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anyone else losing really slow? I have two friends that had their surgeries in November and have lost way more than me. one wasn't much bigger than me but she is down way more than I am. happy for them tho!!

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I don’t remember how quickly I lost weight with my Gastric Sleeve 10 years ago, but I am losing fairly slowly with the bypass. Since I went on the pre-operation diet on April 30, I have lost about 9 kgs - nearly 20 lbs - but in the last couple of weeks, only about 1 kg per week.

Not worried though - I am in this for the long haul.

The doctor and dietician are telling me I may only lost another 7-8 kgs, but I plan on proving them wrong. I am currently just over 80 kgs (176 lbs) and my first goal is 75 kgs, but my actual goal is to get into the 60s. I’d like to be somewhere between 65-68 kgs (143-150 lbs).

I will enjoy proving them wrong!

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I do know lately I have slacked on my good/better eating habits so hopefully it will get back on track....

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don't get me wrong, I am thrilled to have lost what I have...trying not to feel like a failure...I doooooooo know what I have to do lol

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I just went back and found the weight loss diary I kept when I had my Gastric Sleeve. The first couple of weeks I had a loss of a couple of kgs per week, then it dropped to 1 kg, and all the way down to 0.1 kg and even a gain one week. But the general trend was down and I went from 105 kgs to 59 kgs.

So slowly is the answer. Don’t expect it to drop off in a couple of weeks. It is much more likely to stay off if it comes off gradually. If you’re interested in a spreadsheet of the weight loss, just let me know.

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I am one year PO...that isn't saying I am not opposed to different information 😉

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people lose weight at all different rates for all different reasons - age, gender, metabolic rate, starting BMI, whether or not they lost weight before surgery (thus, they wouldn't lose much "water weight" after surgery since it was already gone), etc. Your commitment to your plan is a MUCH greater predictor of your eventual success than your rate of weight loss is. Plus, you don't have a lot of control over your rate of weight loss, so pretty much all you can do is be as compliant as you can.

that said, yes, I was a slow loser. I was told that a couple of times during my follow ups that first year by medical residents, which bothered me because I thought they were implying that I wasn't being compliant - but I was! But I went on to lose 100% of my excess weight.

so just stick to your plan and the weight WILL come off, either fast or slow.

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Yep, I'm six months post-op and only have lost 35 pounds and I'm following the program, eating right, exercising, Protein, and Water.

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57 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

that said, yes, I was a slow loser. - but I was! But I went on to lose 100% of my excess weight.

so just stick to your plan and the weight WILL come off, either fast or slow.

That's encouraging to hear

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Thanks for the pep talk! 💕

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I am almost 6 months out and Ive lost 50 pounds. I have read a lot of stories of people who just dropped weight like crazy and it made me so depressed so I left all of those groups (Facebook) and focused on my own journey and started working out at the gym. Now my weight is finally moving again and I now have 60 pounds to go. I have no idea if I'll make it but Im certainly trying. The upside to slow loss....I have lost no hair, I feel fine and I am trying to tighten my skin and build muscle so I wont look like a deflated balloon :)

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Hang in there... I have lost 38 pounds at 6 weeks out. I just came through a 2 week plateau. Trying to stay focused and not giving up.

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