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Hi Everyone,

I’m a lurker here...first time posting. I’m 8 weeks out post op from my DS. I lost 25 lbs before the surgery; right out of surgery bc of the fluids I gained 11 lbs, - lost that and an additional 23 lbs for a total of 48 so far. I get very frustrated by the scale. I am seeing differences in my clothes and health, but I want to scale to move faster than it is. I was thinking the weight would come off quicker.

I basically eat 6 Snacks a day. Usually hit my 80-100 grams of Protein every day. Calories range from 700-900ish. I’m wondering if I’m eating too much? Is this normal?

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I'm almost 3 months post op. I only do 60-80 gr Protein. I average 500-700 calories. Couple days I've gone as high as 900 but typically that's my range. I have 3 meals during day 1 sometimes 2 Snacks. All I can do to get that in at times. If you are losing inches you're good. I've had weeks where I don't lose anything, some might be 2 lbs, then odd week might be 6lbs

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14 hours ago, bro4514 said:

Hi Everyone,

I’m a lurker here...first time posting. I’m 8 weeks out post op from my DS. I lost 25 lbs before the surgery; right out of surgery bc of the fluids I gained 11 lbs, - lost that and an additional 23 lbs for a total of 48 so far. I get very frustrated by the scale. I am seeing differences in my clothes and health, but I want to scale to move faster than it is. I was thinking the weight would come off quicker.

I basically eat 6 Snacks a day. Usually hit my 80-100 grams of Protein every day. Calories range from 700-900ish. I’m wondering if I’m eating too much? Is this normal?

Put the scale away. It’s a terrible way to measure your progress. Bariatric weight loss does not happen in an even decline. Your body is making a huge adjustment and you are better off using how your clothes fit as a guide to progress. If you weigh every day you will continue to be frustrated. Also stop counting calories. For the DS it’s a useless guide. Protein and making sure you are getting enough healthy fat into your diet daily is going to be key. Also stay away from liquid calories other than Protein Shakes.

Small meals are key and it appears you are doing well. You’ve lost 34lbs in 8 weeks. That’s an average of 1.6lbs per day. That is fantastic no matter how you slice it. Try to focus on changing your eating habits and staying active. Try to at least walk 30 minutes per day, it helps with keeping everything loose.

Protein first, then veggies, then carbs if you have room. Stay hydrated and active. There’s not much more you can do. No two people have the same rate of weight loss, try not to gauge your progress by looking at others.

You are right on track! Keep it up. In a year you’ll wonder where the time went and wearing a much smaller size!

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Thank you @dsdesigna! All great points and reminders and thank you for the encouragement. I do need to get outta my head on the numbers game bc I do have many non scale successes! I didn’t think about the losing 34 in 8 weeks but I guess you are right about that! I’ll check back in and let you know how I’m doing! Thanks again!

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