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I am a 57 yr. old woman and was 250 lbs, 5'4". I had my gastric sleeve surgery on 2/21/20 and things went very smoothly. I was on a 2 week pre-op liquid diet and lost 14 lbs preoperatively. The first 3 days after surgery, when I was on Clear Liquids, I dropped another 6 lbs. But the needle on the scale has stopped since I started Full liquids (3rd day of full liquids). Now I'm terrified that once I start pureed foods and move up from there, my weight will also move up instead of down.. Has anybody had any experience with this? I'm very worried that, based on past experience, no matter how much effort I put in, it just won't work. Am I expecting too much too soon?

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No you are fine - Your body is going thru healing and you are holding Water - Just stay on the plan and remember this is a journey not a sprint. You are in the toughest times right now and it gets easier and smoother as you go along

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Congrats on your surgery. ❤️

You're holding onto Water right now- are you weighing yourself every day? If so, you really should try just once a week. If you obsess over numbers, you can make yourself sick.

You're going through a tough time, but it gets easier as you go. Just hang in there and keep drinking your fluids. You'll start losing again. Also, take photos. It really helps me when I get stuck on a weight occasionally- I have photos from pre-op and will take a post op photo and SEE the difference. Sometimes, it's not always what the scale says. :)

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I freaked out about that every time the scale stopped - or went up. Weight loss is often in fits & starts. I ended up losing over 200 lbs, but I can't even tell you how many times I stopped or jutted up temporarily. BUT....as long as the overall trend is down, you're fine! Just stick to your program and you'll lose the weight.

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Thanks guys! Yes, I do tend to obsess over the scale. I guess I've been burned so many times by diets that failed that I'm worried this will just be another disappointment. I will tuck it under my bed and forget it is there for a while! Out of sight, out of mind, right?

It is very encouraging to have found a forum like this and to connect with people who have been where I am right now! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! :)

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Thanks guys! Yes, I do tend to obsess over the scale. I guess I've been burned so many times by diets that failed that I'm worried this will just be another disappointment. I will tuck it under my bed and forget it is there for a while! Out of sight, out of mind, right?

It is very encouraging to have found a forum like this and to connect with people who have been where I am right now! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! :)

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I'm 9 days poke stop now from being sleeved. Feeling really good. Energy up and able to do a lot more. It's been a challenge but I've been able to keep up With the Protein and Water requirements..I expected to have some stalls along the way but I didn't expect it to be this soon. The scale hasn't moved in 5 days now. I'm not obsessing. I clearly understand my body's readjusting and maybe still retaining a lot of Fluid from the surgery. Just a little frustrating. I actually don't go so much by the scale but judge how I feel and I'm feeling great. Glad for my decision and not worried.

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