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Well,

I had my day 1 of my journey on Sunday 4/17. At that point I weighed 278 pounds.

I’ve had quite a few doctor visits lately so I’ve been weighed more frequently and I’m gaining.

4/21/22 279.4
4/23/22 279.2
4/24 (today) 282.2

I’ve been eating a little better and trying to move more so this is very frustrating. A weight I have always feared is being 300 or more and it looks like I’m rapidly getting there.

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I started carb counting and restricting the amount of carbs I ate after I went to a Drs appt and only lost barely a half pound. I journal everyday and have My Fitness Pal app. I have lost 10 lbs since 4/8 last Drs appt. I do really well with restricting my carbs when Im disciplined. Ive just started my pre op diet so I am hoping to lose alittle more before surgery day. I was eating low carb, low fat and high Protein diet. I eat mostly fish and baby spinach, baked or boiled chicken breasts, salads sometimes. broc and Ill eat alittle cheese at times. I have been now switched over to the preop diet oh and I was previously eating the Ratio Protein yogurt to bump up my protein.

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I wouldn’t worry too much. It could just be your natural fluctuation especially as it’s only a couple of pounds. Your weight can fluctuate a couple of pounds through out the day as you eat & drink. Also consider whether you pooped that day & if you’re retaining fluids due to your hormonal fluctuations. Unless you’re being weighed at exactly the same time, wearing the exact same clothing on the same scales & you’ve eaten the exact same foods & the same volume of fluids, etc. you have to expect some differences in what the scale says. Each of my doctors keep their own records of my weight & I keep mine. They’re not the same & that’s ok.

My fluctuation is a kilogram (2.2lb). Because you’ll be weighing yourself more frequently you’ll get to discover your natural fluctuation. It may be more or less but it’s just part of life.

And as you’re just starting out in the process & are just starting to make changes to your diet, maintaining your weight is still a win. Way better than gaining. As you progress with those changes, you’ll likely notice your weight starting to go down. You’ll be on the pre surgery diet before you know it & then your surgery & your weight will very noticeably drop.

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In all honesty, that’s not that big of a gain. As a women our hormones play a HUGE part in our weight. My weight fluctuates by 5 maybe more pounds sometimes, even as I am working out and eating healthy. My doctor says not to worry, to count the lowest weight. It helps to weigh yourself at the same time every time you do and the morning is usually best.

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Try cutting out all foods containing sugar, flour, rice, white potatoes, and processed food (which is anything in a bag or box on the inner aisles of your supermarket).

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