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Has anyone gained weight during 6 mo medical weight management? My consult weight was 331 and I'm up to 347. They told me I need to get back to my 331 weight by my pre-op appointment. I have my last medical management appt on June 1st trying to lose 13 pounds by then as I'm down to 343. Has anyone got denied due to weight gain?

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I gained a few pounds due to stop smoking and I was still approved had my surgery monday

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I only lost about 20 pounds during my 6-month program. It ended several months before my surgery, during which I gained it all back. That was not an issue for my surgeon or my insurance.

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Isn't that the hardest part? "Don't focus on the scale!" is a mantra for after surgery but prior to it, we are all its slave and live in fear of its judgement and retribution. Evil sadists, the lot of them, stringing you up for every mistake :404_popcorn: you enjoy. Oh, popcorn, how I long for you!

Okay, I kid, but it is hard to know what your weight will mean for you. You need to ask your insurance and office plainly "If I can't lose this weight but show I am doing this to try (diet, food tracking, exercise) per the program... what is the program policy?". My surgeon emphasized I could "not" gain weight between my pre-surgical consult and surgery, but neither of my insurances have weight or program requirements that way. What they do require is that I follow the clinic program, so my surgeon could choose to postpone if I was not in compliance. I was 100% on board... before my surgery got canceled 1 week into my liquid diet. After that torture, and working from home for 8 weeks, of course I ballooned. Ughs!

I kicked my butt and started back on my program a few weeks ago, then got my reschedule last week. I am back to my weight in January when I saw him, but 10 pounds over where I was the last time I started the liquid diet in March, which is frustrating. I will do it though and not cheat! I make it a competition to get through each day and I love to win. I had to find my motivation again with this whole situation derailing it, but it IS hard when you don't know about surgery. It is so easier to stay motivated with a deadline, at least for me.

So I guess my advice is to 1) get an answer from your program about the weight and 2) find that motivation. You might not lose the pounds but find a way to prove you are on the program (journal food, fitness tracker?) to let them know you are a proactive part of your own success, if they will just work with you.

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