1 month Average weight loss?
on 2/15/10 2:50 am
Hi Tracey -
Below is my 7 month weight loss stats. As you can see the 1st month was the highest weight loss and then it decreased. Keep in mind that there are so many variables that impact how quickly we lose weight (metabolism, starting weight, gender, age, type of operation (RNY/DS may lose more vs sleeve/lapband since it is also malabsorption), how many calories we intake, how many calories we burn with exercise, etc). I always tell OH members to try not to compare themselves to others - in particular if they are going to get upset by it. However, I think we all like to know how our results stack up to others.
The only thing we can control is that we are getting in our required protein + water + exercise + vitamins. Our bodies at the end of the day will decide how fast or slow we take off the weight.
HIghwest Weight - 432 lbs.
July 14, 2009 Surgery Day - 410 lbs.
August 16, 2009 - 371 lbs. (39 lb loss for 1st Month)
September 13, 2009 - 353 lbs. (18 lb. loss for 2nd Month)
October 11, 2009 - 339 lbs. (14 lb. loss for 3rd Month)
November 8, 2009 - 327 lbs (12 lb. loss for 4th Month)
December 6, 2009 - 314.2 (14.2 lb loss for 5th Month)
January 3, 2010 298.4 (15.8 lb loss for 6th month)
January 31, 2010 285.6 (12.8 lb loss for 7th month)
Current weight as of February 14, 2010 = 280.2 lbs.
Hope this info is of help to you.
The point I'm making is that ANYONE on here has different stories. No 2 numbers are going to be the same.
Much continued luck on your weight loss and know that you did this surgery to lose the weight. It didn't take only a few months to put on so it's going to take a few months to take back off.
It will slow down regardless of what you eat now, because of what is called the glycogen effect. Some of this incredibly fast loss has happened because your body has utilized its emergency stores of energy for what it perceives as an emergency/famine. This lets loose a whole bunch of fluid. Your body will restore that emergency source, which will entail retaining the fluid it let loose to use the glycogen. So you will slow down or even appear to "stall," but it will be all about the fluid and have nothing to do with losing or gaining fat. Don't let this freak you out when it happens.
Don't let the scale movement (or lack thereof) be your sole measure of progress. This is about a heck of a lot more than numbers on the scale.