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I am just over 3 months out from surgery. As a total, I have lost 77lbs, which in theory is 52% of my EBW. However that is going on the recommendation of 145 as my “ideal body weight” and in my opinion is not a good goal for me. I was in great shape in high school as an athlete and was in the 155 area. My goal is 160, though I’d be happy with anything lower than 175. If we go based on 160, then I am at 61% loss of EBW at just 3 months out and 5 months into the process.

If we are going by EBW from date of surgery, I am 44% to ideal, and 51% to goal. All in all I’m pretty happy with my results.

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5 minutes ago, Kay07 said:

I am just over 3 months out from surgery. As a total, I have lost 77lbs, which in theory is 52% of my EBW. However that is going on the recommendation of 145 as my “ideal body weight” and in my opinion is not a good goal for me. I was in great shape in high school as an athlete and was in the 155 area. My goal is 160, though I’d be happy with anything lower than 175. If we go based on 160, then I am at 61% loss of EBW at just 3 months out and 5 months into the process.

If we are going by EBW from date of surgery, I am 44% to ideal, and 51% to goal. All in all I’m pretty happy with my results.

Your medically defined ideal body weight is 130lbs.

100lbs for 5 feet.

6x5=30lbs for the six inches over 5 feet.

So 130lbs ideal body weight.

Surgery day you were about 210lbs. That means you had 80lbs of EBW (excess body weight) to lose--(210lbs-130lbs=80lbs EBW).

Congrats!

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On 08/25/2018 at 08:35, FluffyChix said:





Your medically defined ideal body weight is 130lbs.




100lbs for 5 feet.




6x5=30lbs for the six inches over 5 feet.




So 130lbs ideal body weight.




Surgery day you were about 210lbs. That means you had 80lbs of EBW (excess body weight) to lose--(210lbs-130lbs=80lbs EBW).




Congrats!


I was 260 day of surgery. I’m 209 today (just haven’t updated). And 130?!? Yikes I’d look like the crypt keeper!

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3 hours ago, Kay07 said:
3 hours ago, FluffyChix said:




Your medically defined ideal body weight is 130lbs.


100lbs for 5 feet.


6x5=30lbs for the six inches over 5 feet.


So 130lbs ideal body weight.


Surgery day you were about 210lbs. That means you had 80lbs of EBW (excess body weight) to lose--(210lbs-130lbs=80lbs EBW).


Congrats!

I was 260 day of surgery. I’m 209 today (just haven’t updated). And 130?!? Yikes I’d look like the crypt keeper!

Haha! For sure! ((hugs))

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I weighed 230 at high point about 220 at surgery and now am 122lbs. The lowest I went was 114lbs but that was too low! My BMI is around 19 now so I guess I've lost over 100% of excess. I'm 18 months out and had an internal hernia op 3 weeks ago. Have skid back to unhealthy choices and for some reason tummy is not tolerating them. It did for a while! So I'm having to rethink food and toods to food!

Thing is, it's where you're happy. Just I guess seize the opportunity - I was very strict with myself and finished losing weight 9 months in. Now I'm realising I still have disordered eating and I can't let go of that.

Good luck to you. Even with my scary hernia I still believe I made a good choice.

😀😀😀

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I was 150 when I was 30 years old, just before starting treatment for infertility issues and then getting pregnant. Got back to 170 3 years later after my second baby, so I'm shooting for 170. I figure best weight of 150 + 10 lbs for each kid = perfect goal weight for me. According to the Medical BW quoted here, I'd be at MBW at 155 (5' 11") so I'm fine with 170. I can't believe I'm only 49 lbs from there!! 100 lbs seemed IMPOSSIBLE. 49 feels like it's so close I can taste it!

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Just a quick chime in....

I visited the website mentioned above with the weight loss calculator....i never visited the site, nor did i ever think about it. All i knew was my doctors goal for me, which was 150...

And i guess i have lost more than average...i had the lap band, but punched my numbers in for the bypass as well...just out of curiosity.

And either way i have lost more than average....would i have lost more with the bypass? Who knows.

So yes....its possible! Easy? Heck no! But worth it!

😉

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On 08/25/2018 at 07:35, FluffyChix said:





Your medically defined ideal body weight is 130lbs.




100lbs for 5 feet.




6x5=30lbs for the six inches over 5 feet.




So 130lbs ideal body weight.




Surgery day you were about 210lbs. That means you had 80lbs of EBW (excess body weight) to lose--(210lbs-130lbs=80lbs EBW).




Congrats!


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I am 4’11” and I never want to be 100lbs. My body type is muscular and hour glass and if I were 100lbs I would have significantly less muscle and would have no curves whatsoever. I would look like a 4th grade boy. There’s so much more to healthy weight than height. Height is important but so is your build, body comp (muscle weighs more than fat), your body type/shape and your frame. Just my view on it.

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And like the line from an old Roger Miller song "You Can Be Happy If You've a Mind To"
My dream goal 175 my Bariatric Table Goal 140, what I would really think doable <199 but I will take as much as I can get on the Weight Loss Merry-go-'Round. Okay Everybody?

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1 hour ago, TX4everLinds said:

https://www.lakeside.com/Garden---Outdoors/Outdoor-Decor/Halloween-Lighted-Inflatables/287m/prod3080513.jmp?categoryId=cat2470037

I am 4’11” and I never want to be 100lbs. My body type is muscular and hour glass and if I were 100lbs I would have significantly less muscle and would have no curves whatsoever. I would look like a 4th grade boy. There’s so much more to healthy weight than height. Height is important but so is your build, body comp (muscle weighs more than fat), your body type/shape and your frame. Just my view on it.

Fluffy was just explaining how the calculations are done. Not advocating what weight the poster should reach.

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Right. I was just adding my view re:expectations. 😎

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And I don’t know why that Halloween thing is on my post. Sorry!

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2 minutes ago, TX4everLinds said:

Right. I was just adding my view re:expectations. 😎

I understand. Realistic expectations are very important.

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@orchids&dragons is your surgery tomorrow? In FW? I am sept 5 in FW

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