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I had my vsg done on 2/20/19. The first week I lost 15 pounds. The second week I lost 5 lbs. the third week was only 2 lbs. I’m still only taking in a Protein Drink and Soup. Is this normal or should I be worried?

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6 minutes ago, acrwyw said:

I had my vsg done on 2/20/19. The first week I lost 15 pounds. The second week I lost 5 lbs. the third week was only 2 lbs. I’m still only taking in a Protein Drink and Soup. Is this normal or should I be worried?

No. I had mine on the 25th. I've weighed the same weight for 5 days and I'm hardly taking anything in. We will both start losing again. Best of luck!

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Don't worry. You've lost 22 pounds in 3 weeks. That's pretty amazing! People tend to see a larger loss at first, then it starts slowing down a bit, but there will be weeks that it could jump back up to a 5 pound loss. That's how my weight loss is. I'll lose nothing one week, then 5 pounds in a row the next 2 weeks, then 1 pound the next week, etc. It just varies.

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No worries, that's perfectly normal. There's a well-known stall somewhere around Week 3 or 4 when transitioning from liquids to soft foods and just recovering from the surgery in general. You've lost a good amount already, keep up the good work!

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Thanks for the feed back it definitely helps. It’s so easy to go back to I’m not losing anything so why not just eat.

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That worries me! Came home from surgery a few pounds up. Four days out now and I'm 1 pound down from surgery date.

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2 minutes ago, Gastricgirl99 said:

That worries me! Came home from surgery a few pounds up. Four days out now and I'm 1 pound down from surgery date.

I came home 2 pounds heavier. Plus now I'm stalled the last 4 days, but I know it's got to pick back up, because I'm not eating a lot. What's your diet this week?

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Still on Clear Liquids. I can start full liquids tomorrow.

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Sadness! Last night I realized that I really had ANOTHER day of clear liquids to go! 😱 I made it, though! Almost bedtime and I'm totally looking forward to that Protein Shake in the morning!!!

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On 03/14/2019 at 22:50, Gastricgirl99 said:



Sadness! Last night I realized that I really had ANOTHER day of Clear Liquids to go! 😱 I made it, though! Almost bedtime and I'm totally looking forward to that Protein Shake in the morning!!!


I remember that feeling!! One more day! You got this 👍🏻

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