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16 minutes ago, NeedsTheBeach said:

Official 6 week weigh-in at Dr office. Down 20 lbs since day of surgery!

You are doing great!!!! Congrats on all your hard work. IT IS PAYING OFF!!! :)

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I’m noticing tht at times I gain two to three pounds back is tht is normal sw 240 , day before surgery 229 ,current weight 214

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2 minutes ago, sallie Lindsey said:

I’m noticing tht at times I gain two to three pounds back is tht is normal sw 240 , day before surgery 229 ,current weight 214

Depending on how your body is holding onto Water and waste that is definitely normal. It doesn't seem to follow any logical pattern but will even itself out eventually. Easy to say but I know it super hard to deal with. Just keep doing everything you know is correct and healthy and it will go back down.

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41 minutes ago, sallie Lindsey said:

I’m noticing tht at times I gain two to three pounds back is tht is normal sw 240 , day before surgery 229 ,current weight 214

You're definitely not the only one. I tend to fluctuate every couple days though overall it's a downward trend.

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2 hours ago, sallie Lindsey said:

I’m noticing tht at times I gain two to three pounds back is tht is normal sw 240 , day before surgery 229 ,current weight 214

Totally normal! If you are following your plan and it comes right back off it's just Water. Women are prone to these fluctuations due to our cycle, hormones etc...

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2 hours ago, kathyjo924 said:

5 week check up at doctors down 46 pounds

Amazing!! Great job!!!!!

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How much should we be eating? So I got some specific answers from Dr at 6 week checkup. He said that right now, it is VERY NORMAL to only be consuming between 500 and 600 calories per day (which is what I average). At a year out, it's probably going to go up to 600 to 800. Another year out, it may be 800 to 1000 maybe 1200, but that is not usual.

That being said, he has never had the surgery, so I'm guessing your mileage may vary (from my lapband experience the dr did not have a clear understanding of what you could consume - depending on the type of food). The numbers provided by your own doctors may also vary widely.

I think it is important to listen to your body (not your mind) on when to eat. And follow the eating pattern of Protein first, followed by complex carbs and avoid simple carbs.

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I get 500/600 calories a day but sometimes I have found tht I can eat the tiny slim Jim’s ( I know Prally not the best snack but three of the tiny ones have like 6 grams of Protein ) but days I eat them for Snacks I have hit 700 -800 but I had surgery March 22 weighed 229 the day of surgery I’m 210 today ,240 when I started the preop diet ,but this week I have been at a stall but have read tht tht is normal ,when I eat ,I’m only able to eat like 3 bites of solid food ,then it tightens up to where I don’t dare try more I guess tht this is the honey moon period everyone talks about ? I dk,I’m looking forward to being in the one hundreds again though ,maybe ,in another month ,I just try to make sure when I do eat it’s protein even if it’s bites ,and I have drank some V8 although it takes me three hours to get a half glass down me by then I usually have lost interest was doing two shakes a day till I got to where tht they make me feel like I’m going to throw them up

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Had surgery on 3/22 and just had my month check up yesterday - down 36lbs so far. Reading through the comments above, I'm also fluctuating with gaining a few and then losing some.

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I had mine 3/27. Think I have developed ulcers somehow. Started Carafate and feel much better.

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River walker I was sleeved too march 22,2019

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@sallie Lindsey Thats awesome! Nice to have someone who started the post op journey on the same day :)

I'm still finding it somewhat difficult to make myself believe I finally had the surgery. I had thought about it for years and years until finally making up my mind to go through all the requirements late last year.

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