Am I losing enough?

Kimberly K.
on 3/30/14 9:44 am
RNY on 03/21/14

Hi All,

I am 9 days post op and have lost 6 lbs. Seems like it should be more to me. Was on liquids until post-op check up and advanced to pureed food. Doing fine with that. Supplementing with once protein shake a day and starting to do some walking. Drinking water as advised. Do you think I should be losing more?

 

Kim K.    

mmnishik
on 3/30/14 10:59 am
with

I think it is too early to tell.  only 9 days post op your body is still healing and recovering.  Give it time and the weight will shed!

Single mom to 2 girls! Love them <3

    

Kimberly K.
on 3/30/14 8:52 pm
RNY on 03/21/14

Thank you so much. I was hoping that was the case.

Kim K.    

Marilyn101
on 3/30/14 11:24 am - FL

Your doing fine, you need to intake more protein. The weight will come off. Keep in mind the important thing here is to become healthy.

Kimberly K.
on 3/30/14 8:53 pm
RNY on 03/21/14

Yes, the important thing is to get healthy. Easy to lose site of that. Will work on more protein.

Kim K.    

RNY on 10/21/13

Congrats on your surgery and your 6 lb loss. 

I know it's hard to not focus on the weight loss, but during your recovery the first month or so try to focus on healing, resting, getting in your protein/fluids/vitamins, and moving, the weight loss will fall into place, I promise. 

If it makes you feel any better I weighed two pounds more 9-10 days after surgery than I did on the morning of surgery due to all of the fluids I received in the hospital. Was I discouraged? Sure, but I'm in this for life and it is coming off and I'm doing well. Hang in there, follow your plan, maybe stay off the scale for awhile and you'll be pleased with the results. 

Best wishes!

LAP RNY 10.21.13  Pounds lost by month: 1: 34 2: 25 3: 16 4: 12 5: 7 6: 18 7: 10 8: 8 9:15 10:10 11: 10  12:  Total so far: 190! pounds

 

Kimberly K.
on 3/30/14 8:56 pm
RNY on 03/21/14

Thank you so much for your reply and great advice. So good to hear from experienced people to put things into perspective. This makes me feel much better.

Kim K.    

Grim_Traveller
on 3/30/14 2:02 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

I also weighed more at the end of my first week. It doesn't seem fair, but it is what it is.

Follow your plan, and you will do great.

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.

Kimberly K.
on 3/30/14 8:59 pm
RNY on 03/21/14

I so appreciate your input. I really don't know many people who have had the surgery so this board is invaluable to me as I am sure it is to so many people. Thank you so much.

Kim K.    

SHMILY
on 3/30/14 3:19 pm
On March 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM Pacific Time, Kimberly K. wrote:

Hi All,

I am 9 days post op and have lost 6 lbs. Seems like it should be more to me. Was on liquids until post-op check up and advanced to pureed food. Doing fine with that. Supplementing with once protein shake a day and starting to do some walking. Drinking water as advised. Do you think I should be losing more?

 

You really need more protein. I am 5 ft 4 and my doc said a minimum of 55 gr a day. At your stage I was drinking 3 shakes.

    

    

Surgery Feb 26, 2014. Starting wt 270 lbs

    
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