Anyone never reach goal?

Jenna77
on 7/20/17 8:40 am
VSG on 02/25/15

Hey y'all! It has been a while since I have posted. I am 2.5 years post op with vsg. I have still never reached my goal. Anyone else like this and eventually succeeded? I have been exercising 3-6 days a week since I was cleared from surgery, so 6 weeks post op i think ?, I still watch everything I eat(still track it!). I have worked with a trainer and a trainer with a background in nutrition for about 3 months. I saw no weight loss or gain during that time. He did say that he thought I did not eat enough and that I should up my calories. I know that scientifically that makes sense, but from a WLS POV it seems crazy! My workouts do include heavy lifting though..

Anyways- advice? Am I going to forever be stuck in the 130s? I am worried about the 3 year bounce back, too. Not looking forward to ANY bounce back. I just wonder if this is a LW problem as to why I didn't reach goal.

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Laura in Texas
on 7/20/17 4:34 pm

What are you eating? Calories? Carbs? Protein? I don't believe in eating more to lose weight. I have never seen that work. Most people eat more than they think they are which is why weighing, measuring, and logging every bite is so important.

You can still reach your goal but you have to make the commitment to yourself to do what it takes.

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."

Jenna77
on 7/21/17 11:41 am
VSG on 02/25/15

I eat anywhere from 100-130 grams of protein. Carbs I vary from day to day but never go over 100 unless I had a heavy heavy leg day. I do still weigh, measure and log my food daily. I think he told me to eat more to make sure I was recovering from my weight lifting sessions. I don't lift light weights, I lift heavy. In order to improve my strength I had to increase some with healthy fats and protein. My range is still pretty broad depending on the day. It has been as low as 800 to as high as 1500.

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Roz !!!!
on 7/21/17 7:33 am - Butler, PA

Nice to see you posting!!! It sounds like you are doing everything right. I think it takes longer to get to goal with the VSG. The fact that you are still with a trainer and logging what you eat shows you are committed to this.

I'm sure your measurements have showed a huge change in your body. Are you firming up? Have you built up muscle? Muscle weighs more.... maybe that's part of the problem. Are you close to a normal BMI? Personally I never exercised during the loosing stage because I knew I wasn't going to do it the rest of my life.

Small numerous meals (more like snacks), Low carb and HIGH protein is what works for me. I BELIEVE in good WHEY Protein drinks!!!

Posting on this site REALLY keeps me going!!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

Jenna77
on 7/21/17 11:37 am
VSG on 02/25/15

I am putting on muscle. My body fat is just not where I want it to be. My BMI yesterday was 26 and my body fat was 28%

I do still enjoy my protein and drink plenty during the day! I think maybe I need to start posting on here more often, too. I still lurk around here from time to time though :)

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Roz !!!!
on 7/21/17 1:39 pm - Butler, PA

I don't understand about body fat numbers etc. Where does a 26 BMI put you? I'm sure with all of my loose skin and saggy rolls my body fat is way to high but my BMI says I'm in the normal range for my height and I'm going to stick with that. I also don't have any muscle.... Be kind to yourself!!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

Jenna77
on 7/22/17 6:08 am
VSG on 02/25/15

BMI puts me as overweight. Body fat is actually a better indicator of your health because it takes in account of fat mass and lean body mass. That's why bodybuilders can be classified as overweight with BMI but actually have very little fat.

Thanks! Some days it's easier than others. I think due to being obese at one point I always let the scale bother me now.

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Erin T.
on 7/23/17 6:29 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Are you somewhere, where you can get a DEXA scan done? I also work with a trainer and lift heavy. My trainer has my body fat currently as around 23% and my BMI is 23. Their calculators for body fat are classically inaccurate though, I feel like he has me lower than I actually am. I'm going to have a DEXA scan done so I know where my body fat vs muscle vs bone is and also a resting metabolic rate test to find out where I should be for maintenance calories.

Do you incorporate HIIT or cardio? Up until I hit 24% body fat I was doing my own cardio 3 days per week and doing HIIT intervals with my trainer in addition to lifting. Once I hit 24% we eliminated the cardio (I still hike/walk, etc on my own) and now I'm lifting at 10, 8, 6 reps but much heavier and my muscle definition is much better.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Jenna77
on 7/24/17 8:34 am
VSG on 02/25/15

We have them at my school, but I don't know if they offer scans or the price. I did hydrostatic weighing several months ago and was at 29% but it was also ran by students in my major so I'm not sure how accurate we were.

I'm not going to lie, I've been skimping on cardio but planned on adding it back in this week. I think I'm going to focus on trying to preserve the muscle I've gained and start to focus on more fat loss.

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Roz !!!!
on 7/26/17 7:09 am - Butler, PA

You Look WONDERFUL!!!!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

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