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Almost 2 weeks Post Sleeve - weight loss question



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I am just under two weeks post gastric sleeve. I am 20 pounds down from January 1, when I started the pre-op diet. However, most of the weight I’ve lost was pre-op. I’ve lost maybe 7-8 pounds in the two weeks since the surgery.
Is this normal? I need to stop weighing myself every day. I’m following the diet, but I just had an idea that I should have been losing more by now. I have heard mixed things. Probably shouldn’t be comparing.
Any thoughts/input would be helpful. Trying to stay as motivated as possible. Thanks!!

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Very normal! I think first, we all lose at different paces. Someone who has more weight to lose, tend to lose quicker. Or more substantially in the beginning. Then factor in age, gender, surgery type...they all play a role.

I think that’s really good for post op! My surgeon says 8-10lbs a month for the first 6 months is pretty good. There will always be people who lose more and those that lose less than those averages.

Keep up the good work!!?

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I agree, 8lbs since surgery is around 1/2 lb per day. That is pretty good weight loss. There will be stalls (3 week stall) and times where the weight just falls off. Just stick with the plan that you have been given and the weight should continue to come off.

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This is excellent. You’re not going to lose those huge amounts like they do on My 600lb life cause, you know, they weighed over 600 lbs which is considerably more than you. The general rule is the more you have to lose the faster you’ll lose at the beginning. The other is the closer you are too goal the more slowly you’ll lose. Plus post surgery you’re retaining quite a bit of Fluid. Every pound lost is a win in my book.

And don’t worry if you stall in the next week or two & don’t lose anything. This is very normal. You’ll start to lose again after a week or so.

Congrats on your surgery.

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Thanks everyone! Perhaps my expectations were a bit off. I know people who have had different experiences. I guess as long as I’m consistently going in the right direction, that’s what counts! 😃

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