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I’m a slowish loser (around 21 lbs in 7 weeks since surgery) and even though it is frustrating at times I’m trying to stay positive. I wanted to share my recent thoughts around the subject. No matter whether I lose only a pound in a week it is still one pound gone hopefully forever from my body. I also kind of like the idea of losing slowly as it gives my mind and body time to adjust to the loss, and for some reason, I believe the pounds are more likely to stay off when I shed them slowly. Naturally, it took me decades to pile on the weight so there is no way it will be gone in a few months. And finally despite how quickly or slowly I’m losing I would never regret the surgery because without it I would probably have gained at least as much weight as I have now lost. The weekend is approaching so have a great one!

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Slow loss is really relative to a lot of factors like your starting BMI which for you is not that high. I would say just to make sure you are on the right track, evaluate your calorie intake, Protein intake, increase Water intake and make sure you are walking atleast 45 minutes a day, even if it is in several different walks. Keep the carbs down because that will slow the weight down. I have not had a piece of bread in two months and I really don't miss it too much even though I was a bread-a-holic.

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I lost at about the same rate and ended up losing 100% of my excess weight. As long as you stick to your program, stay active, and your overall weight trend is down, you're golden!

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You've lost 31.8% of your excess weight in 7 weeks. 1/3 of your excess weight in less than 2 months.

I lost about 13% of my excess weight in my first 2 months. I made it to goal and past goal, and am still at a normal BMI.

You've convinced yourself you are not doing well when, in fact, you are doing extraordinarily well.

Get off the scale. It's the devil.

Continued success and good luck.

Tek

Edited by The Greater Fool
'well' is gooder than good.

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I've lost just over 20 lbs in just over 6 weeks, and I'm very happy about it! The people who lose a ton of weight the first few months are likely much larger than you. You started out at a lower BMI than many who had surgery. I had surgery just about your weight and same height.

I don't think you're losing slowly at all!

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I’m a slow loser, too. Maybe averaging .5 to 1.5 lbs/month loss at this point. But there’s no need to give up!

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It took me almost two years to get to goal. My weight loss slowed down quite a bit about halfway through, but the good thing is, it kept going and going until all my excess weight was gone. Even slow weight loss adds up over time. Hang in there!

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