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Help, I am beginning to gain weight. I originally weighed 223lbs when I went for the initial appointment. Right before the surgery I weighed 215lbs and when I came home from the hospital, 3 days later, I went back up 221lb. Next day I was 216lb. In the next 8 days, I went down to 204lbs. The follow-up doctor told me start my puree diet on the Jan 31st, which I did. (I don't know where the confusion was but my Nutritionist wanted me to start the puree diet on Feb 4th). In the past 9 days, I gained 4lbs. I been checking everyday since I was home but now I am back to work, ill check weekly but I am so afraid it will continue to rise.

Is this normal? Is it the puree diet weight? Water weight? Should I limit what i am eating? I am now able to drink 5 glasses of water where as I had to force down 2 glasses.

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How much Protein are you getting? You should be focusing of getting all of your protein in right now.

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there's no way you're gaining "real" weight if you're following your surgeon's plan. You're likely only taking in a few hundred calories a day. It's probably Water weight or constipation.

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Is it a stall? I’m in a dreaded stall!

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As I understand it, this may be normal if you have metabolic issues and or use certain medications. This was the case for me.

Two to three weeks post op I began gaining after being stalled from the start. My surgeon called me metabolically challenged but insisted I stick with the program. On average I lost less than half a pound weekly. Despite sticking to my program, I repeatedly had weight gain to re loose.

After almost a year and a half, I made my personal goal which was about 15lbs below the medical goal. There was no wls "honeymoon" for me. No fast weight loss whatsoever.

Hang in there. Try not to be discouraged. It will happen for you too although it may not be as expected.

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