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Hello,

I had sleeve on 12/16 and my weight has not moved much and today I noticed it's back up 3lbs. I lost 13lbs on pre op but nothing after surgery. Is this normal? I'm feeling discouraged. I've been on full liquids. I get my Protein in the form of shakes and yogurt. It's hard to get fluids in but I am doing that too. Any advice or help?

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there's no way that's a true weight gain. I would guess you're retaining Water or your intestines are full.

a lot of people don't lose much the first week because of the IV fluids you get in the hospital. In fact, some people "gain" on that (not really a true gain, though - it's just the fluid). I've heard of people "gaining" as much as 10 lbs in the hospital! It can up to a week for all that Fluid to work its way out of your system.

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Not to worry, Msleo88. Many bariatric veterans suggest that you not weigh for at least 3 weeks post-op due to the crazy weights fluctuations caused by Fluid. I know it’s hard to resist weighing, but stick to the plan and you’ll see results.

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Seriously, don't worry about it. It'll fly off soon, but the first weeks are very ... YMMV. Some lose a pound a day from the get-go, others' bodies hold on to fluids and such for a few weeks.

Just focus on your plan for now :)

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I'm in the same boat right now. I got VSG on Dec 20 2021, I am 2 weeks post op, my plan wanted me on pureed foods only 3 days after surgery... which I personally felt was way too soon, so I stayed on Protein Shakes and broths only for the first 10 days. I had lost about 12 lbs from surgery date up to when I started puree on day 10, but just noticed I have gained about a pound last couple of days. I have been having a hard time getting things moving though too (smooth move tea actually did literally nothing), so I'm sure that has a little to do with it, Miralax takes the full three days once a day before it does anything at all. I'm sure it gets better after the 3-5 week hump from what I've heard.

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Lesson I have recently learned the hard way...

I had GP on 12-21-21, surgery weight 316lbs. I dropped to 300lbs in 1.5 weeks and was thrilled, and then stalled there for a few days. I did some reading, asked a provider and was given this advice....

1. Weigh yourself weekly, not daily

2. Understand that this is a journey and lifestyle change, taking your weight is like taking a snapshot or polaroid of a moment of the journey. Sometimes it is nice to track progress, but it doesn't change the journey you are on.

3. WLS is a tool, not a formula. Your body will change based on not only WLS but food/water intake, environmental conditions, etc... Follow the guidelines and recommendations, don't sweat the small stuff, and the weight should drop over time.

I woke up this morning and felt skinnier, but based on this advice did not stress about some number on a scale.

Hope this helps! I'm new and learning but it really helped me.

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Hey everyone just checking in. So today is exactly a month since surgery..... I've lost 9lbs.....scale hardly moves I've been at 291 for a week now. I went to see my surgeon about a week ago and she seems pleased. I can tell in my face and arms I've lost weight but the scale is just not moving at all. I'm trying to keep the faith but it's hard when I read people lost 15 lbs a month after surgery and I'm not even at 10lbs. [emoji37]

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On 1/16/2022 at 11:32 AM, msleo88 said:

Hey everyone just checking in. So today is exactly a month since surgery..... I've lost 9lbs.....scale hardly moves I've been at 291 for a week now. I went to see my surgeon about a week ago and she seems pleased. I can tell in my face and arms I've lost weight but the scale is just not moving at all. I'm trying to keep the faith but it's hard when I read people lost 15 lbs a month after surgery and I'm not even at 10lbs.

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I know it’s been a while since you checked in, but how are you doing? Any progress?

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I know it’s been a while since you checked in, but how are you doing? Any progress?
Hey! So I'm still hanging in there. Weight loss is still very slow. I'm down 42lbs it's a daily war seems like but I figure some progress is better than none.

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OMG! I so needed to read this thread bc I gained 11lbs in the hospital and been discouraged every since!

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13 hours ago, KeyaWilson39 said:

OMG! I so needed to read this thread bc I gained 11lbs in the hospital and been discouraged every since!

Oh that's because in the hospital they fill you up with tons of Water so you don't get dehydrated. Looks like they gave you plenty. It will slowly leave you in the next week or two. Just try and stay off the scales, I know its hard but it does help. You will feel on top of the world when the weight drops but you will get a stall soon too, be prepared. Put ' 3 week stall ' in the search box, it will save you some more worry and disappointment when it happens to you. Keep the faith, this works, it worked for all these others on this forum, you will be fine if you stick fairly close to your recommendations.

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OMG! I so needed to read this thread bc I gained 11lbs in the hospital and been discouraged every since!
Yes just keep at it. Follow your program and ignore that darn scale. I barely get on the scale nowadays. I just measure inches and compare myself in clothes. I was in a 4x before surgery I'm in a 2x and some 1x.

Also took a trip and no longer need a extender for the seat belt. Those victories alone let me know I'm moving in the right direction.

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