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I had my surgery on Jan 21st and hit that dreaded 3 week stall. I was in that stall for about a month and a week. And now my 2 stall is happening now. I have been sitting at the same weight since APRIL 21st. I'm losing my mind!!!! Did you all hit your second stall so soon?

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Can you give us more information?

Are you tracking calories, Protein and carbs?

Getting 64oz of Fluid?

How much excersise are you getting?

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@@boosh10 - I just got out of my three week stall. I don't want to do another one :/

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One of my favorite things to tell our newbies is this:

Stalls are like lovers. Your first will probably not be your last.

Trust in the process. It works. It just is a fickle crazy maker.

I have found that even though I have been successful these last 17 months, I still investigate every new diet that comes out. I have my 18 month follow-up appointment on 6/11 and will confess to my bariatrician that I have this anxiety and a tendency to have "exercise bulemia". I feel like if I eat anything, I have to go exercise off the calories right away.

So, just stay on point with Protein first, then veg, then limited fruit.< br />
I had to give up Peanut Butter and cheese to move my most recent stall. maybe I will try those again after my panni at the end of the year. (I have to be two years out.)

Remember these basic concepts that many of us follow with the variety of plans our bariatric teams give us:

Drink no calories.

Drink Water until your eyeballs float - 64 - 80+ ounces per day.

Don't eat anything made in a factory. You can do this by shopping the perimeter of the supermarket and avoid the aisle unless you need a spice or paper towels...that kind of stuff.

Eat at least 60 ounces of Protein per day, and at any meal, eat your protein first - then veg - then fruit.

Dessert should be something like an apple, not apple pie with two scoops of ice cream.

Avoid sugar, grease, and salt as much as possible. Eating clean will help you discover the real taste of natural food. If it weren't for sugar, grease and salt, McDonald's would have no business. When I gave up candy bars and started eating dark chocolate, I realized that it wasn't the chocolate I missed - it was the sugar.

Try to wean yourself off of soda and diet soda. Many bariatric plans discourage soda pop and anything with bubbles post-op.

Reduce starchy carbs like bread, flour, sugar, rice, noodle, biscuits, white potatoes, macaroni, spaghetti etc.

So what is left to eat? meat, eggs, cheese, Beans, Peanut Butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts, and fresh fruits and non-starchy veggies. You can adjust your current recipes to reduce carbs. The World According to Eggface is a good place to start. We have a forum here for recipes. Also, Sparkpeople.com and Myfitnesspal.com.

Many of us use Myfitnesspal.com for logging our food every day. It is really an eye-opener if you are honest with yourself about what you eat.

Weigh and measure your food to accurately acknowledge your actual portion size. There is a scientific principle that says, "You cannot control that which you do not measure."

Exercise where you can. Move your body every day. Don't become part of the sofa. Good luck, and get going!

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@@Miss Mac Great tips! Did you mean 60g of Protein?

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@@Miss Mac ... That post is perfect advice. I am going to bookmark it!

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I had my VSG 2/19/15. My first stall happened at three weeks as expected and it lasted two weeks. I hit my second stall in mid-April and it lasted a month! But, I stayed on plan and I literally dropped six pounds overnight.

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