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Hopefully, some of you out there can share your experiences post surgery in regards to your initial weight loss. 🧐

I had my WLS last week on 9/7, so I’m about 9 days post op. With that said, I’m excited about my journey but a little concerned. As of this morning I have lost approximately 18.7 lbs since my surgery date. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that I’m dropping weight, I just wasn’t expecting to lose so much in such little time. 😳

Any feedback would be appreciated!

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44 minutes ago, Jalyn said:

Hopefully, some of you out there can share your experiences post surgery in regards to your initial weight loss. 🧐

I had my WLS last week on 9/7, so I’m about 9 days post op. With that said, I’m excited about my journey but a little concerned. As of this morning I have lost approximately 18.7 lbs since my surgery date. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that I’m dropping weight, I just wasn’t expecting to lose so much in such little time. 😳

Any feedback would be appreciated!

I am sure your surgeon knows how much you have lost? I had to see my surgeon 7 days after surgery. I lost a little over 10 pounds and I am starting off over 100 pounds lighter, so I would not be too alarmed with it.

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Thanks Tony. My first follow visit with my surgeon is next Monday. I appreciate your feedback. ☺️

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I'm older and somewhat tech-challenged. How do you reply to an individual post on this site instead of posting to the general topic?

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people lose at all different rates depending on a bunch of different factors - age, gender, metabolic rate, whether or not you lost a bunch of weight before surgery, body composition (% of muscle), genetics, activity level, etc. As long as you're following your clinic's plan, you're fine.

you're also about to hit the infamous "three-week stall" that a vast majority of us experience (it's not always the third week, but sometime within the first 4-6 weeks post surgery). Your weight loss will likely stall for 1-2 weeks (and for a few, three weeks) before it takes off again.

it seems like most people lose somewhere in the 15-25 lb range the first month (but of course you'll always find a few outliers who lose more or less than that), but i'm guessing you'll end up at the higher end of that range - and maybe even a little over, which is fine. You're normal!

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15 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

people lose at all different rates depending on a bunch of different factors - age, gender, metabolic rate, whether or not you lost a bunch of weight before surgery, body composition (% of muscle), genetics, activity level, etc. As long as you're following your clinic's plan, you're fine.

you're also about to hit the infamous "three-week stall" that a vast majority of us experience (it's not always the third week, but sometime within the first 4-6 weeks post surgery). Your weight loss will likely stall for 1-2 weeks (and for a few, three weeks) before it takes off again.

it seems like most people lose somewhere in the 15-25 lb range the first month (but of course you'll always find a few outliers who lose more or less than that), but i'm guessing you'll end up at the higher end of that range - and maybe even a little over, which is fine. You're normal!

Thank you so much! I appreciate your feedback and encouragement. I'm just trying to take things one day at time.

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