Average Weight Loss After Surgery???
On average, my surgeon said we would lose 3-5 pounds per week and that is pretty much what was the case for myself and all three of my kids.
HW 300 / SW 280 / CW 138 / GW 140
Hit Goal 4/2/2010
I was not sure. There is a girl that I like to watch on YouTube who listed her first month's weight loss as 40 lbs. I have lost about 1/2 of that in 3 weeks... but I was trying to figure out if that is normal. She might have been larger than me to begin with.... one never knows.
I love that you and you children all had the surgery. My Mom had the band in May and I had my gastric bypass Aug 29th. We are like a mini support group for each other.
Have a great Thursday!
Here's an exerpt and link to an article I found with a quick web search -- I'm sure that there is much better info out there:
Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery averages 60 to 70 percent of the patient's excess weight by the end of the first year, reports the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. After 10 to 14 years, according to Highland Hospital, some patients have kept off 50 to 60 percent of their excess weight. About 75 percent of patients also experience control over comorbidities such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, notes the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endocsopic Surgeons.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/291702-weight-loss-after-g astric-bypass/#ixzz1Y1chWaiB
Also, if you haven't seen OH's post-op weight loss planner, here's a link -- it was one of my favorites while I was in the losing phase:
Dave Chambers, 6'3" tall, 365 before RNY, 185 low, 200 currently. My profile page: product reviews, tips for your journey, hi protein snacks, hi potency delicious green tea, and personal web site.
2 week pre op diet -25
1 month -22
2 month -15
3 month -12
4 month -11
5 month -11
6 month -10
If you weigh 300 or more you will typically lose a little faster than "lightweights" but there is no set weight loss schedule. Good luck to you!
on 9/15/11 9:09 am
Month 1 - 27
Month 2 - 15
Month 3 - 13
Month 4 - 10
Month 5 - 8
Month 6 - 2....at a stall right now
I have about 22-27 more pounds to go, not sure what I want my goal weight to be.
You'll get there. It just might not be exactly the path you think it should be.