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Hey there. So today I did my first weight in after being 1 week post op, and I weighted myself and only lost 2.2 pounds. Literally everyone I’ve seen or heard about looses 6-20 the first week...what’s going on with me?

i follow my instructions. I have 60-70 G Protein, about 400 cal and 2-7 carbs. Water is on average 30-45 oz.

im extremely confused of why I didn’t lose any weight...help!!!

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As been mentioned 100 times before you are most likely still full of gas and bloated from surgery and stomach still healing... Wait a few weeks weigh again please.

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@Mikeyy I’m totally aware of that but I feel like my bloating has gone down so I thought okay I’ll be good like everyone but I guess I’m that one person who has the crazy reactions and holds onto the fluids and gas. Thanks for the response

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Some people actually weigh in heavier a week post op, so it is actually pretty good that you lost some. You gotta give this more time. There is soooooo much tissue swelling and internal Fluid retention that you can't see. Those little lap sites are nothing compared to what went on underneath. If you broke your wrist, think of how swollen your arm would be for quite a while. Anytime tissue is injured it swells. Your surgery was a major insult to the tissues and they will react. It probably takes a good 8 weeks for all the swelling and inflammation to completely resolve, which is why you have to be on liquids and purees for so long. You don't want to put any strain on the sutures or staple lines. Hang in there! There is nothing wrong. The weight will come off - it just takes time for things to settle down.

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13 hours ago, Elisibeth777 said:

Hey there. So today I did my first weight in after being 1 week post op, and I weighted myself and only lost 2.2 pounds. Literally everyone I’ve seen or heard about looses 6-20 the first week...what’s going on with me?

i follow my instructions. I have 60-70 G Protein, about 400 cal and 2-7 carbs. Water is on average 30-45 oz.

im extremely confused of why I didn’t lose any weight...help!!!

It’s only been a week. You are doing fantastic. Let your body heal from surgery.

Trust the process and focus on working your plan. Never compare your weight loss with anyone else. It will make you crazy. Some lose slowly and others quickly. All that matters, is the fact you are losing weight, not the speed.

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2 hours ago, Elisibeth777 said:

Hey there. So today I did my first weight in after being 1 week post op, and I weighted myself and only lost 2.2 pounds. Literally everyone I’ve seen or heard about looses 6-20 the first week...what’s going on with me?

i follow my instructions. I have 60-70 G Protein, about 400 cal and 2-7 carbs. Water is on average 30-45 oz.

im extremely confused of why I didn’t lose any weight...help!!!

I totally empathize with you bec that is scary and super disappointing ( i am a slow loser too) but dont forget your body is in shock and is filled with liquids from the IV and gas they pump into you so hang in there... I think as tempting as it is, stay off the scale for a week or two, focus on your goals and how our clothes feel. Also if you haven't take your measurements.... that will help you in the times you dont see the scale move... But one week our your body is freaking out... sure some lose 6-20 but then in week three they stall. Your body might be the opposite. It might be holding on for dear life now and in two weeks- whoosh- you're down 20lbs...

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Just now, Elisibeth777 said:

@Serengirl @Healthy_life2 @AZhiker thank you guys so much!! You’ve made me feel so much relief. I needed this!! Thank you for being so kind and understanding! Thank you !!

I TOTALLY GET IT. It is a living nightmare to think Did i do all of this for two Frigging pounds?????? I struggle with this daily because am a slow loser, so I have started to weigh myself less, and focus on my clothes and remind myself that before the surgery I would eat so little and workout like crazy and lose NADA,ZIP, ZILCH. So two pounds is better than no pounds... But youre so early in the process in two weeks weight could be flying off of you. Focus on the Water. More than anything. Thats what is going to help you heal and get the weight off fastest.... Take this time to do the headwork (which is immense and on going) to focus ahead on where you are going because you will drive yourself nuts otherwise. I do. LOL... And mostly just sleep and rest and know this was the right choice.... You can do this.

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@Serengirl it’s so hard being a slow looser!! Before the sgy it took me 7 months to lose 30lb , so I was so nervous that this would happen with even having the surgery. I’m so happy you’re so positive. You’re right. It will work. It has to, I just have to learn my new body; be patient and give it time. I’ll focus on my body, my clothes over the scale for now. Thanks again for relaying and supporting me!! So great of you! I wish you the best of luck!! I’ll keep resting :)

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Don’t forget the constipation part. My loss the first week was after my bowels moved. My husband and I joked that I was literally full of ****.

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My BM just liquid sorry TMI (well like dark green) kinda like a babys first time i guess since technically our stomach is brand new with RNY lol

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I'm a low loser myself but once I upped my calories and my Fluid to 80 oz a day weight started coming off. I also started walking more..nothing crazy but getting the body moving.

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some people gain up to 10 lbs from the IV fluids they give you in the hospital. I'd wait a week and see what happens. You may have lost all that Water weight from the IV fluids PLUS that extra 2 lbs.

and losing 6-20 lbs the first week? No. Maybe six - but losing 20 lbs the first week would be very unusual. Maybe for someone on "My 600 lb Life", but for more "normal" WLS patients, that would be an exception. I didn't even lose 20 lbs the first MONTH, and I started out at over 300 lbs.

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I gained 15 pounds in the hospital and it took me over a week to lose it. I will come off!

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Some people actually weigh in heavier a week post op, so it is actually pretty good that you lost some. You gotta give this more time. There is soooooo much tissue swelling and internal Fluid retention that you can't see. Those little lap sites are nothing compared to what went on underneath. If you broke your wrist, think of how swollen your arm would be for quite a while. Anytime tissue is injured it swells. Your surgery was a major insult to the tissues and they will react. It probably takes a good 8 weeks for all the swelling and inflammation to completely resolve, which is why you have to be on liquids and purees for so long. You don't want to put any strain on the sutures or staple lines. Hang in there! There is nothing wrong. The weight will come off - it just takes time for things to settle down.
Thanks for that explanation. My surgery date is November 18th, and I'm reading posts to see what I need to know postop. Thanks.

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