My first weight gain since surgery

I had my first weekly weight gain today since my gastric bypass surgery 6 months ago in August.

The gain was only 0.6 kg (just over 1 lb) so it’s not huge. And from experience of losing weight in the past, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.

I’ve found that my body weight fluctuates up and down on different days all the time. And that’s not because I’ve eaten more or less on a certain day, or exercised more or less. I think it’s just how the body works sometimes. It’s probably down to the amount of fluid in the body. But I’m not sure whether – as a man – I can make any claims about fluid retention!

I try to take a longer-term view on my weight loss. As long as the long-term trend is for my weight to be going down then I’m happy. Although, having said that, it’s hard not to be a little bit disappointed when I jump on the scales for my weekly weigh-in and find that I’ve gone up.

I didn’t do anything different this week in terms of what I ate. We did make homemade pizzas last weekend, but they were still quite healthy. I’ve also been tracking all my food in MyFitnessPal so I know that I’ve only been having between 1,400 and 1,800 calories a day.

One Comment

  1. Kate said:

    As you rightly say, weight loss fluctuates and if you have a better than usual loss one week, there is often a levelling off the next week. You’ve made marvellous progress and the psychological drop into another milestone will have disappointed you but I’m delighted and proud of your achievements !! X

    Thu, 18th Feb 2021

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