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Hello all.... I have my last appointment (friday) before my paperwork gets submitted for approval. I had a recent doctors appointment and I could not believe the scale. I gained 10 pounds since my last month bariatric weigh in. I believe the weight gain came from self sabotage knowing that my last appointment was coming up. I found it very hard to stay on track. My weight has fluctuated during this whole 6 month process but the 10 pound weight gain would put me right at what I started at 6 months ago. Im Thinking about cancelling my appointment and giving myself a week or two to really push myself and see how much weight I can loose before I do my last weigh in for my 6 month requirement. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions? FYI my insurance doesn't say anything about weight gain, but the doctor suggested that I be under my starting weight for insurance purposes and showing active participation in the program. I'm very upset with myself to get to this point and now this.

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I plateaued towards the end of my 6 months. It's not that unusual. If we could maintain a diet long term, we wouldn't need surgery.

I'm not sure what advice to give about postponing your appt. If your insurance doesn't have any stipulations about your weight during the diet, it should be ok. I'd keep the appt and if it's bad, then just ask them for another week to get it back on track before sending in the notes from that visit.

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Keep your appointment. If you miss some appointments the clock starts over again. Your doc/RD need to know of your struggle.

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If I had canceled an appt it would have been a my least a month before they could have gotten be back in. Don’t just assume they will be able to see you a week after. Stop the self sabotage and start following your plan. This is a life style change. Time to change

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I plateaued towards the end of my 6 months. It's not that unusual. If we could maintain a diet long term, we wouldn't need surgery.
I'm not sure what advice to give about postponing your appt. If your insurance doesn't have any stipulations about your weight during the diet, it should be ok. I'd keep the appt and if it's bad, then just ask them for another week to get it back on track before sending in the notes from that visit.
Hello ... my thoughts exactly... surgery is my last resort... after failing to loose weight and keep it off for most of my adult life.. hopefully my appointment goes well *fingers crossed*

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Keep your appointment. If you miss some appointments the clock starts over again. Your doc/RD need to know of your struggle.
Hello... thanks for the advice... this would have been my first missed appointment out of the entire 6 months I guess that's why I am upset because I had 6 months and now a 10 pound weight gain at the end, nonetheless I will go to my appointment.

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If I had canceled an appt it would have been a my least a month before they could have gotten be back in. Don’t just assume they will be able to see you a week after. Stop the self sabotage and start following your plan. This is a life style change. Time to change
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Just now, ClarkRomulus said:

Hello... thanks for the advice... this would have been my first missed appointment out of the entire 6 months I guess that's why I am upset because I had 6 months and now a 10 pound weight gain at the end, nonetheless I will go to my appointment.

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Frankly? It doesn't matter. If you miss an appointment, most insurance companies just don't care.

Suck it up buttercup. Quit the self-sabotage and finish the pre-op race. We all have to take our lumps when we screw up. Call your RD or surgeon's office and tell them what's happened. See what she says. She'll tell you to come in. Take your next best bite. Start now.

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Thanks for the advice!! It was not as bad as I thought.. from monday to today I was 1 pound under my starting weight!! Where did the weight go?!? Who cares!! My doc sent over his approval to insurance company so they can approve my surgery !! I'm excited!!

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