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My surgeon cleared me yesterday to start working out. I went ahead and got my 10000 steps and did some squats, jumps, and knee highs. Nothing too strenuous. I also upped my Water a bit. Today I gained almost a pound. I just finished a stall so this is a bit stressful. My question is will this even out or do I need to be doing something extra?

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Muscles retain Water after a good workout! It's totally normal for the scale to go up! Just means you did a great job working those muscles!

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Thank you for the reassurance. We will see what tomorrow brings I guess.

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You're doing great! Being active is a good thing. You didn't really gain a pound. It takes 3500 excess calories to gain a pound, and I know you're not eating that much in a day 6 weeks out from surgery. Your weight can fluctuate by more than a pound just over the course of a day, so you have nothing to worry about. It's most likely due to Water retention. Keep the faith and stick with your plan, and I promise you will continue to lose weight.

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I have been exercising (gentle walking) since my first week post-op with increasing intensity. My weight loss has been great. I don’t stress about the odd pound gain here and there, because at the end of the month, I am still losing weight. Exercise will help your health and the way your body looks as you lose weight.

Good luck! 😊

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Don't freak out. Your body needs time to adjust to your new routine and your muscles soaked up the Water. Keep up the good work!

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