Weight loss after orientation.

JessShearon
on 3/8/18 7:09 pm

Hey all, I'm getting closer to my orientation date (March 26th) and I've been gaining weight because I have not been dieting. Does anyone know if you're required or encouraged to lose weight after your weigh in for orientation? I'm kind of dying to go on a diet, as the weight gain has been fast and I feel kind of blah.

thanks all!

TheRealMeWithin
on 3/8/18 7:41 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

I didn't get weighed at my orientation.

Maybe every centre is different.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

JessShearon
on 3/8/18 7:45 pm

Maybe they won't weigh me? I'm not sure as I haven't gone yet. Did they at any point encourage you to lose weight presurgery? Or was it just the optifast and then surgery?

Jenprince
on 3/8/18 7:51 pm

They weigh you when you go see the nurse not at orientation.

Hw: 350. Referred January 16th 2018 to TWH. Orientation February 12th 2018.Social Worker February 28th 2018. Nurse March 12th 2018.Nutritionist Class March 12th 2018. Psychiatrist April 20th 2018. Dietician May 23rd 2018.

TheRealMeWithin
on 3/8/18 7:53 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

I was encouraged to do so but really they just wanted to make sure I was making changes. They didn't really care about scale numbers.

In fact, at some later appointments it was my choice if I wanted to be weighed or not.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

Pikachu
on 3/8/18 7:53 pm

Hey! I'm in Hamilton. They never encouraged us to actually lose weight they encouraged us to change habits. Like stop eating a lot of bread and eat more veggies. Things like that. I just finished all my last appointment march 6. I was only ever weighed during my nurse appointment. I have a feeling i'll be weighed again when I meet the sugeron. So basically you don't have to worry about losing weight, but you can if you want. Through this whole journey I've realized that they don't really care about numbers. They just want you to be healthy.

JessShearon
on 3/8/18 7:59 pm, edited 3/8/18 11:59 am

Thank you! I?m afraid if my appointments take too long I?ll have to buy all new clothes in bigger sizes lol

Liveyourlife
on 3/8/18 8:24 pm

At Humber your starting weight is the weight sent in on your original paper work. You are weighed at every appointment except orientation. They encourage you to eat healthier and weight gain could result in extra appointments being required as they then think you are not trying or not understanding. Good luck!

Orientation July, Surgeon consult Sept, Internist Nov, RD/RSW/RN Dec.

RNY March 2, 2018 HRRH Pam (49 / 5'5 ½)

HW: 237, PreOpti: 226, Opti: -10, M1: -20, M2: -12, M3: -13, M4 -10, M5 -9, M6 -7, M7 -2

JessShearon
on 3/8/18 8:40 pm

Thank you! So in your case it's definitely encouraged! Much appreciated!

oneatatime
on 3/8/18 9:25 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

At TWH, I didn't get weighed at orientation. I did get weighed at all my other appointments though.

They didn't care if I lost weight, but they did care if I gained weight - meaning they were at least looking for me to maintain what I started at.

Also, when I met with the dietitian, I had to bring in new food logs, and was able at that meeting to demonstrate what positive changes I had made in preparation for surgery. That was an important step.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5 / M11 -2.5 / M12 +2 / M13 -5.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

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