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Hello All -

I had a RnY performed on 11/05. The first week home I lost 10 pounds - however; the last two days I’ve actually gained about 3 pounds. I’m still on liquids - and am shocked at the gain.

Has anyone experienced this?

Thanks!

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many (most?) of us having our first major stall sometime during the first month after surgery. It's called the "three week stall" because it usually happens the third week, but not always. Mine was weeks 2 and 3. You may just be going into it early. Do a search on it - it happens to almost all of us.

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Great - THANK YOU!!

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As disheartening as your first stall can be, get ready to experience the opposite. On more than one occasion I've lost close to 3 or 4 pounds overnight. What a feeling! It makes me want to dance on the ceiling!!

Also, I like to weigh myself after a big Number Two. Who knew that going to the bathroom could be so exhilarating?:D

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Thanks....! :-)

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8 hours ago, ARCarnes said:

Hello All -

I had a RnY performed on 11/05. The first week home I lost 10 pounds - however; the last two days I’ve actually gained about 3 pounds. I’m still on liquids - and am shocked at the gain.

Has anyone experienced this?

Thanks!

"Stalls" suck, just understand that we really want to worry about fat loss, I know it's called "Weight Loss Surgery" but really it should be called "Fat Loss Surgery" since we don't want to just lose *any* weight, we want that weight to be from fat and not muscle or bone density. Keep up on the Water, current medical research shows that working towards 128 oz of water a day is optimal for both proper hydration AND fat processing. When you stall, if you are not tracking body fat %'s, focus on things like, how your rings and clothing are fitting, you could be losing fat and not losing "weight", there were so many days where my poundage wouldn't move or would climb, but my body fat % would decrease. So you can be losing fat and not losing weight. Just something to be aware of.

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6 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

"Stalls" suck, just understand that we really want to worry about fat loss, I know it's called "Weight Loss Surgery" but really it should be called "Fat Loss Surgery" since we don't want to just lose *any* weight, we want that weight to be from fat and not muscle or bone density. Keep up on the Water, current medical research shows that working towards 128 oz of Water a day is optimal for both proper hydration AND fat processing. When you stall, if you are not tracking body fat %'s, focus on things like, how your rings and clothing are fitting, you could be losing fat and not losing "weight", there were so many days where my poundage wouldn't move or would climb, but my body fat % would decrease. So you can be losing fat and not losing weight. Just something to be aware of.

As always, outstanding and succinct words of wisdom, Matt.

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Good way of looking at it, Matt! Thanks!!

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I had my sleeve on 11/8. Today is 6 days post op and i am still 1.4 OVER my surgery day weight. I gained 13.6 during surgery.. Wierd as all heck! I am hoping that tomorrow when i hit 1 week post op i am back to Surgery Date Weight! Anything after that is a true loss and then i will start weighing maybe once a week or once a month. I think once a month would be better as to not stress week over week! I am in this for the long haul! Good news is. I did drop 3 pounds over night for the last few nights getting be back to normal. If that path continues, I may be down a good bit by the time i see the Dr, on Tuesday to get the stitches out. :)

Now just to get rid of this everlasting Gas LOL.. Its driving me crazy to burp after almost every sip!

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8 minutes ago, Jazzy1125 said:

I had my sleeve on 11/8. Today is 6 days post op and i am still 1.4 OVER my surgery day weight. I gained 13.6 during surgery.. Wierd as all heck! I am hoping that tomorrow when i hit 1 week post op i am back to Surgery Date Weight! Anything after that is a true loss and then i will start weighing maybe once a week or once a month. I think once a month would be better as to not stress week over week! I am in this for the long haul! Good news is. I did drop 3 pounds over night for the last few nights getting be back to normal. If that path continues, I may be down a good bit by the time i see the Dr, on Tuesday to get the stitches out. :)

Now just to get rid of this everlasting Gas LOL.. Its driving me crazy to burp after almost every sip!

it's just the fluids they pump you up with during surgery. I knew that would happen, so I didn't bother weighing myself that first week. It'll go away pretty quickly and you'll be on your way. Gas should let up soon, too!

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Congrats on your surgery! One thing I’ve had to learn about weight loss (without surgery at this point) is that it is definitely not a linear process. Stalls are always a bummer, but realizing why is the key part. The countless processes your body has to go through to realize a change has been made and what to do with it is pretty complex. Just because you restrict calories and change your internal anatomy doesn’t always guarantee immediate loss. You’re body is in a new state of repair and metabolic processes are complex. Let your body figure out what its new job is. I can guarantee you it’ll get back on track each time as long as you do your own part. You got this!

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On November 14, 2018 at 11:26 AM, Kimmie K said:

Congrats on your surgery! One thing I’ve had to learn about weight loss (without surgery at this point) is that it is definitely not a linear process. Stalls are always a bummer, but realizing why is the key part. The countless processes your body has to go through to realize a change has been made and what to do with it is pretty complex. Just because you restrict calories and change your internal anatomy doesn’t always guarantee immediate loss. You’re body is in a new state of repair and metabolic processes are complex. Let your body figure out what its new job is. I can guarantee you it’ll get back on track each time as long as you do your own part. You got this!

Outstanding response. You got this, too, Kimmie K!

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In order to help me get through my stall (and save myself some mental anguish), I downloaded the Baritastic app and added my pre op measurements and now my post op measurements. Even if I can’t see that I’m losing or the scale doesn’t move, my measurements don’t lie. My body IS changing, and I just need to relax and trust that this WILL work. It has worked for others before me who were not ideal patients, so it will work for me. And it will work for you too! God Bless, don’t stress. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’re body will catch up.

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Hello All -

I had a RnY performed on 11/05. The first week home I lost 10 pounds - however; the last two days I’ve actually gained about 3 pounds. I’m still on liquids - and am shocked at the gain.

Has anyone experienced this?

Thanks!
You're my surgery twin!!!! I been stuck at the same weight for almost a week on tomorrow. I been cleared to do cardio now I guess I'll incorporate that as much as possible.

ScorpioC_RnY

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I’ve finally come out of the stall and started back down..! I’ve been cleared for cardio as well and hope that’ll help keep it going!! Good luck @ScorpioC_RnY

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