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Hi Everyone,

Not sure if I am just over reacting, but it seems like my weight loss has stalled and tomorrow will be my three weeks post op. I have no idea why. I am getting ready to start my soft foods and I have been doing the puree this last week. I found some recipes and have not gone over or eaten anything that isn't recommended. I am working on my activity and am walking 20 min. a day. I don't know if I am just over reacting or not, but I don't like this stall. I saw my surgeon at 10 days post op, and my weight has not really changed much since then.

Any ideas?

Thanks!! :)

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Read around this site--the three-week stall is kind of legendary, or at least very, very, very common. Your body kind of needs to pause to catch up every now and then; many people report losing inches during this time, if not pounds on the scale.

My doctor advised not even thinking about weight loss--to focus on the big four things: Water, Protein, Vitamins, and exercise. I'm human and I have a really good scale, though, so . . . yes, it's great to see it change nearly every day. I'm sure I'll find the three-week stall frustrating. But just hang on in there--it'll start going down again.

Oh--and this won't be your last stall, either, so . . . chin up!

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2 minutes ago, XYZXYZXYZ1955 said:

Read around this site--the three-week stall is kind of legendary, or at least very, very, very common. Your body kind of needs to pause to catch up every now and then; many people report losing inches during this time, if not pounds on the scale.

My doctor advised not even thinking about weight loss--to focus on the big four things: Water, Protein, Vitamins, and exercise. I'm human and I have a really good scale, though, so . . . yes, it's great to see it change nearly every day. I'm sure I'll find the three-week stall frustrating. But just hang on in there--it'll start going down again.

Oh--and this won't be your last stall, either, so . . . chin up!

Thank you So much! I started looking after I posted and am seeing it. It is good to know. I am loosing inches, I can really tell that is happening. I am also retaining Water for some reason. Not sure why since I get about 80 ozs. a day.
Anyway, I really appreciate your kind words. Hope you are feeling well, we are 9 days apart. I am still very tired, but it's getting better everyday.

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I stalled at three weeks too! I was super bummed!! I still am lol. Today is the first day of my fourth week and I I havent lost anything in 7 days. I just had my post op today and DR said my weight loss is good ( 18 pounds since August 16)

I'm hungry about every three hours but she said that was ok - as long as I stay within 600-800 calories.

I was just expecting to lose steadily for the first few months. Ugh!! I guess all we can do is hang in there :)

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