How much did you lose the first month?
on 2/23/12 2:18 pm
I am a few weeks away from surgery and I am curious how much weight you lost your first month after surgery.
I lost 18 pounds the 1st month. I was hoping it would have been more but I lost 19 pounds the 2 months before my surgery. I started my 3 week stall after week 3. But remember, everyone is different & we all lose at different rates. Any weight loss you have will be great. Good luck!
on 2/23/12 2:53 pm
on 2/23/12 3:02 pm
on 2/23/12 6:07 pm
Everybody's different and results will vary. Your BMI, starting weight, age, gender, etc. factor into the speed and consistency of your weight loss.
I lost 20 pounds on the two week pre-op liquids. THey came back but just in water and swelling right after surgery. A week post-op, the 20 pounds were gone again and I've since lost an additional 26 pounds. (4 weeks post-op yesteday.)
Just want to throw out there that I have a serious cycle that my body seems to follow. No weight loss the week before my TOM and 3-5 pounds toward the end of the week of TOM. Pay attention to whatever cycle you may have- it will help you to not be frustrated during the slow "periods".
I think initially I was feeling a little disappointed and it took me a bit of time to wrap my brain around my weight loss not being as significant as others. I saw other sleevers who were right about my time lose over 30 and nearly 40 pounds that first month. I now recognize that my loss is just fine and to not get caught up in other people's stats. I want everyone to do well and I think we all have our own pace.
Surgeon: Chengelis Surgery on 12/19/2011 Carb eating loose sleever here! "Dying is easy. Living is hard."
1Mo: -21 2Mo: -16 3Mo: -12 4MO - 13 5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6 9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10 MO 10: -8 MO 11: +1 MO 12: -1.4 Mo 13-14: 0 Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good! Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24 BMI 23 CW: 179 Goal in 8 months 4 days!! 6' 2'' EWL 112% Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5 150+ pounds lost
Congratulations to everyone on their weight loss!