I had my gastric sleeve done on 4/16/2012 and I have only lost about 50lbs, I feel like I am not eating hardly anything....but the weight seems to be coming off soooo slowly is this normal? How did everyone elses weight come off, slow of fast?
A pound a day i about what they told me to expect so i think you're doing FANTASTIC!!! The sleeve surgery helps you loose the weight much more slowly than the RNY which is one of the reasons i chose it.
You're doing much better than average! As far as clothes, I don't know why but it happens all of a sudden. I dropped 60 lbs before I changed sizes. I think it's because the larger sizes are so roomy.....
Note that my responses here are from the viewpoint of a female nearly 4 yrs out from surgery, with post bariatric hypoglycemia. I am not a medical professional. Lowest wt after surgery, 218 at 9 mo out.
Best NSV yet - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!
re: my avatar -- CFIDS =ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also diagnosed with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve related).
My surgery was the same day as yours and I am down 32lbs so I would say that you are doing BETTER than average...... I am happy with a slower weight loss... It gives my body and skin the time it needs to bounce back. Are you counting any pre-op weight loss?? If that's the case I am down 50 as well and 3 clothing sizes.
You are doing good! I can't see any reason to be concerned at all! Your weight loss is good! Don't get discouraged. Those pants will be falling off of ya soon enough!
I had my surgery on 4/17/12, and have lost -63 lbs from my highest, and -53 lbs counting from the start of the pre-op diet. So, it seems like we are all losing at about the same rate! Good to know! I don't want to lose so super fast, either.. Not healthy for your body, I don't think.
My clothes are big, too! .. I NEVER dry my clothes in the dryer, and just recently, I put my jeans in there to dry, and it helped shrink them a bit!! I put my shirts in there til almost dry, and I'll see if that helps, too.. Crazy, I know, but I never wanteddd them to shrink before, so I always just hung them to air dry in the laundry room!