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Little Weight Loss on Pre-OP & None Post-Surgery



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Hi Everyone!

I had the sleeve done last Thursday, 8/27/20. Prior to the surgery, I was on the two-week liquid diet, with the exception being that I could eat 3 egg whites per day. I barely lost any weight on the pre-OP diet despite essentially not eating anything for two weeks; I lost maybe 5 lbs total. My surgeon told me that I did a great job on the liquid diet as my liver was very shrunken for my surgery.

Since surgery, I have lost one pound, so I’ve lost 7 lbs total since starting the liquid diet. I know it hasn’t been long, but I am concerned at this slow weight loss. Should I be concerned, or will things fall into place? It just seems odd not to lose weight when not eating for weeks, and on here many people lost 15-20 lbs on the liquid diet alone.

For context, I weighed 255 when I started the liquid diet diet, 251 at the time of surgery, and 248 now.

I tend to worry, so I am probably just looking for some reassurance that this is normal and doesn’t mean that I won’t ultimately lose weight. I was a huge gym rat pre-COVID, so when I can start working out again I will be in the gym constantly.

Thanks in advance 😃

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So my doctor said with all the fluids that they put in our body that we absorb eith 80 or 90% and it takes some time for us to lose that Water weight. I actually went home weighing more than when I went in. I was at 256 at time of surgery came home at 258. It just takes some time, don't get discouraged. I had mine three weeks ago and am down to 243, it will happen. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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it's the IV fluids. Some people gain up to 10 lbs from them. It takes them a few days to work their way out of your system - and then you should be on your way!

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2 hours ago, niclovesjustice said:

Hi Everyone!

I had the sleeve done last Thursday, 8/27/20. Prior to the surgery, I was on the two-week liquid diet, with the exception being that I could eat 3 egg whites per day. I barely lost any weight on the pre-OP diet despite essentially not eating anything for two weeks; I lost maybe 5 lbs total. My surgeon told me that I did a great job on the liquid diet as my liver was very shrunken for my surgery.

Since surgery, I have lost one pound, so I’ve lost 7 lbs total since starting the liquid diet. I know it hasn’t been long, but I am concerned at this slow weight loss. Should I be concerned, or will things fall into place? It just seems odd not to lose weight when not eating for weeks, and on here many people lost 15-20 lbs on the liquid diet alone.

For context, I weighed 255 when I started the liquid diet diet, 251 at the time of surgery, and 248 now.

I tend to worry, so I am probably just looking for some reassurance that this is normal and doesn’t mean that I won’t ultimately lose weight. I was a huge gym rat pre-COVID, so when I can start working out again I will be in the gym constantly.

Thanks in advance 😃

Your surgery was less than a week ago. It is far too early to start worrying about the scale. Your body has experienced some pretty extreme trauma + IV fluids as mentioned. I'd suggest you put a way the scale for a few weeks. When you do weigh yourself, try to keep some perspective, it was WLS, not magic. :)

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Definitely sounds like IV fluids. I went in for a VSG to RNY revision (hernia and GERD) on 8/11 and weighed 212. I spent 4 days in the hospital on IV fluids. I had my first post op on 8/19 and weighed 215.

Just stick with it and trust the process. You will lose weight.

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Thanks everyone! I have anxiety, so I often worry about things that I don’t really need to worry about. I really appreciate the comments and support. ❤️

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Definitely IV fluids & swelling. I gained 10 lbs when I weighed myself after I got out of the hospital. Took a few days before it came off. Don't worry - it'll disappear before you know it.

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You're likely holding onto Fluid weight from while in the hospital. I gained weight while there and took a bit for it to work its way out. Focus on fluid & Protein and the weight will come off. Trust the process!

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