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So I keep hearing people mention the dreaded "3 week stall." I think I am there. I am only almost 2 weeks post-op, but I'm almost 4 weeks since I started my pre-op diet. Since my pre-op diet started and after surgery I had been consistently losing a lb a day (except when I gained weight from the iv and gas after surgery and quickly lost it plus more). The last few days I have not lost anything. Maybe I'm just being overly analytical, but it sure seems like I am slowing and stalling. My question is how long does the stall last? And does a big loss come after it? Is there anything I can do to jump start the process? Thanks for your help!

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My question is how long does the stall last? Depends

And does a big loss come after it? Maybe

Is there anything I can do to jump start the process? Right after surgery nothing, later stalls, yes.

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I am with you, sister! I have stalled out too and thought there was something horribly wrong until I started reading other posts. I'll be curious to see some of the veterans posting their advice.

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The "Dreaded Week 3 Stall" can usually happen anywhere between weeks 2 and 4 post-op. It can last as little as a few days or as much as a few weeks. Haven't heard many stories of it lasting longer than 3 weeks, so that's probably worst case. The good news is, there's no deadline for your weight loss. 10 years from now, when you are maintaining your healthy weight, you aren't going to look back and say to yourself "man, if that stall had only lasted two weeks instead of three, my life would be so much better!" It's so hard to wrap your head around when you are used to a lifetime of "diets" where the main goal is to just be "done" losing weight. You will never be done with your sleeve. So there is absolutely no rush!

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The "Dreaded Week 3 Stall" can usually happen anywhere between weeks 2 and 4 post-op. It can last as little as a few days or as much as a few weeks. Haven't heard many stories of it lasting longer than 3 weeks, so that's probably worst case. The good news is, there's no deadline for your weight loss. 10 years from now, when you are maintaining your healthy weight, you aren't going to look back and say to yourself "man, if that stall had only lasted two weeks instead of three, my life would be so much better!" It's so hard to wrap your head around when you are used to a lifetime of "diets" where the main goal is to just be "done" losing weight. You will never be done with your sleeve. So there is absolutely no rush!

Thank you I needed to hear that.

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

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

And your following stalls will last longer

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Hahahaha! Thanks for that!

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I'm right there with you on the stall. It is kind of discouraging, but I am just going to stick to my plan like everyone says and keep going! We will get there!

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