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I had surgery on Monday April 26th....I hopped on the scale and I only lose 2 pounds . I think I’m gonna be a slow loser... Anyone else feel like their losing slow?

my stats

Hw 318

b/4 pre op diet 306

Sw 292.6

Cw 289.9

Edited by BigDreamer2021

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Updating your stats would help some of us. If you are taller and/or weren't extremely overweight to begin with, then you won't lose super quickly. People who lose a lot are close to the 500-600 lb range to begin with. I started around 235 and 2 lbs a week for me is really good. Don't be discouraged. I know there are some veterans on this forum who lost slow and steadily for a long time and met/exceeded their goals. You'll get there 😊

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Your surgery was 4 days ago. Stay off the scale for a couple of weeks -- it's meaningless right now. A lot of people come home from the hospital heavier than they went in because of all the fluids they pump into you. Right now, you need to focus on your recovery (getting enough fluids and protein), not your weight. If you stick to your plan, you will lose weight.

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Yea. It took me 4 or 5 days to lose my hospital weight. Way to early to tell how it will go.

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If you are a lower BMI that’s normal. I am averaging about 2-3 pounds a week as well. I agree that you shouldn’t pay too much attention to your weight right now though.

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all of the above posters are correct. With hospital weight gain, it's from the IV fluids. Some people come back from the hospital 10 lbs heavier than when they went in. It can take a week or so for it to work its way out of your system.

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I came home from the hospital a little heavier than when I went in and thought, “Oh no!”. Now, a few days later, I’m exiting a lot of Fluid and the scale is showing movement a little bit. I agree with the more experienced folks here that it’s better to stay off the scale for a couple of weeks.....but I admit I just can’t help myself. I decided not to be too concerned what my weight does for the first few weeks. There’s a lot of adjustment going on. Right now, I believe it’s best to work on doing stage 2 well, build good habits, and start being active when my body can handle it. Starting slowly now.

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I also just had my surgery on the 26th! I was a little discouraged because I was on the clear liquid diet for a week before and I lost 19lbs. I just did my first weekly weigh in and only lost 6 lbs since surgery. It is so hard mentally because I had an expectation in my head and I have to remind myself that my body is going through a lot right now. And 6 lbs in a week is good! Stay positive and best of luck to you :)

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