Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
I love your post, you are so right...... Thank you Luweez for making me think of this in a different way that was very inspiring. I know I am different in all ways because I came to this.
That had leaked, and a band that had broken apart...... So it has been slow to start with because my body was already used to smaller portions. I just need to think about myself as a present LOL. One of these days I will be surprised in everything that I have accomplished...
15 lbs a month is about right. I lost at a rate of about 10-12 lbs/mo. Now, at 11 mos out I've lost 117 lbs, so you can see that's about 10.6 lbs a month. You're doing fine. Plus you're.
, you're replacing that fat with muscle, which weighs more than fat. Don't obsess over the scale, the weight will come off if you continue to do what you're doing..
I am 10 weeks out and have lost 40 since.
, so if we compare ourselves we are about equal. I too feel that I should be losing much faster but the doc said I'm doing good. Maybe you should change your routine at the gym? I like the elipitcal trainers but when I'm in a plateau I'll do this crazy.
What really matters is how you feel...
One of the most important things you will learn on here is not to compare yourself to everyone else! You're not everyone else, you are you. I did that when I first came on here and drove myself nuts! I am able to.
Very little due to needing a hip replacement, and having a bad foot, but I have managed to lose 60 pounds in 5 months. It is much less than most people, but I am so happy. I have also found that in losing slowly, I hit less plateaus. I think that if you lose very quickly you hit plateaus because your body says, wait, I need to catch up. With me though, I just keep steadily losing 1-2 pounds a week. Was there a time before.
That I could have faithfully sustained dieting for 5 months?? No way! With this new life, I am eating heathly now, can climb stairs without being out of breath, fitting into smaller sizes, and feel great! It's all good! It is hard to see posts from people who have lost 100 pounds in 6 months, but hey, we're not them, we're us, and we are doing great!! Be happy for what you have accomplished and measure yourself by how you feel, how you look, how your clothes fit, not against someone else...
The numbers on the scale do not define you hun. When you are not losing those numbers on the scale they can be reflective on inches and measurements..
I too made the mistake of comparing my weight to others and honestly that is not going to get us anywhere. We need to take account that each bariatric program is designed differently, starting weight, height, co-morbidities etc etc..
You have turned this in to a lifestyle change which is exactly what this is about- -regaining our health. This is not a race. You will make it to the finish line at your own pace..
I dont necessarily agree w/ Carolee's comment about the plateau (and I say that respectfully). That is contingent w/ how much weight you have yet to lose, activity, and food. I am a firm believer, however, that slower weight loss promotes a higher rate of maintenance..
Be kind to yourself and enjoy your new lifestyle..
A friend of mine and I both had the gbs and she lost 41lbs the first month and I only lost 24. I became very discouraged and thought what am I doing wrong. My doctor said don,t never compare myself to anybody plus what I realize is if you weight more you lose more faster. I weight 258pre-surgery and my friend weight 350pre-surgery so there was a 100 lbs difference to begin with. Slowly but surely it will come off and I don,t want it to come to fast then I will look sick but I wish you nothing but the best...
It is soooo individual. Congrats on the 45 lbs!!!.
Thanks for all your kind and thoughful comments, My mind is still on a lose fast mentality..... I didn't gain all this fat overnight.... I just need to take it one step at a time..... I am just the turtle in the race with the Hare. I just need to keep my eye on the road and stick with what I am doing. Thanks again everyone.... I am feeling much better now...
I'm 9 weeks post op and I have lost 26lbs. It seems for a while that I have stopped losing any weight, but then got on the scale last nite and was down 2 more pounds. I'm happy it's coming off slower, no hanging skin so far. and I am down 2 pants sizes......