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Hi Everyone, I had RNY surgery on Oct, 13th, 2020, so I am just over the 12 month post op mark. I notice my weight loss has slowed down a lot, and around the 8-9 month post op mark, I have stalled and I am not loosing any weight. I know this is normal but still worried that my body has reached it's set point. If anyone here has experienced this, let me know. I seem to have gained a pound each month and my weight is back up to the weight it was when I was at 9 months post op. I have lost 100lbs since surgery, but still have around 60 lbs. to go to reach my goal weight. Should I be worried? ( I will be speaking to my Bariatric clinic soon for my 1 year appointment so I will be talking to them about this)

All advice and opinions welcomed. Thanks 😀

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Are you still following your plan? Actually following it, not waving at it from a distance?

Most of our plans, regardless of particulars, come in around 1200 calories [adjusted for activity level] at a year out. Some a couple hundred more or less. Where does yours fall?

What is your activity level? Sedate or super-athletic?

No wrong answers here, only honest ones.

It all comes down to calories in vs. calories out. Balance = little weight change.

Adjust where you need it but be sure you can sustain it. You're not on a diet you're on your life now.

Good luck,

Tek

Edited by The Greater Fool

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I am still following my plan. I do not exercise but I am not a couch potato either. I walk 3-4 days a week. I am also having a lot of gas and nausea, which I am working with my Doctor to find out the cause. We have ruled out some things and are investigating others.
I would like to start a bit of light aerobics and weights, which I hope will help with that calories in vs out balance. I know this is a life style change, just feeling a bit discouraged. Thanks for your comment.

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18 hours ago, WendyO said:

I am still following my plan. I do not exercise but I am not a couch potato either. I walk 3-4 days a week. I am also having a lot of gas and nausea, which I am working with my Doctor to find out the cause. We have ruled out some things and are investigating others.
I would like to start a bit of light aerobics and weights, which I hope will help with that calories in vs out balance. I know this is a life style change, just feeling a bit discouraged. Thanks for your comment.

Hi! Do you know how many calories a day you consume on average?

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I don't count calories so I would have to guess. Probably around 1000

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One thing I got early on was a set of body composition scales - like Tanita. There are lots on Amazon. This tells you a lot more about yourself that just your weight. As you’re small like me (I’m 5ft 1 inches) we need a lot less ‘maintenance’ calories than the average for a woman. It’s not hard with an unmeasured calorie intake to be having too much. Equally, if you deprive your body of maintenance calories too long your body will try to conserve rather than spend your fat reserves. Starving yourself is not a good option. It may be that some of the foods you’re eating are too high calorie for you. Because you’re a sleeve patient rather than bypass you won’t have the same issue with malabsorption and it is possible a year out from surgery that you’re simply eating too many calories. The gas and nausea doesn’t sound nice though and I would not have expected this a year out, so good to have a talk to your physician about this. Maybe you’re just going through a difficult period - you’ve lost over a third of your body weight from your start date, which is amazing! I wish you every success getting to your goal.

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I am a bypass patient, not a sleeve patient. I am sure I need to be more active and have a plan in place for exercise. I am also unemployed and need to find a job so maybe that will make a difference if I manage to find a job. I try not to miss meals because I know how that effects the body. You could be right, my body could just be going through a difficult time. Thank you for your comment 😀

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