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For me, I use my highest weight of all time. Any weight loss progress is progress! I didn't start the bariatric surgery process until April of 2021 when I was 318lbs. However, my highest weight was in January of 2020 when I was a little over 330lbs so that is what I consider my "starting weight". Good luck to you ❤️

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I use my weight the day I called for the referral to be put through. However, my total weight loss from my heaviest is what's on my ticker, because it's more motivating that way and durn it, I did the work!

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I use my highest weight recorded for starting weight, then surgery weight for what I weighed at the hospital before surgery.

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I use both. My weight at my GP when I asked for my referral to the surgeon (91kg) cause it was my weight when I officially started the process. I sometimes refer to my weight on the day of surgery (85.8kg 6 weeks later) because that was what I was right before I started benefitting from the surgery.

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I use my weight at the start of the 2-week pre-op diet. That was my highest weight ever and an even 200.0 lbs. Makes the calculations easy! 😉

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I use the weight I was on my first surgeon visit as my starting weight but my actual highest recorded weight was 13 lbs higher a couple of years earlier.

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I use the weight I was on my first visit with the surgeon - it was also my highest weight ever.. and it stayed pretty stable until the pre-op liquid diet.

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