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Ok, so there are lots of posts out there about concerns about speed of weight loss, amount of weight loss, how much is too much weight lost, how much is too little, etc. etc.

The same responses inevitably come back, about how we are all different, we lose at our own rates, genetics, starting weight, height, gender, age are all factors, don't compare, etc. etc.

But the reality is that no one really cares about the reasons for the differences, we all seem to just wanna see the NUMBERS. And then compare them to our own. Le Sigh.

Sooooo....being a one who personally LOVES numbers and data and spreadsheets, I thought I would start a little project. I want to collect stats from any willing members and i will compile the data into a lovely spreadsheet and graph(s) organized by certain variables.

Doesn't that sound like fun???? 😂😂😂😂

So, for FUNSIES, send me the following info (if you are willing!), and i after i collect a good-enough sized sample (say at least 100?), I'll do my thing. It may take a week, a month a year, depending on how many people participate.

1. Basics: GENDER, AGE, HEIGHT

2. Total Weight lost in the 6 months BEFORE surgery (if any)

3. Weight on DAY OF SURGERY.

4. Weight at 1 MONTH POST surgery

5. Weight at 3 MONTHs POST surgery

6. Weight at 6 MONTHs POST surgery

7. Weight at 12 MONTHs POST surgery

* the final report will have names/usernames removed in an effort to a bit of privacy :) if you don't want to reply to the thread with the info, feel free to DM me :)

** of course this will not be in any way some definitive scientific report!

- ms.sss

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Female 47 at time of surgery 5ft 5.5 inches. Lost 5 lbs in 2 week pre surgery diet. 232.2 on surgery day. 206.2 after 1 month, 190.1 at 3 months. 171.5 at 6 months and I'm not to a year yet but this month was 9 months and I was 159.2. That was actually fun to look up those stats and see my progress like that. Take care!

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yay, a couple responses!

I figure i should l add mine too:

1. Basics: GENDER, AGE (at time of surgery) , HEIGHT F, 46, 5'2"

2. Total Weight lost in the 6 months BEFORE surgery (if any) 11.8 lbs

3. Weight on DAY OF SURGERY. 223.2 lbs

4. Weight at 1 MONTH POST surgery 201.0 lbs

5. Weight at 3 MONTHs POST surgery 172.0 lbs

6. Weight at 6 MONTHs POST surgery 138.1 lbs

7. Weight at 12 MONTHs POST surgery 113.0 lbs

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I love this post and will follow. I’m preop still 😩😩

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1. F 71 5'2'

2. 0

3. 203

4. 181

5. 166

6. 153

Currently at 10 months out 142 Have lost 61 pounds

Edited by tx2az

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If you're not familiar with the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collective, you should definitely check it out. They have an extensive database of bariatric surgery patients, and there's a calculator that shows average outcomes based on the data.

https://mbsc.arbormetrix.com/Registry/public/calculator/uiCalculator/7?menuId=1013

My info:

1. Basics: GENDER, AGE, HEIGHT - female, 39 (at time of surgery), 5'3"

2. Total Weight lost in the 6 months BEFORE surgery (if any) - 64 pounds

3. Weight on DAY OF SURGERY. - 277 pounds

4. Weight at 1 MONTH POST surgery - 256 pounds

5. Weight at 3 MONTHs POST surgery - 225 pounds

6. Weight at 6 MONTHs POST surgery - 181 pounds

7. Weight at 12 MONTHs POST surgery - 144 pounds

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This is interesting, I like data too…
1. F, 53, 5’4”
2. 81 lbs
3. 274 lbs
4. 264 lbs
5. 240 lbs
6. 227 lbs
7. 215 lbs
8. 2 yrs 11 months post surgery 203. Resolving Iron deficiency kickstarted weight loss again, still loosing :)

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You & your spreadsheets @ms.sss 😁. I’ll convert metric to imperial for our non Enlightened neighbours. 😉

Hopefully it will help people understand you can’t directly compare & it may reduce the anxiety & fear of failing some have to see the range & variety of results. But yes some do fixate on the numbers and don’t use them only as a general idea of what they might experience not will experience. It’s why I ended up giving my stats to that recent thread to show there was more than two stone difference in weight loss across us at the same time frame.

  1. F - 53 (2months off 54) - 5’3”
  2. 11lbs
  3. 189lbs
  4. 171lbs
  5. 153lbs
  6. 132lbs
  7. 111lbs

I’ll add stabilised at 108lbs at 17 months & 109 at 4 yrs out.

Edited by Arabesque

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  • 1. Basics: GENDER, AGE, HEIGHT - Female, 52, 5'6"
  • 2. Total Weight lost in the 6 months BEFORE surgery (if any) - 13 lbs
  • 3. Weight on DAY OF SURGERY. - 220
  • 4. Weight at 1 MONTH POST surgery - 201.6
  • 5. Weight at 3 MONTHs POST surgery - 182.8
  • 6. Weight at 6 MONTHs POST surgery - 172.0
  • 7. Weight at 12 MONTHs POST surgery - Not there yet.

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2 hours ago, Arabesque said:

I’ll convert metric to imperial for our non Enlightened neighbours. 😉

Thank you! LOL!

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21 hours ago, ms.sss said:

1. Basics: GENDER, AGE, HEIGHT F 62 5'5

2. Total Weight lost in the 6 months BEFORE surgery (if any) 15lbs

3. Weight on DAY OF SURGERY. 322lbs

4. Weight at 1 MONTH POST surgery 295lbs

5. Weight at 3 MONTHs POST surgery 268lbs

6. Weight at 6 MONTHs POST surgery 250lbs

7. Weight at 12 MONTHs POST surgery 211lbs

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1. Basics: GENDER, AGE, HEIGHT

F, 38, 5'4

2. Total Weight lost in the 6 months BEFORE surgery (if any)

11.6 lbs

3. Weight on DAY OF SURGERY.

221.4

4. Weight at 1 MONTH POST surgery

202.4

5. Weight at 3 MONTHs POST surgery

189.4

6. Weight at 6 MONTHs POST surgery

7. Weight at 12 MONTHs POST surgery

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