post op 6 mths need advice
How much more do you need to lose? Use the OH Post-Op planner to see what your loss should be at this point. Make sure you are still following your plan. The further out we get, the easier it is to eat more. Be careful!!
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
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
I have hit that same plateau many times over the years- I found changing up my diet and exercise routines gets my body ready to lose more weight
on 10/11/19 7:25 am
It's all you! 100% what you are eating. The surgery just disrupts old habits and helps you eat less at one time. But it's all you from day 1. Good luck.
HW 510 / SW 424/ GW 175 (stretch goal to get 10 under) / CW 160 (I'm near the charts ideal weight - wonder if I can stay here)
RNY November 2016
PS: L/R arm skin removal; belt panniculectomy - April, 2019
on 10/12/19 8:40 pm
My weight loss has slowed down significantly too. I'm glad your plan is working for you and I think I might just join you. I really want to hit my goal before the one year mark. Good luck to you!
on 10/13/19 12:08 am, edited 10/14/19 12:56 am
I think answers like "It's all you! 100% what you are eating." might not be the whole story. Partly because you did not state what you are eating, so no one can say that you're overeating, and partly because it doesn't take into account that plateaus are real and happen to most of us at least at some point of our weight loss journey. I am 7 months post op, down 71 lbs since surgery and down 108 if I count pre-op diets. Yet I am just now finally coming out of a one month stall, and I lost a pound yesterday and a pound today. It certainly gets worrisome that we might be done at 6 months, but I am sure if we keep up the good fight with high protein, food journalling and exercise we will still be able to prevail. As they say, for many weight loss graphs can look more like stairs than waterfalls (same weight, same weight, lose ... rather than lose, lose, lose)