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This has been a source of heart ache ever since my gastric bypass surgery on August 14, 2019.

Right out of the gate I was losing at a slower rate then average And definitely slower than a lot of the folks here or in other Facebook communities.

My starting weight was 285 and this morning I weighed in at 2:18.4 pounds. I am 5’6” and 41 years old.

Since the beginning I have met all Protein goals and on fluid goals and I have had zero complications from the surgery. All in all I live a pretty normal life considering I had my insides rerouted. Starting in January I added Orangetheory fitness to my regimen which is an hour long HIIT class. I go three times a week and It’s hard. Like very hard. I burn on average about 450 cal per class.

My dietitian wants me to be around 1200 cal right now especially since I added the workouts. I have had starches and grains and that makes me nervous because I’m a lifelong dieter but my dietitian has zero concerns about carbs. Obviously she wants me to to be making healthy choices around carbs like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, etc. which I do. When I asked her point blank about carbohydrate goals for the day she said 125 g.

I’m just feeling a little defeated this morning. I am almost 6 months out from surgery and was definitely hoping to be below 200 pounds right now and now I’m wondering if I’ll ever get below 200 pounds.

I guess I just am looking for support or stories of people have gone through similar rate of loss and have continued and meet their goals. My doctor told me at six months it becomes much more difficult to lose weight. But for me it’s
Felt hard since the beginning.I used voice text to write this so I apologize if anything sounds crazy.

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1200 calories seems high at this post op stage. What type of workouts are you doing?

This thread may be of some use to you, hopefully you will find some relevant support and information there.

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I'd lost 87 lbs at the six-month mark, but then, I started out MUCH higher than you, so that's to be expected. That was/is a pretty slow weight loss considering where I started. But I kept losing weight until month 20. Yes - weight loss slows down at around six months out, but you WILL keep losing if you put your mind to it. I, too, thought I'd never lose all my excess weight at the rate I was going, but I did. Keep plugging away at it!!

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Hi, I am losing at the same rate as you, roughly 14 ish pounds a month. You know something? On my own I could never maintain a constant loss of weight each month. That is what helps keep me going. It may be slow, but slow is better for weight loss. You will keep it off longer, you won't have as much loose skin! Keep up the hard work, and you will be rewarded!

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On 02/03/2020 at 08:41, Hop_Scotch said:



1200 calories seems high at this post op stage. What type of workouts are you doing?




This thread may be of some use to you, hopefully you will find some relevant support and information there.


https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/429817-the-slow-losers-club-support-thread/?tab=comments&comment=4838422&embedComment=4838422&embedDo=findComment#comment-4838422




High intensity interval training. It’s an hour long class, average calorie burn per class is 450. 3x a week. It’s a mix of high intensity cardio and strength training. I mean... do I trust my dietician who has been working with 100s of weight loss surgery patients for years and years and years?

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When you average out your weight loss it isn't necessarily slow, though it may seem so in comparison with some others who have quite high losses.

How many calories are you currently eating?

If three classes equate to 1350 calories per week, why not average that out to an extra 200cals per day added to your current calorie per day total... for example if currently eating 800cals per day eat 1000cals.

You could try the dietician's way for 4 to 6 weeks see how you go? Note that initially you will likely gain weight but that should only be temporary.

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On 02/03/2020 at 15:59, Hop_Scotch said:



When you average out your weight loss it isn't necessarily slow, though it may seem so in comparison with some others who have quite high losses.




How many calories are you currently eating?




If three classes equate to 1350 calories per week, why not average that out to an extra 200cals per day added to your current calorie per day total... for example if currently eating 800cals per day eat 1000cals.




You could try the dietician's way for 4 to 6 weeks see how you go? Note that initially you will likely gain weight but that should only be temporary.






Update: I did as my dietician suggested and lost 3.6 lbs last week. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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Hey there my sleeve was also 8/14/19 ! I’m a slow loser also and I feel like I barely get in enough Water , exercise or Protein. I was 272 , I’m down to 210 and very disappointed. I get sick and nauseous from a lot of foods . I’m not eating sweets or sodas . I haven’t been feeling well and my blood glucose has been low ( I’m not diabetic that I know of ) I need a exercise plan I was walking and trying some weights I can barely get the strength to walk at all now . Good luck to you !

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I'm 6 months post op I was very strict on myself for most of the 6 months literally low or next to no carbs. No sugar. High Protein. Logged my food everyday.

For most of the 6 months I was lucky to eat 600cal a day only recently have I started maintenance and eating more regular food and now reaching maybe 1000cal a day..

I started at 322 pre-op. 257 operation day. Lost total 152lbs in 8 months since pre-op phase and 88lbs since surgery 6 months ago...

It seems every dietitian has their own understanding of diet I just personally stayed away from carbs for the most part and it seemed to work for me...

Now sitting around 170 most days and in maintenance pretty much...

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I had a lap band removed one year ago this month, then had GSL on 9/4/19 with pre-op weight 268, DOS weight 263. I’m a slow loser as well. I am only down to 227. I exercise 5 days a week for 30-45 minutes with a trainer. I probably consume 1200 calories/day. No weight loss in 2 months. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Suggestions?

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