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Stall + Gain A Month After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

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Started by lilymorg, Dec 11, 2011 3:42 PM
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    lilymorg

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 3:42 PM

#1
I lost 42 lbs prior to surgery

2 weeks after surgery I was down another 15 lbs.
3 weeks after surgery I was down another 5 lbs

Tomorrow will be 4 weeks after surgery and I am UP almost 1 lb


So I guess this is a stall?

and is it normal to gain during a stall???

I know I have to do better with my water forsure. I am getting lots of protein. But not doing so good with the water.
and I know I also need to get better with walking more....I have had a lot of pain, so walking too much hurts.


    Lissa

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 3:49 PM

#2
Lily, don't live and die by that scale. I weigh myself every day as well, but that scale can crush your heart if you let it. I typically weigh more at night than in the morning, and I gain a pound or two when I hit TOM.

And, when I am stalled, I do see fluctuations on the scale. I've posted before that I bounced between 299 and 295 for over a week before the scale finally settled at 294. I think most of us do that, but many don't see it because they are able to stay off the scale! :)

1 pound could be the extra water you drank yesterday, or that you haven't had a BM today. Don't let 1 pound scare you. Now, if it's 4 or 5 up from a weight you held for a few days, then you need to reexamine how you're eating/drinking, but I doubt you're done losing yet! :)


    bristlenose52

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 6:21 PM

#3
Lily
It is possible to gain at any time. It really depends on what you're taking in. It might be a good idea to keep a food diary and check on your caloric intake. It's so easy to take in more calories than you need and reverse the weight loss.

If you are taking in too many calories, one tip I have is to add some chia seeds to your drinks, they are low in calories, good for health, and make you feel more satisfied and fuller than a mere drink. Sort of turns a liquid into something thicker and more satisfying. You can also make good desserts with them for very little caloric input.

Another tip: if carbs have always been your enemy, they will still be. Don't eat rice, bread, potatoes etc in any amounts or they will definitely stall at or best or even add weight. It happened to me.
Good luck
Marcia


    Lissa

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 6:37 PM

#4
Bristle, I've been told to avoid all seeds until I am at least six months out from surgery because there is a remote danger that they could get caught in the healing tummy. Even seeds like the ones in strawberries are to be avoided from what my Nut told me. I know nothing about chia seeds, just wanted to pass that info along.


    BethH

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 8:10 PM

#5
I was sleeved on 11/8/11 and the weight was coming off so fast. After my two week post op visit, everything came to a halt and my weight was going up and down. This made me crazy! What happened, did I break my sleeve?!?! My PCP, surgical PA and my NUT told me to calm down, weight loss is like a staircase, keep following the diet and it will change! I had lost more than the average person my first two weeks and my body was trying to keep up! Sure enough, I broke the stall and am back to loosing! Hang in there, it is true, it will break! My NUT told me to add more protein during a stall too.


    lilymorg

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 8:35 PM

#6
Thanks everyone!
I guess a stall is a good reminder to make sure you are doing everything right.

There are deffinatly some things I can do better.

So I will take this time to focus on my water & protein AND get on a walking program.

Im not weighing until NEXT monday and see what happens.


    twoboysandagirl

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 1:30 AM

#7
Yep you got it..get off the scale for atleast a week. It really does play mind games with you IF you let it.


    Thomas CPA

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 1:37 AM

#8
1 pound is not a cause to worry about weight gain. Your weight will go up and down. I have hovered awhile between 188 to 194 for the last month.


    Rev Me Up!

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 5:50 PM

#9
the dreaded 3-5 week stall strikes again! Do a search on the 3 to 5 week stalll and you will see that every sleever experiences this and every one gets through it.

My best advice to you is to walk away from the scale for 10 days if you can manage it. The scale may not move again until then and you don't want to drive yourself crazy over it. You will break through it and you will lose the weight. Calories in < calories burned = weight loss no matter which way you cut it.

Concentrate on staying hydrated and feeding yourself through recovery. Good luck!


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