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Weight lost stall after 9 months



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Had my surg on July 10 2018. Went to the ER a week or two later or a stomach pain...turns out it was pancreatitis.

I started at 276 and now I'm at 216. I feel like I should have definitely lost more by now. 😖

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My surgery was July 11 and I've only lost 36 pounds since surgery day. I'm eating 1200 calories a day and getting exercise daily but the scale just doesn't move very fast or at all. I'm so frustrated.

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people lose at all different rates for all different reasons - starting BMI, gender, age, metabolism rate, whether or not you lost a lot of weight before surgery, etc. I was a slow-loser from the get-go, and I lost all of my excess weight. Your commitment to your program is going to be a MUCH better predictor of your eventual success than your rate of weight loss will. Are you following your plan to a T? Are you weighing/measuring/tracking your food so you know for sure? If so, don't worry - the weight will come off, whether fast or slow. If you aren't doing that, then get back to it. The farther out you get, the easier it is to stray - we have to be diligent - both now and once we hit maintenance.

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60 pounds is a great weight loss! Keep in mind that you are only going to lose 70% of your excess weight and it hasn't even been a year yet. They target 18 months for full weight loss.

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4 hours ago, thatch said:

My surgery was July 11 and I've only lost 36 pounds since surgery day. I'm eating 1200 calories a day and getting exercise daily but the scale just doesn't move very fast or at all. I'm so frustrated.

Hi I’m new here, I had VSG in August 2018 and I am far from an expert!

Have you calculated your basal metabolic rate? My nutritionist and Dr did that with me and if I want to MAINTAIN my weight I can eat 1250 calories a day. I am eating 700-900 a day getting close to my goal weight and now losing about 3-4 lbs a month. I do elliptical 20 minutes a day 5 days a week and just started weight training. I need to up my exercise, so I’m joining the gym this month.

You can check your basal metabolic rate online. Mine was within 50 calories compared to what the Dr told me. Age, gender, weight and activity level determine your number. It changes as you lose weight.

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@Cheesburgh, my surgeon put me on 1200 calories a day and 90 g Protein. I calculated my BMR and it's 1536 so obviously I've got some room for improvement. According to what I'm reading in these forums, I am eating way too much.

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