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I would like to hear from the people that started this journey at 225lbs or less. I am scared I may loose to much weight.My surgery date is October 24th. I am 5’5 41 years old. Would love to hear your stats before and after sleeve.

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I'm not a sleever and didn't start out as a "lightweight", but you can control that. If you feel like you've lost too much, you can gradually increase your calories until your weight loss stops.

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I had surgery on 8/20 - Op-day starting weight was 218 and currently down to 203 - In terms of goals, there's the one set for you by your surgeon and your own personal. I'm almost 1/2 to my surgeon's goal (down 33 total pounds) and I'm a 1/3 of the way to my personal goal.

Just be sure to work with your NUT and surgeon to find the "right" weight for you.

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I an 5'6, 38 years old and was 229 on the day of my VSG. I lost 47 pounds in the first 5.5 months, but have been stalled for the last month, at a weight of 182. I too was afraid of losing too much weight, but believe me, when your weight falls, the weight begins to fall off at a slower pace. I would be perfectly content at my current weight, but I really want to get to 170. It is going to take a long while, but slow and steady wins the race.

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Surgery weight was 229, I’m 5’6 and 46 y/o. It’s been 13 months for me since my sleeve was done. I now weigh around 170. I saw 168 last week for a day or two :-) I wouldn’t worry about losing too much. Did you say what your weight is now? You can always increase calories if it becomes an issue but I haven’t heard of anyone with that problem. I went from a size 24 to a size 12 and feel amazing. I would chose to do it again over and over. Very happy sleever.

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7 hours ago, TexasMommy80 said:

I an 5'6, 38 years old and was 229 on the day of my VSG. I lost 47 pounds in the first 5.5 months, but have been stalled for the last month, at a weight of 182. I too was afraid of losing too much weight, but believe me, when your weight falls, the weight begins to fall off at a slower pace. I would be perfectly content at my current weight, but I really want to get to 170. It is going to take a long while, but slow and steady wins the race.

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Thank you for sharing. Congrats on your weight loss. I hope you get to 170! How long ago was your surgery?

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Thank you for sharing. Congrats on your weight loss. I hope you get to 170! How long ago was your surgery?

My VSG was April 16th, so almost 6 months. [emoji2]

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I was 236 bypass surgery 9 months ago . I’m now 135. Weight loss slowed to literally 1-2 lbs a week for past 4 months and I’m now in maintenance. Just keep an open dialogue with your NUT around calorie intake and you’ll be fine :)

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