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    Congrats on your progress. How are you coming along. At 2.5 years out, I'm finding the hardest part is maintaining but I continue to work hard. I can now eat more at least a small saucer of food. I have to strive to make good choices. I've worked too hard to get to this point. Just sending you words of encouragement. I tell myself that eating the junk food does not make me nearly as happy as being healthy feels.

    Good luck on your journey im sure you have worked real hard too. Best of luck on your success
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    Hi there! My weight ticker might be misleading, MamDukes22. I weighed 217 when I started a 6-month pre-op diet under my surgeon's supervision. I lost 17 lbs during those six months. I then lost another 8 during the two week pre-op diet. On day of surgery I weighed 196, meaning, I've lost a total of 21lbs post-op, LESS than you!

    It's all quite different for everyone. I knew I'd be a "slower loser' because I came into surgery with a high lean body mass (117lbs out of 196 to be exact). At 5'2", that's proof I will never weigh 120lbs! I also probably eat more than most at this stage because I'm into long-distance endurance events (was pre-op as well). I'm averaging 80gr protein, 60 oz. water and about 950 calories daily. My medical team wants me at 92gr of protein daily due to my exercise/fitness goals. I ride my bike about 60 miles a week (was over 100 pre-op), run 2 miles ~3xweek, and ride my horse 1-2 days a week. I'll be starting weights and foregoing some of my beloved cardio here at the end of August. I'm almost 39 years old - that may make a difference too.

    I'd say you're losing really well! I'm in my first stall; haven't lost a pound in almost three weeks, but hanging in there trying to be patient.

    Take care and check in once in a while to let me know how you're doing!
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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