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So I am 14 weeks Post op, and things are going great. However, I have had several stalls, which get discouraging. I will go 2-3 weeks and not lose a pound, and then drop 5 lbs in one week! So weird how the body works. When I am feeling disappointed in the slow weight loss, I do side by side photo comparisons of before and after. Here is one that lifted my spirits today. When you see yourself every day, you don't always see the huge changes that are taking place. Don't always count on the scale to show you your victories! Use photos and body measurements as well. You will need them at times when the scale is not moving.

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Great advice! Thank you for that. I'm only 1 month out and my body is not cooperating in the losing department. I just need to be patient! It does feel like my waist is smaller though.



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You look great! Great advice too. Congratulations on your weight loss!

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You look great! Thank you for the advice! I am only 3 weeks out and I am still trying to get a hang of this new stomach. Some days it cooperates and some days it does not. I've lost 19lbs so far and I feel great! Thank you again!


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You look fantastic!

I stalled out more than an old car in need of repairs, haha, but I eventually reached my goal. My longest stall lasted for months, and then boom, I started dropping again. One perk of my body taking its sweet time in losing weight is that I don't have loose skin, and never lost much hair. So the stalls, while frustrating at the time, were beneficial overall.

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You look fantastic!

I stalled out more than an old car in need of repairs, haha, but I eventually reached my goal. My longest stall lasted for months, and then boom, I started dropping again. One perk of my body taking its sweet time in losing weight is that I don't have loose skin, and never lost much hair. So the stalls, while frustrating at the time, were beneficial overall.

Yes! These stalls are so discouraging! I am hoping that the slower loss will result in no loose skin for me too. So far so good. I am eating healthier than I ever have, so I am just trusting in the process, and progress will come. I am human though, so I do get discouraged from time to time. It's times like these when I whip out the pictures or the measuring tape to remind myself that the scale isn't the only tool to measure my progress.

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If you change the way you think about stalls you can end up liking them the most.

I like my stalls the best because I get the most physical changes during my stalls and my body improves. scale loss is kind of useless compared to the inch loss in stalls and my fat rearranging itself. During a stall I might lose a dress size, when I am dropping weight, I hardly ever get smaller, I just weigh less.

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Thank you. I am having a really really hard time with this. I will be 4 weeks post op in two days. I have not lost a pound in two weeks!? How is that possible? I don't understand it. I get that there would be stalls but not like this and not so soon. I am so discouraged. I feel like I am doing something wrong.

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53 minutes ago, mxpxchik11 said:

Thank you. I am having a really really hard time with this. I will be 4 weeks post op in two days. I have not lost a pound in two weeks!? How is that possible? I don't understand it. I get that there would be stalls but not like this and not so soon. I am so discouraged. I feel like I am doing something wrong.

The vast majority of people experience the "dreaded three week stall" after having WLS, though sometimes it comes a bit sooner or later. That is most likely what you're going through right now. If you do a keyword search about the stall you'll find heaps of threads here about it with tips. You haven't done anything wrong. Your body just needs some time to adjust. It's been through a major surgery, radical eating changes, and weight loss all in a rush. You will start losing again. Just persevere. My stall broke when I increased my calories. Basically I'd been consuming far too calories, so my body thought it was starving and was holding onto to everything I took in to help protect me. It relaxed when I started having more calories.

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I was feeling sorry for myself because I've been up and down the same pound for a week. I did my measurements yesterday and when I look at the overall progress 3 months out, it makes me happy. I will get there, this isn't a quick fix. 😉

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The vast majority of people experience the "dreaded three week stall" after having WLS, though sometimes it comes a bit sooner or later. That is most likely what you're going through right now. If you do a keyword search about the stall you'll find heaps of threads here about it with tips. You haven't done anything wrong. Your body just needs some time to adjust. It's been through a major surgery, radical eating changes, and weight loss all in a rush. You will start losing again. Just persevere. My stall broke when I increased my calories. Basically I'd been consuming far too calories, so my body thought it was starving and was holding onto to everything I took in to help protect me. It relaxed when I started having more calories.

I agree! I increased calories and started dropping again.


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The vast majority of people experience the "dreaded three week stall" after having WLS, though sometimes it comes a bit sooner or later. That is most likely what you're going through right now. If you do a keyword search about the stall you'll find heaps of threads here about it with tips. You haven't done anything wrong. Your body just needs some time to adjust. It's been through a major surgery, radical eating changes, and weight loss all in a rush. You will start losing again. Just persevere. My stall broke when I increased my calories. Basically I'd been consuming far too calories, so my body thought it was starving and was holding onto to everything I took in to help protect me. It relaxed when I started having more calories.


How did you go about increasing your calories? My dietitian meal plan says to eat three meals a day and should have minimal snacking but I'm only 6 weeks out and there's no way I can consume enough food/calories in one meal. I'm thinking I might have to have Snacks anyway just to get more calories and Protein in.


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Thank you. I am having a really really hard time with this. I will be 4 weeks post op in two days. I have not lost a pound in two weeks!? How is that possible? I don't understand it. I get that there would be stalls but not like this and not so soon. I am so discouraged. I feel like I am doing something wrong.

I'm feeling exactly the same way.


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