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Lost over 130lbs, never dieted, crash coming soon?



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Hi,

I had a revision from the lap-band to SIPS on 2/14/18. While I eat better by cooking more and making better choices, I'm by far not a perfect eater. I don't count carbs, fat grams, calories, or anything. I just have my meals and try as best I can to eat a "reasonable" amount. I am big on exercise, and I do that for 4-5 days a week for at least an hour to two hours. I have lost weight every single month since the surgery, from as high as 21lbs one month to .2 another month, but again, every month has been a losing month. I'm down from 296.7 to 160.8 as of today which is a little over 14 months out. BMI charts say for my height, I should be around 155lbs.

I'm thinking that this is just too good to be true. When is it all going to start caving in or catching up with me? Will I really have to diet or count calories at some point to maintain or is this really my new life. Because if it is, I can really live with this.

Anyone else not really dieting, but still losing?

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So jealous. Mine weight loss isn't as consistent or fast as yours. I'm in a stall right now.

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There is a danger of anorexia, being unable to keep on weight, with both SIPS and DS. I would call a doctor and have blood work drawn to make sure you are not doing irreversible damage through malnutrition. You may need supplemental nutrition.

Regain stats with SIPS does not exist. For traditional DS it’s less than 5% so it’s unlikely you will be counting calories.

To help yourself out be sure your meals are nutrient dense. No simple sugar/carbs. Protein, colored Vegetables, Fiber rich Fruits. Also Bariatric Vitamins taken faithfully.

It sounds like you are doing well but it’s better to be safe consult your Bariatric surgeon and Primary Doc for blood work

good luck

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@dsdesigna Thanks. That's good advice. Anorexia never entered my mind as a condition that I'd ever have to worry about, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I am overdue to have my blood work done, so I'll make sure to get right on it. I do have to be more faithful about the Vitamins. I am very inconsistent with taking them, so my blood work will probably be a disaster.

Appreciate your feedback!

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1 hour ago, deltagirl93 said:

not really dieting, still losing? thinking this is too good to be true.

@deltagirl93

hey bud

usually when someone says "too good to be true" ......... it is!!!😉

you are doing a lot of great things. cooking/eating healthy - good on the exercise too, down 136 lbs is wonderful.

"When is it all going to start caving in or catching up with me? diet or count calories at some point to

maintain or is this really my new life."

good for you on looking out what "might" happen in the future.

eating halfhaserdly (LOL MSP) might/will catch up with you sooner than later. you should/

need to watch your nutrition, portions closely, Water intake, Protein etc - as time passes,

you can be a little lax, buttttt be careful.

glad you doing so well in the present - gotta look towards the future too!! you'll be aces then also:)

kathy

congrats

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@ProudGrammy - Thanks for your feedback. I definitely will pay closer attention to food content, I really hope I can continue to eyeball it and not get into looking at labels to count everything. The administrative overhead that comes with tracking is just not something that excites me. 😁 I know there are apps out there that help track nutrients, but still another step that has to be taken. It will definitely be a last resort move if the weight loss keeps going.

I really thought that I had settled out at the weight I was going to be at the top of the year. Slowed to about 3 lbs a month, then in March just .2 lbs. Then out of the blue, I flippin' lost 8lbs this month and there are still a few days to go. I didn't do anything materially different. My first thought was to slow up on exercise, but I'm petrified of doing that, because it is the only thing that I've been consistent at doing, and I'm afraid slowing it down will send the scale back the other way. So kinda nuts for me right now.

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Try not to freak out about the scale. Your body will lose a lot and then a very small amount or nothing at all. I use myfitnesspal to track everything but that's more so I can make sure I'm eating enough Protein and watching my sodium, not so much for counting calories. It sounds like you are doing great so far. I agree with what others have said about blood work and Vitamins. They are so important. Good luck!

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