Realistic Goals: Losing Weight

on 12/13/11 4:30 am
I am working on goal setting for my upcoming journey, and I am getting stuck.  

I know what my weight should be, but I just don't know if that is realistic. 

What did you lose after 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months?
HW: 386 / SW: 386 / CW: 298 / GW: 160
on 12/13/11 4:51 am, edited 12/13/11 4:51 am - Canton, GA
I'm going to start with the requisite "Everyone loses at their own pace" disclaimer. Plus, the higher your starting weight, the quicker the weight will drop off initially.

Now that I've said that, I can appreciate wanting to see what others are experiencing and then adjusting your expectations based on your personal situation.

I am 6 months out, but my loss is pretty average, from what I've seen.

My weight on the day of surgery was 254.
At one month out, I was down 22 pounds.
At three months out I was down 47 pounds.
At six months out I am down 71 pounds.

Hope this helps! Good luck to you! See you on the loser's bench!

Jenny         HW: 268 / SW: 254 / CW: 180 / GW: 140
First 5K: 4.21.2012 - Time: 34:45 - 2nd Place in age group
Second 5K: 6.2.2012 - Time 37:09
Laura in Texas
on 12/13/11 5:10 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

on 12/13/11 5:12 am - WI
I honestly don't know what I lost at each month marker you have requested. 
I do know this.  Setting mini goals is a great idea.
My surgery was 12/30/10.  By summer I watned to be down 100 lbs.  And low and behold by the end of June I was.
Then I started thinking about once that was gone, where did I want to go next.  I had the weight of 185 in my mind.  That was still in the overweight catagory with the BMI charts.  Well I have hit that mark and passed it by 2 lbs and I am not at a year yet.  So now for me as I look ahead 170 looks really doable.
I am very happy with where I am at so if I don't make that goal of 170, I am more than OK with it.

So long story short, make small goals and acheive them.  Before you know it all the weight you want gone is gone!

Good luck!

on 12/13/11 5:28 am
My first year of weight loss is on the bottom of my profile.  I agree to get an indication is OK but don't set your goals and expections on what others have done since it's is individual.

Proximal RNY Lap - 02/21/05

 9 years committed ~  100% EWL and Maintaining


Diminishing Dawn
on 12/13/11 5:41 am - Windsor, Canada
Here's a chart. It's always only webpage

Realistic expectations

Dawn Rudling Stefani
While you will lose weight in the first few months after bariatic surgery, you reach your maximum weight loss in 12 to 18 months. Here is what you can expect to lose post op!

For patients weighing 200 to 250 lbs.
10 lbs. in first 10 days
15 to 25 lbs. in 6 weeks
25 to 35 lbs. in 3 months
35 to 45 lbs. in 6 months
60 lbs. or more in 1 year
70 lbs. or more in 18 months

For patients weighing 250 to 300 lbs.
10 to 12 lbs. in first 10 days
15 to 25 lbs. in 6 weeks
25 to 35 lbs. in 3 months
45 to 60 lbs. in 6 months
80 lbs. or more in 1 year
90 lbs. or more in 18 month

For patients weighing 300 to 400 lbs.
10 to 30 lbs. in first 10 days
25 to 45 lbs. in 6 weeks
35 to 55 lbs. in 3 months
50 to 80 lbs. in 6 months
100 lbs. or more in 1 year
120 lbs. or more in 18 month

For patients weighing 400 to 500 lbs.
10 to 30 lbs. in first 10 days
25 to 45 lbs. in 6 weeks
35 to 60 lbs. in 3 months
50 to 90 lbs. in 6 months
120 lbs. or more in 1 year
150 lbs. or more in 18 months

Hope it helps

13+years post op RNY. first year blog here or My LongTimer blog. Tummy Tuck Dr. Matic 2014 -Ohip funded panni Windsor WLS support group.message me anytime

on 12/13/11 6:25 am - MN
 OK i lost something like this so far  (Oh and i had surgery August 25th.)

 August (14)   September [32]   October {9}   November [11]   December [6] >>but its a new month. Ha!!

Good luck on your journey

Laurie says:  Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind  ~~~ dr. suess

on 12/13/11 9:06 am
 Well, I am here to say the "the more you weigh, the more you'll lose" is for the birds. It has not been true in my case. I hate to say this...but no one has a crystal  ball. You will lose what you will lose.. when you lose it. 


on 12/13/11 11:18 am - TX
Below are my stats for my journey. As far as a goal, I have not set an actual goal as I generally know where i should be for age and height and body build.....but I have decided that I am going to listen to my body and let it decide where it should be (within reason....meaning I am going to work my tool like a rock star and see where I land....and not beat myself up for where land) Please don't be married to a number and be nice to your body.

HW: 328   GW: 164  CW: 159  Height - 5' 8"  
GOAL REACHED 12/15/2012!!!!!!!!!

RNY Surgery Date:  6/21/11  
LBL/BL  - 11/6/2012 Arm Lift with Abdominal Lipo - 12/11/2012 - Dr. Paul PIn
Love me without restriction, trust me without fear, want me without demand and accept me for who I am.         - unknown - 



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