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So I had a lower BMI of I think 32 after pre-op but after the first week I have not lost anything. I am still on pureed foods right now. I am getting so upset because I saw on this low BMI site all these stories of people not losing except like 15 pounds. The only thing is I am handicapped so I don't walk much except to get around house or go shopping. Could this be problem? I just pray I didn't go thru all of this for 15 pounds, which by the way I haven't even lost yet. I have lost 10 pounds since surgery. I have no problems following diet to a tee or anything like that. Please help me!

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Don’t forget they pump you full of saline and such for surgery and to make sure you arent dehydrated— and 10 lbs in a week is AMAZING on any diet plan. Stick with the long term view— it will come.

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exercise is only about 10% of weight loss. 90% is due to food intake (or the lack thereof). So being active does help a bit, but most of loss or gain is due to food intake. I know of several people who've lost a ton of weight with WLS without exercise, so you should be fine.

not losing the first week is common, and Sigh is correct, it's due to the IV fluids you got in the hospital, which is essentially salt Water. The sodium in it causes water retention in a lot of people, and it takes a few days to work it's way out of your system. Lots of us leave the hospital weighing more than we did when we entered. I've read about people "gaining" up to 10 lbs in the hospital! So no worries. You'll start losing weight soon..

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Takes time for the body to adjust. I started to lose after 3 months. Then stall and now I’m loosing again. Metabolism, Water, medication , too much food, too little food, hormones, all play into and and everyone is different. Trust the process and you will start to see changes.

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I had surgery on March 3rd. I weighed 202 on the morning of surgery and lost 9 lbs the first week. I then stalled for 7 days but have started losing again this week. My initial 9 pound loss included a lot of Water weight (at least 4 to 5 pounds). My second week stall was my body replenishing the excess depleted water to normalize the body's healthy hydration levels. During that stall, for every depleted water pound I was "regaining", I was actually losing a fat pound. So although the scales showed no pounds lost, I actually restored the body's healthy Fluid levels and lost an equal amount of fat pounds.

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