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Hi y’all!

Band to bypass on 12/12/17. I was losing weight pretty steadily and I’m really sticking to the rules and eating my required (at least) 68 g of Protein a day. I’m not perfect at getting at least 80 ounces, but even thru the holidays I managed to lose a few pounds. But how did my weight jump three lbs overnight? I was just 246 the other day and now I’m 249.4? WTF? My weight has ALWAYS fluctuated like this so I shouldn’t be surprised but Jesus I’m only like a month out and only 26 (well, 23) pounds down since before my liquid diet. Shouldn’t it be way more than that considering my liquid diet started the Monday after thanksgiving?

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You KNOW this weight gain is not real...you cannot gain 3lbs overnight. It is Water retention, or BM related and will go back down. Chill, you are doing great!

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What melliecat said. I ate salty ham the other day and my weight popped up a pound. Drank a bunch of Water to clear it out and it's down again. No worries, you're doing fine!

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Omg I wish people would stop putting the word “only” in front of extraordinarily large weight loss numbers. Would you ever say I “only” gained 23 lbs in a month? No. You wouldn’t. Stop diminishing success. If you went out on the street and complained to random people on the street that you only lost 23lbs you would not have a sympathetic response.

Your monthly weightloss outpaces most people by a significant margin. That is a monthly weight loss number more typical of someone with a much larger BMI. Think in terms of my 600lb life. They are in the first few months losing typically around 5% of their body weight a month...it then drops and slows from here. Do the math on 5% of your starting weight and then Celebrate losing double that!

There is no such thing as gaining 3lbs of fat overnight, nor is there such a thing as losing 3lbs of fat over night.

Everyone has normal weight fluctuations for many reasons. And weight loss is not linear for anyone. It looks a bit like a mountain range. Fits and starts, and yes very short term gains...but over the long term it looks like a slope.


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Good to see you on here. I only get on BP occasionally these days, and it is nice to see someone from the "old days."

Glad to see that you have done so well! Congratulations!

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