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Hey! I'm new here and currently debating on whether to have the sleeve or bypass. I saw in the bypass forum there was a post discussing how much weight people were able to lose in the first 6 months after surgery. I'm curious what kind of success people with sleeve have seen. I know weight loss can be slower with the sleeve. Have you noticed this? Also, congratulations on any weight that you have lost! I can't wait to be 6 months post op and see how much better my health is!

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I'm having the sleeve. I've seen a lot of people lose all their excess weight. If I don't, I'm ok with that.

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Hi, I did the sleeve on 12-12-18 and just hit the 50 pound mark on Valentines... I couldn’t be happier! I started at 337 and currently I’m at 285. For me, the weight keeps coming off. I walk about 1.5 miles 4 days a week and eat about 4 (very) small meals per day. Best decision I’ve ever made.

PS - and this is full disclosure...my first two weeks I kept thinking I had made the wrong decision bc it was hardddddd! Once I got over the four week mark it all became a bit easier.

Good luck!

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People lose weight very differently it all comes down to how much work are you willing to put on in my case I followed my Dr order without breaking any rules went to the gym did everything I could and at 6 month post op I lost 92 pounds I started this journey at 300 pounds I’m 18 days shy of my 1 year anniversary and I’m weighing 170 pounds I’m healthy I keep watching what I eat and I keep exercising 6 days a week

that said don’t fixate on what people lost and the time they lost it in do the works and you’ll see the results in no time

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4 hours ago, losingtolivewithjen said:

Hey! I'm new here and currently debating on whether to have the sleeve or bypass. I saw in the bypass forum there was a post discussing how much weight people were able to lose in the first 6 months after surgery. I'm curious what kind of success people with sleeve have seen. I know weight loss can be slower with the sleeve. Have you noticed this? Also, congratulations on any weight that you have lost! I can't wait to be 6 months post op and see how much better my health is!

I see fast and slow weight loss with each type of surgery. Many factors, age, sex, medical issues, hormones, medication and complications.

60% of your excess weight is the average weight loss with the sleeve. Whatever procedure you choose, try not to get caught up in how fast you lose. Even if you are a slower loser, you will still lose weight. Also, don’t compare your weight loss with the rates of others. It will make you crazy.

Have I noticed weight loss can be slow with the sleeve?

My weight loss was fast with the sleeve. I got to my goal of 140 in six months. I’m four and a half years out and maintain in the 130’s

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I will gladly share my results because I am proud of myself but I really truly want to caution you against comparing to others as each person's journey is different. I had my surgery 6 months ago on August 15th. Pre surgery diet I lost 15 lbs (weighed 265), plus another 60 lbs post sleeve surgery to date, for a total of 75 lbs! I now weigh 190! I'm in my early 50s and don't remember the last time I was in ONEderland. But I will not lie, it hasn't been easy. There's a lot involved, especially the mental part. Good luck.

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I wish the first words my surgeon said to me after the op wasn't “you’ll never have to diet again!” I’m still angry- what a ridiculous comment!!! ... I’ve had a steep learning curve since my op on 31/10... overall weight loss to date is 49lbs... and each day I’m trying to figure out what really works... I’ve cut right down on carbs to about 20g... I try to get a minimum of 60g of protein... I’ve dropped calories down from 800-900 to 500-700. I don’t eat more than 3.5oz of Protein at each meal and don’t have much room for veggies... I eat pickles - beetroot, gherkins and pickled onions with my meals - approx 1.5oz... it’s taken me this long to start ... eventually ... to get into a groove! I’m a slow learner! Next focus is to increase Water - I drink about 50oz which I need to work on! It’s so hard all the time... I have to keep away from all Snacks or sliders ... I can easily eat them mindlessly... I follow @FluffyChix’s posts as she has the right AR attitude that I need to keep me on track ! It’s as hard as hell but we will all get there if we can keep in the zone 🤗

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March will be my 6 month anniversary of my sleeve. My weight loss has slowed down some, however I've lost 70lbs! I'm not complaining at all! At the beginning of my journey I was comparing myself to everyone else. I wasn't losing fast enough etc. Everyone loses at different rates. My goal is not only to lose the weight, but to keep it off for life. So if it takes me longer to reach my goal weight. I'm fine with it. I'm learning as I go with what works and what doesn't.

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I had my surgery 8/2 and had lost 20 pounds before surgery, and weighed 355. I weigh 307 now but am disappointed with how short the "no appetite" phase lasted. I had hoped to be 60 pounds lower than I am by now. Despite losing almost 70 pounds and at my lowest weight in 30 years, no one seems to see a difference. Its depressing.

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Everyone is different. I'm only two weeks out. I've lost about 17 pounds so far and I'm happy with that. I'm starting to ramp up my walking and I'm looking forward to being a month post op so I can start running, swimming, and taking more classes at the gym again.

When I was weighing the options between the sleeve and gastric bypass I also looked at the possible side effects. The biggest reason I choose the sleeve was that there was less of a chance that I would need to go on Iron supplements. From previous experience I know I don't absorb iron supplements well and didn't want to have to deal with anemia as a side effect. But again that is just me. There are different potential side effects with both surgeries and if you have concerns I'd definitely talk with your surgeon. Mine really worked with me to help me find what would be best for my body.

Good luck!

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I am down 45 lbs in just 2 months after having sleeve surgery . It’s been pretty steady with occasional stalls. My appetite is non existent as long as I get my Protein in . I work out a lot and am able to do all I need to on 800 calories a day . I stick with at least one Protein Drink a day to ensure I get enough protein .

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On 2/18/2019 at 11:42 PM, Healthy_life2 said:

I see fast and slow weight loss with each type of surgery. Many factors, age, sex, medical issues, hormones, medication and complications.

60% of your excess weight is the average weight loss with the sleeve. Whatever procedure you choose, try not to get caught up in how fast you lose. Even if you are a slower loser, you will still lose weight. Also, don’t compare your weight loss with the rates of others. It will make you crazy.

Have I noticed weight loss can be slow with the sleeve?

My weight loss was fast with the sleeve. I got to my goal of 140 in six months. I’m four and a half years out and maintain in the 130’s

Congratuations on such great results! I was sleeved on Aug. 31, 2018, I am almost at my 6 month mark and have lost 50 pounds. I am 62 years old and I understand that my rate of loss may be less than someone 20 or 30 years younger. I am 35 pounds away from my goal and 6 more months to lose it in, I sure hope I can do it!

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Results will vary, regardless of which surgery a person has had. It's not just the surgery itself that is a factor. BMI plays a part, as well as genetics, age, plus a number of other factors. At my 6-month checkup, I'd lost a total of 110 pounds. I was told that, by 6-months, they expect patients to have lost 50% of their excess body weight. Which I'd accomplished. At 9-months post-op, I'm still losing weight. I've lost 67% of my excess body weight, according to my surgeon's nurse practitioner. But that was 17 pounds ago. I don't regret choosing the sleeve, if that helps.

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I had my sleeve done almost 4 months ago and have lost over 60 pounds since then. If you total up my pre-op weight loss I've lost over 100 pounds all together now. I was on the pre-op diet for three weeks!

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