gained a pound?

on 10/3/17 8:58 am

So I'm 6 weeks out. I have lost 32lbs since surgery. I got on the scale yesterday, I weigh once a week, and I gained a pound. How is that possible? I walk 5 nights a week. I get my water and protein in and I haven't eaten more than 400 calories a day. I eat almost the same thing everyday and never eat more than 30gms of carbs. and less than 8gms sugar. I log everything that goes in my mouth on MFP. WTH?

on 10/3/17 9:02 am
RNY on 08/04/15

you might be in a little stall. Unfortunately, they happen. The extra pound could be explained by water retention, the need to have a good poop, or hormones. If you are following the rules, the weight will come off.

Don't Panic!

Age: 44 | Height: 5' 3" | Starting January 2015: 291 | RNY 8/4/15 with Dr. Arthur Carlin| Goal: 150

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. ~Proverbs 19:20

on 10/3/17 9:05 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

I'm sorry, but if you're going to freak out over a 1lb gain at 6 weeks post op you are going to have one helluva journey in your future.

It could be absolutely anything! When did you last poop? Is it that time of month coming? The list could go on and on. And quite simply, just because.

Learn now that the scale will stall, it will fluctuate up and down, sometimes a little sometime a bunch.

BREATH as I said you have a long road ahead of you.

Remember to take your measurements regularly they will help show you the big picture.

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

on 10/3/17 9:22 am
RNY on 07/11/17

Hi ,

As others have said, ANYTHING can cause a one pound gain. Really. That being said, my stalls last 3 weeks and then I usually drop 6-7 pounds in a week. Had a 17 day and 21 day stall in the last 2 1/2 months and my weight has gone up and down a pound to 2 in a day. My total weight loss in almost 3 months is equal to what you lost in 6 weeks! So everyone is different and it really depends on what weight you start, age, activity level, dehydration, water retention or as already said, whether you pooped or not.

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

on 10/3/17 9:24 am

I'm not the calm, cool, collected type:-) I expected stalls but not a gain. I did get my monthly today so maybe that explains it.

Erin T.
on 10/3/17 9:40 am
VSG on 01/17/17

A pound isn't really a gain. I mean, the margin of error on your scale could be 1lb from one step time to another.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 10/3/17 10:57 am
VSG on 12/10/13

My weight fluctuates by a few pounds during shark week, so that could absolutely help.

I weigh every day and look at the long-term trends. Even if the line has teeny hiccups from day to day, being able to see the slow gradual descent pattern is helpful!

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

on 10/3/17 10:33 am
RNY on 03/20/17

400 cals a day is actually not the best idea. This may seem counter-intuitive but you may want to eat more on some days. Keeping your body guessing is good.

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 10/4/17 4:18 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

I have not seen any scientific advice or evidence that supports this. Don't suppose you've got a link with more info? :)

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

on 10/4/17 7:07 pm
RNY on 03/20/17

Google zigzag dieting.

The idea is basically if if you're gonna consume 7,000 calories a week it's better to eat 1,200 one day and 800 the next rather than 1,000 a day. For a period Then do 1,00 a day again for a while.

But 400 cals a day is just too low IMO. It's hard getting your minimum protein in on that. And not losing weight? Metabolism shut down.