I had my surgery March 2, weighing 302. Today is March 21, almost 20 days and still 291. Is this right? I feel like I should be losing more, shouldn't I?
yes, I lost 20 pounds before surgery and then dr. said don't weight for the first week after surgery becuase of all the fluids they put in you. My stomach was swollen. However, March 10 was the first time I lost weight and here it is 11 days later and not quite 10 pounds. I was just expecting more. Maybe I am not eating right, I am on pureed foods now.
I'm 10 days out and am on liquids. I just finished a cup of blended up chili. I have noticed that I haven't lost in a few days so I started looking at what I've put into my body. I'm only getting about 500 calories. The dietician before surgery said about 800 calories is what you are looking for while on liquids. I don't really know how to get more in. I'm just focused on my water and protein. But, I'm thinking that is my problem - not eating enough!! Hopefully once I start on soft foods on Friday, my calories will go up a bit and my body won't think I'm starving to death!
My Doctor and nutritionist said you should lose on average 2 to 3 pounds a week. The sleeve is not like gastric bypass, you are still digesting food normally so there is no malabsorption as in the gastric bypass. So the weight will come off at a slower rate.
I had my surgery on 2/3/2011 and at the last office visit I was down just about 40 pounds. I have just started on solids and still struggle to get my calories in. I am suppose to get 1000 a day and I am lucky to get in 800.
But as long as you are losing weight you are doing well.
If you have questions I would call your nutritionist he/she should be able to tell you if you are not getting enough calories in.
But I was the same on the calories I have problems getting them in but you have to exercise to. At first nothing to heavy go out and walk get some fresh air and you will see your weight come off.
Yup, 3 to 4 lbs a week in the first month or six weeks, then about 2-3 lbs a week thereafter. It's still much faster than any of us could lose it before our surgeries. And men will lost it faster, so please don't compare yourselves to the men here. They have greater muscle mass, and muscle burns fat. You want to build your muscle fat while you are losing fat, so get in your protein and exercise!
wow, Thanks for all the input. I was just expecting more. Maybe when I eat more. I did call the dr and he said "quit weighing yourself everyday" and just be patient and do not worry about calories. I do feel good, I am actually thinking about going back to work even though I can stay off until April 18th. I am hoping to wash some walls and do some spring cleaning...lol. I do walk everyday. I usually put in an extra 2 to 4 miles per day that I didn't before. I can not do any more than that until my 6 weeks are up. I see the dr. on the 29th, so I will hang in. Had some corned beef for dinner from the crockpot and then pureed a little...yummy. This is going to work!!!
Any weight loss after surgery is good. We have had some people on the forum who have actually gained pounds in the weeks after surgery, and they were following the rules.
I am a male and I am averaging about .5lb a day, so about 15 lbs a month. That is a huge amount of weight one direction and it adds up. Before surgery, a lot of us would go up and down, even when we were overall losing. So it might be 2lbs down 1lb up. When my doctor saw me 1 month out, we was borderline unhappy with my weight loss because it was borderline too fast. But since I was a big strapping guy, he was less concerned, for the moment.
But as others have said it is more important how you are feeling and looking. Are clothes fitting better? Do you have more energy? Those things are far more important than what the scale says.