I weigh 155 right now (fluctuating between 155 and 162) with body fat at 30% which isn't bad for a 57 year old mother of 2.

My team said success was losing 60% of excess body weight. By the BMI chart, I should get down to about 140 for the top end of "normal" but I know I look ridiculous at that weight. I'm kind of happy where I am and working on changing fat to muscle mass so the numbers aren't as important.

All that being said, if we go from 300 pounds, I've lost 145 which is 96% of my excess weight. If we go from 271, I've lost 116 pounds, which would be 82% of my excess weight. But I'm not about the numbers at this point, but the percentages and pounds of muscle.

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I lost more than 100%. Started 271 and ended 135. I’m 5’6” I’ve kept it off 5 years and counting.

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On 08/24/2018 at 08:56, FluffyChix said:





Going by this calculator, I'm past 80% of the population mark at 6 months rather than 18months. I'm now working on the 50% mark. :)



I was 222lbs surgery wt. I'm currently 163lbs, a 59lb loss. Ideal body weight for 5'4" woman is 120lbs. So I had 102lbs of EBW. 59/102=57.8% of my EBW has already been lost at 6 months. Something my doc was very happy about yesterday.




If I am to expect an 70% loss average for RNY patients post surgery, my expected average new weight would be: 102 x 70%=about 71lbs of loss. So 222-71=151lbs. By the way, that website cites the 50% of patients reach their 70% goal. That's my 50% range goal=151lbs.




At that number though, I would still be in the overweight category. I'm going to do everything short of crazy to get to a "normal" weight. Incidentally, my RD told me yesterday that statistically there is no health advantage in getting into the "normal" weight bracket from the bracket I'm currently in right now, which is a BMI under 30. I'm not sure I buy that...but whatevs.




I'm hoping to get to anywhere below 145lbs.


That’s actually true. They have done studies that show people who are 10% over their ideal body weight actually live the longest.

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Ive lost more than anticipated. Started 242 and current 140. You don’t need to be average :)

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I'm almost 9 months out and have lost almost 88% of my calculated excess body weight. 406 to 223.5 (I'm 6'3")

The single biggest thing I can recommend is get started on your new way of life (what you eat, how you eat, cut out liquid calories, start physical activity) BEFORE your surgery. Don't treat your surgery as the "fix," but rather your MINDSET as the "fix" and the surgery as a tool assist along the way. I lost 88lbs in the 6 month pre-op plan leading up to my surgery and those new habits catapulted into awesome success with post-surgery and made recovery a breeze.

Recovering from the surgery is hard enough. You don't want to try recovering from the surgery AND trying to mentally adapt to a new lifestyle at the same time. Make the lifestyle change now.

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13 hours ago, jess9395 said:
20 hours ago, FluffyChix said:


Going by this calculator, I'm past 80% of the population mark at 6 months rather than 18months. I'm now working on the 50% mark. :)



I was 222lbs surgery wt. I'm currently 163lbs, a 59lb loss. Ideal body weight for 5'4" woman is 120lbs. So I had 102lbs of EBW. 59/102=57.8% of my EBW has already been lost at 6 months. Something my doc was very happy about yesterday.


If I am to expect an 70% loss average for RNY patients post surgery, my expected average new weight would be: 102 x 70%=about 71lbs of loss. So 222-71=151lbs. By the way, that website cites the 50% of patients reach their 70% goal. That's my 50% range goal=151lbs.


At that number though, I would still be in the overweight category. I'm going to do everything short of crazy to get to a "normal" weight. Incidentally, my RD told me yesterday that statistically there is no health advantage in getting into the "normal" weight bracket from the bracket I'm currently in right now, which is a BMI under 30. I'm not sure I buy that...but whatevs.


I'm hoping to get to anywhere below 145lbs.

That’s actually true. They have done studies that show people who are 10% over their ideal body weight actually live the longest.

Yes, but your statement and my statement from the RD are different. ;)

Ideal body weight for a woman is medically defined as: 100lbs for the first 5 feet, then 5 pounds for every inch over 5 feet. I'm 5'4" so my ideal body weight is 120lbs.

You are saying the studies observe that +10% over ideal body weight which for me would be 132lbs shows no medical disadvantage. The possiblity being that for every pound over 132lbs, there is medical disadvantage.

My RD is saying that "what does it hurt to let yourself off the hook." You look great now at this weight (163lbs). So go ahead and get down to the 151lbs (70% loss of EBW -- which is based on ideal weight) and not worry about trying to go lower. Cuz it is not significantly better if you are 10% above "normal weight."

Normal weight range is defined for me as anywhere from 108-145lbs depending on which chart you are looking at. And RD is saying that 145lbs +10% is 159-160lbs. I'm betting there are medically significant problems with being at 159-160lbs at my height. :( I actually experience some of them still--even though they are greatly improved. Just the reduction in weight bearing load alone will improve my arthritis pain from 159-160lbs down to the 130ish area. I will have less fat, so hopefully, my cancer recurrence rate will also improve in the normal weight range. And I may finally be able to ditch my last bp med. My bp is still hangin between 130-145/80.

Two completely different weights lol: 132lbs and 160lbs. I bet you felt better when you got to 135lbs than you did at 160lbs? Running was easier?

Well, my secret goal is 125-130lbs. But I'm afraid to hope and plan for that cuz I don't want to let myself down. So I set a goal of <145lbs. Anything below it works cuz I will officially be in normal weight territory. :)

Sorry for the math stuff!!!

Cheers everyone!

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