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I am days post op and literally have lost NOTHING! I lost more pre-op and consumed twice the calories. Is this normal???

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Hi there!

Can you share your stats? HW, SW, CW and surgery date? Which surgery did you have? Is it your first surgery or revision?

I think a lot of people experience it takes a few days for the IV fluids to be out of the system. You basically can't trust the scale in the first 3-5 days or so.

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Let us have more information as to your pre-surgery weight, which surgery, surgery date, etc. It's all available fields to update in your profile. Then we'll be better able to understand and guide you.

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I “gained” seven pounds of Fluid on the day of surgery, as they pumped me full of IV fluids so that I was less likely to be dehydrated the few days following. It took about a week to work through my system and then for my body to start healing from the shock of surgery. Depending on how far you are from surgery, it could be Water retention or your body being in shock from surgery. If that’s the case, maybe give yourself some time and grace to begin recovering...

If it has been much longer, more info would help us to help you.

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Highest 365, was 320 going into surgery, and still 320 at 6 days post op. I had the roux n y

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Just now, CKmommy said:

Highest 365, was 320 going into surgery, and still 320 at 6 days post op. I had the roux n y

Definitely don't worry about, then. You had a pretty significant loss pre-op, good for you! Your body is just getting it all into place. Eat your Proteins, don't starve yourself, definitely get hydrated (will help your metabolism + will help the body let go of any excess fluid).

I bet you'll see several pounds fly off really soon. After all, you're eating way below your BMR (I assume), so at this point it can pretty much just go one way ;)

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39 minutes ago, CKmommy said:

I am days post op and literally have lost NOTHING! I lost more pre-op and consumed twice the calories. Is this normal???

A few days is way too soon for the number on the scale to mean much. You still have internal swelling from surgery and Water weight from IV fluids. Not to worry! 🤗

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Yes, totally normal. I actually weighed more at my one-week follow-up than I did on the day of surgery (I've lost more than 80 pounds since then). It's because of the IV fluids. Don't worry about your weight right now -- just focus on getting your Protein and fluids. I promise you will start losing weight if you stick to your plan. Your body just went through a major surgery, so everything's a little wonky right now.

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1 hour ago, CKmommy said:

Highest 365, was 320 going into surgery, and still 320 at 6 days post op. I had the roux n y

I lost maybe a pound that first week. Everyone is right. It is Water from IV fluids. There will be many times when you lose nothing or next to nothing for a week or two (stalls). The weight will come off. Just stick with your surgeon’s plan and trust the process. 💕

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Agree with what others have said. As hard as it was, I didn’t look at the scale until 2 weeks post-op.

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You're still pumped up full of Fluid. I gained 10lbs in the hospital, only started losing a few days ago and I had RNY 12/29. It'll happen.

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I finally started to drop 😊 12 pounds total so that equals about a pound a day. Hoping it continues to drop!

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18 hours ago, CKmommy said:

I finally started to drop 😊 12 pounds total so that equals about a pound a day. Hoping it continues to drop!

wow thats pretty good.

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