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I was wondering what an "average" guy loses in the first two months after gastric bypass. I know there are many variables that enter in but still curious what some of you guys experienced.

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I hd RNY on 11/17/2010. I lost between 2 and 4 lbs per week for the first 9 months. I started at 382 lbs and as of today I am down to 189 lbs. I have slowed down the last month but I am thrilled with my results.

Steve

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I had RNY Bypass on 7/12/11, so it has been 2 months on Monday. I started at 272 and I am now at 222, so I have lost 50 lbs in less than 2 months. :blink:

I am very happy with my progress, but I am the happiest that my diabetes in now under control and I am almost off of all my diabetic meds.

Thanks.

David

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i had rny on aug 2 and am averaging 6-7 lbs/week. my doc says thats too much, i drink a lot of water lose to 2 gallons/day but still ended up in the er for dehydration at 4 weeks out. not fun!!

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Hmm, I weighed about 100 lbs more than you, had the surgery a week and a half before you and you have lost like 35 lbs more than me? I have been losing about 4 to 5 lbs a week but feel like I should be losing more.

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Hmm, I weighed about 100 lbs more than you, had the surgery a week and a half before you and you have lost like 35 lbs more than me? I have been losing about 4 to 5 lbs a week but feel like I should be losing more.

Don't worry so much about how others are doing as to whether you are continuing to lose weight. Many go thru stalls, some exercise more than others, some have complications which may make them lose more or less, etc. As long as you're working on getting in your protein and fluids at this stage you are doing just fine. Looks to me like you've done GREAT so far!

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I had my surgery 10 1/2 months ago. I lost 60 lbs by the 2 month mark. I'm down 170 lbs total. It's certainly slowed, but I still lose every week. I'm now focused on muscle gain so I don't really "try" to lose weight anymore. It's amazing how much your body can adapt and change in such a short time.

Just keep at it.

Edited by ChangedGuy

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Every one is different, I had the same questions as you. I wanted to know where I should be and what was decent. As of now, my two months is coming up on the 19th and I am down 71 lbs. I would have never thought it was possible. Keep plugging away and stay strict with your new lifestyle, until it become habit.

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I had RNY on May 26.

My first check up was June 13

I weighed 382 day of surgery and 353 on June 13 (29 lbs lost).

2 mos after surgery I weighed 323 (59lbs lost)

For 3 most after surgery, I weighed myself every 14 days.

Without fail, I lost exactly 10 lbs every 14 days.

My weight loss has slowed down a little. My last weight in I had lost 7 lbs in 14 days.

I am now 3 1/2 months out of surgery and as of today I have lost exactly 100 lbs!

Good luck!

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I had RNY on May 26.

My first check up was June 13

I weighed 382 day of surgery and 353 on June 13 (29 lbs lost).

2 mos after surgery I weighed 323 (59lbs lost)

For 3 most after surgery, I weighed myself every 14 days.

Without fail, I lost exactly 10 lbs every 14 days.

My weight loss has slowed down a little. My last weight in I had lost 7 lbs in 14 days.

I am now 3 1/2 months out of surgery and as of today I have lost exactly 100 lbs!

Good luck!

You go Lucas!!! That is FABULOUS!!!!!!

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**UPDATED**

You can look at my timeline below, and it will show you, I was 395 in April, today I am 270, I had surgery on June 8th.

11/03/2011 270.0

10/27/2011 272.0

10/26/2011 273.2

10/22/2011 275.8

10/17/2011 276.8

10/12/2011 278.0

09/30/2011 279.2

1 09/28/2011 281.8

2 09/27/2011 282.0

3 09/26/2011 282.8

4 09/24/2011 283.2

5 09/18/2011 286.2

6 09/11/2011 288.4

7 09/10/2011 290.6

8 09/02/2011 293.0

9 08/29/2011 295.4

10 08/28/2011 297.6

11 08/26/2011 298.2

12 08/25/2011 299.8

13 08/23/2011 300.2

14 08/22/2011 302.6

15 08/20/2011 302.8

16 08/14/2011 303.2

17 08/11/2011 303.6

18 08/10/2011 305.4

19 08/02/2011 306.0

20 07/26/2011 308.6

21 07/25/2011 310.8

22 07/22/2011 312.4

23 07/17/2011 313.4

24 07/16/2011 314.0

25 07/14/2011 314.8

26 07/12/2011 315.0

27 07/11/2011 316.0

28 07/10/2011 317.0

29 07/09/2011 317.0

30 07/08/2011 319.4

31 07/06/2011 320.8

32 07/05/2011 323.0

33 07/02/2011 325.0

34 06/28/2011 327.0

35 06/27/2011 328.0

36 06/26/2011 329.0

37 06/25/2011 330.0

38 06/22/2011 333.0

39 06/21/2011 335.0

40 06/20/2011 337.0

41 06/19/2011 338.0

42 06/18/2011 340.0

43 06/17/2011 342.0

44 06/12/2011 358.0

45 06/11/2011 361.0

46 06/10/2011 364.0

47 06/08/2011 358.0

48 05/26/2011 374.0

49 04/04/2011 395.0

Edited by idblfanatic

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I have lost 50 lbs in just under two months

Edited 11/19/11

Just over two months and I am at 60 lbs since surgery and over 80 since January

Edited by gabedad

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I had my RNY on August 30th, so I'm just over two months right now. As of this morning, I've lost 45 lbs since the surgery itself, and 63 lbs total since starting the pre-op diet. So if you just count it since the surgery, I've lost a little over 4 lbs a week on average, and about 5 lbs a week if you count the pre-op stage.

Of course, it hasn't been a steady 4 lbs a week at all. Some weeks I'll lose 5 lbs, some weeks I'll only seem to lose 1 or 2. It depends a lot on when I weight and how well I've been doing with my fluid intake it seems like.

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I dropped 30 on the pre op and since surgery on 7/31 I've lost 41. But everyone is different for sure, luckily I have only had one stall for 8 days.

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Holy resurrected threads batman! Wow, this was so long ago, like a different life!

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This is a Great thread!! i had surgery September 21st. last Thursday I weighed in and was down 60lbs. That was my sixth week. I have weighed every other week and my average sice surgery has consistently been 10 lbs a week. I was told by my NUT to increase my protein intake to protect my liver due to the amount i am loosing. so if any others are dropping over a lb a day you may want to ask your NUT if u need to bump up your protein intake.

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I have lost 46 lbs in 6 wekks after the surgery, and seem to loose a lb about every two days.

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Had surgery Feb 28th at 405lbs.. I'm 270lbs as of today net lose of 145lbs in 6 months.

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I am waiting for the doctor’s scale on Wednesday. On hospital scales I was down 16 lbs. just on the pre op. if my new home scale is to be believed I lost 5 lbs. overnight. I don’t think so.

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I am waiting for the doctor’s scale on Wednesday. On hospital scales I was down 16 lbs. just on the pre op. if my new home scale is to be believed I lost 5 lbs. overnight. I don’t think so.

I'll tell you this, its legit... You have so much water weight that is lost rapidly in the first few months. As your body starts cleaning itself out and returning back to optimal performance, you will see the weight fall. I lost 30lbs in the first 2-3 weeks. Sounds like you're on your way though. good luck!!

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I lost 23 pounds in 11 days of pre-op diet. Then I actually gained 3-4 pounds immediately after the surgery (sort of bummed me out). Luckily since then, I have not gotten on the scales and seen an increase in the numbers. Always a decrease or no change. I don't weigh as much (as often) now. Maybe once a month. The last time I weighed, I had lost a total of 182 pounds. That's what I've lost in the last 16 months. It is coming off more slowly now. I'm happy with 1-2 pounds a month now. I still want to drop another 20-25 pounds  and it it takes me another 2 years to do it, I'll be fine with that. Early on, after surgery, I was losing about 12-15 pounds a month. The ONLY problem I have had is one kidney stone  (but I already had a history of those). I also recently had a UTI. I had gotten lax about my fluids. You HAVE to stay hydrated. A guy with a UTI is NOT a good thing. From what I've read, only 1 in every 2,000 men EVER get a UTI in their life. Guess I sort of won the UTI male lottery.

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As of 10/22/13 surgery date i weighed in at 294 and I'm currently 258. So that is 36 pounds in about 2 months.

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I had a Duodenal Switch on June 7th 2013 and as of today 1-12-14 I'm down 181 lbs.  And still losing although it has slowed down from 5-10 lbs a week to about 2-5 lbs a week.  Pre surgery I was 430lbs  now 249

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Wow these are encouraging!! I've lost 45 lbs since my first consult (10/15) - so that's 15 lbs/month. Surgery is planned for 3/10, so if I'm down 50 lbs before surgery I'll be happy with myself.

I guess my concern is that I've already gotten the 'easy' weight off and my body calibrated to a low Carb 1800-cal diet. Does that mean that I'll struggle after surgery to get things moving quickly? I'm almost afraid the surgery will slow me down at this point!

Has anyone encountered that?

Fwiw, my doctor only requires 1 day of clear liquids prior to surgery. No other pre op is required. (The weight loss I've had is of my own accord. All he asked was that I not gain weight before surgery.)

Thanks for sharing your stories, guys. It really gives me a lift to see how awesome you're all doing!

Edited by HansMoleman

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