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I am 11 days post op. I lost 5 pounds in the first week and so far have gained .5 this week. What gives???? I am following my guidelines like the Bible. Water, walking, low sodium, fat free sugar free liquids. I can start purées Friday. I didn't expect to lose it all at once, but 5 pounds Is very frustrating.

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At 11 days post op, your body is still trying EXTREMELY hard to recover from the trauma of massive internal surgery. You just had your stomach cut out and stapled back together. Your body is literally in panic mode. It has zero idea what is happening and is trying to pick up the pieces and find some sense of normalcy. The early days are paved with stalls, 10 lbs here and no pounds there, etc. As your body regains its equilibrium and begins to heal, it will hopefully respond better. But please remember that it takes months - many, many months - for your body to fully recover from such an enormous surgery.

You've got science & math on your side - the weight WILL come off, if you stick to your plan :) try to be kind to yourself and let your body recover, without stressing so heavily over the scale. Good luck!

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This is what's crazy about the human body, I just posted another topic that I'm concerned that I am loosing weight too quickly. 23.1 pounds in in 7 days which doesn't seem healthy to me. I am also following all my diet guidelines, so I don't get it. I plan on talking to my dietician about it when I see them next week.

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Thank you for the kind words. Unfortunately, after so many years of doing so, stressing over the scale is all I know.
Along with new eating habits and exercise habits, that is something I guess I'll have to work out. I just look at that scale not budging and feel like things will never change.
I know I can't compare myself to others, but it's difficult not to when you read about 20 pound losses in the first week


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This is what's crazy about the human body, I just posted another topic that I'm concerned that I am loosing weight too quickly. 23.1 pounds in in 7 days which doesn't seem healthy to me. I am also following all my diet guidelines, so I don't get it. I plan on talking to my dietician about it when I see them next week.


I know we all have our own struggles, but I'd take your 23 pounds and run [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


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4 minutes ago, starfishwish said:


I know we all have our own struggles, but I'd take your 23 pounds and run

Don't be so sure, I have to be careful standing up to quickly or I get light headed and dizzy, I feel week. I'm getting worried about it.

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Thank you for the kind words. Unfortunately, after so many years of doing so, stressing over the scale is all I know.
Along with new eating habits and exercise habits, that is something I guess I'll have to work out. I just look at that scale not budging and feel like things will never change.
I know I can't compare myself to others, but it's difficult not to when you read about 20 pound losses in the first week




I'm slow as well. Just keep doing what they say. It'll happen for us.

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3 hours ago, starfishwish said:

Unfortunately, after so many years of doing so, stressing over the scale is all I know.

Yes... me too. I have had so many scale disappointments over the years, weighing myself is always a distressing experience for me. Just said this in another post, but I'll say it again - stay off the scale for the first month. I'd hate for all of the progress I've made outside of the scale could potentially be undermined simply because my body might be hanging onto Water weight the day I decided to weigh myself. Focus on your water, Protein, and activity. Your body is mending itself which tends to cause water retention, if your muscles are sore, that causes water retention, hormones, salt... there are just too many variables right now.

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Yes... me too. I have had so many scale disappointments over the years, weighing myself is always a distressing experience for me. Just said this in another post, but I'll say it again - stay off the scale for the first month. I'd hate for all of the progress I've made outside of the scale could potentially be undermined simply because my body might be hanging onto Water weight the day I decided to weigh myself. Focus on your water, Protein, and activity. Your body is mending itself which tends to cause water retention, if your muscles are sore, that causes water retention, hormones, salt... there are just too many variables right now.

Right! My body feels different to me. I can feel my weight loss even if it's not showing on the scale. So the scale can collect dust right now!

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This is what's crazy about the human body, I just posted another topic that I'm concerned that I am loosing weight too quickly. 23.1 pounds in in 7 days which doesn't seem healthy to me. I am also following all my diet guidelines, so I don't get it. I plan on talking to my dietician about it when I see them next week.

May have been alot of Water also.

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I am 11 days post op. I lost 5 pounds in the first week and so far have gained .5 this week. What gives???? I am following my guidelines like the Bible. Water, walking, low sodium, fat free sugar free liquids. I can start purées Friday. I didn't expect to lose it all at once, but 5 pounds Is very frustrating.


U are 11 days post op...u are not taking in enough calories to sustain the person u were 2 weeks ago. Not possible. I'm 7 days post so I KNOW ur not[emoji6]! Give it a minute.

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Don't be so sure, I have to be careful standing up to quickly or I get light headed and dizzy, I feel week. I'm getting worried about it.

Me too. I'm working on increasing my Protein. BTW...The 1st baby food beef is 8g in 2.5oz! Mixed it with beef broth...not bad.

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U are 11 days post op...u are not taking in enough calories to sustain the person u were 2 weeks ago. Not possible. I'm 7 days post so I KNOW ur not[emoji6]! Give it a minute.

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I am actually taking in a decent amount, which my doctor is pleased with.


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