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Hey October '21 friends! Checking in. How is everyone doing?

Things "feel" good over here and I'm healing well. Started hitting Orangetheory two weeks ago and it feels good to be working out again (I was an avid fitness person for years pre-op, so it's part of my identity).

I feel like I've been slow to lose- which honestly, I'm OK with. I'm following my surgeon's office orders, but I feel like they'll tell me at my next appointment I'm not losing quickly enough (they mentioned it a little at my previous 1 month appointment)- anybody else struggle with that? I know I'm getting smaller, but my office doesn't measure me each time I come in.. only weighs.

Been meeting my hydration, Protein, and calorie goals. Starting on the 29th, I'll be asked to up my calories again and pay attention to carbs & fat as well (I'm already paying attention to these as I've set the recommendations in my Baritastic app already).

Anyway, that's how it's going here in my 9th week. I am about 1lb away from a 50lb total loss since starting my journey in May, so that's something to Celebrate.

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On 12/13/2021 at 12:06 PM, Meganator said:

Hey October '21 friends! Checking in. How is everyone doing?

Things "feel" good over here and I'm healing well. Started hitting Orangetheory two weeks ago and it feels good to be working out again (I was an avid fitness person for years pre-op, so it's part of my identity).

I feel like I've been slow to lose- which honestly, I'm OK with. I'm following my surgeon's office orders, but I feel like they'll tell me at my next appointment I'm not losing quickly enough (they mentioned it a little at my previous 1 month appointment)- anybody else struggle with that? I know I'm getting smaller, but my office doesn't measure me each time I come in.. only weighs.

Been meeting my hydration, Protein, and calorie goals. Starting on the 29th, I'll be asked to up my calories again and pay attention to carbs & fat as well (I'm already paying attention to these as I've set the recommendations in my Baritastic app already).

Anyway, that's how it's going here in my 9th week. I am about 1lb away from a 50lb total loss since starting my journey in May, so that's something to Celebrate.

Hi!

I'm 3 months out and so far I'm doing pretty good! I Think I am a slow loser, compared to some, but, I am losing steadily and I am happy with that! At my 3 month post-op, I was told I'm doing really well.

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I'm getting close to 50# since March and I'm pleased. Sounds to me like you are doing great. The gym for more consistent workouts is my next step.,. just hoping Covid slows up a bit around here!

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My surgery was Oct. 5 and I lost 48 lbs so far. I stalled for about 4 weeks but I was not hydrating as I should have. I’ve recently picked back up my Water intake and the weight is coming off steadily now. I’m still getting used to a lot of changes. My body is not tolerating too many foods, especially lately.

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On 1/12/2022 at 2:47 AM, Letseeaboutthis said:

My surgery was Oct. 5 and I lost 48 lbs so far. I stalled for about 4 weeks but I was not hydrating as I should have. I’ve recently picked back up my Water intake and the weight is coming off steadily now. I’m still getting used to a lot of changes. My body is not tolerating too many foods, especially lately.

I’m currently in that 4 week long stall it seems 😬😬 did you change anything besides drinking more Water? My scale keeps going up and down the same 2-3lbs and its agony!!

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On 01/14/2022 at 15:19, Arancini said:






I’m currently in that 4 week long stall it seems 😬😬 did you change anything besides drinking more Water? My scale keeps going up and down the same 2-3lbs and its agony!!


I also scaled back on introducing new food and went back to the soft food phases for a few days and I also increased my Protein intake. For three days , I did all Water and protein, no extra Snacks. This seemed to help tremendously.

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31 minutes ago, Letseeaboutthis said:

I also scaled back on introducing new food and went back to the soft food phases for a few days and I also increased my Protein intake. For three days , I did all Water and Protein, no extra Snacks. This seemed to help tremendously.

Did you also reduce portion size?
I’m not really eating much new foods (like you I’ve become super sensitive to what I like) but my portion sizes have definitely gone up. I’m still in a huge caloric deficit so I’m struggling to wrap my head around why I’m not losing weight. But maybe I should give that a try…

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I was at a stall as well, it's like after 4-6 weeks your body adjusts and tries to hang onto the weight we want to lose. I did all of the above and stepped up my exercise and started losing again. I'm close to 3 months, and down 30 # since sleeve surgery, total down 48# since March.

Hardest thing to remember is losing weight slower versus all at once is better for you, and it will happen in time.

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On 01/14/2022 at 16:15, Arancini said:






Did you also reduce portion size?

I’m not really eating much new foods (like you I’ve become super sensitive to what I like) but my portion sizes have definitely gone up. I’m still in a huge caloric deficit so I’m struggling to wrap my head around why I’m not losing weight. But maybe I should give that a try…


Yes. I found myself eating larger portions and feeling hungry all the time. So when I went back to what I described, the hunger completely went away and I get full as I did immediately post surgery.

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3 hours ago, ann2472 said:

I was at a stall as well, it's like after 4-6 weeks your body adjusts and tries to hang onto the weight we want to lose. I did all of the above and stepped up my exercise and started losing again. I'm close to 3 months, and down 30 # since sleeve surgery, total down 48# since March.

Hardest thing to remember is losing weight slower versus all at once is better for you, and it will happen in time.

This is my second stall so far. The first one was around 3 weeks. I felt incredibly nauseous and couldnt go to the bathroom. It was bad! But then from one day to the next it just clicked and the weight was falling off. So far I’ve lost 61lbs with my surgery having been on the 28th of September. But now since 4 weeks that hasnt chaged at all and I’ve been stuck.

I hear you on having to be patient! I will admit I do struggle with this but having people to talk to really helps. :)

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2 hours ago, Letseeaboutthis said:

Yes. I found myself eating larger portions and feeling hungry all the time. So when I went back to what I described, the hunger completely went away and I get full as I did immediately post surgery.

Well, that settles it! I’ll give this a try and hope for the best :)

Thank you for your feedback!! Glad to know I’m not the only one 🙃

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