I haven’t written much lately as I’m at an expected plateau. When I got on the scale this morning and I’d only lost 1/2 a pound since Mid-October, at first I was upset. Excited to have finally lost a bit again as I’d gone up a couple pounds, but still…

Then I got thinking.

We’ve all seen the “Averages after Weight Loss Surgery) chart, right? (it’s at the end of the post for those that missed it earlier) Well, it tells me that at this point in my journey the average is to have lost 73% of my excess weight. I classify excess weight as the weight over my goal. My goal is a BMI of 25, so 160 pounds. That means my excess weight was 157 pounds. 73% of that is 114 pounds. Since I’ve lost 128.5 that means I’ve lost 14.5 pounds more than average.

As well, if you look at that chart the highest the average goes is the 76%. I’ve said for a while that although I want to lose that last 30 pounds, in many ways I’d be thrilled to stay right were I am (under 200, and having lost 81% of my excess weight), so it’s good to know that it’s okay to be relatively happy where I am.

Still want to lose that last 30 pounds, but it helps to really get some perspective on how far I’ve come.

 

Time from Surgery

Percentage

Pounds to lose for me

Goal weight for me

Date

1 Mo.

20%

31.47

285.53

09/09/10

3 Mo.

38%

59.80

257.20

11/09/10

6 Mo.

57%

89.70

227.30

02/09/11

9 Mo.

66%

103.86

213.14

05/09/11

12 Mo.

73%

114.87

202.13

08/09/11

15 Mo.

73%

114.87

202.13

11/09/11

18 Mo.

73%

114.87

202.13

01/09/11

24 Mo.(2 Yr)

76%

119.60

197.40

08/09/12

3 Years

71%

111.73

205.27

08/09/13

5 Years

66%

103.86

213.14

08/09/15

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