almost 4 moths after surgery and i am not losing

jws0301
on 7/17/18 11:57 am
RNY on 05/19/18

i had the surgery in March and was losing weight before the surgery with the dietitian. so i have lost over 100 lbs since the beginning of all the pre surgery deal. So 100 lbs is nothing to sneeze at however in the last few weeks i have stopped losing or just 1 lb a week. i have added exercise when approved by the doctor and add new foods all the time. i have experienced a form of dumping syndrome, nausea and weakness, in the time since the surgery but only a few times. i am just wondering if anyone is a few months out and stopped dropping weight at a large level. i am now below 275 lbs for the first time in 20 years but i want to hit my goal and this low weight loss wont help. i am finding myself looking for snacks since i am not losing. i dont want to go back to the larger size.

thank you

artchikk
on 7/17/18 12:55 pm, edited 7/17/18 5:56 am
RNY on 02/12/18 with

I think experiencing a slower rate of loss is pretty normal at this point...especially since you lost so much prior to surgery.
I am 5 months post op and I am losing 1-3 lbs a week, some weeks 0, some weeks 3 or 4 but only usually after I haven't lost anything for a week or 2... if you're still losing then I wouldn't worry about much but making sure you're drinking lots of water and getting some exercise will definitely help.

if you're drinking the minimum 64 oz of water, try raising it a couple extra glasses...try to limit your carb intake and up your lean protein and see if tweaking your diet helps. it's all a matter of trial and error to see how your body responds to what you put into it and changing your activity level. Keep track of everything you're eating and what exercise you're doing so you have something to reference to during the times you lose more vs less... it can really help you to see a correlation.
it also helps to measure yourself- sometimes even when you're not losing on the scale, you may be losing in inches!

try not to get too discouraged and remember it's a marathon, not a sprint...we get spoiled with WLS often, as the weight usually comes off so much faster than any diets we may have tried but it does slow down eventually...as long as it's moving in the right direction, try not to stress too much about how fast it's going.

If you find that you get discouraged look at old photos in comparison to new ones...they can be a great reminder of how far you've come!

Amber

RNY 2/12/18
5'4 1/2" tall, HW : 315 lbs, Surgery Wt: 297lbs.
M1: -17.5lbs, M2: -11.5lbs M3: -12lbs M4: -13lbs M5: -13lbs M6: -13.5lbs M7: -12lbs M8: -14lbs
CW 190.5



cedarstar
on 7/29/18 5:53 pm - Manitoba, Canada

As already said... slow and steady wins the race. I was a very slow loser but it was steady. It took me 11 months to lose 100 lbs and a few more after that to lose the rest. I've now had about a 20 lb regain so I am have gone back to basics. I've also heard that those who lose slower have a lower percentage of regain but not sure on accuracy of that. Keep on going and you will get there! :)

hw-251

sw-225

surgeon's goal-170

my goal-135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Grim_Traveller
on 7/30/18 3:44 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Losing slowly has nothing to do with regain. It also has nothing to do with excess skin, as many believe.

People that reach goal most often do so in 12 to 18 months. Looking at it that way, you didn't lose slowly at all. You were right on schedule.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 7/17/18 1:25 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

One pound per week is completely normal; it's slow and steady all the way to goal.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

Writergurl08
on 7/17/18 1:54 pm
RNY on 02/15/18

After the initial first couple of weeks I stalled for 6 weeks. Absolutely no loss. Then I dropped again. Now my weight loss seems to be a stair step process--stall, drop, stall, drop. I average 1-2 lbs a week if I'm taking an average but it's never that steady--lots of stops and drops.

We all lose differently, but we need to focus on the downward trends, staying on track, and try not to set too many unrealistic time-based goals. We will get there!

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150

CW: 250

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

hollykim
on 7/17/18 2:48 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On July 17, 2018 at 6:57 PM Pacific Time, jws0301 wrote:

i had the surgery in March and was losing weight before the surgery with the dietitian. so i have lost over 100 lbs since the beginning of all the pre surgery deal. So 100 lbs is nothing to sneeze at however in the last few weeks i have stopped losing or just 1 lb a week. i have added exercise when approved by the doctor and add new foods all the time. i have experienced a form of dumping syndrome, nausea and weakness, in the time since the surgery but only a few times. i am just wondering if anyone is a few months out and stopped dropping weight at a large level. i am now below 275 lbs for the first time in 20 years but i want to hit my goal and this low weight loss wont help. i am finding myself looking for snacks since i am not losing. i dont want to go back to the larger size.

thank you

how many calories are you eating a day? If you aren't losing it could be because you are eating too many calories and it is putting you into maintenance.

Whay foes a days menu look like for you?

 


          

 

Haley_Martinez
on 7/17/18 5:21 pm
RNY on 05/03/18

I can totally relate. I freak out if I don't lose anything in a day (I weigh everyday, yea yea I know) much less a week!

I think it's really important to determine if this is slow and steady weight loss or you putting yourself into maintenance from eating too much. I've looked very intensely at people signatures where they record each months loss as well as other online resources and what I've seen is that as a rule of thumb, most people (again just most, everyone is different) lose 20-25 pounds their first month, between 10 and 15 pounds months 2 through 5 and just about 10 pounds a month for month 6 onward. I think if you are losing less than 10 pounds a month before...let's say the one year mark...you might be eating too much. Most people eat 600 - 800 calories a day during weight loss, even those a year and a half out! How many calories are you eating? Some people can't lose if they eat too many carbs, after making sure your calories are in that range, switch up you protein, fat, and carb percentages and see if that makes a difference. Also, make sure you're drinking 64 oz of water a day.

If you are doing all that and still not losing, I'd talk to your doctor about possible explanations.

25 years old - 5'5" tall - HW: 260 - SW: 255 - CW: 175.6

Pre Op - 5.0, M1 - 25.6, M2 - 15.6, M3 - 14.0, M4 - 13.4, M5 - 10.8, M6 - ?

catwoman7
on 7/18/18 9:44 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I actually lost much slower than that (16 lbs the first month, then about 10 lbs/month until month 6, then it dropped even more - but it was steady and I ended up losing all my excess. I was just hyper-committed to my plan.

600-800 kcal/day is common for the first few months for sure - but I was at or over 1000 by the one year mark.

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

Daisydoo02
on 7/18/18 6:28 am - North West GTA, Ontario, Canada
RNY on 11/15/13

I noticed that you have not responded to any of the posters who gave you great advice/suggestions.

If you are eating high protein, low carb, not drinking with meals and and exercising then the reason you are not losing weight is plain and simple you are eating too many calories for 4 months post op and you are now in maintenance.

At four months out I eat approx 500 - 600 calories a day. 80-90 grams of protein and kept my carbs below 20 a day.

We can't help you unless you respond and tell us what exactly you are eating day to day.

Sorry your weight loss has slowed so much. Also your sentence of you are experiencing dumping is a red flag that you are eating either a lot of carbs (bread, cereal, crackers, rice, oatmeal) or sugar. No one dumps on protein like a steak or a chicken breast.

Re-evaluate your food and stick to low calories, high protein, low carb and don't drink with your meals. If you are eating a lot of carbs/sugar it will take a few days to get out of your system and the weight loss will pick up right away. Best of luck.

Daisy 5'5" HW: 275 SW: 254 CW: below 125

RNY Nov 15, 2013 - Toronto Western Hospital - Dr David Urbach

Gallbladder removal & hernia repair - Nov 2, 2017 - Dr David Urbach

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