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Do any of you find your appetite returning and wanting to snack or graze throughout the day? I'm finding this to be a big problem and i'm trying to combat it! I've got food on my mind like crazy right now and it's killing me!! :(

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Thank you everyone for all the advice. I weighed this morning and vowed not to weigh again for a week. I am putting the scale away and only going to get on once a week from now on, I was driving myself crazy otherwise. I am starting my walking and now that my cuts are healed I can start swimming:lol0: which I LOVE to do so i'm very excited. It was nice to hear that everyone else had gone through the same things and I know that as long as i'm getting my Protein in and staying at 800 cals, limiting carbs it's going to come off, just might take my body adjusting to it. Everyone's advice was so helpful thanks guys:001_wub:

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This Monday I?ll be three weeks out also and I?ve seen the scale come to an stop and also go up 2 pounds and it had me going crazy:eek: for awhile until I read the previous post.

Thanks guy/gals for the support. It really helps learning from people who have been through what I?m going through now. :thumbup:

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Do any of you find your appetite returning and wanting to snack or graze throughout the day? I'm finding this to be a big problem and i'm trying to combat it! I've got food on my mind like crazy right now and it's killing me!! :thumbup:

I?m fighting that very same thing right, it?s like I can eat something and still graze a little later. Trying to fight it. I also notice that when I eat fish I stay full longer, but when I drink my Protein it?s like it goes right through me and I was to eat something else. How it gets better for you, and let me know if you find a way to fix it.

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I?m fighting that very same thing right, it?s like I can eat something and still graze a little later. Trying to fight it. I also notice that when I eat fish I stay full longer, but when I drink my Protein it?s like it goes right through me and I was to eat something else. How it gets better for you, and let me know if you find a way to fix it.

Chicken and fish are great ways to stay full longer. I'm having to really train myself to chew, chew, chew.... i've gotten sick too many times now from taking big swallows of food without fully chewing first, and sitting there for an hour after that bite gets stuck is an awful experience!!! Now I'm so scared that if i feel like i may have taken one bite too many, I'll spit it out into a napkin instead of swallow it!! Pitiful huh! lol!

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Frustrating but normal, the three week stall or atleast signifigant slow down happens to most. If you can put away that scale it really is good advice, not something I've been able to do but good advice. It really helps to not watch the fluctuations that happen in a day based on what your wearing, how much Water you've had, etc. You will keep losing! Be patient, keep following the rules and you will get there.

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This is what i am going through right now. I am 4 weeks out from sleeve, and at a stand-still. My sister n law had hers done 1 year ago, and she says this is how it goes. It will drop off then stall. So don't give up hope!

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This is what i am going through right now. I am 4 weeks out from sleeve, and at a stand-still.:scared0: My sister n law had hers done 1 year ago, and she says this is how it goes. She says It will drop off then stall. So don't give up hope!
She has lost 100lbs, and looks great!:thumbup:

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I was talking to my husband on this stalling point, and he came out with something I'd not thought of.... if it seems to occur when most people hit the mushie/soft food stage, some of it might be due to the fact your bowels are filling back up again.

Although the Protein drinks may fill you up actual food will do s omore, and result in a BM..... and as the intestines are fairly long then surely a lot or the pre op weightloss we experience is also the fact our bowels are emptying.

Therefore surely when they refill we'll either stall or possibly even gain a little??

I thought it made sense anyway! lol

Kathy

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Yes, that makes a lot of sense. Guess we will learn a lot about our bodies from this experience. It sure is a life changing adventure. :scared0:

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My surgery was May 18, I am also experiencing weight gain of 3 pounds,,seems to go back and forth. I at one point got upset, then understanding how everything works realize, I need to lighten up and just enjoy the journey. I am also in the mushy stage, but I didn't realize we could have meat ground up. I was thinking my Doc said not to have meat until the solid food stage. What is everyone eating for mushies? Also, I am not going over the 800 calories a day..sometimes less..although, I do feel hungry, maybe it is head hunger..I don't want to push it though.

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Try soft scrambled eggs, they are perfect for this stage.

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I'm in a stall to, I got my surgery on May 6th and when I hit the soft mushy stage I hit the stall, and I'm already desperate because it is been 3 weeks and the scale just doesn't move, I'm at the point of thinking that even with the sleeve I'm not gonna loose weight. I'm under 800 calories a day, drinking my Water and exercising but noting is working. So good luck in your journey.

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I just looked at my old weight chart. I got to just after 3 weeks and then I stalled for a week and then it started moving again. Please don't get down hearted. It will come right. My op was on the 10/05/2009. Bear in mind we do dates as DD/MM/YYYY incase you find the dates confusing.

Date Weight

16/03/2009 251

24/03/2009 246

31/03/2009 244

07/04/2009 240

14/04/2009 239

21/04/2009 238

28/04/2009 237

04/05/2009 234

10/05/2009 230

15/05/2009 229

18/05/2009 227

25/05/2009 221

01/06/2009 215

08/06/2009 212

15/06/2009 212

22/06/2009 209

29/06/2009 209

06/07/2009 207

07/07/2009 205

13/07/2009 203

20/07/2009 201

27/07/2009 198

03/08/2009 198

10/08/2009 196

17/08/2009 191

24/08/2009 191

31/08/2009 190

19/09/2009 186

28/09/2009 186

02/10/2009 183

08/10/2009 181

20/10/2009 180

21/10/2009 179

26/10/2009 178

31/10/2009 177

03/11/2009 176

04/11/2009 175

06/11/2009 174

21/11/2009 173

24/11/2009 172

26/11/2009 169

01/12/2009 168

08/12/2009 165

15/12/2009 164

22/12/2009 163

30/12/2009 163

06/01/2010 164

07/01/2010 163

12/01/2010 162

13/01/2010 161

19/01/2010 160

22/01/2010 159

27/01/2010 158

01/02/2010 157

04/02/2010 155

23/02/2010 154

24/02/2010 153

10/03/2010 151

06/04/2010 149

07/04/2010 147

17/05/2010 148

18/05/2010 147

19/05/2010 146

25/05/2010 144

28/05/2010 143

08/06/2010 141

10/06/2010 140

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I have lost 23 pounds and im stuck at that weight loss too. Im at my three week mark and the scale wont move. I started the gym this week hoping it will help. Hasnt yet but maybe next week will be different....

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