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On 07/15/2019 at 22:13, Seahawks Fan said:





Chillax! I had a 6 month plateau & was feeling freaked but have since lost 23 pounds in a little over a month. Stay on track & focus on exercise & what you eat. Calories in vs calories out still matters. You got this!


Why did you plateau for so long? Bad eating habits?

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On 7/16/2019 at 2:09 PM, Cheeseburgh said:

I don’t know what qualifies as an older sleever, however I am 58 and 1 pound shy of my goal weight 11 months later. I’ve had to work harder and push myself to get here. I didn’t focus on cardio and strength training until I was about 5-6 months in. I was walking daily prior to that. My weight loss really slowed down so I knew I had to rev up my metabolism. Much to my dismay it worked...

I’ve come to terms with Im going to have to exercise and eat right the rest of my life. I’m ok with that, I feel 100% better.

I LOVE iced coffee, here is what I do. I buy Starbucks cold brew black at the grocery store. It comes in a 48 oz jar. I put it over ice with sugar free vanilla coffee creamer (35 calories) or add a flavored Protein Shake and it tastes great for a fraction of the calories. I have this every single morning without fail.

Keep going, you’ve got this.

Great tips! Thank you💗

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11 hours ago, Sosewsue61 said:

I worry that if I drop the calories below 1400 to lose, then I will have to permanently live on 1000/day forever - not sure I can do that...

We are almost surgery stat twins. Same height, starting weight (I was at 235 lbs) and same surgery date!

EDIT: oops, I see now that you were sleeved in 2017 (I was 2018)...but the same still applies... :)

If it eases your concern at all, I'm not sure that dropping your current calories to lose will automatically mean you will have to live permanently at a lower maintenance calorie level later on. I was basically at 500-600 calories for the first 6-7 months post op (I was even below 300 the first 1-2 months). I'm almost 9 months post-op now and in maintenance, and MFP tells me I've been averaging about 1500* a day and my moving weight average is actually still going down (albeit at fractions of pounds), so I actually still need to up that amount.

*NOTE: this 1500 is an average, I don't actually eat this much every day. I seem to tend to split my days between low cal days and high cal days. So I'll have days where I eat what I call "normally", (800-1000 and low carbs), and then there would be days where I would eat much higher calorie/higher carb foods (like when I go out to eat or go to parties/get-togethers/etc, or if I have a relatively higher snack day, lol)

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Is it too early to be concerned about not having enough weight loss? My restriction has lessened and I'm losing at a snail's pace. I'm so concerned. I lost about 5 pounds in June.
Should I have had gastric bypass? How early is it to consider a revision? Help!!
What foods are you eating?

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Chillax! I had a 6 month plateau & was feeling freaked but have since lost 23 pounds in a little over a month. Stay on track & focus on exercise & what you eat. Calories in vs calories out still matters. You got this!
I wouldn't have another surgery!!

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22 minutes ago, Destinyro said:

What foods are you eating?

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I eat yogurt for Breakfast every day. I had chicken salad for lunch and I'm planning on having eggs for dinner. I'm not eating a bunch of crap. I can now get in more food above my 80 grams of Protein, so I eat vegetables and a serving of fruit. Today I will have 10 Rainier cherries as they are in season here.

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You're going to go through stalls, that's part of the process, totally normal. You're still fairly new out. Give it time.

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2 hours ago, Destinyro said:

I wouldn't have another surgery!!

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I'm not sure, are you speaking of me or Seahawks fan? I would consider another surgery down the road if I didn't get to a decent goal. My Dr wanted me to do DS, but I was not willing to do that at the time. I have diabetes and need to lowe more weight to get it into remission.

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41 minutes ago, Mj77803 said:

You're going to go through stalls, that's part of the process, totally normal. You're still fairly new out. Give it time.

Thankfully the scale is moving ever so slowly the last 2 days. I've been in a 2 week stall, and I do not take in enough calories that I shouldn't be losing weight.

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I'm 4 months post-op and had a very frustrating stall last month where I only lost 5 lbs. despite adequate calorie intake, exercise, etc. I tried increasing my calories, then increasing my exercise, and I got nowhere. So, I took the advice of another poster on this forum and took a break. I kept my calories in the 1200-1500 range but reduced my exercise from 45-60 minutes, 6 days a week to 15-20 minutes. It was difficult for me to do that because I've become addicted to my time on the treadmill and my fun workout videos, but I did it. I gave my body some time off to reset and then got right back to my routine after a week. I've been losing 3-4 pounds per week ever since.

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1 hour ago, DuchessDeviance said:

I'm 4 months post-op and had a very frustrating stall last month where I only lost 5 lbs. despite adequate calorie intake, exercise, etc. I tried increasing my calories, then increasing my exercise, and I got nowhere. So, I took the advice of another poster on this forum and took a break. I kept my calories in the 1200-1500 range but reduced my exercise from 45-60 minutes, 6 days a week to 15-20 minutes. It was difficult for me to do that because I've become addicted to my time on the treadmill and my fun workout videos, but I did it. I gave my body some time off to reset and then got right back to my routine after a week. I've been losing 3-4 pounds per week ever since.

I understand how you feel. I've had a stall for just about 2 weeks and also lost 5.1 pounds in June. I've only lost 2 pounds since July 1st. I feel a little unsure why, because I still don't eat that much that I should ney be losing quicker. I'm a week away from being 5 months post-op and my 6 month checkup is in 5 weeks. I don't want to disappoint my Dr's. But, I will try eating less, because I want to get to 75 pounds loss by then.

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On 7/16/2019 at 1:13 AM, Seahawks Fan said:

Chillax! I had a 6 month plateau & was feeling freaked but have since lost 23 pounds in a little over a month. Stay on track & focus on exercise & what you eat. Calories in vs calories out still matters. You got this!

I agree, you still need to watch calories.

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6 hours ago, gabybab said:

I understand how you feel. I've had a stall for just about 2 weeks and also lost 5.1 pounds in June. I've only lost 2 pounds since July 1st. I feel a little unsure why, because I still don't eat that much that I should ney be losing quicker. I'm a week away from being 5 months post-op and my 6 month checkup is in 5 weeks. I don't want to disappoint my Dr's. But, I will try eating less, because I want to get to 75 pounds loss by then.

It also depends on your age and gender. If you are over 40 it's gonna be a bit slow but the younger ones here seem to lose faster. I am still pre op for the sleeve and have that same fear, I just figure, I'll have the surgery and if my sleeve isn't tight enough I'll fool my self and not go over 600 cals a day

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10 hours ago, gabybab said:

Thankfully the scale is moving ever so slowly the last 2 days. I've been in a 2 week stall, and I do not take in enough calories that I shouldn't be losing weight.

It happens! I'm 21 mo post op sleeve/ 4 mo post bypass, and I still suck gettin calories. But don't focus on the number. I know that's hard, because that's our validation that the surgery is working. What keeps me motivated is that I'm still losing inches even if the number isn't moving. You'll still notice your clothes are loose ;). Stay positive, stay motivated, and keep following the plan.

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11 hours ago, Mj77803 said:

It happens! I'm 21 mo post op sleeve/ 4 mo post bypass, and I still suck gettin calories. But don't focus on the number. I know that's hard, because that's our validation that the surgery is working. What keeps me motivated is that I'm still losing inches even if the number isn't moving. You'll still notice your clothes are loose ;). Stay positive, stay motivated, and keep following the plan.

Thanks so much! I've lost a couple more pounds and I'm so happy! At 69 pounds lost!

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