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HELP, weight loss has stopped

csamh
on 6/10/13 2:28 pm

Hey y'all,

I had a sleeve a little over two years ago and lost at first, however I seem to be at a standstill and have been for about a year now.  I'm not sure if the belly fat is excessive skin or me still being fat.  I have lost one hundred pounds but, would still like to lose at least thirty to forty more.  I drink more than I eat not sure if that is my problem, that is the easiest way for me to get protein in.  Calories are under one thousand a day; I am active elliptical, walking and exercise videos as often as I can. I'm very frustrated at this point, it feels like my weight lost came to screeching halt.  For those of you that have already been down your weight loss road I would welcome any and all comments and suggestions.

Thanks! 

    
busboss1
on 6/10/13 3:18 pm
VSG on 12/18/12 with

Are you still tracking your calorie intake? Sounds like you're doing everything right but sometimes I find if I don't track and think back to what I've eaten, I've eaten more than I thought. I've also seen on here, after a few months, you should be eating your protein and not drinking it. Have you tried that? You could also change up your exercise routine a bit. I'm not to goal yet so I'm no expert. Good luck to you.

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pineview01
on 6/10/13 3:58 pm - Davison, MI

At support this month, which is attended by long timers, that your body find it's new set point.  This may not be your idea of where you should be but it is what your body is going to stay at.  If you have been at this weight for a year are you thinking of removing that skin now?  PS may finish you off and leave you 10/20 pounds lower depending on skin and fat removed.

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frisco
on 6/10/13 4:08 pm

Your eating to much.......

Try 600-700 cals a day for one solid month and I think you will find the answer.

Right now your at your balance point (maintenance)

What else do you have to lose.... but the weight !! ha ha... made joke...

Seriously... try it....

frisco

SW 338lbs. GW 175lbs. Goal in 11 months. CW 148lbs. WL 190lbs.

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csamh
on 6/10/13 6:10 pm

One of the  bariatric surgeons that I  work with asked me if I get 1000 cals a day I told him probably not close.  Although the shakes I drink can have 170 -200 cals in them and I drink 3-4 a day.  If I drink that many I am not eating as much.  Thanks I will relook at the calories.

    
Ohiogirl
on 6/10/13 9:03 pm - OH
VSG on 10/02/12 with

I am having the same problem as the OP - but I am only 8 months out.  I am sticking to my program - under 800 calories - I don't think I can go any lower.  I am only losing 4-5 lbs a month for the last few months and I have 50-60 lbs to go.  How long did you have to stay at 600-700 calories before you went into maintenance?  My hunger has definitely returned - seems protein doesn't hold me like before.  I do the 80 gms protein below 40 gm carbs and I drink 64+ oz of liquids.  I'm older (61) but I was sure hoping I could lose 150+ lbs.  Any suggestions??

 

Paula

    
frisco
on 6/11/13 12:00 am
On June 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM Pacific Time, Ohiogirl wrote:

I am having the same problem as the OP - but I am only 8 months out.  I am sticking to my program - under 800 calories - I don't think I can go any lower.  I am only losing 4-5 lbs a month for the last few months and I have 50-60 lbs to go.  How long did you have to stay at 600-700 calories before you went into maintenance?  My hunger has definitely returned - seems protein doesn't hold me like before.  I do the 80 gms protein below 40 gm carbs and I drink 64+ oz of liquids.  I'm older (61) but I was sure hoping I could lose 150+ lbs.  Any suggestions??

 

Paula

Sounds like your doing fine.......

It gets harder after 6 months for most of us.

Really evaluate your intake and make sure your spot on.

Stay consistent, don't listen to the people that will tell you to increase cals, or carb cycle or wig wag or starvation mode....... that's all crap and temporary at best.

You don't mention your activities.... I lost most my weight by walking an hour a day about 5 days a week.....

4-5lbs. a month is still respectable.....

Keep it going, you might take a little longer but your on a path to get there..... just keep it tight and tighter as you go.....

Hope this helps....

frisci

SW 338lbs. GW 175lbs. Goal in 11 months. CW 148lbs. WL 190lbs.

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Keith L.
on 6/10/13 5:29 pm - Plantation, FL
VSG on 09/28/12 with

What does a normal day of eating/ drinking look like for you? How about exercise for he week? Are you doing any weight/strength training? If I know these things I might be able together you started again. Also what is your current weight and what I you do for a job?

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csamh
on 6/10/13 6:15 pm

Breakfast (0530-0600): protein shake

am snack(0900-1000): either 1 boiled egg or 1/4 serving scrambled egg, and .30 oz of madrin oranges sometimes 1 tsp hash browns

Lunch: protein shake (if I don't feel like eating) or 1 chicken strip or 1 taco no shell ( not always able to finish)

Dinner: tsp of pinto beans, tsp ground beef,  tsp spanish rice 

pm snack: protein shake

lots of  water through out the day.  I try to get 3-4 day of exercise in a week, not always possible.  Exercise consist of elliptical 30-45 min, walking 3 miles or 30 min video workout.

My job requires alot of standing, I'm a surgical tech in the OR.

    
Keith L.
on 6/10/13 6:31 pm - Plantation, FL
VSG on 09/28/12 with

Ok so the reason I asked age was to consider whether hormonal imbalance could be an issue which it could be. Consider having your hormone levels checked. So right off the bat you are eating too many high glycemic foods to allow your body to burn fat effectively. Cut the mandarin oranges, hash browns, and rice. If you really want to kick start it cut the beans for a week or two as well. Your carb ratio is too high. The sugars and starches you are eating are stopping you from getting into ketosis.

Next add some healthy fats to your diet. Almonds, walnuts, avocados, olives, olive oil, fish oil, flax oil, salmon are all good sources of good fats. I don't think you need to change you calorie count at all just what you are eating. 

Next exercise. Your body may well be used to your typical exercise. Try changing it up. Also consider adding some weight training too. Lean muscles burn more calories. I tell people all the time to do squats. They work the biggest muscles in your body. Strength training will also improve your other workouts. 

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