Calculating excess weight
Looking into plastics now. Would like a lower body lift, thigh lift, & boob job.
Subtract my goal weight from my starting weight. That is my excess weight. Multiply the excess weight by 50% that is how much i need to lose and keep off at 2 years out to be considered a WLS "Sucess" in his practice.
So doing the math, Using myself as an example: Starting weight 363, Goal weight 135.
363-135=228. 228*0.5=114. Magic number to be a WLS Sucess in his practice, to have maintained a 114 pound loss on October 14, 2010. I have currently lost more than that, and am still losing. So I guess I am a Sucess in my surgeons eyes.
My surgeon set a goal for me of 190 (I'm 5'8" -like Michelle!). He stated to me that he wanted me at that weight in a year (starting weight was 326) and then we would talk about plastics and a hernia repair. He thinks I'll lose another 25 lbs when I have that surgery so, I'd say my goal weight is ultimately 165 so is my excess weight 161 lbs? LOL Wow! Suddenly I feel like I have a LONG way to go!
Best of luck!
Excess Weight Lost
From WLSWiki - Weight Loss Surgery Wiki
Excess weight lost (EWL) is a formula to determine during weight loss how much progress has been made along the way.
In the most simplest of terms, imagine a person's ideal weight was 100 pounds. Now, their current weight happens to be 200 pounds.
200 - 100 = 100 pounds excess weight
As this person loses weight, we can use the formula to determine what percentage of the 100 pounds of excess weight they have lost at any given time to mark their progress.
SW = starting weight
CW = current weight
IW = ideal weight (normal BMI)
(SW - CW) / (SW - IW) x 100 = percent excess weight lost
Michelle (OH member since 2004 - new user name)
HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 185
Starting size 26/28, now size 12/14
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