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So,

after the first month and after the first plateau, how much did your weight loss slow down?

at what rate were you losing? like around month 2-3

i'm starting to worry that i'm losing too fast

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50 minutes ago, The Greater Fool said:

Everyone loses at their own rate. YOU will lose at your rate.

You don't need to worry until your surgeon worries.

Good luck,

Tek

i know, its just that i've lost half of my excess weight in two months. i don't think it's supposed to be this fast. and honestly i don't think my surgeon is keeping track of me well enough for him to worry.

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How much are you eating? Are you exercising a lot?

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11 minutes ago, Hop_Scotch said:

How much are you eating? Are you exercising a lot?

i'm not really able to eat aside from Protein Shakes. i can finish maybe 1oz of soft/puree foods. im not really exercising because im too weak/dizzy most of the time.

i know the answer is probably just that i should be taking in more but im not sure if the loss is becoming too fast.

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The weight is possibly off too quickly for your start weight, sounds like you need to be eating some more too given the weak/dizzy feeling. Is there a dietician on your program?

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I would call and ask your surgeon if you need to be concerned.

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4 hours ago, Hop_Scotch said:

The weight is possibly off too quickly for your start weight, sounds like you need to be eating some more too given the weak/dizzy feeling. Is there a dietician on your program?

yea i talk to them every week

the problem isnt their program the problem is that i cant take much in without nausea and other stuff

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At two months I’d lost about 12kg (26lbs) from my surgery weight & by the end of the 3rd month I’d lost about another 5kg (11lbs) so it was slowing by then. But as @The Greater Fool said, we all lose at our own rate. There are many factors that influence your rate of loss: age, gender, starting weight, metabolic rate, genetics, etc.

I’d encourage you to have a conversation with your dietician & surgeon about your progress especially if you’re concerned & as you’re still predominately getting your nutrition from Protein Shakes. What does your plan recommend you should be eating at this point?

Personally I gave shakes up from week 3 purée stage - was always my intention. At two & three months I was eating 1/4 - 1/3 cup of food 3 times a day plus a high Protein yoghurt or yoghurt drink. Also had started adding vegetables & a little fresh fruit. But we are different in what & how much we can eat eat as we progress.

I hear you about the dizziness & lack of energy. Dizziness caused by drops in blood pressure is not uncommon to begin (unless you’re like me & always had a tendency to low blood pressure & then you live with it forever). Try adding an electrolyte drink to your fluids each day to give you a good boost. I carried a bottle of diluted hydralyte with me everywhere for months.

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I am losing about 4 lbs. a week. at 2.5-ish months out, and am about halfway between surgery weight and goal. BUT:

1. Everyone loses at their own rate.

2. I'm a dude, and as unfair as it is, it seems easier for guys to lose weight even after WLS.

3. I work and workout like a fiend.

I would talk to your surgeon about your inability to keep stuff down or to eat more than an ounce at a time. That's concerning.

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I lost 40 pounds I am in 20 days post-operative and now stalling for the last 5 days

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As others have told you: you go at your own pace.
i can give you my stats though.
my highest? 330lbs

at surgery:294 lbs.

my weight now 8 months post op: 204lbs.

that’s just over 11 pounds a month…. However I can tell you that there were many stalls where I lost barely anything, then I dropped a ton very quickly.

for example: three weeks ago I was at 224 and I was holding steady at that same weight for several weeks before that. I figured I was just too close to my goal weight so it would take even more time and I would need to buckle down and really work at it. Imagine my surprise to find that I weigh myself a week later and it was 214….. then another week later and it’s 204….
now I am rethinking my goal. My goal was originally 195lbs (I’m 6 ft 2”) and that number is at the top of my “healthy bmi” scale. I’m now thinking I can go lower because I’m so close to goal right now and I still have fatty areas. 🤷🏼‍♀️
but that seems to be my “normal” where I would hold steady for a long period then drop a ton of weight over the course of a week or two…. Then hold steady for several weeks and drop again…

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On 11/20/2021 at 4:41 PM, lindseylovesdogs said:

i know, its just that i've lost half of my excess weight in two months. i don't think it's supposed to be this fast. and honestly i don't think my surgeon is keeping track of me well enough for him to worry.

So did I, and i turned out just fine.

I too was often lightheaded the first little bit, and went through a period of food aversion.

From month 3 to 7, weight loss sowed down to roughly 10lbs a month (i was eating more, as well as getting smaller, reducing my need for calories)

Lost another 10+ lbs after goal and been sitting there more or less ever since. Im 3 yrs out.

I assume you have shared your lack of energy and other concerns with your doc and nut? And that your labs have come back with uneventful results? Unless your team is worried, probably no need for you to either.

Good Luck! ❤️

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