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I was sleeved on 8/23. It has been a whole month and I have only lost 25 pounds. I'm a big girl I should have lost more. I'm not eating nearly what I was eating before but staying under 900 calories a day. What is wrong with me? Why am I not losing? I feel like this was all a mistake and I'm going to just stay fat forever. The scale hasn't moved in about 2 weeks and my heart is broken.


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I know it's so hard, but 25 lbs in a month is great. I'm sure you've never done that before. Everyone is different, try looking at the percentage of excess weight you lost.

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It's so frustrating. I feel ya. I was self pay and was beginning to think I wasted 22grand. Buttttt, if I relax I realize I've lost 32 pounds since August 10. Although I have only lost two in the last four weeks I'm trying to see bigger picture here.

Its hard but hang in there!!! I guess some lose quicker than others. But it has to work!! Right?? I think it eventfully has to :)

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1 hour ago, Cloebird said:

My doc said absolutely no gum. I use the breath strips, they're a tiny package that can fit in my pocket.

Why no gum????? I read that but it makes no sense to me!!

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5 minutes ago, KimmerAnn said:

Why no gum????? I read that but it makes no sense to me!!

My doctor said it was for fear of swallowing it, because it could get stuck or something like that. I have thankfully never been much of a gum chewer.

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I felt the same... think I was a little disillusioned about what weight loss would be like and I agree, this cost me $23,000 so I was a little disheartened. Then I looked at the big pic. I stared preop diet on 7/29, sleeved on 8/15 lost a total of 51.6 lbs which I've never EVER done in my life. I get sidetracked because I have SO much weight to lose but I need to not look at the big picture and take it one day at a time

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I was sleeved on 8/23. It has been a whole month and I have only lost 25 pounds. I'm a big girl I should have lost more. I'm not eating nearly what I was eating before but staying under 900 calories a day. What is wrong with me? Why am I not losing? I feel like this was all a mistake and I'm going to just stay fat forever. The scale hasn't moved in about 2 weeks and my heart is broken.




You will lose again!!! And 25lbs in a month is a huge loss. When I feel stagnant I focus on increasing Protein and Water and things move again. Have patience, you didn't gain the weight overnight either.

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13 hours ago, OCladyT said:

Trouble with the craving of potatoes and salt... I've been great on the food but this weekend I want potato and ketchup so bad. What do you guys do to get through it. I'm at the point where maybe I'm bite won't hurt

I crave and miss potato chips and I am at stage four of what I can eat now. Boiled potato is on my list so I mash up a boiled potato and put a little salt on it. I don't see a huge difference between boiled and baked so I also had one baked. They are small but I at least get the potato taste. We have no potato chips in the house!

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I crave and miss potato chips and I am at stage four of what I can eat now. Boiled potato is on my list so I mash up a boiled potato and put a little salt on it. I don't see a huge difference between boiled and baked so I also had one baked. They are small but I at least get the potato taste. We have no potato chips in the house!

I was looking up recipes to find ways to satisfy my potato chip craving. I also did thr boiled and baked potato thing. That did help. I'll let you know how I make out on the "chip " thing.

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2 hours ago, readytorunagain said:


I was looking up recipes to find ways to satisfy my potato chip craving. I also did thr boiled and baked potato thing. That did help. I'll let you know how I make out on the "chip " thing.

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Why not cream of potato Soup made with milk to help get your Protein numbers up?

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So far this month, I've lost 8,5 kg (or 18,7 lbs) and I'm five (5) days away from being one month post-op. Since my excess weight is 79,7 kg, I've already surpassed the 10% mark.

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On 9/23/2017 at 6:21 PM, KimmerAnn said:

Why no gum????? I read that but it makes no sense to me!!

She told me it will put air in my stomach. No drinking out of a straw either for the same reason.

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So I have done great with Water and Protein until 2 days ago. I am 3wks & 3days out. I am now having nausea not stop and food sounds awful to me. Has anyone else struggled like this? I vomited last night, otherwise just nausea.

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