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  • #30264
    neehaa
    Member

    Hi All,

    I had my bypass on 27th June at St Richards. I am feeling great in myself & have healed really well. I am following the dietary guidelines given, & have been quite active, walking for at least 1-2 hours every day, but i have only lost 3.6 kg since my surgery! I understand that we all lose weight at different rates, but if I’m being honest, I feel slightly disheartened at achieving such a small loss!

    Have other people experienced similar… Or could I be doing anything wrong? Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Neehaa x

    #37806
    Ganny
    Participant

    Hi,
    No need to worry it has not been a month since your bypass and when I had my bypass 16 months ago you average out at loosing about a stone a month, but don’t forget you are still healing from your surgery and from the gas that they pump into you for that surgery and you have lost quite a lot of weight since surgery so you are doing really really well, don’t forget take it easy you have had major surgery so don’t try to run before you can walk, at your stage post op I was only managing to walk about half a hour before having to rest so the fact that you are walking for as long is good, just don’t over do it.
    Elaine x

    #37804
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Great advice Elaine.

    Neehaa, you have had major surgery and your body is working double time to try to recover so be gentle with it. A 3.6kg weight loss is fabulous – almost 8lbs in old money and it’s not even a month! I do think you are perhaps trying to do too much though. Like Elaine said, take it easy and let your surgery settle in. Everything is still healing so take great care of it!

    Don’t be disheartened, you are right on track. Follow the guidelines, stay positive and trust the surgery to do it’s job. We are all here for you 😉

    Doodah x

    #37807
    neehaa
    Member

    Thank you both for your words of wisdom. Have taken your advice & taken it a little easier today, have also decided to hop on the scales only once a week.

    Neehaa x

    #37805
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Once a week weigh-ins are more than enough. I know how tempting it is to keep checking but therein lies madness! I can fluctuate up to 3 lbs in any one day at the moment (menopause) so it would tip me over the edge to weigh more than once a week. Actually 4 years post op (next week) I use my clothes as a reliable guage of how I am. 1 stone lost = 1 dress size, so if my clothes are even just a bit snug (and I know it isn’t hormonal/bloating etc) I go back to basics. It’s what ‘normal’ people do apparently ;-))

    Doodah x

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