AVERAGE WEIGHT LOSS PER WEEK?
What has been your average weight loss per week (or per month) following RNY surgery?
I had my RNY last Tuesday and feel great. I've had a super fast recovery and already back to school full time 5 days post op.
The dietary restrictions for many weeks post op are quite strict, at least with my surgeon, so weight is already starting to drop. I just would like to know the AVERAGE loss per week let's say for the 52 weeks post op.
Thanks in advance to all who answer!
Glad to hear you're feeling so good. Back to school already is great.
|8/3/2009||238||12/10/2009||233||-5||-5||(PRE OP LOSS)|
|1/11/2010||212||2/10/2010||204||-8||-34||(3 WK. STALL)|
|3/10/2010||194||4/10/2010||180||-14||-58||(OVERWEIGHT BMI 3/27)|
|7/10/2010||157||8/10/2010||151||-6||-87||(NORMAL BMI 7/27)|
|8/10/2010||151||9/10/2010||145||-6||-93||(HIT GOAL 8/26/10)|
I'm now 3 pounds below goal and working to add back enough calories to maintain the loss.
Pre-Op 3 mos. post op 5 mos. post op At Goal Surgery Date - 12/10/2009 Goal Met -8/26/2010
In my case the weight has been dropping 1-2 lbs per day. I was just looking this morning. I had worked hard to lose before surgery and lost about 55 lbs over 5 months. Since surgery 2 weeks ago i have dropped another 27 lbs. So clearly "rapid" would be a good word for it. People vary and loss varies between sexes as well. So it can be different for everyone.
I have done well in the past charting my losses based on diet. I use the thumbrule of 12 calories per pound to maintain my current weight minus my calorie intake. Divide the result by 3500 for the expected loss.
358x12= 4296 calories to maintain
600 alories from my current diet
4295-600= 3695 deficit
3695/3500= 1.1 lbs
So I would expect to lose about this much per day. I would not expect that the scale would show this daily, more likely that over a week I would see fluctuations up and down. With a settling out at some point. Please note that I used a general metabolic rate of 12 and I do not account for the walking I am doing or the nutritional malabsorption which should all cause more loss.
lol sorry for the long post. Hope this helps.
Because everyone's starting weight is so different, you really can't compare lb to lb. If you must compare your wieght loss to someone elses, try to look at % of excess weight lost. Here's mine:
Starting weight: 234
Surgery weight 219
Current weight 152.5
Goal weight 140
So, my excess weight from date of surgery was 79lbs. I have lost 66.5. That looks like a really low number for 6 months post wls BUT... it's 84% of my excess weight.
DATE WEIGHT DIFFERENCE TOTAL LOST
11/2/09 380 Surgery day
11/16 353 -27 -27
12/24 322.8 -30.2 -57.2
1/26 304 -18.8 -76
2/22 286 -18 -94
3/31 265 -21 -115
4/26 255 -10 -125
5/26 240 -15 -140
6/24 226 -14 -154
7/26 214 -12 -166
8/27 204 -10 -176
10/01 194 -10 -186
The weight loss definitely slows down towards the end, but you'll keep losing!
on 10/5/10 12:29 am - Canada
My NUT told me this:
0-3 months: 1-7 lbs a week.
3-6 months: 1-4 lbs a week
6 months on: 1-2 lbs a week.
Before the surgery I kept putting things off. I was never good enough. One of the benefits of WLS is that you start to believe in yourself. Check out my blog:
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