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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mmeghan's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Question Realistic goal weight?

    Iím trying to figure out if my goal weight is realistic. Maybe I should change it? Iím at 171 Iím on the taller side 5í9. Iíve always had 150 in my head for myself. So 20 more pounds. Iím 7.5 months out. I work out just about every single day now. I donít know when factoring in extra skin...there really isnít much.. if 150 is attainable. I want a goal I can actually meet.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member EllisM80's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Michelle
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    Dr. Clifford Black
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I'm 10 lbs from that and I am ready to stop losing, honestly. I haven't toned up at all because of the health problems I've had. I'm only 5'4" and I've had people tell me that I'm gonna blow away. I'm satisfied where I am but I think I will continue to lose. I still eat like a baby bird. I eat like I just came home from surgery and I had my surgery a week before you. The struggles of being skinny. Lol. I am good with my measurements so I hope I can maintain now.




    HW: 315 lbs (2008) Maintained at 296 until 2015.
    SW: 255 lbs (10/11/18)
    1 mth post op: 229 -26lbs
    8 weeks post op 213 -42lbs
    3 month post op 197 -58lbs (at home)
    3 month post op appt 196 -59 lbs (1/28/19)
    6 month post op 171 -84 (4/11/19)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Ann2
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I'm 5'5" and weigh 135. I'm 73 years old and a LOT more muscular and toned than I was when I first hit 135 pounds.

    I think our weight goals are a moveable feast. Depends on so very much -- our bone structure, proportions, muscle mass, the KIND of exercise we do, our dressing style(s).

    And then there's always Catherine Deneuve's sage advice to consider: ďAt a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass.Ē

    Don't worry. Be happy. You've got new problems now. Enjoy them.



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
    M8 151 -84
    M9 148 -87
    M10 146 -89
    M11 144 -91
    M12 143 -92
    M13 142 -93
    M14 140 -95
    M15 139 -96
    M16 137 -98
    M17 135 -100

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I looked at the BMI chart and that was my goal, to be in the healthy BMI range. I'm towards the top of the healthy range, would like to be lower, but it isn't happening. I work out a lot so think I'm fine.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sandra3's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    The best way to know what to expect is to get your body composition done (Ex DEXA scan) because BMI charts don't work the same for everyone.
    With those infos my surgeon was able to tell me what was his target weight for me, took me 2 years to reach it and yet on paper that weight is still in the overweight range.

    I'm hoping to reach my own goal at some point as soon as my health will get better. That lower weight was from my surgeon's perspective "doable but will require extra care for maintenance" but he does think I can try to work that goal : my restriction is still very good at 3 years and a half out, my gastric pouch is only 210ml.


    HW : 150 kgs
    09/02/2014 : 142 /1st apt
    01/20/2016 : 134 /surgery
    01/30/2016 : 130 /1st post-op
    02/27/2016 : 126 /2nd
    04/23/2016 : 118 /3rd
    07/16/2016 : 109 / 4th
    10/01/2016 : 103 /5th
    01/21/2017 : 98 /1 year post-op
    February 2017 : 100 lbs lost
    07/22/2017 : 96
    10/21/2017 : 93
    12/22/2017 : 91
    01/02/2018 : 96!! regain (medication)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I set my goal at my old WW goal, which was 155. I have hit 155 for my sleeve surgery my body doesn't seem to lose more than that. It's a weight I am happy with. Now as I'm trying to lose again, it would be nice if I could get to 140-145. We'll see.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    My “realistic” goal turned out to be higher than where my actual weight wound up.

    I don’t struggle. My levels are perfect. I’m good with where I am.

    You’ll find your “sweet spot” :-)



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I think only you know what your goal weight is. I was never given a goal weight by the doctor or dietitians. I just wanted to have a normal BMI and fit back into my old clothes. I have almost reached my goal weight, 400grams off target, but have now decided I would like to go below my original goal I set myself. You have to be comfortable with whatever goal you set for yourself, but remember you can always aim lower or higher if need be. Well done on your journey so far.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member JessNP's Avatar
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I have not been given an official goal weight either. I always felt my best at 130-135, but that was 7+ years ago before my 90lb pregnancy weight gain. Don't think I'll ever get that low again. I have felt so crappy for so long. My goal now is to be healthy. I want to be active and fit so I can ride a bike, go hiking, swimming, etc without feeling like I'm going to die.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Default Re: Realistic goal weight?

    Your goal weight is just a number, nothing more.
    Your body will determine its own goal weight, that could be more, exactly what you picked, or less.
    Not much you can do about that.

    I ended up way below my goal weight, and I have adjusted that many times.
    There are also people, who will never reach their set goal weight.

    My advice is to sit back an enjoy the ride.
    Trust your body to do the right thing.
    Trust the process, it's fun!
    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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