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Okay so I was sleeved on 2-6-19. I’m 5’6”, and when I started I weighed 259. I was basically in “maintenance” for 6 months because I couldn’t drop under my 40% BMI, but I ended up losing about 10 pounds and barely qualifying by the skin of my teeth (I also might have had my cell phone and wallet in my pants pocket when I was weighed prior to surgery class).
I was pretty gung-ho (zero food funerals) and lost about 6 pounds in the 2 weeks prior to surgery, and my first morning after surgery I was upset when they weighed me and I was up 2 pounds from the day before.
Understandable,  the nurse (also a sleever) told me.
She said , “ I promise you’ll drop 1-1.5 pounds/day for the next 2 weeks. “
Well I was afraid to get on the scale til yesterday (4 days post sleeve) and was completely flabbergasted to see a 10.4 pound drop! Then I got on the scale this morning to see another 2.6 pound drop.
How is it possible that I lost 13 pounds in  5 days?
Since surgery I’ve gone from 244.2 to 231.0
By tomorrow I’m thinking I might be in the 220’s for the first time in 4 years.
Anyone else have crazy numbers like this and how much longer can I expect this?

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Well done so far. The big weight losses will slow down and there will be stalls along the way. Weight gain after surgery is usually due to iv fluids and inflammation and then the Fluid retention usually goes within a few days, hence the big losses.

Just checking you are getting plenty of fluids and the required amount of Protein??? What food stage are you at?

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Still in liquid only phase.
I’ve managed to get down somewhere between 60-70 ounces of Fluid daily (not counting fluid ingested with proteins) and I’m getting between 2-3 “proteins” daily in the form of Soup or shake.
Still have 8 more days until I’m allowed to eat anything pureeed

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Congrats on your surgery. The big numbers last a couple of weeks and then a stall usually hits once you transition from liquids to soft foods, but that's okay and to be expected. Don't rush it. It's a marathon, not a sprint.

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Absolutely. It was just kinda freaking me out that so much is falling so fast.
Okay, so this might go on for another week and then a stall will hit? In the meantime I’m going to compile a list of non-scale victories to help measure progress so when the first stall hits I’m as ready as I can be for it

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4 hours ago, sheridreisker said:

Still in liquid only phase.
I’ve managed to get down somewhere between 60-70 ounces of Fluid daily (not counting Fluid ingested with proteins) and I’m getting between 2-3 “proteins” daily in the form of Soup or shake.
Still have 8 more days until I’m allowed to eat anything pureeed

I'm right where you are. Surgery was on the 4th, i'm getting about 60 ounces of fluid and then the 3 shakes a day. I'm ready to eat something though other than liquids! :)

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So update: got on the scale this morning and “only” had a 1 pound loss so it looks like the highly disturbing free-fall might be ending and I can start losing what my nurse predicted would happen. Honestly I’ll feel a lot more comfortable knowing I can drop 1-ish pounds/day because that’s something I can manage: I was almost having nightmares trying to figure out how much Water I was going to have to drink while dropping 2.5/day. 😲

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