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Hi so I'm new here and was wandering if anyone else is going through the same? I'm 13 days PO and I've barely lost anything. Week one I was so excited to weigh but I lost nothing! I've never heard of anyone who didn't lose alot week 1. Into week 2 and I'm only down 6Ibs and I realy dont know why. I'm sticking to everything I'm supposed to, barely managing 3 to 500 calories a day and havent cheated with anything. Has anyone had similar problem? My clinic just told me up my Protein but I should still be in liquid stage. Tia

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While I didn't have that in week 2, I had it in week 3 or 4 where I hit a wall. Are you still on liquid diet? What I did was took the cup off the top of cough medicine and used that as my drinking measure. I would drink Water from that for 2 weeks to make sure I wasn't over or under drinking. At this point you probably aren't eating yet, so I relied on "good" Protein Shake powder from GNC to limit calories and raise Protein. What about a daily walk around the block? I live in MN so it wasn't appealing to me, but I powered through it. Just something different to throw the body a curveball. That's what worked for me, but everyone is different.

Keep in mind there are days when I think I am going to drop 1-2 lbs and step on the scale and I gained 1-2 lbs from last weigh in. It can be frustrating, but you have to stay the course. Have you talked to your doctor or dietician? Have you tried a food log? Just my $.02 worth.

Good luck!

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While I didn't have that in week 2, I had it in week 3 or 4 where I hit a wall. Are you still on liquid diet? What I did was took the cup off the top of cough medicine and used that as my drinking measure. I would drink Water from that for 2 weeks to make sure I wasn't over or under drinking. At this point you probably aren't eating yet, so I relied on "good" Protein Shake powder from GNC to limit calories and raise Protein. What about a daily walk around the block? I live in MN so it wasn't appealing to me, but I powered through it. Just something different to throw the body a curveball. That's what worked for me, but everyone is different.
Keep in mind there are days when I think I am going to drop 1-2 lbs and step on the scale and I gained 1-2 lbs from last weigh in. It can be frustrating, but you have to stay the course. Have you talked to your doctor or dietician? Have you tried a food log? Just my $.02 worth.
Good luck!

Thank you, I've heard of the 3 week stall but never week 1 it threw me a bit and I've been feeling down as my weightloss is not near people that had surgery on the same day. It's very hard not to compare although I'm trying. I'm still in quarrantine due to covid restrictions in my Country but definitely looking forward to get walking. Thanks alot.

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31 minutes ago, newandnoclue said:

Hi so I'm new here and was wandering if anyone else is going through the same? I'm 13 days PO and I've barely lost anything. Week one I was so excited to weigh but I lost nothing! I've never heard of anyone who didn't lose alot week 1. Into week 2 and I'm only down 6Ibs and I realy dont know why. I'm sticking to everything I'm supposed to, barely managing 3 to 500 calories a day and havent cheated with anything. Has anyone had similar problem? My clinic just told me up my Protein but I should still be in liquid stage. Tia

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I lost nothing during week one. You get a bunch of fluids in the hospital and you body tends to be in shock after surgery. 6 pounds week two is awesome. Don’t stress. The weight will come off if you stick with the plan. 😊

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I lost nothing during week one. You get a bunch of fluids in the hospital and you body tends to be in shock after surgery. 6 pounds week two is awesome. Don’t stress. The weight will come off if you stick with the plan. [emoji4]
Thank you it's good to know I wasn't the only one. Hopefully onwards and downwards [emoji1696]

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You're doing great! I actually weighed more at my 1-week followup appointment than I did the day of surgery. As @WishMeSmaller said, it's because they pumped you full of IV fluids while you were in the hospital. Your body is recovering from a major surgery, and I know it's easier said than done, but it's too soon to be looking at your weight loss right now. Your priorities should be getting your fluids and Protein, and if you stick with your surgeon's plan, you WILL see results. The number on the scale is virtually meaningless right now, so please don't stress about it.

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You're doing great! I actually weighed more at my 1-week followup appointment than I did the day of surgery. As [mention=382144]WishMeSmaller[/mention] said, it's because they pumped you full of IV fluids while you were in the hospital. Your body is recovering from a major surgery, and I know it's easier said than done, but it's too soon to be looking at your weight loss right now. Your priorities should be getting your fluids and Protein, and if you stick with your surgeon's plan, you WILL see results. The number on the scale is virtually meaningless right now, so please don't stress about it.

Thank you this has been great to hear

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I lost virtually nothing in the first two weeks - in fact I came home 5 pounds heavier than the day of surgery. Lots of fluids (IVs), gas, swelling etc. from the hospital stay. So the 2nd week, I finally got down to my pre-surgery weight! After the first couple weeks, the scale starting moving down pretty quick. Had a stall around week 10, starting drinking a lot more Water, and I've lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks.

You're doing really well. Don't try to compare yourself to anyone else. Everyone heals at different rates depending upon how fit they were pre-surgery, preexisting conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure etc. Listen to your body, rest when you need to, drink plenty of fluids and be very cautious as you start adding foods into your diet.

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I lost virtually nothing in the first two weeks - in fact I came home 5 pounds heavier than the day of surgery. Lots of fluids (IVs), gas, swelling etc. from the hospital stay. So the 2nd week, I finally got down to my pre-surgery weight! After the first couple weeks, the scale starting moving down pretty quick. Had a stall around week 10, starting drinking a lot more Water, and I've lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks.
You're doing really well. Don't try to compare yourself to anyone else. Everyone heals at different rates depending upon how fit their were pre-surgery, preexisting conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure etc. Listen to your body, rest when you need to, drink plenty of fluids and be very cautious as you start adding foods into your diet.

Thanks alot, I'm hoping once I get out of isolation and start walking it will all kick in. Delighted I posted feel alot better reading other's experience

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Gonna add one more thing: during weight loss phase, I noticed that a good nights sleep helped. I'm a borderline insomniac (self-diagnosed, lol) and on average, I tended to lose at a slightly faster rate on the weeks that I averaged more nighttime sleep hours (yeah, I tracked my sleep too).

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Gonna add one more thing: during weight loss phase, I noticed that a good nights sleep helped. I'm a borderline insomniac (self-diagnosed, lol) and on average, I tended to lose at a slightly faster rate on the weeks that I averaged more nighttime sleep hours (yeah, I tracked my sleep too).

I never thought of this I'm usually awake till 4-5am, will definitely be trying to track this and take more notice. I'm struggling getting the Water in too as large gulps hurt but sipping I dont get enough throught the day

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8 hours ago, newandnoclue said:

Hi so I'm new here and was wandering if anyone else is going through the same? I'm 13 days PO and I've barely lost anything. Week one I was so excited to weigh but I lost nothing! I've never heard of anyone who didn't lose alot week 1. Into week 2 and I'm only down 6Ibs and I realy dont know why. I'm sticking to everything I'm supposed to, barely managing 3 to 500 calories a day and havent cheated with anything. Has anyone had similar problem? My clinic just told me up my Protein but I should still be in liquid stage. Tia

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I was just going to post something similar. I had my surgery almost two weeks ago, and I haven't lost as much as I thought. Still on the liquid diet for another couple of days. More of the weight I've lost is from the 2 week pre-op diet. I'm 20 pounds lighter than January 1st when I started the liquid diet, but about 13 of those pounds were before surgery. I was told this is normal, and to stay away from the scale. Keep doing what you need to do and eventually the weight will start dropping off. Stay encouraged! I am trying to do the same!

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first week is from the IV fluids they gave you in the hospital. Some people gain as much as 10 lbs from that (I can't remember how much I "gained" - maybe 4 or 5 lbs). It can take up to a week for it to work its way out. Also, almost everyone has their first stall within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery. It's usually the third week (thus, the "three-week stall"), but not always. Mine was weeks 2 & 3. During week 4, it broke and I dropped like 6-8 lbs practically overnight.

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