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Who is still losing?

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After1 year, 2 years, 3 years, etc....who is still losing?

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I'm a RNY'er over 9 years out but if I don't keep up with my calories, I still lose.

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I lost 3 1/2 pounds the last 2 weeks while on vacation.  I have to watch the scale now so I don't lose.  I add in calories when it drops..

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4 hours ago, Cheesehead said:

I lost 3 1/2 pounds the last 2 weeks while on vacation.  I have to watch the scale now so I don't lose.  I add in calories when it drops..

It is so hard to imagine being in that situation. In the one chat my surgeon has had with me post surgery so far, he told me that losing too much weight is his biggest concern for me given I lost so much pre-surgery. I just can't wrap my head yet around the possibility of being told to add calories. That just goes against everything I've ever been told about my weight over the course of my entire life.

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"What a long strange trip it's been..."

- The Grateful Dead

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I CAN still lose, but I have to work at it. I'm 3.5 years out. I ate and drank too much over the holidays and put on a few pounds which I am working off now. Gone are the days of losing without really trying. 

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I hope I have to add in calories to keep my weight up. Love hearing the stories.

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I have to work to stay close to goal. My weight crept up a few pounds recently and now I'm on lock down to get it off.

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Ditto to stephtay and Jabsie.  I dropped 12 pounds below my goal weight and stabilized there about 10 months postop.  Maintained easily for a couple years.  The last 6 months have definitely proven more difficult.  My weight wants to creep up if I'm not super diligent.  I'm spending more time at the top of my range rather than the bottom.  lately my carb intake and cravings have increased so my goal this week is to knock out the cravings and get back to the bottom of my range with a few days of liquid protein.  So yes, I can still lose 3 1/2 years out, it just takes a little more work.

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I may be wrong but I have noticed that the taller ones have this problem (losing too much) more than us short ones. I don't think I have ever seen a 5'-5'5 person have this issue unless you are just starving yourself to lose and I am on a ton of support sites. I am 2.5 yrs post op and play around with 5 pounds, I am 5'1, I will gain real quick if I just let myself go for a couple of weeks but to lose I would have to basically starve myself again and I am NOT going down that road again, I will just be happy and healthy where I'm at :-)

I will clarify what I mean...some just lose too much and have to ADD calories to stop...that is NOT a problem that most of us shorter folks have.

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I am going on 16 months out and am still losing. It's harder to hit 10 pounds per month, but it has never fallen off for me so I keep plugging away. 

 

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I am in maintenance, I gain now and again due to not following what works best for me. I need to journal, weigh portions, eat protein first and never drink with meals nor consume alcohol. When I " fall off the wagon" I journal and follow the forementioned and I am back to goal weight in a matter of time. It is not easy though. 

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latina63 so interesting, i am short and every time I read one of those that just are just losing by large amounts I instantly check out their stats and think wow okay they are tall LOL

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On 15/05/2017 at 4:46 PM, Aussie H said:

It is so hard to imagine being in that situation. In the one chat my surgeon has had with me post surgery so far, he told me that losing too much weight is his biggest concern for me given I lost so much pre-surgery. I just can't wrap my head yet around the possibility of being told to add calories. That just goes against everything I've ever been told about my weight over the course of my entire life.

About 10 weeks later......and how things have changed!!!! It's quite surreal, as I suspected, being told to stop losing.

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I am steady at my goal weight 2 1/2 years post op. Very happy!

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3 years out and have held steady....but still have twenty pounds to go.It's like my body is just stuck here. I have to starve myself to lose and my drop a pound or two, but it goes right back to where it was. No problem really maintaining, but it seems losing now is impossible....and I have to really struggle to not "snack" these days....i try to take it days by day

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Thank you all for sharing. My biggest fear is re-gain. I'm 6' tall weigh sleeved 2.5 years ago weight 165 been at that weight for a year now. However I do see scale going up now. Clothes fitting tighter ugh...  

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55 minutes ago, Stephensnc said:

Thank you all for sharing. My biggest fear is re-gain. I'm 6' tall weigh sleeved 2.5 years ago weight 165 been at that weight for a year now. However I do see scale going up now. Clothes fitting tighter ugh...  

Stephen, have you tried the 5 Day Pouch Test?

It's a great programme to help you get back on track.

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