Starting around 250, need some advice!

xoxsarahxo2
on 12/28/17 8:03 am
VSG on 10/19/17

I am 2 months and 9 days out from surgery & have gone from 247 lbs to 208 ish (39lbs lost). I feel like I'm doing pretty well, and so do my docs. My goal is to be at 150, which I think is pretty reasonable. However my doc thinks it's far fetched and thinks I'll only be able to get to 180. I guess I understand their logic in not trying to get my hopes up, but I really want to get to 150. So I guess my question is, is there anyone out there that started around 250 and got to their personal goal of maybe 150 or below? Or anyone in general that can maybe reassure me and give me some advice about getting to my goal? I'm 5'5" for reference.

thanks!!!

hollykim
on 12/28/17 8:36 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On December 28, 2017 at 4:03 PM Pacific Time, xoxsarahxo2 wrote:

I am 2 months and 9 days out from surgery & have gone from 247 lbs to 208 ish (39lbs lost). I feel like I'm doing pretty well, and so do my docs. My goal is to be at 150, which I think is pretty reasonable. However my doc thinks it's far fetched and thinks I'll only be able to get to 180. I guess I understand their logic in not trying to get my hopes up, but I really want to get to 150. So I guess my question is, is there anyone out there that started around 250 and got to their personal goal of maybe 150 or below? Or anyone in general that can maybe reassure me and give me some advice about getting to my goal? I'm 5'5" for reference.

thanks!!!

honestly, you can lose as much weight as you want to lose.

The key is sticking to your plan religiously, like your life depends on it, which it does.

i don't know what your plan includes, but the vets here who have been the most successful short and long term eat high protein and little to no carbs, including fruit.

Someboccassional green non carbs vegetables.

no bread, pasta, oatmeal, cream of wheat, pastry,etc. and no alcohol, which is pure sugar.

it is all about what and how much you choose to put in your mouth.

It is not even about exercise. While good for our overall health, exercise really doesn't promote weight loss. I have lost 122# and maintainedvthe loss for nearly 8 years with no exercise at all.

So, yes, you can get to 150# but you have to be determined and dedicated and it has to be priority in your life until you reach goal.

 


          

 

xoxsarahxo2
on 12/28/17 9:01 am
VSG on 10/19/17

Thanks Holly! How many calories did you eat a day during the weight loss stage? If you don't mind me asking

hollykim
on 12/28/17 9:15 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On December 28, 2017 at 5:01 PM Pacific Time, xoxsarahxo2 wrote:

Thanks Holly! How many calories did you eat a day during the weight loss stage? If you don't mind me asking

700-800 calories a day and less than 30 gas of carbs. Those carbs came from the almond milk I used to mix my protein shakes.

 


          

 

catwoman7
on 12/28/17 8:40 am
RNY on 06/03/15

yes, there are lots of us on here who have done just that. A lot of us were told the same thing - that our goal was unrealistic. Granted, that's probably true statistically, but there are plenty of examples of people who have done it. You have to be really determined and super committed, though. Those last 30 or 40 lbs can be a bear to take off - but you can do it!!

 

 

    

        

Gwen M.
on 12/28/17 9:54 am
VSG on 03/13/14

This is totally possible. Just stay vigilant and you'll get there.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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pammieanne
on 12/28/17 11:09 am - OK
RNY on 05/16/16

My doctor didn't give me a goal, and I am RNY... but

I am 5'5" tall... started at 260, and got down to 135.6 (usually sit around 136-138 except right now I've jumped a bit with the holidays up to 141). I'm also 52 yo if that helps.

You can do it! 150 is our 'normal' BMI weight, that's totally doable.

Don't sell yourself short, and don't let your doctor dissuade you from your own goals.

Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 137.2 (10/23/17)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs

xoxsarahxo2
on 12/28/17 11:20 am
VSG on 10/19/17

Thank you, you're inspiring!! How often do you exercise if at all? I hope I have similar results to you!!

pammieanne
on 12/29/17 1:59 pm - OK
RNY on 05/16/16

For the most part, I don't. I do go to the gym in spurts... But I am more active. I park in the back of the parking lot, I take the stairs more, I just generally am more active.

Working out is great for your health. Building muscle is good in so many ways... But exercising does very little in the way of weight loss. Something like 80% of weight loss is diet.

Concentrate on staying low carb... Measuring your food ALWAYS... And getting all of your water in every day. And be as close to 100% on plan as you possibly can be, for as long as you possibly can be, because it gets so much harder as time goes on.

Good luck to you!

Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 137.2 (10/23/17)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs

diane S.
on 12/28/17 11:19 am

you can totally do this. I started at 247 and am now 140 and was quite a bit lower early on. Don't let the doctor dissuade you. He is just trying to be objective but there is no reason not to lose all the weight you want to lose. 600 calories, 80 g protein and under 30 carbs. Go for it. DS


      
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