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Hi all! Just wanted to introduce myself. I am a few days short of my two month post op anniversary (RNY). So far I have lost 66lbs (starting weight 470, highest weight 515). I am still on the chopped diet but I have been working in whole foods here and there. Still playing the "what's going to stay down" game, but enjoying the journey so far! I was kind of expecting a little more weight loss at this point but hell, any is better than none! I have hit a few stalls in the process but nothing longer than a few days. I look forward to "meeting" some of you!

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Welcome.

66 pounds at 2 months is pretty darned good. I started a fair chunk higher than you (I also suspect I started out taller at 6'4") and managed roughly a couple pounds less than you in the first 2 months. I recall also being mildly disappointed and I had to scale back my expectations.

Continued success and good luck,

Tek

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Thanks Tek. We are actually the same height, 6 foot 4! And that's what I have had to do over the past few... Put myself in check and scale my expectations. So long as the numbers are going down and not up I am happy!

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Congratulations!

Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Remember in the old dieting days how many dietitians would say two pounds a week is a big loss? You’ve lost 66 in eight weeks… that’s incredible.

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Congratulations on losing 66 pounds already! It sounds like you have lost a lot to me. My surgery was about 2 months ago, and I would love to have lost 66 pounds by now! I think I expected to lose more my first month, but I'm just happy it is coming off. Hoping your foods start to stay down better soon. I wish you continued success with your weight loss.

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10 minutes ago, Candace76 said:

Congratulations on losing 66 pounds already! It sounds like you have lost a lot to me. My surgery was about 2 months ago, and I would love to have lost 66 pounds by now! I think I expected to lose more my first month, but I'm just happy it is coming off. Hoping your foods start to stay down better soon. I wish you continued success with your weight loss.

I started out much heavier than you - 373 lbs - and lost 16 lbs the first month and 12 lbs the second. Rate of weight loss depends on so many factors, many of which you have little to no control over (e.g., age, gender, % of muscle you have, starting BMI, etc). If you stick to your program, keep active, and the weight is trending downward, then you're good!

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Just now, catwoman7 said:

I started out much heavier than you - 373 lbs - and lost 16 lbs the first month and 12 lbs the second. Rate of weight loss depends on so many factors, many of which you have little to no control over (e.g., age, gender, % of muscle you have, starting BMI, etc). If you stick to your program, keep active, and the weight is trending downward, then you're good!

🤣Yes, I know there are a lot of factors going into how much you lose!😁 I think we (well, I did) secretly hope to be at the higher end of the weight loss averages at first, but realistically I knew I'd be in the middle or lower end (especially with having Hashimoto's & PCOS). I was just trying to congratulate Bill_VT & express that 66 was a lot to lose in 2 months, but I also understood hoping (wishing) for more! ☺

(Really, I'm pleased with my loss so far & trying my best to stick to the plan😉)

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“Ugh... I can't tell you how many times I felt like a POS for failing a diet...

I remember at my first psych appointment my psychologist said “You didn’t fail the diets….the diets failed you.”

You’re doing fabulously, Bill!!

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I started out much heavier than you - 373 lbs - and lost 16 lbs the first month and 12 lbs the second. Rate of weight loss depends on so many factors, many of which you have little to no control over (e.g., age, gender, % of muscle you have, starting BMI, etc). If you stick to your program, keep active, and the weight is trending downward, then you're good!
Thank you so much for the encouragement!

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“Ugh... I can't tell you how many times I felt like a POS for failing a diet... “
I remember at my first psych appointment my psychologist said “You didn’t fail the diets….the diets failed you.”
You’re doing fabulously, Bill!!
Thank you so much! I like that saying... It's similar to what my Dr said! It's comforting to know that some people understand the struggle!

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