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Sorry about the discrimination but I know men and women lose weight at different rates. I was hoping to get input from my own gender for comparison purposes. I've noticed there are quite a few females that post in the guys room.

My question is what has been the average weight loss at your 2 week follow up? I have gone down 13 pounds in 14 days. I'm fairly happy with this but I see some that are over 20lbs down in 2 weeks. I'm wondering if I'm already doing something wrong. I am adequately hydrated and getting all my fluids since day 1 postop. I am exercising in the gym 4-5 days per week concentrating on cardio. I just went off of full liquids and started pureed foods. I am monitoring my caloric intake and have been around 800-900 calories per day.

Thanks for any advice,

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I'm just over 2 weeks out from surgery, and I've lost 19 lbs. However, I also just started pureed foods, and the scale hasn't moved since then. I think my body is just excited to have some substance. I would say you are doing fine, just keep following the plan and don't get stressed about it.

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I was sleeved on 4/8/14 and on 4/14/14 I had lost 9.7 lbs.

It sounds like you are doing all of the right things so just keep on that path and I am sure you will be successful! As yodasplash says, just relax and don't get stressed out and everything will work out the way it is supposed to for you. We are all different and will lose at different rates.

Great job so far!

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I am 14 days post-op and down 25lbs. I stayed on liquid until yesterday when I saw my doc for the 1st visit. I was shocked to see I had dropped 25. She and I were discussing weight loss before I was weighed because I felt I hadn't lost much. She stated that since I had not lost much pre-op most of my weight loss at this point would most likely be Water weight and that it depends on my start weight, pre-op loss, and how my body adjusts to the surgery. I have been walking everyday and starting on pureed now.

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I actually feel pretty good. Knowing that I am completely hydrated tells me that I'm not seeing a loss of Water weight. One pound per day is considered fast in any book. I am tracking my calories in and calories burned with a Bodymedia monitoring device. You wear it on the back of your left tricep and it monitors energy expenditure in calories burned. I log all of my foods I eat into a data base and download the monitor at the end of each day. It lets you see if you use more than you take in and a breakdown of your exact nutrition, such as how many grams of Protein you get daily. The monitor tracks steps taken and several other pieces of data. Check it out on Bodymedia.com. I love mine.

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As you know, we are all different. Therefore, we are going to lose differently. You could take two men, same height, same BMI and give them the same meals and over the next month, they would have two different rates of loss. Metabolism, age, how the body stores fat, weight loss history ... many, many different factors are going to result in different rates of loss. One person may be completely sedentary and lose a lot, but they have also been losing a lot of muscle mass ... is that what you want? What are you looking to lose, weight or fat?

So, my point is, no good can come from comparing yourself to others. Many are going to lose faster than you and many are going to lose slower. What does that mean? Nothing.

The bottom line is that you are the only one responsible for your program. Your compliance will determine whether or not you lose at a "good" rate. I would spend my energies on focusing on how well I am compliant with the guidelines. Hydration is great and necessary, sure, but what about:

1.) Drinking before during and after eating

2.) Eating lean Proteins first, then veggies, then starches

3.) Chew well and take time in between bites evaluating how you feel stopping AS SOON as you begin to feel restriction

4.) Exercise, and when exercising aerobically, you are at your target heart rate. Don't forget weight training.

Surely you know if you are compliant with the above, you are going to lose fat. Know that you will also lose muscle, but as long as you are compliant with the above, you will get it back (#4). This is not a race. There is the thought that losing slower aids in the loose skin department. Accept what your body can do and don't be afraid to push yourself a bit. You may be amazed at what you can do. (But be safe, of course)

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Agree with PdxMan, I lost 10lb in the first two weeks but the key is slow and steady wins in the end. Sounds like you are doing all the right things so hopefully this time next year you will be near goal. Take care and keep walking as much as you can.

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I lost 20 lbs in the first two weeks. My plan had me on full liquids for the first 4 weeks.

I would not be worried so early in the process. As stated earlier, slow and steady weight loss is the key!

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I was in a similar spot with weight loss two weeks post op. But PdxMan has it right. We are all different. Just keep on doing the things you are supposed too and you will succeed.

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I never went to the gym and averaged 1 pound a day for 90 days.

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Generally the bigger you are the faster you will lose initially. I was right at 41bmi on my surgery date and I think it was about 15 lbs lost at 2 weeks.

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OK, I think I have this figured out. It really is just a numbers game. I wear a Bodymedia monitor which shows how much energy in the form of calories I burn every day. My daily average is about a 2400 calorie deficit. You must burn 3500 calories to lose 1 pound. If I take my daily calorie deficit average, multiply by 7 and divide by 3500, I get appx 4.5 pound of loss per week. This has been very close to my actual results. In the end it is just an input vs output scenario.

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At two weeks, I had lost about 24 pounds if I remember correctly.

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