Average weight loss per week post gastric bypass?
on 9/25/11 4:12 pm
An average of five pounds a week is not too slow. How many pounds did you expect to lose each week?
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on 9/16/13 3:39 pm
I have been doing the same thing just stalled. I had my surgery September 20th. I've been doing all the right things. Starting to feel depressed.
From what I've observed online, it tends to be the heavier you are, the faster you lose, and it seems like men lose a little faster than women, although not always. Remember its not a race. Think if you lose only 2lbs per week - thats 104lbs in a year. So at that rate you're doing pretty decent. Keep your chin up - there will be stalls and small ups and downs. Don't live by the scale, you'll drive yourself crazy!
I had surgery almost two years ago. I seemed to average a loss of 10 lbs a month. Yes, some weeks I could lose a lb a day. Then other weeks I wouldn't lose a thing. I would say stay away from the scale...If you are doing what you are suppose to you will lose he weight. It just takes your body time to adjust to everything!
Good Luck! Keep up the good work!
WL after RNY is like a set a stairs, you will lose a speed amount then level off, then lose then level. SO if you are tracking your WL on a chart it should look like a set of stairs. I track my weight on here and it does sort of look like stairs.
15lbs in 3 weeks is amazing, you are going to lose no matter what you do and you are going to stop losing at times (stall) no matter what you do for the first year. The surgery works. You can help it along by eating right and working out. Right now you want to concentrate on changing your habits. Trust me on this, TRUST ME, your old habits will creep back up on you very soon. When you start to feel normal again, like you did before surgery, it gets harder to stay away from trigger foods and "bad" foods. Concentrate now on forming new habits and getting in some exercise and worry less about the weight. It comes off!
It is difficult to compare how fast everyone loses because they start at different BMIs. The surgeons track % excess weight loss. So someone who has 150 excess lbs will lose lbs faster than someone who has 100.
It is more important to make sure that you are learning to use your tool and make the permanent changes to your lifestyle. If you're not successful at that, then you are at risk for more significant regain, no matter how much you lose now.
I am 6wks out this Tuesday and as far as I know I have only lost 13lbs. I workout in the gym 45min - hour 5 nights a week with cardio and strength training, I walk a mile most days and I work my small "hobby" farm by myself.
Had measurements done and I have lost 14.5 inches (2.75-hips, 4-waist, 1.75 thigh, etc).
If I tried to compare my weightloss to some 'average' I would be more mental than I already am!!
When I went in for my one month visit with my surgeon last Thursday I was kinda shocked that the scale was actually moving down! Yayy! And, as of today I'm 28.7lbs down since surgery. It takes time and you're going through a lot that you and your body have to get used to. Your meds change, your eating habits change, and you're learning a whole new way to eat.
I'm at a place where I feel good about what I've done and I know I can make it work. That's not to say it isn't work...it definately is, but I can see changes that will make it oh so worth it!
Give yourself time (doc said slow was good too) and understand yourself and your body, you can do it at your own pace...not what anyone else has done!
on 1/19/13 9:13 pm
According to my surgeon, the following is the average he sees in his practice:
2 weeks - 5-10%
6 weeks - 10-15%
3 mos - 20-30%
6 mos - 45-55%
12 mos - 60-70%
18 mos - 75-85%
To find your percentage: [(pounds lost) / (excess body weight) x 100 = %
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on 9/17/13 6:45 am
People really shouldn't ask for averages because everyone's journey is different and it is very hard to compare.
Some people have lost in 2 months what it took me 2 YEARS to lose. I only lost 50 (FIFTY) pounds since my surgery in May 2011.