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I’m almost 6 months out and have lost 60 pounds. I’m trying not to compare my situation to others, but I’m curious on how much some of you lost around the same timeframe. Also…my appetite is definitely increasing. I stick to about 4.5 ounces per meal, but feel like sometimes I can eat more. How much are you eating per meal? Thanks.

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I am almost nine months out and have only lost 66 pounds so I would venture to say you are doing fine. It actually would be helpful if you filled in your profile. I can eat almost a normal serving size now. I am a little early to be able to eat this much but my team says it’s okay and there is nothing wrong. I am 9 pounds from goal and still losing very slowly.

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On 01/02/2022 at 16:55, ShoppGirl said:



I am almost nine months out and have only lost 66 pounds so I would venture to say you are doing fine. It actually would be helpful if you filled in your profile. I can eat almost a normal serving size now. I am a little early to be able to eat this much but my team says it’s okay and there is nothing wrong. I am 9 pounds from goal and still losing very slowly.


Thanks for your feedback. I think 4-5 ounces might be too much at this point for me, but I’m not sure. Let me try to figure out how to fill in my profile. Keep up the momentum, being only 9 pounds from your goal is great.

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Well, I had a different surgery (though my surgery DOES have a gastric sleeve stomach, if that counts), and likely weighed a lot more than you, but I'd lost 84 pounds at 6 months out. It sounds to me like you're doing great! 60 pounds is something to be proud of! As for the amount I eat... I can eat around a 6-8 oz now and I'm 23 months out. If I try to push I get uncomfortably full and then feel like I'm going to vomit for a few hours (I've only done this a handful of times, and all four or five times it was because I ate too fast and my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I regretted it so much because I felt like crap for hours after. I have not been able to vomit at all since my surgery, even tried to make myself when I somehow got wheat into my system as I'm allergic and I didn't fancy a trip to emergency room, but couldn't vomit.)

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As we progress we are all able to eat more & many find their appetite & hunger starts to come back at around 6-9 months. It’s when the next lot of hard work happens - when it’s up to you to control & manage your eating as you can’t rely on the diminishing benefits of the tool (your sleeve) anymore.

At 6 months I’d reached goal & had lost 26kg (57lbs) post surgery so about the same as you. My surgeon was very happy with my rate of loss. I was eating almost 900 calories & almost a cup of food depending on what it was. I was slowly eating more but it did take another 10/11 months for me to be able to physically eat enough to stop losing.

I eat about 1300 calories to maintain now & that includes 3 or 4 Snacks. My serving size is a good cup or about the recommended serving size of most foods. To give you an idea I can eat 1.5 eggs, 3ozs steak, 2 lamb cutlets, a serve of rolled oats, 1/2 - 3/4 cup steamed vegetables, a tub of yoghurt. I take 30-60 mins to eat a meal. I should stress I’m not tall, have a small frame, am almost 57 & am not very active so hence my lower caloric intake.

Congrats on your weight loss. You’re almost there. Whoo hoo!

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Keep in mind that you can't compare yourself to others who may have started at a higher or lower BMI or weight and have different bodies or may or may not be exercising more or less than you are.

That being said, it sounds like you're doing GREAT! Way to go! Good job! Keep up the good work!

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sounds like a pretty normal weight loss to me...

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I’m almost 6 months out and have lost 60 pounds. I’m trying not to compare my situation to others, but I’m curious on how much some of you lost around the same timeframe. Also…my appetite is definitely increasing. I stick to about 4.5 ounces per meal, but feel like sometimes I can eat more. How much are you eating per meal? Thanks.
I am three months out and already have increased appetite. Its no where near the hanger type hunger pre-surgery though. I am still eating around 3-3.5 oz and have lost about 45 lbs. I had a VSG.

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5’2” female. At the 6 month mark, I was at 97 lbs lost. But this includes ~12 lbs lost during my 2 week pre-op diet, so really it was more like 85 lbs lost in the first 6 months immediately after surgery.

FYI, during weight loss phase i went with volume and calories measures way to monitor intake (cuz there is a huge diff between 1oz of steak and 1oz of salad or 1oz of almonds in terms of “eat-ability” AND calories)

With that said, at my 6 month mark, I was averaging about 700-ish calories a day, with each “meal” coming up to no more than 1 cup in volume (if I remember correctly). I use the term “meal” loosely as I was (and sorta still am) a grazer.

But I’ve read enough on here to learn that my experience differs from many (and is similar to some). I have also learned that while everyone loses at their own pace and implements their own strategies, we all end up in the same place eventually so long as we stick with our plan and make adjustments as necessary.

Good Luck! ❤️

P.S. I am 3+ years out now and have maintained below goal weight the entire time. I average about 1800 cals a day with moderate exercise. …. Though, full disclosure, I was 2lbs outside my “happy weight range” a couple days ago, which has since been lost (a couple good poops did it, I think, lol…that and I cut down on the copious amounts of Xmas chocolates I’ve been porking on). This morning I was 119 lbs even, but I feel better when I’m closer to the lower end of my happy weight range so am gonna shoot for 115 and see if I can get back down there without too much discomfort, ha!….we shall see.

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1 hour ago, ms.sss said:

Though, full disclosure, I was 2lbs outside my “happy weight range” a couple days ago, which has since been lost (a couple good poops did it, I think, lol…that and I cut down on the copious amounts of Xmas chocolates I’ve been porking on).

Me too. 😂😂😂 Started strong but then let some of my food choices slip (dessert), a glass of champagne most nights & a bit more snacking & there was almost a kg more than I like on my scales. Well I deserved that I thought. Time to get back on track. But a night of excessive peeing & like you a good poop & it was almost totally gone as well. Obviously, besides the calorie increase, the Christmas cheer stuffed up my natural voiding habits a bit. Glad the (socially distanced Covid safe) celebrating & socialising has finally stopped & I’m home & back to my routines.

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On 01/03/2022 at 04:05, GradyCat said:



Keep in mind that you can't compare yourself to others who may have started at a higher or lower BMI or weight and have different bodies or may or may not be exercising more or less than you are.




That being said, it sounds like you're doing GREAT! Way to go! Good job! Keep up the good work!


Thank you, this is true. I’ve been experiencing a little anxiety about it wondering if I’m on the right track.

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On 01/02/2022 at 21:35, Arabesque said:



As we progress we are all able to eat more & many find their appetite & hunger starts to come back at around 6-9 months. It’s when the next lot of hard work happens - when it’s up to you to control & manage your eating as you can’t rely on the diminishing benefits of the tool (your sleeve) anymore.




At 6 months I’d reached goal & had lost 26kg (57lbs) post surgery so about the same as you. My surgeon was very happy with my rate of loss. I was eating almost 900 calories & almost a cup of food depending on what it was. I was slowly eating more but it did take another 10/11 months for me to be able to physically eat enough to stop losing.




I eat about 1300 calories to maintain now & that includes 3 or 4 Snacks. My serving size is a good cup or about the recommended serving size of most foods. To give you an idea I can eat 1.5 eggs, 3ozs steak, 2 lamb cutlets, a serve of rolled oats, 1/2 - 3/4 cup steamed vegetables, a tub of yoghurt. I take 30-60 mins to eat a meal. I should stress I’m not tall, have a small frame, am almost 57 & am not very active so hence my lower caloric intake.




Congrats on your weight loss. You’re almost there. Whoo hoo!


Thank you. Sounds like you’re doing well too. Right now I’m getting in about 8-900 cals a day. About 3 months ago at one of my follow ups, my doc said to try to get to 1,000 a day. I have yet to do that partly because I’m anxious about the increase and because between eating and trying to reach my Water goals, it’s a challenge once evening hits.

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On 01/03/2022 at 09:27, FLPhoenix said:


I am three months out and already have increased appetite. Its no where near the hanger type hunger pre-surgery though. I am still eating around 3-3.5 oz and have lost about 45 lbs. I had a VSG.

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You’re doing great!

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On 01/03/2022 at 19:36, ms.sss said:



5’2” female. At the 6 month mark, I was at 97 lbs lost. But this includes ~12 lbs lost during my 2 week pre-op diet, so really it was more like 85 lbs lost in the first 6 months immediately after surgery.




FYI, during weight loss phase i went with volume and calories measures way to monitor intake (cuz there is a huge diff between 1oz of steak and 1oz of salad or 1oz of almonds in terms of “eat-ability” AND calories)




With that said, at my 6 month mark, I was averaging about 700-ish calories a day, with each “meal” coming up to no more than 1 cup in volume (if I remember correctly). I use the term “meal” loosely as I was (and sorta still am) a grazer.




But I’ve read enough on here to learn that my experience differs from many (and is similar to some). I have also learned that while everyone loses at their own pace and implements their own strategies, we all end up in the same place eventually so long as we stick with our plan and make adjustments as necessary.





Good Luck! ❤️




P.S. I am 3+ years out now and have maintained below goal weight the entire time. I average about 1800 cals a day with moderate exercise. …. Though, full disclosure, I was 2lbs outside my “happy weight range” a couple days ago, which has since been lost (a couple good poops did it, I think, lol…that and I cut down on the copious amounts of Xmas chocolates I’ve been porking on). This morning I was 119 lbs even, but I feel better when I’m closer to the lower end of my happy weight range so am gonna shoot for 115 and see if I can get back down there without too much discomfort, ha!….we shall see.






Thank you for the feedback. It’s all helpful to my peace of mind. You’ve done very well to maintain. My doc said months ago I should increase my cals to 1000. I can’t seem to bring myself to it 🥴

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13 hours ago, Ready21 said:

My doc said months ago I should increase my cals to 1000. I can’t seem to bring myself to it 🥴

Well if it makes u feel any better, my NUT wanted me averaging 1000+ at my 3 month mark. I didn’t hit that until 2 months AFTER I got to goal, lol

My only advice is do the best you can, and so long as your labs come back satisfactorily and you don’t suffer physically, then you should be golden.

Good Luck!

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