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I Am Thankful For My Stall



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As you may have noticed, I respond to a lot of posts with Embrace the Stall!

http://BariatricPal.com/index.php?/topic/351046-Embrace-the-Stall

I got tired of responding to the same posts multiple times a day and so wrote one long post with the information I have gathered and what works for me and others as it relates to stalls.

I don't see the need for educating people about stalls to lessen anytime soon, but I would like to hear from YOU some of the good things that happened while you were in a stall.

I'll start.

I am grateful that during my last stall, I: dropped a bathing suit size; increased my lap swimming to 1 hour, several times a week and have gotten faster and stronger; am able to get in and out of my car more easily; and no longer need a seatbelt extender.

How about you?

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Stalls definitely make me reevaluate how well I'm following the plan and how I can do even better. I'm thankful for that. I'm determined to focus on the plan instead of taking on other unhealthy measures to make the scale move.

Being thankful for stalls still might require what one might call "graduate level gratitude." haha

I had no idea that people lose more inches during a stall, btw!

Edited by gpmed

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I'm going in to my 2nd month of a stall. I am not worried, freaked, or scared. I know I will eventually "whoosh".

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I am thankful that while in a stall I tried on a shirt that hadn't fit me three weeks ago. Today it fits perfectly!

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It doesn't apply to me now, @@Inner Surfer Girl, but I do think your philosophy is right up there with the greats of the 18th Century. I always told people to keep doing the work and it would all catch up down the line.

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It doesn't apply to me now, @@Inner Surfer Girl, but I do think your philosophy is right up there with the greats of the 18th Century. I always told people to keep doing the work and it would all catch up down the line.

LOL -- is that a polite way of saying I'm old-fashioned? I'll take it.

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I have learned to appreciate the stall mostly because when it ends the weight starts coming off fast again!

And it's weird but I swear my body composition changes and it's more noticeable.

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Great thread!

I actually haven't experienced a stall yet....

But I MIGHT appreciate it - if and when it happens!

And if I don't, then I'll come back to this thread :)

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LOL -- is that a polite way of saying I'm old-fashioned? I'll take it.

No way, young'un. It is a way of saying you are a brilliant, independent, innovative thinker. Gunness, how would you have reacted had I likened you to the Greek philosophers? Stoically?

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Pretty much already covered above why I was thankful for my many stalls, but can I just say I'm thankful to @@Inner Surfer Girl for always being such an inspiration to so many of us?

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Pretty much already covered above why I was thankful for my many stalls, but can I just say I'm thankful to @ Inner Surfer Girl for always being such an inspiration to so many of us?

You are very welcome.

A lot of years of pain, struggle, therapy, and recovery went into preparing me for this stage of my life. If I can share a little bit of what I have learned, it makes it worth it.

Thank you, too @@Babbs for your wisdom, experience, and sense of humor (among other good qualities).

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So I have a slightly different perspective on "stalls" I honestly don't believe there is such a thing. I know you're thinking I'm crazy but really a stall is when everything stops right, the scale, the inches, feeling better etc.? As others have said during their "stall" they noticed inches being lost resulting in smaller sizes, more mobility, an overall improvement in their health etc. Of course there are times when the # on the scale doesn't budge for a period of time but this isn't a stall this is just your body catching up to itself and other things are happening "behind the scenes". Sure it can be discouraging when the # on the scale doesn't move in the right direction but trust me if you're sticking to your healthy eating and exercise habits then you're losing inches, improving your overall health and eventually that scale has no choice but to start moving!!!!

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