LilySlim - Weight loss

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tell me this is not possible!!

OK Scale whore here! So naturally I have to weigh myself everyday because it is like a bad addiction. Yesterday morning before surgery I was about 217- 218 today when I weighed I was at 224. Please tell me I did not gain 6-7 lbs since I had surgery yesterday!!! I have basically had 4 bowls of soup chicken and dumpling soup (homemade by mom), 1/2 c applesauce, a protein shake and a 1/2 brownie in the last 2 days.

Please tell me this isn't possible!!! :-(

10 comments:

  1. It is totally fluid retention, which is very common right after any surgery. Drink lots of water and don't stress about it :)

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    1. Ugh thank you! I couldn't believe it when I got on the scale today...

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  2. Surgery plays havoc with your body and your weight! You will see it go down rapidly as your internal swelling subsides!

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad to hear this!

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  3. Absolutely agree with everybody else. If there was ever a time to completely ignore the scale, it would be for at LEAST a week after any major surgery. You'll recover!

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    1. Thanks Anna! so glad to hear this is the case!

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  4. Yes, to what everyone says above. You ate salty soup and retained water. Think about it calorie-wise. It takes about 3500 excess calories to gain a pound. Because you didn't eat that many extra calories, your body is just retaining water for other reasons.

    :-) Marion

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    1. Thanks Marion! I appreciate the reassurance! :)

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  5. total fluid retention from surgery...I would keep off the scale for awhile..you are headed into bandster hell which is that time after surgery until you get a couple fills in you...good luck you got this!

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    1. Strange. Seems like everyone has fluid removed prior to surgery. they didn't take any out of my band. At least that's what they told me. I have to schedule a follow up. Thanks for the reassurance Jenn!

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