How much did you lose in the first 2 weeks (14 days) after surgery?

shaywood
on 3/7/18 5:51 am

Good morning everyone!

I am down 21 pounds from my pre-op appointment weigh in and I'm curious what you all lost 14 days out from your surgery?

Grim Traveller
on 3/7/18 6:19 am
RNY on 08/21/12

You will find every number there is, if you look hard enough. My best advice is, don't look.

I gained about ten pounds in surgery. All fluid, of course. A week after surgery, I weighed the same as I did the morning of surgery.

Some lose 20 pounds or more in the first 2 weeks, and expect that to continue. They get distraught when the scale doesn't budge in the next three weeks.

Daily and even weekly fluctuations drive people insane. If you are one of those people, you might do well to avoid the scale. Monthly losses have a lot more significance than anything else.

You can see my monthly losses in my ticker. Keep in mind my height and weight. Many people put monthly losses in their signature area.

Take a look at Trendweight.com. It gives great graphs showing your overall weight loss trend, and can even give you a projected date when you might reach your goal -- provided you keep to a good plan, of course.

The best thing you can weigh, by far, is your food -- not yourself. Calories is the only thing you can control directly, not the scale you weigh yourself with.

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.

DominicanOmar
on 3/7/18 6:34 am
VSG on 02/06/18

I am with Grim on this one. I am 4 weeks post-op and I barely look at the scale. I am down 45 pounds already. I get on the scale maybe once a week. It looks like I'm losing 8 to 10 pounds a week.

peachpie
on 3/7/18 7:36 am - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

Less than I hoped for, more than I could have ever done without surgery.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

Kristi T.
on 3/7/18 9:46 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

I could not have said this any better, exactly my 2 week post op experience!!!

MarinaGirl
on 3/7/18 12:01 pm
Mini Gastric Bypass on 04/10/17

Don't worry about what others lose, it will drive you crazy. There is no standard weight loss post-surgery, or pre-surgery for that matter. Just follow your surgeon's plan, get in your fluids, and walk to help your recovery.

Gwen M.
on 3/7/18 12:36 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Not as much as I wanted to, but.. whatever. It's not a race :)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

shaywood
on 3/7/18 1:11 pm

Is it possible to delete posts? I am not sure how to so I will just say, please disregard this post. I don't mean to be rude but everyone is disregarding my question and giving me unsolicited advice. Don't get me wrong, I know you all have great advice, however, if I was looking for advice I would have asked for it. What I have enjoyed most about this site is the willingness to share personal stories, triumphs, and struggles and that everyone freely shares their weight and pounds lost, either verbally or on tickers or what have you. That is something I have never been comfortable doing IRL and I feel safe sharing here because everyone shares in the struggle with me. So why when I ask for this information, is everyone suddenly not willing to tell LOL, I was just curious and now I am sorry I asked. Again, I don't mean to come off as rude and I apologize if anyone finds this message offensive, that is not my intention. Peace and love.

Gwen M.
on 3/7/18 1:27 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Out of curiosity, why did you ask?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Cecily C.
on 3/7/18 5:35 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

11.2, and I agree with what everyone else said!

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 154.4

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

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