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12 minutes ago, TX4everLinds said:

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

No, mine was Feb. 26 in Arlington. Good luck to you!

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On 08/25/2018 at 05:18, FluffyChix said:





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!


Actually the studies were for 10% “overweight” so 10% over the top of the range.

But you do you! And your BP should definitely be a guide. But for me, no, I honestly don’t feel different at 135 and at 160. I do believe those are vanity pounds not health pounds.

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No today is her 6 month Surgiversity, she had hers February 26. I will have a RNY September 5th, if one of my doctors is correct I am carrying a NFL quarterback worth of weight around. I 'll be happy to drop him off at the nearest stadium. Pre surgery my losses have,mot,be sizable but still they have been losses, not as much as a large bag of flour at Sam's Club,but I have tried.

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" Actually the studies were for 10% “overweight” so 10% over the top of the range.

But you do you! And your BP should definitely be a guide. But for me, no, I honestly don’t feel different at 135 and at 160. I do believe those are vanity pounds not health pounds. "

Thanks for clarifying this @jess9395! So my RDs position is correct. Good and interesting to know you felt no difference with 25extra pounds on you! That's amazing, honestly.

Yes, I can only do me. :) I do think there are vanity issues mixed with my desire to be in normal weight zone. I also hope to be as low as I healthily can to ease pain and maybe help the bp. I don't know about that though, since I have heart damage from chemo/radiation and also have a familial blood pressure issue. My skinny sissy is ideal weight and still has super high bp. :( So did our mom.

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I don’t think it’s impossible. Those stats are just saying without trying very hard just the procedure will help you lose this percentage. After the 18 months you’re going to have to work hard to take the rest off.

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On 08/27/2018 at 05:07, FluffyChix said:



" Actually the studies were for 10% “overweight” so 10% over the top of the range.



But you do you! And your BP should definitely be a guide. But for me, no, I honestly don’t feel different at 135 and at 160. I do believe those are vanity pounds not health pounds. "








Thanks for clarifying this @jess9395! So my RDs position is correct. Good and interesting to know you felt no difference with 25extra pounds on you! That's amazing, honestly.




Yes, I can only do me. :) I do think there are vanity issues mixed with my desire to be in normal weight zone. I also hope to be as low as I healthily can to ease pain and maybe help the bp. I don't know about that though, since I have heart damage from chemo/radiation and also have a familial blood pressure issue. My skinny sissy is ideal weight and still has super high bp. :( So did our mom.


I’m 5’6” so yeah 25lbs ain’t no thing when you’re talking 135 to 160. Those are my vanity pounds. Heck if I put my mind to it I could drop to 125, but why?

I do hope your health can get to a state where you are happy and comfortable! I know you have had a lot of struggles. And those studies are population studies not individual so they should always be taken with a grain of salt!

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Thanks lady!! ((hugs)) I do feel so much better than I did 120lbs ago, that's for sure. But I feel like I can do better and feel even better if I continue the journey. :)

I just think now is the time (if any) to really push to get those answers. DO I feel better at 130 or 140? I could never answer that question for myself before. You know?

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Lost all excess weight and then some so I've been sitting at my goal weight for a year now.

You can lose however much you want as long as you use the surgery properly and don't just rely on the physical restriction effect because you'll eventually figure out ways to eat around that if you try. Take advantage of the first few months to teach yourself new, healthy eating habits and you're set.

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5'3" (or 5'4" long story) 250lbs at consult (but down over 100lbs from highest weight ever 270) down 89lbs so far

Tentative goal of 150, currently 160

I think its better than average for VSG

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