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Honestly just feel like I'm failing. I eat my protien, take Vitamins, drink Water, and have started back working out. I admit popcorn is my slider vice but not daily or on routine.

Pre surgery- 399
SW- 385 (7/29/21)
CW- 349

I See inches coming but the scale is NOT moving

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Congratulations on your weight loss to date!! Losing 36 pounds post surgery, in 3 months is still something to Celebrate, even if it feels slow to you. Everyone loses weight at different speeds.

If you are worried that you may not be on track, I highly recommend talking to your doctor or nutritionist.

If you aren’t already, I found tracking everything I ate really helped as it doesn’t take much for the calories to mount up. I’m certainly not suggesting that you can’t eat popcorn or anything like that but they are high in carbs and it also depends on how they are cooked, e.g. air popped vs cooked in butter, so tracking your intake can just help you keep on top of things.

At just over three months out, your body is still healing and so it’s really important to stick to your doctor’s plan and the weight will continue to come off.

Best of luck and I look forward to hearing about your journey as it progresses :)

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On 11/06/2021 at 07:10, Butterflyeffect said:



Congratulations on your weight loss to date!! Losing 36 pounds post surgery, in 3 months is still something to Celebrate, even if it feels slow to you. Everyone loses weight at different speeds.





If you are worried that you may not be on track, I highly recommend talking to your doctor or nutritionist.




If you aren’t already, I found tracking everything I ate really helped as it doesn’t take much for the calories to mount up. I’m certainly not suggesting that you can’t eat popcorn or anything like that but they are high in carbs and it also depends on how they are cooked, e.g. air popped vs cooked in butter, so tracking your intake can just help you keep on top of things.




At just over three months out, your body is still healing and so it’s really important to stick to your doctor’s plan and the weight will continue to come off.




Best of luck and I look forward to hearing about your journey as it progresses :)






Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I think I have to let go of the comparison of people dropping 100 lbs in almost 3 months.. so it’s a little frustrating. I was thinking of going back to strict Keto

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yes you definitely do have to let go of comparisons to other people. I am a slow loser too but I am 11 pounds from a normal BMI and I am still losing. The important thing is not how fast you lose it just that you keep losing. Honestly I am glad I am a slow loser. So far I do not have any loose skin and I think the slower loss may be why.

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On 11/06/2021 at 16:19, ShoppGirl said:



yes you definitely do have to let go of comparisons to other people. I am a slow loser too but I am 11 pounds from a normal BMI and I am still losing. The important thing is not how fast you lose it just that you keep losing. Honestly I am glad I am a slow loser. So far I do not have any loose skin and I think the slower loss may be why.


Yes I just have to be patient! Thank you for the reminder and congratulations on your success!

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Oh yes. Most definitely don’t compare yourself to others. There are too many factors which influence our rate of loss: age, gender, staring weight, genetics, etc.. If you’re losing a couple of pounds a week on average you’re doing fine. As long as your weight loss trend is going down you’re golden & Celebrate every pound & inch you lose. Don’t forget you likely will experience stalls along the way when you do t lose anything for a week or more.

Watch Keto. It’s very high fat & you may find your cholesterol levels are higher as your losing weight as it’s released from your fat. Better to look to low fat, low carb, low sugar high Protein while you are losing. What plan did your surgeon & dietician give you? I’d avoid the popcorn too until you’re in maintenance. It’s very easy to overeat slider food.

Congrats on your weight loss so far.

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Girl- you are not everyone else! I lost 30 # in my first 30 days post-op. I am a very slow loser but here I am at my 1 year surgiversary down 115#. I am 16# away from my goal and it’s ok, I’m dang proud of where I am and just try to keep ME in perspective and not focus on others.

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I ask myself the same question😭

I had my sleeve 12/22 and at my post op visit 1/18 I'm already in the bariatric plateu. My surgeon said it's normal BUT the thought of doing all this potentially for nothing is heart breaking.

I wish you all the luck possible🤗

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