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7 Days Post Op - When Will I Ever Start Losing Weight?



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Okay, I was sleeved on Aug. 1. I had lost 10 lbs. the week before doing my liquids. When I weighed in after my surgery, I had gained 4 pounds while in the hospital.

It has now been one week since surgery and I have not lost a pound, not even the ones I gained in the hospital! Getting very frustrated. It seems like the pounds are just melting off of everyone else that posts on here.

When we I start losing weight?

Thanks

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Do not get discouraged, I did the same thing and it took a couple of weeks before I started really losing any weight. I am now 7 weeks post op and just today hit 60 lbs lost! Just concentrate on getting your liquids in and walk as much as you can, I promise the weight will start falling off! Remember we didn't gain all this weight in a couple of weeks and we sure ain't gonna lose it in a couple either.

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The same thing happened to me. i lost 10 pounds pre op.. i had surgery and i did not lose again unti 8 days post op and i lost 4 pounds. then i realized that i cant expect this weight to just fall off . i need to be an active participant so i started exercising daily and that has helped tremendously.

my sx was july 12th. i have lost a total of 25 pounds including pre op. im not yet at 1 month but i will be on aug 12th. normally i lose about 3 pounds per week as long as i am exercising consistently and eating my Protein and drinking my fluids

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Thanks all! So many post about losing 40 to 60 pounds in the first 2 months, and I will be no where near that! Just want it to happen! :rolleyes:

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Like others have said, just concentrate on getting your liquids and Proteins. Your body is still healing and that is what is most important right now. You WILL lose the weight, just be patient.

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I lost 12lbs between my pre-op diet & the day after surgery. I'm 6 days after surgery & I've gained a pound! This tells me to stop weighing myself like a crazy person! We're all different, & we'll all loose it differently. 1st I was scared to loose to much too fast & now I'm scared I won't loose anything. I'm grieving the loss of my past food life, I'm swollen, & I'm learning a new way of life. I think we should give ourselves a break ..& a pat on the back! <3

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My surgery was 7/31 and I did not see any weight loss until I got in 65grms of Protein and my water!! It will come promise ! Remember your body is healing and it is holding on to whatever it can!

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You were given IV fluids; your gonna retain fluid; also you may have a TOM RIGHT AFTER because of the anesthia ; and too your body will hang on to the weight if your not getting enough fluids or calories; I'm 3 months out ; this is the experience I come from; I've only lost 38 lbs since surgery: that is still 3 -4 lbs a week; when you decide you can exercise you then will gain too. It's all part of the process; Protein is the most important!

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The NUT suggested in our pre-op seminar not to weigh for at least 2 weeks after surgery because you may be as much as 10 lbs heavier because of the fluids given during surgery. Hang in there and focus on getting the Water and Protein in.

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279 start of 1 week preop diet

271 day of surgery

275 post op week 1

253 post op week 3

251 post op week 4

253 post op week 5

I've dropped five pounds this week, but I officially weigh myself on Thursdays. Mine goes in spurts.

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It happens to most of us I think. It happened to me also. I'm 15 days post op today. I'm down 12.6 lbs. But lime u the first almost 7/8 days I stayed at what my weight was thr day of surgery. But u are so full and bloated from all the IV fluids and probably full of the has still. Keep the faith it will happen. Just be sure u get thr Protein and Water In on a daily. God bless

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Remember....you were pumped full of IV fluids while in the hospital, and it takes a few days for that to work through your system. I didn't lose any weight until the 8th day post-op....and then lost 16.8 pounds in the following 8 days!! It can be very frustrating to "stall," but it is a normal part of the process. I just experienced a 7-day stall....I kicked up my time at the gym (walking and Water aerobics), and have lost 4 pounds in the last 2 days. Fits and starts....and Rome wasn't built in a day! :)

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