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I just had my operation on the 14th of this month and I’m already paranoid that I’m not losing weight fast enough? During my pre op diet I was losing about a pound a day...how is it that my weight loss has slowed AFTER surgery even though I’m consuming even less than when I was on the diet?

I’m following the post op diet down to the letter - HELP. Am just impatient and paranoid or could it be something I’m doing wrong?

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It's not a race, it's a marathon. It's not how fast it comes off but that you are losing the weight. Don't be in a hurry. The slower you lose the better you will be able to keep it off. Exercise when you are up to it. Walking helps a lot. Hang in there, you've got this. 💖💖

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The first month is wildly unpredictable. Some doctors advise patients not to weigh themselves at all during that time. Your insides may still be very swollen. Be kind to yourself!

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1 hour ago, jazlynvictoriaxo said:

I just had my operation on the 14th of this month and I’m already paranoid that I’m not losing weight fast enough? During my pre op diet I was losing about a pound a day...how is it that my weight loss has slowed AFTER surgery even though I’m consuming even less than when I was on the diet?

I’m following the post op diet down to the letter - HELP. Am just impatient and paranoid or could it be something I’m doing wrong?

It's only been 5 days since your surgery, you are still swollen so don't stress yourself, keep following the plan and the weight will start dropping and also concentrate on getting your liquids and Protein in. You got this ;)

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I have had steady losses but had my first gain this past week. I fear it is because I had Chinese this weekend lol don't worry, it fluctuates wildly at first!

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I didn’t get on the scale until I was a whole month out. First month was a 14lb weight loss

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Okay! I knew I was probably over reacting but literally everyone I know is asking me how much weight I’ve lost...I’ve just been concentrating on it way too hard. Thank you all for the encouragement ❤️😊

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6 hours ago, jazlynvictoriaxo said:

Okay! I knew I was probably over reacting but literally everyone I know is asking me how much weight I’ve lost...I’ve just been concentrating on it way too hard. Thank you all for the encouragement ❤️😊

I know what you mean about concentrating too hard, I just finished 2 weeks post-op and lost 15 lbs and somehow convinced myself that it wasn't enough (the days where the scale barely moves, if at all, are torture). Logically I know it's pointless to weigh myself daily but I just don't have the willpower not to (lack of willpower might be what got me into this whole situation lol).

I had my first post-op appointment with my nutritionist yesterday though and she said my weight loss is actually pretty speedy (yay) but that my body is retaining too much Water and minerals which indicates I'm not getting in enough fluids (boo). She said she doesn't recommend losing more than 20 to 25 lbs in the first month anyway, so that I should stop focusing on the scale and more on drinking water. It's hard to get your priorities in order when you're so fixated on the pounds themselves :(

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Shame carolue-free doesn't taste better and is soul- sustaining!💦 Ah but such,is LIFE!

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On 02/20/2019 at 04:22, LC12 said:





I know what you mean about concentrating too hard, I just finished 2 weeks post-op and lost 15 lbs and somehow convinced myself that it wasn't enough (the days where the scale barely moves, if at all, are torture). Logically I know it's pointless to weigh myself daily but I just don't have the willpower not to (lack of willpower might be what got me into this whole situation lol).




I had my first post-op appointment with my nutritionist yesterday though and she said my weight loss is actually pretty speedy (yay) but that my body is retaining too much Water and minerals which indicates I'm not getting in enough fluids (boo). She said she doesn't recommend losing more than 20 to 25 lbs in the first month anyway, so that I should stop focusing on the scale and more on drinking Water. It's hard to get your priorities in order when you're so fixated on the pounds themselves :(


The pounds are literally ALL I’m focused on. It’s stressing me out which isn’t good for dealing with cravings and all that...my post op appointment is the 27th so I hope seeing the doctor and moving to purées will help me calm tf down so I can focus on what matters! 😂

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