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Okay, yesterday I hit 2 weeks post-op. I mentioned before that I lost 13lbs on week 1. Haven't lost a damn lb since! I have tried on some smaller clothes that fit (1 size lower). I see a lot of posts about 3 week stall, but anyone else hit a 1 week stall that can shed some light on why so soon and when will it pass. Weighed myself again today. Still no other loss.

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In this article:

http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

Diana does a great job of explaining the mechanism of what's going on with you at this point. The short story is that you should be happy, as this marks the time when you start burning fat rather than your short term stores of glycogen/carbs/proteins. Some will experience the stall earlier than others, particularly if they lost weight on a pre-op diet - the clock really starts when you change your diet and start losing weight rather than at the time of surgery. Your weight loss will also slow down some after this initial stall, as you will be burning primarily fat at a rate of around 3500 calories per pound rather than glycogen at a rate of around 2000 calories per pound. I never really stalled at this point (which may be my individual metabolism, or may be that I wasn't running as low cal and carb as many do so the transition wasn't so abrupt,) but the loss did certainly slow down at the three week mark.

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Hi,

I hit a stall at 12 days post-op. At that point, I had only lost 9 lbs since surgery. After 4 days of that, I (stupidly) decided to take matters into my own hands and took a laxative. That was last night. I woke up with a 1.4 lb loss this morning after going to the bathroom, but I'm feeling pretty crappy right now. Hope I haven't dehydrated myself too much....

Fiona

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I hit a 1.5 week stall, and am now not weighing myself for a couple weeks! I only had now week pre op, and lost 10 lbs, so that explains a lot. Thanks for posting!

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My story is just about the same as yours. I lost 12 lbs in the first week of surgery, today is day 12, and i have lost nothing since my one week mark. I have been so incredibly upset..BUTTT fining this thread, and reading the article RickM posted has made me feel SOOOO much better! i cant wait to get over this stall, but now i actually feel like I will..Like im right on track. Which, is what another great guy had posted on my blog the other day. He said its actually a GOOD thing. Good luck to you! This too shall pass..

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Thanks for the article, Rick. Helped release some stress. I also think that maybe the cream of wheat and cream Soups on my full liquid diet and even the yogurt may have too many carbs.

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Yep! I stalled after losing 10lbs in the first five days to not seeing the scale move for 10 days! It drove me near crazy, but then it started coming off.

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