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Table 1 Weight loss expectation category descriptions [34]

From: Body shape expectations and self-ideal body shape discrepancy in women seeking bariatric surgery: a cross-sectional study

Weight loss expectation Description
Dream A weight that you would choose if you could weigh whatever you wanted after weight loss surgery.
Happy This weight is not as ideal as your dream weight. It is a weight, however, that you would be happy to achieve from weight loss surgery.
Acceptable A weight that you would not be particularly happy with, but one that you would accept after weight loss surgery, since it is less than your current weight.
Disappointed A weight that is less than your current weight, but one that you could not view as successful in any way. You would be disappointed if this was your final weight after weight loss surgery.