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Today was my surgery. Their scale said I weight in at 249. Bummer. So let me just say, the recovery was the hardest for me. But as the hours went on, it got easier and easier. I walked twice. It was suppose to be overnight, but they only granted elective surgery, due to covid, if it was an outpatient. I still have not vomited, so crossing fingers. I do feel little rising up pains after I drink. I am drinking pretty much every 10 minutes, sips. broth, Gatorade Zero, Water. My doctor also said he repaired a hernia I had! I can't wait for the results! Do yall weigh yourselves? I think I need a new scale.

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You just had surgery you'll be bloated and full of gas for a few weeks so no need to weigh just yet

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A little advice, don't weight yourself the first ten days. You'll have Water weight from the IV and will likely weigh MORE than you did before your surgery. After ten days then go for it!

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Great advice on the scale. I won't, until my first visit with the doctor. Can you recommend any good scales?

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Congrats on your surgery and new tool! I agree on waiting on weighing yourself! That Water weight gain is serious lol.

i have renpho. It connects to my phone via Bluetooth and keeps everything documented for me so I can go back and see what I weighed at week 2, 10 and so on. It also is a body mass analyzer so it tells me how much bone density, body fat and blah blah blah. It keeps track of my BMI as well. I have it set up so when I open the app, it shows me what my current weight is but also how much I’ve lost and how many BMI points I’ve lost. You can also do body measurements and keep track of them on there. I believe it’s called a renpho body smart scale and is on Amazon for about $32.

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9 minutes ago, Puffy-no-more said:

Congrats on your surgery and new tool! I agree on waiting on weighing yourself! That Water weight gain is serious lol.

i have renpho. It connects to my phone via Bluetooth and keeps everything documented for me so I can go back and see what I weighed at week 2, 10 and so on. It also is a body mass analyzer so it tells me how much bone density, body fat and blah blah blah. It keeps track of my BMI as well. I have it set up so when I open the app, it shows me what my current weight is but also how much I’ve lost and how many BMI points I’ve lost. You can also do body measurements and keep track of them on there. I believe it’s called a renpho body smart scale and is on Amazon for about $32.

Thanks! I will look into that one. We are both tired of the one we have, whenever you move it to a different place on the tile it can range a 6lb difference!

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No problem. You can also connect more than one device to it so both me and my husband are able to use it and track our progress.

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Good to hear a review of the Renpho scales @Puffy-no-more. I ordered them last week cos my old scales tried to tell me I'd gained 2.5kg while doing my preop diet 😜

I had surgery a week ago and won't weigh myself until the new scales have arrived.

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I came home from the hospital 10 pounds over my surgery weight. It took about a week for the fluids to come off. I agree with others, don’t weigh yet!

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When yall do start weighing after your first post Dr. visit, how often do you weigh yourself?

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I started weighing a week after surgery and for a while, I would weigh every morning. But I felt like I was starting to go crazy so I finally changed to weekly and that has been great for me. But a lot of people here weigh every day. I just found it easier to deal with the stalls and stuff to do it weekly. You will figure out what works best for you.

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16 hours ago, jennyhenny0330 said:

When yall do start weighing after your first post Dr. visit, how often do you weigh yourself?

I weighed daily for weeks but it was starting to feel a little obsessive. I’ve switched to weekly now.

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I use Renpho scale as well. Really like the extra data I get and automatic graph on weight loss. I put my cellphone on floor beside because with Otterbox case it adds 7 oz.

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I didn’t weigh myself until my 1st post op spot at 1 week. Lost 11lbs! I’d be willing to bet though that I would have seen gains right after surgery if I’d checked early on

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I only weigh once a week. I feel anything more than that is just too obsessive.

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