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    Default I feel silly complaining about this

    I am 3 months into my 6 month supervised diet, and I am losing too much weight.
    My insurance policy states that my BMI at the last dietician appointment is the BMI that will be used to determine eligibility. Since I got pregnant 2 years ago, I've gained over 70lbs. However, I stopped breastfeeding about 4 months ago, and the weight just started melting off about 2 months ago. I had no idea I would lose this much weight from weaning my daughter. I thought breastfeeding was burning extra calories, but I believe hormones involved contributed to my inability to lose weight.

    As of now, my BMI is 40.0 (no comorbidities). I can only lose about 3 lbs over the next 3 months. I feel that I have 1 of 2 options

    1. Quit the bariatric program and try to lose weight on my own (for the 100th time in my life). I feel that my weightloss from stopping breastfeeding would plateau well above my desired weight.

    2. Maintain my BMI by eating a high carb/calorie diet. I really don't feel comfortable with this option, but my ultimate goal is to lose over 100lbs overall that will only be made possible with a sleeve.

    Has anyone had a similar experience? Any advice would be appreciated.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Not for the same reasons -- but my BMI was too low even with co morbidities. So we did self pay, after lots of thinking about the investment. For us it was good, but are kids are all grown.....
    HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0
    2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4
    4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0
    6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0
    15 MO = 130.0
    16 MO = 125.0

    "WE ARE ALL JUST WALKING EACH OTHER HOME" - Ram Dass[/COLOR]



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Those insurance requirements are ridiculous. It's almost like they want to disqualify you so they don't have to pay for the surgery.

    A BMI of 40 is obese. You're young, I would assume the comorbidities will come as you age if you don't change your weight. I would do whatever you have to do to have the surgery, it will be life changing. If it were me, I would just maintain my BMI for three months. Do whatever you can to get the surgery approved to take control of your health now. Best of luck to you!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Well said, Sharon! I'd even put rocks in my pockets!
    HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0
    2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4
    4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0
    6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0
    15 MO = 130.0
    16 MO = 125.0

    "WE ARE ALL JUST WALKING EACH OTHER HOME" - Ram Dass[/COLOR]



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    Gastric Sleeve Member SAMom's Avatar
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Use more rocks! Put quarters in your shoes. Wear heavy jewelry. Heavy hair clips. Bean bags in your booty.
    Good luck and God Bless! Happy New Year too!



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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Don't stand up straight, but with lightly bend knees and a hollow back.
    Every centimeter counts!
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Aydensmomma's Avatar
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    My BMI was right at 40, if I was at 39 I would have been turned away and I remember thinking that if I was turned away I would get myself to the 40 to get this surgery because nothing worked before. My only comorbidity was back and knee pain. I'm 35, I was 31 then.
    But yeah, if you think the weight will continue to fall off AND STAY OFF then maybe you don't need the sleeve, but if it will fall off and then easily come back on once your hormones go back to normal, I would go for it. I lost and gained so many times, and not little losses either,like 90 pounds for a year or two then gain it all plus some. The sleeve has kept me in check. I still have a lot of restriction 4 years out. I lost too much, so I had to gain and when I surpassed my goal by gaining too much I got right on track and lost it easily and fast.
    So the sleeve isn't just about losing, it's about keeping it off long term.
    But yeah, I'd eat as much as I wanted to ensure I got the sleeve ;-)
    Goodluck!
    sleeved 12/30/14 @255lbs Goal 140lbs
    3/3/15- 208lbs 6/14/15- 163lbs
    lost 92lbs in 1st 6mo
    9/10/15- 139 1/5/2016 - 128lbs
    lost 128lbs in 1 year
    4/4/16 - 123lbs 7/4/16 - 129lbs 12/3/16- 130
    still 128lb loss@2 year mark-11lbs below goal
    gained 13lbs by 3 year mark weighing 142lbs
    Gained up to 158 by 3 years 3 months!
    3.5 years back to 142
    hoping to stay between 140lbs-145lbs
    Its been 3.5 years!! If I can do it,
    you can do it!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Drink a lot of water!



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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    The same thing happened to me while breastfeeding. Everyone talks about how you lose so much weight while doing it. Nope. I gained. I lost after I quit. If you lose too much, rolls of quarters in your pockets did the trick for a friend of mine.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    13 months: 111
    14 months: 106
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Yup. I had to make sure I did not get under 40 BMI as well. I was very careful about maintaining my weight so I would still qualify. There is no way I could have lost all this weight without surgery. It was worth it to me to do whatever necessary to ensure I would qualify. And insurance is absolutely ridiculous with their requirements.



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