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I've noticed a bunch of people's stats lately and many of them show 100lbs or more down in under a year. (Most have starting weights around 300 or less). Is this typical? YES I AM COMPARING MYSELF TO OTHER PEOPLE. INB4 SOMEONE COMMENTS THAT I SHOULDN'T. lol. I feel like it's an impossible ways away!

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15 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

I've noticed a bunch of people's stats lately and many of them show 100lbs or more down in under a year. (Most have starting weights around 300 or less). Is this typical? YES I AM COMPARING MYSELF TO OTHER PEOPLE. INB4 SOMEONE COMMENTS THAT I SHOULDN'T. lol. I feel like it's an impossible ways away!

I certainly didn't expect to break more than 100 LBS in less than 9 months, let alone a year! Other than really hammering the Water intake... I can't think of a reason why my specific results are what they are. But, water really REALLY is amazingly important to weight loss.

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6 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

I certainly didn't expect to break more than 100 LBS in less than 9 months, let alone a year! Other than really hammering the Water intake... I can't think of a reason why my specific results are what they are. But, Water really REALLY is amazingly important to weight loss.

Yeah, I am very below my water intake because it is so painful with my ulcer. They are satisfied with my 40-50oz a day right now until my ulcer heals. I am so used to pounding water... I used to be at 120oz + pre-op and now I am like a raisin. Everything is just so sensitive right now. I do drink hot water, which helps. I try to get in broth. Popsicles and stuff hurt because of the cold. I recently found a shake I can tolerate, so that's some more fluids. I can't wait til this stupid thing is gone so I can drink more! For some reason when I drink water, I feel like I want to vomit or get very nauseous, and it feels... lumpy?

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Don't compare yourself to others...

And not just about weight loss

But sure it's *possible*, it will depend on so many factors that you just can't anticipate. But set/smash goals and never ever ever sell yourself short ❤

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1 minute ago, mousecat88 said:

Yeah, I am very below my Water intake because it is so painful with my ulcer. They are satisfied with my 40-50oz a day right now until my ulcer heals. I am so used to pounding water... I used to be at 120oz + pre-op and now I am like a raisin. Everything is just so sensitive right now. I do drink hot water, which helps. I try to get in broth. Popsicles and stuff hurt because of the cold. I recently found a shake I can tolerate, so that's some more fluids. I can't wait til this stupid thing is gone so I can drink more!

That sucks! But it's more than likely what is causing your losses to suffer. We need water to process fat, we also need water for everything else our body does. I'm pretty sure I've provided this information for you in the past, so I apologize for the repeat. Current medical science is showing we need 90 - 110 oz of water a day, normally. That's outside of any extra exercise or weight loss. Good luck!

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1 minute ago, mousecat88 said:

Yeah, I am very below my Water intake because it is so painful with my ulcer. They are satisfied with my 40-50oz a day right now until my ulcer heals. I am so used to pounding water... I used to be at 120oz + pre-op and now I am like a raisin. Everything is just so sensitive right now. I do drink hot water, which helps. I try to get in broth. Popsicles and stuff hurt because of the cold. I recently found a shake I can tolerate, so that's some more fluids. I can't wait til this stupid thing is gone so I can drink more!

Honestly I'm surprised that with IIH, your water intake was that high pre-op. Wasn't warned against over hydration?

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2 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

Honestly I'm surprised that with IIH, your Water intake was that high pre-op. Wasn't warned against over hydration?

No, I was on Diamox so I felt permanently dehydrated and peed so much I needed to keep drinking to stay hydrated. If I didn't, my pee would start turning brownish, indicating that I wasn't getting enough in... because I'd keep peeing even if I didn't drink much. It was just natural to me to sip all day long, too. Never was told not to.

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Don't compare yourself to others...
And not just about weight loss
But sure it's *possible*, it will depend on so many factors that you just can't anticipate. But set/smash goals and never ever ever sell yourself short [emoji173]
This is really important for us newer sleevers to hear because we are trying to gauge our success. I've realized I can't really go by what the surgeon says. At 5'3" and a starting weight of 243, he expected me to be able to lose 30+ pounds in the first six weeks. I'm sticking to plan and made it to 19.6 lost at 6 weeks. That encounter alone left me feeling like I'm failing. But I see that many people lose at a rate similar to mine, who started with similar body weight.

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1 minute ago, Hrsnjs said:

This is really important for us newer sleevers to hear because we are trying to gauge our success. I've realized I can't really go by what the surgeon says. At 5'3" and a starting weight of 243, he expected me to be able to lose 30+ pounds in the first six weeks. I'm sticking to plan and made it to 19.6 lost at 6 weeks. That encounter alone left me feeling like I'm failing. But I see that many people lose at a rate similar to mine, who started with similar body weight.

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My surgeon tells me I am doing fine and that weight loss will pick up at month 4. But I still don't listen. lol. I can't help but see how much weight other people are losing, especially ones who had surgery in November, too, and be like WTF WHY NOT ME? HMPF.

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1 minute ago, mousecat88 said:

No, I was on Diamox so I felt permanently dehydrated and peed so much I needed to keep drinking to stay hydrated. If I didn't, my pee would start turning brownish, indicating that I wasn't getting enough in... because I'd keep peeing even if I didn't drink much. It was just natural to me to sip all day long, too. Never was told not to.

Ask about it next time, for fun.

But you probably aren't getting enough in now...

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5 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

That sucks! But it's more than likely what is causing your losses to suffer. We need Water to process fat, we also need water for everything else our body does. I'm pretty sure I've provided this information for you in the past, so I apologize for the repeat. Current medical science is showing we need 90 - 110 oz of water a day, normally. That's outside of any extra exercise or weight loss. Good luck!

Lab work doesn't indicate any dehydration, but I swear I would love to just have a permanent IV line stuck in me. LOL. I've drank about 10oz since 8am and feel very, very queasy. I keep trying to "force" more down despite that, because I know it's important.

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We're practically the same size. My surgery is on dec 26. Everyone is different. Just take it day by day. That's all we can do. We are doing this to better ourselves.

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Just now, mousecat88 said:

Lab work doesn't indicate any dehydration, but I swear I would love to just have a permanent IV line stuck in me. LOL. I've drank about 10oz since 8am and feel very, very queasy. I keep trying to "force" more down despite that, because I know it's important.

Right! Sadly Dehydration and inefficient levels of hydration aren't the same, I'm not even sure if they can test for "proper hydration" only if it's a problem and you are actually dehydrated. There is so much "art" involved with this whole process!

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1 minute ago, GreenTealael said:

Ask about it next time, for fun.

But you probably aren't getting enough in now...

Honestly, and I know this is not good, but I haven't seen my neuroopthamologist in like... 6 months. He doesn't know I was pulled off the Diamox and will probably be pissed he hasn't been kept in the loop. He doesn't even know I had gastric bypass. But, all he ever did was push me to lose weight so... next time I do see him, maybe he will have something positive to say.

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Maybe people are doing totals. I know i do both but having said that.. when i was on a diet before the surgery, I lost 120 in 8 months. Sadly i put it back on hence the surgery, so it is possible especially with the surgery limiting what your intake is. Having said that i was at the gym 7 days a week back then too.

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