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I am a little depress surgery 2/5/20 following all steps properly and weight is coming off so slow. It this happen to anybody else?

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How much have you lost up to now xx

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Perhaps my expectations are low, but I think 11 pounds in 2 weeks is quite a lot! Plus you came back from surgery full of Fluid, so you had to get back to the starting point. I was sleeved on 2/10 and I have lost only 6 and a half pounds since my surgery weight, and that seems ok to me.

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unless you're the size of someone on "My 600 lb Life", 11 lbs in two weeks is pretty normal.

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Here i go again - ITS SIMPLE MATH 11 POUNDS IN TWO WEEKS= 5.5 POUNDS A WEEK

SO PER MONTH = 5.5 X 4 = 22 POUNDS A MONTH

SO PER YEAR = 22 POUNDS PER MONTH - X 12 MONTHS= 264 POUNDS THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

so YOU THINK YOU COULD LOSE 264 POUNDS WITHOUT THE SURGERY

YOU ALONG WITH MANY HAVE GOTTEN THIS RESPONSE - GET OFF THE scale AND BE HAPPY YOU ARE GETTING HEALTHY, YOUR HEAD IS MESSING WITH YOU, ITS CALLED WLS HEAD GAMES~

Congrads and welcome to the jungle we have all been there,

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Unless your starting weight was on the low side, your loss rate sounds pretty normal to me. The expectation to lose massive amounts in a short time causes unnecessary anxiety among many.

I personally consider myself to have done pretty well, and I lost 12 lbs the first two weeks. Went on to lose 110 lbs and reach goal in 7 months.

If you can, try not to stress out (I know, its hard). Try to focus your energies on something less anxiety producing: exercise, hanging with friends, shopping! lol. Managing your expectations will do wonders for your sanity and make this process much more enjoyable.

Good Luck!

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16 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Unless your starting weight was on the low side, your loss rate sounds pretty normal to me. The expectation to lose massive amounts in a short time causes unnecessary anxiety among many.

I personally consider myself to have done pretty well, and I lost 12 lbs the first two weeks. Went on to lose 110 lbs and reach goal in 7 months.

If you can, try not to stress out (I know, its hard). Try to focus your energies on something less anxiety producing: exercise, hanging with friends, shopping! lol. Managing your expectations will do wonders for your sanity and make this process much more enjoyable.

Good Luck!

Thanks for the benefit of your experience! I feel like managing my expectations in most things aids my peace of mind, and this maybe more so.

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1 hour ago, AJ Tylo said:

Here i go again - ITS SIMPLE MATH 11 POUNDS IN TWO WEEKS= 5.5 POUNDS A WEEK

SO PER MONTH = 5.5 X 4 = 22 POUNDS A MONTH

SO PER YEAR = 22 POUNDS PER MONTH - X 12 MONTHS= 264 POUNDS THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

so YOU THINK YOU COULD LOSE 264 POUNDS WITHOUT THE SURGERY

YOU ALONG WITH MANY HAVE GOTTEN THIS RESPONSE - GET OFF THE scale AND BE HAPPY YOU ARE GETTING HEALTHY, YOUR HEAD IS MESSING WITH YOU, ITS CALLED WLS HEAD GAMES~

Congrads and welcome to the jungle we have all been there,

Thank you for you respond it really help my mind /i am in tears is been a very difficult change I cry over food everyday and I always been a very strong mind person. i was 245 now 234.

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Just chill out the mind games are brutal - It gets better and you are on the way to the greatest feellings you will ever have, I have seen this post a ton of times the last 8 months so you are not alone! I was not trying to be brutally cold but i wanted to make a point.

Also i crashed big time also, so i know what you are going thru I was not ready for post Op and had big issues. I did a long post months back on it if you want to read it.

My suggestion is do not weigh yourself all the time. After i crashed i went to a bi monthly weigh in. The 1st and the 16th of the month. Then average the two numbers from the previous month and multiply by 12 - This is a Journey not a Sprint. Get healthy is the key, So focus on eating right getting your Vitamins and minerals set up, start moving more and the Good things will come.

You got this we all have been there!

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40 minutes ago, Lize Go said:

i was 245 now 234

that's a pretty normal starting weight for a female WLS patient - and your 11 lb weight loss is probably pretty average for someone of your size. You'll be fine. I lost 16 lbs the first MONTH, and I started off at over 300 lbs - so theoretically, I should have lost a lot faster than you did the first couple of weeks. But...I didn't. I lost maybe 10 lbs the first couple of weeks (I only recorded my monthly weigh-ins on my spreadsheet, so not sure where I was two weeks out). But suffice it to say, your weight loss is pretty normal.

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I am 11 days post off now and have only come down for the £5 and surgery date so don't get too discouraged. You might be in the slow losers club. I anticipate I will be due to my age and the medications that I need to take. It's a process and be patient.

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