on 11/28/17 2:33 pm

it feels like th scale has been stuck forever. I am at 95.5 pounds lost. I have added exercise and feel in general I have been pretty diligent with my food. My first big goal was 100 down by my bday which is in 11 days. I have 4.5 to get to that goal but I don't think I am going to make it. Argh.

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

on 11/28/17 2:34 pm

To add, I am 9 months post op

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

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on 11/28/17 2:35 pm

I'm not an expert but I've been doing a lot of reading and apparently your body needs to settle and probably will be showing your weight loss in a few weeks because our cells take 30 days to catch up... This can happen in weight gain and in weight loss.. You're doing great don't get discouraged!!

on 11/28/17 4:10 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

It's always so annoying when our bodies don't realize our minds have these deadlines!!!

Happy upcoming birthday btw!! Hopefully, your body will catch up in time! Even if it doesn't though, it's ok... the weight will come off. No doubt, soon, you'll have a big drop.

I made up a new personal expression the other day, because my loss has been really slow for a few weeks, then this week I dropped about 6 lbs out of the blue!! So my expression is: "Sometimes I stall and sometimes I fall!" I like it better when my weight falls off of course, but I'll happily take the drops when they come.

95.5 lbs in 9 months is amazing! You have loads to celebrate this year. I'll be cheersing you (with my water!). :) I'm still hoping your body catches up btw!! ;)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5 / M11 -2.5 / M12 +2 / M13 -5.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

on 11/28/17 5:30 pm

I love that saying!

Also, with 11 days anything can happen! Just keep doing what you are doing! Worst case just look that within that year you still lost a whole lot of weight! I will keep my fingers crossed for you to meet your goal though!

Lap Band - 07/08 (not filled long) Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psych 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Consent 7/10/17 Surgery 9/29/2017

HW 4/17: 267 Opti Start 9/16/17: 254 Surgery 9/29: 240.8 M1:-18 M2:-14 M3:-9 M4:-5 M5:-6

on 11/29/17 9:52 am

Stalls can be so frustrating, I find it so hard to step back and be patience. You have had such a great journey so far. Happy upcoming birthday!

Referred:Oct 2016 Orientation: Jan 9th/17 Nurse: Apr 4th/17 PreOp Class 1: Apr 2017 Nut/SW:Jun 13th/17 Psych:Jun 29th/17 PreOp Class 2: July 11th/17 Meet the Surgeon:July 12th/17 Endoscopy: July 21st/17 RNY Surgery: August 25th/17

Opti-15lbs M1-18.5lbs M2-12.5lbs M3-10lbs M4-10lbs M5-4lbs M6-15lbs, M7-5lbs M8-

on 11/30/17 7:04 am

You're doing great, Leann! You're within 5 Lbs of your goal; I think that's a big win. It's impossible to pick a number and date goal and hit it exactly; to be within 5 Lbs is totally awesome, and a big win.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 12/1/17 12:12 am
RNY on 09/12/17

Hi Leeann,

You look great and you must feel great! I'd go with that...but I know how you feel. I am goal oriented as well. All the best and fingers crossed!


Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW141

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs M10-0lbs M11 - 0lbs M12 - 0lbs