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I am at goal , 170lbs and lost 75lbs since 12/18/18 surgery . Don’t really count calories , still focus more on my 60g of Protein , per my surgeon. I estimate I eat around 1200-1400 calories a day . Still drink a Protein Drink in the am and use inspire protein Cookies and crunchers as Snacks and have continued to lose 1-2 lbs a month , but really don’t want to go lower . Spin and walk every day . Still focus on Water .

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I am at goal , 170lbs and lost 75lbs since 12/18/18 surgery . Don’t really count calories , still focus more on my 60g of Protein , per my surgeon. I estimate I eat around 1200-1400 calories a day . Still drink a Protein Drink in the am and use inspire Protein Cookies and crunchers as Snacks and have continued to lose 1-2 lbs a month , but really don’t want to go lower . Spin and walk every day . Still focus on Water .
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On 7/3/2019 at 7:39 AM, mousecat88 said:

I am 8 months out and eat 700-800 calories a day. I work out 6 times per week, 2 days with a trainer doing weights/HIIT, 3 cycling classes, 1 yoga class.

Do you still lose weight with this program? I'm about the same calorie and exercise and have hit a plateau. I just don't think I can restrict my calories more or work out more.

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12 minutes ago, GB in CA said:

Do you still lose weight with this program? I'm about the same calorie and exercise and have hit a plateau. I just don't think I can restrict my calories more or work out more.

Try increasing Water consumption.

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Very very slowly , but yes still losing weight . I have lost 10lbs since May

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On 9/4/2019 at 10:40 PM, Darktowerdream said:

Thank you. Although it’s true muscle burns more calories than fat I wish it were that simple a solution for me. I live with lifelong chronic illness, I studied holistic health and nutrition as well as fitness and tried everything under the sun that I could try. I’d get very sick. My body couldn’t tolerate exercise let alone basic living activities. I found out the hard way and recently research proved that the medical condition I have had nearly all my life is one of few of only conditions that exertion, mental or physical causes disabling symptoms. Actually damaging muscles (aging them) it’s complicated. And one of the things that makes all this so difficult. I have always tried to find some balance, but most days it’s a struggle to just keep going. I have a long list of medical conditions and had gotten to the point this was my last hope to at least have a tool to fight my weight problems. I don’t have a way to build muscle mass. I try to keep moving. But just day to day life tasks are physically like running a marathon. I get constant muscle spasms and pain.

Ive spent my life never really feeling human. But I’m not seeking pity. It is what it is and isn’t changing any time soon, except for the worse. Each piece I lose in pushing myself a little too far. I don’t get it back.

anyway.

All that aside. It is interesting that muscles at rest burn 50 calories a day per lb of muscle vs fat cells only require 3 calories a day per lb.

Wow, this sounds terrible and I am sorry you are going though this. Just curious, what is this condition? Are you feeling any better with your weight loss? I am hoping that a lot of my pain goes away as I lose weight!

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2 hours ago, Ellf said:

Try increasing Water consumption.

I drink about 100oz a day

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Fluffy...You are a legend! Thank you for sharing your experiences. It really helps us newbies see what it's going to be like in the future so we can establish good habits now. /hugs
Agreed, thank you

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4 hours ago, Lynda486 said:

Wow, this sounds terrible and I am sorry you are going though this. Just curious, what is this condition? Are you feeling any better with your weight loss? I am hoping that a lot of my pain goes away as I lose weight!

It’s called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, it’s a type of immunodeficiency (neuroimmune) so I am susceptible to developing other medical conditions of which I have a long list. I knew bariatric surgery wouldn’t make it better, in fact I knew it might make things worse but I also knew not fighting as hard as I could to lose weight was leading to something much worse. Maybe that won’t make sense. I fought so hard to lose weight before but since I can’t treat my metabolic disorders with medication I couldn’t sustain it. For some reason despite all my efforts to keep my weight down it skyrocketed. I knew I needed to have my gallbladder out and decided to pursue bariatric surgery. Just trying to function it’s impossible to carry so much extra weight. Just to be able to have (I hope) better control of my weight and hopefully achieve a goal weight I couldn’t reach or sustain before is my reason to pursue this. It. Isn’t ease some pressure on my joints and spine and help a little with function. Overall given my chronic Illness I wasn’t expecting much just to manage the fact that my metabolism is practically nonexistent ....

but honestly my situation is not the norm. I doubt anyone else with M.E. Would have gastric bypass surgery. Not that I know of. Most people do find relief from pain if it’s directly related to weight. Just like it can help with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.

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Thanks for explaining. I hope they can find something to help you, some miracle!

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