How long did it take you to lose 100 ???

on 1/24/10 3:06 am - Canada
I am just curious... I know it depends on the starting weight and all, but I want to know how long it took you to lose 100...So I can figure a little bit.

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on 1/24/10 4:04 am
It took me 6.5 months. 30 pounds pre op, 70 post op. Good luck and your weight loss journey.


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on 1/24/10 4:19 am, edited 1/24/10 4:22 am - Baltimore, MD
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on 1/24/10 4:29 am - Ottawa, Canada
I started out about the same size as you (I'm 5'6") and I lost 15 lbs or so pre-op and hit the Century Club right around my 6 mth surgiversary. 

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on 1/24/10 4:40 am - Cambridge, Canada
I am 5'8".  I lost 20lbs pre-op and 80 more in just a little over 5 months post-op.  So far I've lost between 10-14lbs a month pretty every month (closer to 14 near the beginning and closer to 10 now).  With a bigger amount lost in the first month.

BUT - you shouldn't compare yourself to others.  There are WAY to many factors that can affect how much and how fast you lose.  The point it that you are losing.

I learned early on not to set "dates" for myself to hit milestones.  It is WAY to discouraging when that date passes and you don't hit the number. And it takes the "glow" of hitting that goal when you hit it a week/month/more late!  Much better to just strive for the goal without an end-date IMHO.
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on 1/24/10 5:10 am - IA
Erica is right.  Try your best not to compare.  The rate of loss depends on so many factors: your age, beginning weight, your "resting" metabolism, how much exercise, how intense you exercise, how many calories you cosume daily, how many calories you burn off with exercise daily. 

I too would like to think that I'll lose 100 lb. in 6-7 moths.  But I'm going in with the attitude that if the scale is moving downward, then I'll be happy.  I plan to keep a journal beginning with my pre-op liquid diet of my feelings, progress, etc. 

Good luck to you.  I am getting anxious to get this done.  One month away.  Time generally flies, but boy is it dragging right now. 
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on 1/24/10 5:17 am - Canada
I lost 25lbs pre-op and 75lbs post-op and I started at 306lbs and just reached the 100lb mark at my 6  months surgiversary...

I took off away from my life in Vancouver for 6 months so distractions and temptations weren't as high and when I was cleared by my surgeon I started walking 30 mins a day (2 months after surgery) and when I came home at the end of October I got a personal trainer who I saw 3 times a week and then started doing yoga 2 times a week...

So... you have to remember that everyone is different but don't let the scale become your focus.. When I was one month out from surgery I started checking it everyday and that was when I became a little reckless because the numbers are going to fluctuate daily and I started experiencing dumping syndrome..  So when I talked to my doctor about it he said for the first 3 months weigh yourself once a month and then twice a month and then once a week when your body is settled into your routine.. 

Its really tough to think about but whats on that scale is just a number and whats more important is how much energy you have and how you feel as each day goes by.....

take care,

on 1/24/10 5:18 am - Waycross, GA
I suppose it was about 5 mos for me. 37# pre-op and the rest post-op. I tryed to blog about my weight loss as best I could...

Good luck and GOD bless
on 1/24/10 5:31 am - Plano (suburb of Dallas), TX
It took my husband about 6 months but he started with very high BMI.  However, he is also 55 years old.  He does work out frequently, however.
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on 1/24/10 5:51 am - Flint, MI
About 6 mo. 20 pre-op and 80 post-op. The 80# post op took 5months. If you go by what I weighed at the time of surgery then it took me 8 months to lose 100lbs post surgically, and 6 of those weeks I was pregnant and had to add carbs and calories via the doctor which slowed my progress way down.

Does that make sense.

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