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I had surgery 11/30/20 I started off @ 306 then on surgery I was 283 I am now 258.3. Should I feel like I have failed my surgery? Are my expectations to high I feel I should have done better.

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I had surgery just a couple days before you. I don't think you failed at all. If you do the math you are on track to lose 120 pounds in a year? Math isn't my strong suit but I think that is pretty incredible.

I have ran into a few stalls in the last couple of weeks that really bummed me out but after measuring myself and realizing the medications I am off I have learned to Celebrate that Non-scale wins along with the scale wins. I have had to really bounce my calorie intake around to find that I believe I was actually restricting my calories too much. Now that I increased my calories to 1,000 a day ( I feel like all I do is eat) my scale is starting to see progress again. I was focusing on just Protein and really restricting my calories so much I was actually limiting my own weight loss. I think we all learn a lot about our own bodies along the way of this journey.

My exercise also looks different that I thought it was going to. I am doing less cardio than I planned and more weights and yoga, really focusing on core muscle groups and trying to strengthen those muscles that are needing to be retrained after so many years.

Do not be so hard on yourself. Your learning as you go, we all are. Play with your calories a little and see if that helps a bit, push yourself a little with your physical activity. A little change can cause a ripple affect in our new metabolism and you may see some more progress. But 12 to 15 pounds a month is nothing to scoff at, they claim 2 pounds a week is a healthy weigh loss, we want to see that every day but its just not possible to see that week after week :)

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Thank you for the reply and encouraging words, I was really feeling down. I Will try to get my Water intake up and get more exercise. I hope all continues to go well for you. I have been told I'm beating myself up so thank you the response it was truly needed.

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