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2 weeks post op and stalled! How is this possible? I lost approximately 2 lbs/day the first week for a few days in a row and the scale hasn't budged in 6 days now. I'm down 11 lbs since surgery day and am using MFP to keep track. I'm getting 75-90 G Protein daily and 800-1000 calories/day. I'm so grateful to say I've had no problems. I can drink easily and I drink more than 68oz water/day. Has anyone else stalled this soon after surgery? I need to feel some renewed hope. Also today is my last day to be in my 30s, lol

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Almost everyone gets what is called the three week stall sometime during the first month or so. It is completely normal. I am very surprised at how many calories you are able to consume in a day. At two weeks I was right around 400, at4 weeks 600, and now at almost 8 weeks 875-900.

You sound like me in that you have had an easy recovery. My stomach healed quickly and I think I. Could easily squeeze in more calories if I tried. I am working towards a gradual increase to 1000 at 3 moths and 1200 at 6 months.

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Thank you for the encouragement. I too am surprised at how easy this is to get in my calories and if it weren't for MFP I'd probably be drinking more calories like from milk. I have been having some purees this week since liquid shakes go through my stomach so fast and I've been so hungry. I can eat 4 oz plain yogurt or cottage cheese easily and make myself eat slowly (10 minutes) I made very lean homemade chili and spaghetti sauce this week that I blended up smooth. My post op appointment is Tuesday so I'll ask him to look at my X-ray from when I was in the hospital to see if my stomach is normal sleeve sized. I just wanted this win today on the scale and I didn't get it. I know everybody experiences this, my fear is I won't be as successful as others.


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I am at week three today. My first week I lost 12 and the last two total of only 8. I read about the stall and hoping that's it. I thought it would be way more by now. I am only getting 500 calories each day. Having trouble with Protein but getting Water intake. Best of luck.


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In at week 4 tomorrow. I've lost 23 lbs since the pre op diet but nothing in the past week. It will start up again. I think it's just our bodies getting used to everything and healing. Someone said to me- you've lost an average of 7 lbs a week those first 3 weeks that's awesome- this is a journey for the long haul. I'll bet in another month you will have lost another 15 lbs!


Mich W
Hw 223, SW 217 CW 200 GW 135

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I hope so. I'm still stalled. I've only lost 2 lbs in the past 2 weeks and I'm not even 4 weeks out. I feel great fortunately. Lots of energy. I just can't believe I stalled 1.5 weeks after surgery. Down 17 in all including pre op one week diet. It just messes with my mind because I'm eating carefully and less than 4 ounce meals and nothing is happening it seems! I'm just going to keep doing the right thing and hope something good is going on with this craziness. My starting BMI was 41 I think so it's not like I'm a "low BMIer" I'm trying to focus on my gratitude to keep from being depressed. So grateful I've had a breeze of a recovery.


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I totally understand. I'm the same with my bmi- I was 40 when I started. Is there a local support group you can attend? My hospital has one that I'm going to try next week. I think some face to face support helps.
Let's keep in touch and support each other!


Mich W
Hw 223, SW 217 CW 200 GW 135

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I totally understand. I'm the same with my bmi- I was 40 when I started. Is there a local support group you can attend? My hospital has one that I'm going to try next week. I think some face to face support helps.
Let's keep in touch and support each other!


Mich W
Hw 223, SW 217 CW 200 GW 135


Great idea and sounds good! My hospital has one meeting a month I can go to but it's not for a few weeks. I will plan to go. Hopefully by then something will happen! Ha


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