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I know how counter intuitive it is to even THINK this, but..... I too would increase your calorie intake for a few days. Yes, the scale may go up for a day or two, but FOR ME - I have to add calories and let my body decide there isn't a world wide famine, and that I AM getting food, and it DOES NOT need to conserve every calorie I put in my body. Then I drop calories back to where I was and the weight starts coming off again. And sometimes you need to increase calories to lose weight at all. Feels wrong, but remember you are eating so much LESS than you were just a few months ago.

Also -Every BODY is different. Please do not compare yourself to someone, anyone else. Compare your self to where you were before you started your journey to lose weight. Where did you start ? How much did you weigh at your highest weight ? How much has you REALLY LOST ? Losing inches ? Blood pressure down ? Celebrate yourself. You will get there.

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I am almost at 6 months out and down 80lbs. At 10 weeks out, I was down 33 lbs. It will continue to drop, you just have to be patient. I know that comment isn’t super helpful, but it’s true. Don’t give up. Maybe add in some more walking. I’ve had weeks with 5 lb weight loss and weeks with no loss at all. But on average, I’m losing about 2.2 lbs per week, which is healthy.

I have gone through the same things you are feeling. Even right now! I’m walking an average of about 14000 steps a day and am on week 3 of beach body’s 21 day fix. According to the scale, I haven’t lost a single pound in that time. However, I am noticing more muscle and toning, better sleep and energy levels. So I’ve decided not to look at the scale for a couple weeks. I know change is happening, the scale just doesn’t reflect it (yet).

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I am right with you on this one, I had mine on 3/3/20 I have only lost 30 lbs. I know I am older (56) and maybe things are slowing down, but shoot a little faster would be fine by me.

But again a loss is a loss is a loss and I will take it

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6 hours ago, Luv2cruz said:

....As I am with how slowly the weight is coming off? I have been discouraged, but now I’m just getting downright disgusted. I am 10 1/2 weeks postop and have only lost 30 pounds. No, I do not think that is a lot. My surgeon told me that he expected me to be down 100 pounds by Thanksgiving. That is never going to happen.

I have a coworker on weight watchers and she is losing weight faster than I am. I am doing everything right, so I know that is not the problem.

I really don’t want to hear the speeches about how losing slower is better. This is just too slow. 😟 I would just like to hear from the folks that are also losing weight slowly and how you kept it going.

You really need to log all your food and drink work out what you're eating.. Is it too much sugar or carbs or is it too much sodium?

Are you drinking enough Water?

Are you sleeping properly?

Or is your genes holding you back?

Something is not right...

I had bypass so that helped me I lost all 150+lbs and in maintenance now 9 months post op....

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15 minutes ago, New&Improved said:

You really need to log all your food and drink work out what you're eating.. Is it too much sugar or carbs or is it too much sodium?

Are you drinking enough Water?

Are you sleeping properly?

Or is your genes holding you back?

Something is not right...

I had bypass so that helped me I lost all 150+lbs and in maintenance now 9 months post op....

As previously mentioned, I am doing everything right. Yes unfortunately, I do have the fat gene according to my primary care doctor and my surgeon.

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Well I struggled to lose weight for years until I had RNY bypass and now my whole metabolism has changed..

I no longer put on weight and I lost weight really well so I'd look into the bypass as it changes more than the sleeve?

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7 hours ago, Luv2cruz said:

....As I am with how slowly the weight is coming off? I have been discouraged, but now I’m just getting downright disgusted. I am 10 1/2 weeks postop and have only lost 30 pounds. No, I do not think that is a lot. My surgeon told me that he expected me to be down 100 pounds by Thanksgiving. That is never going to happen.

I have a coworker on weight watchers and she is losing weight faster than I am. I am doing everything right, so I know that is not the problem.

I really don’t want to hear the speeches about how losing slower is better. This is just too slow. 😟 I would just like to hear from the folks that are also losing weight slowly and how you kept it going.

At 10 weeks post op VSG I lost 30lbs. I wasnt too enthused either. I was watching people that had surgery after me passing me by and I was going by the book and it seemed so unfair !!!! Slow losing sucks when you are constantly comparing yourself to others and its so hard not to. I can totally relate to you.

I just kept plugging away day by day and I did reach my first goal of 180 at the first year mark. My starting weight was 311.2 1st day of liquid diet. I was 296 day of surgery and 180.4 on my 1st year surgery date.

Everyday went by so slowly it seemed but I knew this was my last chance and I had to do this. You can do it too !!! One day at a time !!

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I know for me that a loss is a good thing no matter how small....it took awhile for me to get this big so I can wait for me to get thin. I do feel 100% better. I can do things I could not before and that makes me very happy. One day at a time....I know we all got this!!!!

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No two weight loss journeys are ever the same. The advice given about shaking up the foods you're eating and adding in some extra calories (preferably high Protein, low carb) is a good one. So much of weight loss is waging war with our bodies. Our bodies are always going to do what they can to adapt to the changes we make, so we have to constantly be making little changes here and there to keep ahead. Definitely communicate with your surgeon and hopefully also your nutritionist to get guidance on how best to proceed.

Set your own goals. I still maintain that it was irresponsible of your surgeon to impose his expectations of losing 100 pounds by Thanksgiving. The effect that that has had on your morale is obvious as you're experiencing slower weight loss than your surgeon made you anticipate. Set your own goals and as you meet them, make new ones.

Ignore people who tell you that you got the wrong surgery or should switch to a different surgery. Their journey is not your journey.

You've got this and you're going to kick so much butt! 10 weeks is still just a drop in the bucket and there's plenty of time to get past this!

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I so agree with setting small goals and celebrating each one !!!! I Celebrate every 5 pounds - adding a plant to my garden, new socks... nice lotion fo hydrate my skin !!!! And we learn how to reward ourselves without using food as a reward !

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9 hours ago, Luv2cruz said:

What types of new foods did you add? I do feel like I’m eating a lot of the same stuff, but I’m trying to keep up my Protein levels.

I added shrimp or chicken with different veggies, making kind of a stir-fly. I added some avocado to a sliced egg and maybe some cheddar cheese and my tuna in the packets and added powdered Peanut Butter to my chocolate Protein Shakes to change the flavor. I increased the amount of chicken from about 2 oz to 4 oz. Same with the chicken. I haven't added any beef yet. good luck

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8 hours ago, Luv2cruz said:

I am only supposed to do 600 cal per day. I already tried the fasting thing, but my nutritionist said not to do that.

That seems really low. I’m also 10 weeks post op, down 45 pounds, but I’ve been at 1000 calories a day for the last 2 weeks. I exercise a lot which may factor into things, but I’d still think you’d be around 800?

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I am 10 weeks post op and have only lost 25 lbs from surgery date. Very frustrating. I feel you.

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I feel all your frustration. I am eating about 500-600 cal/day, and I have lost 1.5 pounds in 10 days. Today is 28 days since my surgery. I didn't know it was physically possible for the human body to not catabolize its tissue in what is essentially starvation. How does it do it? It goes against the laws of physiology. I religiously track every morsel that goes in my mouth, and try to add more calories, but my sleeve revolts and up it comes. I can't eat pureed chicken, tuna, eggs, and if I eat more than a few ounces of greek yogurt that makes its way up as well. I've vomited every day for the past 4 days, and sometimes several times a day. Literally the only thing that goes down easy are Protein Shakes, thin sugar free pudding or creamy soft cheeses, in small amounts. I'm so ready to start working out again, and started doing physical therapy for my back this week, but I'm so exhausted from the lack of calories that I can't keep up with even wimpy exercise now. So sorry for the venting here, I'm also getting insanely depressed about all this. Again, I apologize for unloading on you guys but there is no one I can talk to about this. Thanks for listening :)

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Another person who should have chosen RNY bypass...

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