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I lost 15 pounds week one and not a pound since. I’m a month post op tomorrow and I can also eat a whole sandwich before I get full. I’m so irritated. I did the surgery for the restriction

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I just want to hear that this happened to someone else too and they lost all their weight and that I’ll be ok. I’m so worried, I’ve waited so many years to get the sleeve done

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I am in the same boat, I lost 85 gained back 10, now I am stuck can't lose but I am not gaining either. I am trying to write down everything I eat. I am so scared I will gain the little that I did lose and be right back in the same boat. I need to lose another 85 at least. Went to the doctor yesterday and they bascially told me there isn't much they can do now for me. I can't take diet pills. So i am going to lose I just need to get mad at myself. If I have to join weight watchers, jenny craig, medical weight loss etc all at once I want to lose the weight. I also feel like I can eat just about like I use to, but I stop myself because I dont want to blow up my stomache bigger than it is.

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8 hours ago, ramirezchana said:

I lost 15 pounds week one and not a pound since. I’m a month post op tomorrow and I can also eat a whole sandwich before I get full. I’m so irritated. I did the surgery for the restriction

FYI: At only a month post op, not many of us are allowed to eat sandwiches (according to post op diet plans)

You are still early out so there’s a chance your restrictions with kick in eventually, or rather you’ll recognize what it feels like sooner

Don’t give up!

Edited by GreenTealael

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almost everyone has their first major stall during the first month after surgery. It typically lasts 1-3 weeks. If you stick to your program, the weight loss WILL start up again. It always does. My first stall lasted two weeks (weeks 2 & 3 post surgery). During week 4, I dropped like 6-8 lbs within a couple of days.

you are not likely to feel much if any restriction during the first month because your nerves have been cut. It takes awhile for them to start to regenerate. Plus we're on purees or soft foods then, and you typically don't feel restriction with those since they move through your stomach so quickly. You'll feel some restriction once you move to solid foods. But I think you're WAY too early eating a whole sandwich. You need to stick to your program for the tool to work. And it WILL work if you follow the rules.

also, don't try chasing the full feeling. In addition to the aforementioned nerve issue, many of us have a change in our fullness cues. I no longer feel "full" the same way I did pre-surgery. Now, I just feel some pressure or discomfort in my chest. When I feel that, I know I'm done - and if I keep pushing it, I'll get sick. Some people will get hiccups or a runny nose when they're full. It could take some time before you discover what your cues are - so in the mean time, just follow your clinic's plan.

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9 hours ago, ramirezchana said:

I just want to hear that this happened to someone else too and they lost all their weight and that I’ll be ok. I’m so worried, I’ve waited so many years to get the sleeve done

it's just the three week stall - happens to almost everyone. If you do a search on the three week stall on this site, you will literally find something like 17,000 posts on it. All you can do is stick to your plan, stay off the scale, and ride it out. As long as you stick to your plan, the stall will break and your weight loss WILL start up again.

many of us experience several stalls along our journey - if not most of us. As long as you stick to your guns, they'll break and you'll be on your way again. They typically last 1-3 weeks. And absolutely you can lose all your weight. I lost all of mine - over 200 lbs. And I had several stalls, like most of us do...

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A whole sandwich is surely not on the plan. No bread or sugar until you reach goal. You will reach goal if you stick to the plan. I only lost 14 or 15 ibs my first month and by month 7 I was losing 6 to 7 lbs a month but I got there and its not easy. You can do this !!!

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Don't be irritated, sour mood tends to cause bigger appetite than usual :)

Put your food in a smaller bowl and eat with teaspoon, count your chews and pause after each swallow. Slow down eating and enjoy the taste [emoji4] all the best!!

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Be tough and follow the plan. At one month I was still on puree 6 ,,3 oz meals. 3 of them being protien way isolate shakes. I am almost 2 months out and lost 40 lbs. Now loosing about pound a day. But I measure everything and really watch what I eat. I even stop although I can eat more. Good luck. Stick with the plan.

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23 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

almost everyone has their first major stall during the first month after surgery. It typically lasts 1-3 weeks. If you stick to your program, the weight loss WILL start up again. It always does. My first stall lasted two weeks (weeks 2 & 3 post surgery). During week 4, I dropped like 6-8 lbs within a couple of days.

you are not likely to feel much if any restriction during the first month because your nerves have been cut. It takes awhile for them to start to regenerate. Plus we're on purees or soft foods then, and you typically don't feel restriction with those since they move through your stomach so quickly. You'll feel some restriction once you move to solid foods. But I think you're WAY too early eating a whole sandwich. You need to stick to your program for the tool to work. And it WILL work if you follow the rules.

also, don't try chasing the full feeling. In addition to the aforementioned nerve issue, many of us have a change in our fullness cues. I no longer feel "full" the same way I did pre-surgery. Now, I just feel some pressure or discomfort in my chest. When I feel that, I know I'm done - and if I keep pushing it, I'll get sick. Some people will get hiccups or a runny nose when they're full. It could take some time before you discover what your cues are - so in the mean time, just follow your clinic's plan.

My RNY was May 11. Today is May 22 and I've "only" lost 6 lb since pre-surgical weigh-in at the hospital. That said, the day after I came home from the hospital, May 14, I weighed 3 lb more than the pre-surgical weigh-in! (I attribute that to all the fluids that were pumped into me and the possibility of a difference between scales. So, I've "only" lost 9 lb in the last eight days. I should be satisfied with that but I keep reading stories of people losing 20+ lb in the first two weeks! It's disconcerting.

The runny nose thing... I've had a slight runny nose (unusual for me) for the first 8 days after surgery, it was so odd and I couldn't imagine why! I, too, don't feel "full". I've just started purees and my surgeon asked me if I feel full with a meal and he seemed surprised when I said no.

I figure my body just has to work this all out.

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9 minutes ago, GingersnapMI said:

My RNY was May 11. Today is May 22 and I've "only" lost 6 lb since pre-surgical weigh-in at the hospital. That said, the day after I came home from the hospital, May 14, I weighed 3 lb more than the pre-surgical weigh-in! (I attribute that to all the fluids that were pumped into me and the possibility of a difference between scales. So, I've "only" lost 9 lb in the last eight days. I should be satisfied with that but I keep reading stories of people losing 20+ lb in the first two weeks! It's disconcerting.

The runny nose thing... I've had a slight runny nose (unusual for me) for the first 8 days after surgery, it was so odd and I couldn't imagine why! I, too, don't feel "full". I've just started purees and my surgeon asked me if I feel full with a meal and he seemed surprised when I said no.

I figure my body just has to work this all out.

you're right - that "gain" in the hospital was because of the IV fluids. Some people gain up to 10 lbs with those. It takes a few days for them to work their way out of your system

20 lbs in two weeks would be an exception. Most of us lose somewhere in the 15-25 lb range the first MONTH. Although I suppose you could find a few folks for whom this isn't true, I would guess anyone losing 20 lbs the first two weeks either 1) started out at a very high BMI (much higher than the average WLS patient) or 2) didn't have much of a pre-op dieting requirement as that kind of loss is likely mostly Water (I lost 57 lbs between my six-month supervised diet and my two-week pre-op diet, so any water weight was long gone by the time I had surgery)

I lost 16 lbs the whole first month, and I started out at 373 lbs. That's not unusual at all, in fact, it's right in the typical range, and yours will be as well. I think a lot of people's expectations of this come from shows like "My 600 lb Life", but you need to keep in mind that those people are MUCH heavier than the average WLS patient, so of course they're going to drop a lot more weight than the rest of us - esp the first couple of months.

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4 hours ago, GingersnapMI said:

My RNY was May 11. Today is May 22 and I've "only" lost 6 lb since pre-surgical weigh-in at the hospital. That said, the day after I came home from the hospital, May 14, I weighed 3 lb more than the pre-surgical weigh-in! (I attribute that to all the fluids that were pumped into me and the possibility of a difference between scales. So, I've "only" lost 9 lb in the last eight days. I should be satisfied with that but I keep reading stories of people losing 20+ lb in the first two weeks! It's disconcerting.

The runny nose thing... I've had a slight runny nose (unusual for me) for the first 8 days after surgery, it was so odd and I couldn't imagine why! I, too, don't feel "full". I've just started purees and my surgeon asked me if I feel full with a meal and he seemed surprised when I said no.

I figure my body just has to work this all out.

My nose ran when I was full even though I didnt feel full.

Dont listen to all the stories of people losing 20lbs in the first month. This is your journey and it doesnt matter how long it takes you to get there as long as you get there !!! I only lost 14lbs that first month after VSG and heard all those same 20lbs in first month but I stuck to the plan and lost 131lbs the first year !! You can do this !

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