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Hi guys,

Sorry I've been MIA, but I'm trying so hard not to burst out in tears because I haven't lost weight in weeks!:( I consider myself a "veteran" going though two lap bands and now the sleeve. I know I'm doing all the right things and for the life of me I can't figure out why in the heck I'm not losing! I know it's common to have a stall a couple of weeks after surgery, but I'm 5.5 weeks out and haven't lost since 2.5 weeks! I've upped my Water intake, am powerwalking 3-5 times a week, eating lean proteins..the whole 9 yards! I guess on the bright side I know I'm losing inches because I'm down a size and well...i *have* lost 22 pounds (5 lbs pre-op) and the best part is I've had ZERO issues since the day I got out of surgery..but C'MON..I'm ready to see that scale move again!!! Thanks for letting me vent and again, I'm sorry I haven't been around to support my fellow Firecrackers. I hope everyone is doing great! Oh..and my son turned 1...that was a great day! Pic attached :)

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I'm sorry this is happening to you. I also hit a STALL at week 3-4. Finely this week the scale went down 2 lbs, And yet like you, I am down one pant size.

We need to trust that the process will work. We didn't gain this weight in one month, so it will take longer than a month to come off

I'm glad we have a place where we can ventangry.gif

Yet support each other in this adventurebiggrin.gif

Keep doing what you are doing, good things will follow

Karen

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With the lap band and other gains and losses your body might be holding onto the extra weight saying, "Wait just a minute, what is going on here? Are we starving?" After it gets it's barrings it will say, "Oh she's eating, I have enough protien. We can get rid of this fat now." and you will see a big drop. I remember stalling for 3 weeks and waking up to a 5lb loss on day and a 3 the next. Keep away from carbs and keep on keeping on.

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Keep to the plan and it will come off. I had actually had a gain of 4 pounds 2 weeks ago and that stuck around for a week before suddenly it started melting off again. I know it's hard when the scale doesn't move, but as you realize, your losing inches, so it's just your body trying to cope with what you did to it. The stall will break eventually.

One thing my dietician told us - don't weigh every day. Only weigh at the very most once a week. I try to do that. It's not as depressing then. :)

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Amen kids....I'm almost 6 weeks out and I have gained a few pounds and not lost in a week....maybe I've had a few too many crackers...but geez....I'm irratated!!!!! I guess it's par for the course though! Tracy w. Also my hubby had surgery two days ago...yippee!

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I feel ya!

I did not lose hardly ANYTHING the whole month of August. 4lbs is all. I mean, I know a loss is a loss, but come on!! I also have lost 3 lbs this month. So in almost 2 months, I have lost 7lbs! NOT COOL!!

I am only a few lbs from goal and I do workout and eat like I should, but this has me nuts!!

It is what it is and I am happy where I am now, but wish these last few lbs would disappear!!

Kelly :D

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