~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!
I know that it's upsetting, but it's also perfectly within the range of norms. Some people actually gain weight post op, some lose a great deal within the first few weeks, some lose some weight and then stop; all are 'normal.' Please be sure to contact your Dr's office. They will undoubtedly ease your mind and let you know that it's not that uncommon to experience no loss during the first few weeks, or even experience a gain post op. Your body will soon shed any excess IV fluids that it may be holding onto post operatively. Eventually, your body will start burning the excess fat and you'll start seeing a drop in your weight.
In the meantime, you may want to do a few things. Once a month, make sure to have someone take photos of you in front of a door; front, back and profile. Also take detailed measurements, including your neck, chest, abdomen, hips, upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. This will help you to 'see' the metamorphosis that is about to unfold. Often, when the scale isn't moving the tape measure will show progress.
Hang in there!
ObesityHelp Coach and Support Group Leader
High-264, Current-148, Goal-145