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So I got a question for you all: the 60% average of excess weight that most patients lose in the first year, how do you determine what is 'excess'? Are we suppose to be using the BMI scale which for me is max 164 lbs, or one of the ideal weight scales, which is 141-145 lbs. ??

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On 04/18/2019 at 10:36, YeahOkay31 said:



So I got a question for you all: the 60% average of excess weight that most patients lose in the first year, how do you determine what is 'excess'? Are we suppose to be using the BMI scale which for me is max 164 lbs, or one of the ideal weight scales, which is 141-145 lbs. ??






I’ve always wondered this too. My team has never set a goal for me or given me an amount they expect me to lose.

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On 4/18/2019 at 10:36 AM, YeahOkay31 said:

So I got a question for you all: the 60% average of excess weight that most patients lose in the first year, how do you determine what is 'excess'? Are we suppose to be using the BMI scale which for me is max 164 lbs, or one of the ideal weight scales, which is 141-145 lbs. ??

Can't Math...

jk jk

you'll get all sorts of varying answers on this even between doctors. What does your Team go by? What is your end goal calculated by (BMI or weight)? Where would you physically be comfortable?

Edited by GreenTealael

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

Anyone have walking/running sneaker recommendations?

Let's be honest here, if i own them ... they are just for show 😖😓😁😝

I can vouch that these:

1. Make me feel sporty, even if I'm just walking to 7-11 for a taquito

2. Are Philadelphia Flyer colors, cause coordination is important

3. Have walked a 5K (and only stopping for a photo op!) without blisters

4. Let's be honest, most importantly, are cute af!

Here they are ... in action!

IMG_4017.jpg.thumb.png.92cf3924625f99fa76ad09c6b5de5eff.png

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On 4/18/2019 at 9:36 AM, YeahOkay31 said:

So I got a question for you all: the 60% average of excess weight that most patients lose in the first year, how do you determine what is 'excess'? Are we suppose to be using the BMI scale which for me is max 164 lbs, or one of the ideal weight scales, which is 141-145 lbs. ??

Ok, let's all geek out! :)

So it's not an arbitrary calculation. It's based on some archaic insurance charts that the AMA and ASMBS still use to this day. This chart defines the "IDEAL" weight as placed against height.

IDEAL Weight for a Woman is defined as: 100lbs for the first 5 feet; 5lbs for every inch over 5 feet. (i.e. A 5'4" woman would have an IDEAL weight of 120lbs.)

So the ASMBS and your surgeon all know this is a bullshit chart based on the average size of people from the 50's. And most modern day people have more muscle, bones, and fat than the average size person in the 50's when women's waists were 20-21inches!

They set the IDEAL weight and subtract the amount of your weight on surgery day to determine something called excess body weight (EBW).

IDEAL Weight - Surgery Day Weight = EBW (excess body weight)

EBW X Your Surgical % of Expected Weight Loss = Expected Pounds Loss of EBW

EBW - Expected Loss = Goal Weight.

:)

The End.

(BTW, I have Champions. They are cute, cheap, and FUN-ctional!)

(Double BTW, looking mighty good there @sillykitty!!! Hugs!)

Edited by FluffyChix

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8 hours ago, sillykitty said:

I can vouch that these:

1. Make me feel sporty, even if I'm just walking to 7-11 for a taquito

2. Are Philadelphia Flyer colors, cause coordination is important

3. Have walked a 5K (and only stopping for a photo op!) without blisters

4. Let's be honest, most importantly, are cute af!

Here they are ... in action!

IMG_4017.jpg.thumb.png.92cf3924625f99fa76ad09c6b5de5eff.png

Nice!!! Looking like a 🌟

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On 04/23/2019 at 21:45, GreenTealael said:



Anyone have walking/running sneaker recommendations?




Let's be honest here, if i own them ... they are just for show 😖😓😁😝


Brooks Ghost sneakers all the way!!!
Light weight, great arch support (I do put extra added support inside bc I have low arches). Feel like your walking on a cloud.

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1 hour ago, FluffyChix said:

Ok, let's all geek out! :)

So it's not an arbitrary calculation. It's based on some archaic insurance charts that the AMA and ASMBS still use to this day. This chart defines the "IDEAL" weight as placed against height.

IDEAL Weight for a Woman is defined as: 100lbs for the first 5 feet; 5lbs for every inch over 5 feet. (i.e. A 5'4" woman would have an IDEAL weight of 120lbs.)

So the ASMBS and your surgeon all know this is a bullshit chart based on the average size of people from the 50's. And most modern day people have more muscle, bones, and fat than the average size person in the 50's when women's waists were 20-21inches!

They set the IDEAL weight and subtract the amount of your weight on surgery day to determine something called excess body weight (EBW).

IDEAL Weight - Surgery Day Weight = EBW (excess body weight)

EBW X Your Surgical % of Expected Weight Loss = Expected Pounds Loss of EBW

EBW - Expected Loss = Goal Weight.

:)

The End.

(BTW, I have Champions. They are cute, cheap, and FUN-ctional!)

(Double BTW, looking mighty good there @sillykitty!!! Hugs!)

Thank goodness someone said archaic...

Because me 115lbs... Pack it up, Close the shop down. Don't want it. And before someone says you dont know how you'll feel/look/be at that weight... I currently have two replicas *almost* there sporting my DNA moody AF 😓😖😁😝

We don't need a trilogy

#teenagewasteland

Edited by GreenTealael

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9 hours ago, sillykitty said:

I can vouch that these:

1. Make me feel sporty, even if I'm just walking to 7-11 for a taquito

2. Are Philadelphia Flyer colors, cause coordination is important

3. Have walked a 5K (and only stopping for a photo op!) without blisters

4. Let's be honest, most importantly, are cute af!

Here they are ... in action!

IMG_4017.jpg.thumb.png.92cf3924625f99fa76ad09c6b5de5eff.png

I love 'em cause they're orange!

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I did some ultimate sleuthing and apparently I've been in (some form of) maintenance for exactly:

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉6 months 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Edited by GreenTealael

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7 months post RnY and I’m finally getting the hang of eating enough to fuel my body to run and survive moving all day at work! Am I the only one who has considered vegetarianism at this point after surgery? Honestly eating meat feels like a chore now and I could do without it. I’ve been meal prepping for a couple of weeks and I think I want to make next week a vegetarian or pescatarian week.

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