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29 minutes ago, Lovely2020 said:

Hey. I am low BMI and am worried about getting extremely thin. Any testimonies? How much did you loose?

Yes me! And I did get very thin but have since gained some back...

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46 minutes ago, JacquelineC said:

I had to be 35 BMI or they wouldn’t do me. Got down to 110, not too thin!

What were you before you got to 110?

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43 minutes ago, Kikikiki said:

Yes me! And I did get very thin but have since gained some back...

What was your starting and ending weight? How much did you gain back and how long did it take you?

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4 minutes ago, Lovely2020 said:

What was your starting and ending weight? How much did you gain back and how long did it take you?

I was 86kgs at my heaviest, I can’t remember my weight on day of surgery but it was less then that... I got down to 52kgs within 6 months after my surgery, at around the 12 month mark I started to regain. I now stay around the 58kgs mark, some days I’m 59 others I’m 57 lol But have been pretty stable around that weight for a while now. I’m 163cm tall.

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Ok. Thanks. A 90lb loss. Did you gain any back? I can imagine you looked drastically different. For some reason I worried about what people will say but I do know it will be okay. Thanks for sharing

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Most of us gained some back when we got to maintenance. I had read enough on this forum to be prepared for that. I initially got down to 132 pounds, which was too thin, but I look good at my current weight of 142.

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In Aust the min bmi seems to 35. Some surgeons will operate on patients with a slightly lower bmi but they must have severe health complications (high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, etc.).

It‘s not common for people to lose so much weight after surgery they attain a bmi in the low end of the healthy range or lower & stay there. Those that do drop to a bmi of 18 or 19 more often or not gain some again after because it’s difficult to maintain long term. Life kicks in, your hunger increases & metabolism slows again.

The average weight loss after surgery is about 65% of the weight you need to lose to put you in the upper end of the healthy range after 5yrs. There are a couple of people on this forum who struggle to maintain & have a low bmi. I’m sort of one of those people.

If I miss a meal or a snack I can drop weight. Do it a couple of times in a week & the drop sticks. Consequently, I’m very routine in my diet of when & what I eat - sometimes I feel like I eat all day which is challenging when I’m often not hungry. (Honestly, my GP & surgeon would like me to put on a couple of kilograms but I’ve dropped a kilo in the last 2 - 3 months so I’m a bit nervous to go back next month.)

What is your goal weight?

As with all things in life if you put in the hard work & are committed to your plan (very careful with your diet & very active) you can attain your goals & maintain it. However balance is key. You have to be able to live the life you want at a weight you are happy with.

I hope I don’t sound negative. Your concern is legitimate. I suggest you speak with your surgeon & nutritionalist about your worries.

Good luck.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I just joined this group last night and you all have been very helpful. I am currently 186 and my goal long term weight is 130.
My sleeve procedure is oct 7. I meet with the nutritionist today and she works with me for a year in my program. So ready to get this done next week and get in the other side of it all 🙂

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Met with the dietian yesterday. She said folks with a low BMI don’t lose weight as fast. She said it may take 6 months for me to lose 50 lbs. she also said the body will stall and not allow for too much weight loss. I am going to trust the process

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My BMI was 31 it is now 30. I had the lap-band for 12 years and stayed at my goal weight nearly the entire time. Lap band was super effective. Unfortunately it slipped and it was removed.

Fast forward a year and 40 lb. gain, I had gastric sleeve surgery beginning of June. It's October 1 and I've lost 19 lbs. 10 lbs. was lost in the 1st week.

Even with proper diet and steady exercise, don't expect the weight to fly off.

Edited by CTexas

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What was your starting weight with the sleeve?

The dietitian and the doctor told me if would take longer, lol 6 months to reach my peak weight loss.

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My starting weight for the sleeve was 204, I am now 185. Having the lapband for so long slowed my metabolism to almost nothing. I believe that is my biggest problem. Interesting to hear what your doctor and dietician said.

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