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I lost a bunch of weight quickly for the first three weeks, then hit the three week stall everyone talks about on this forum. Stayed stalled for a week or two, then the weight loss started again. Now the weight loss is less dramatic if you look at it day by day (0.2 lbs here, 0.6 here, etc) but it helps to look at it week by week. For example I thought last week was pretty slow weight loss wise, but then I looked at my weekly view on MFP and realized I'd actually lost four and a half pounds in a week. I would have killed for that a few months ago!

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So thankful to know everyone else is experiencing the same stall. I've been stuck at 263 for two weeks!

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I stall for a couple days, then drop 1-2 in a day - so strange. Glad to be on a good track overall. Pretty much doing a pound a day as an average from the start. Less than 60 days from my surgery and quickly approaching 60lbs. Just saw a friend tonight that had the exact same procedure as me, and he is down just over 200lbs, and has maintained his current weight for the last 6 months with no problems. So awesome.

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Right after 5 weeks I hit the stall wall hardcore. The first 5 weeks I averaged a pound a day. The next 3 weeks I lost a total of around 4 pounds or so.

The sunshine phase is over

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Good morning, all!

Saw the scale budge downward this morning finally. Maybe my stall is over - but I'm not counting my chickens just yet! Some changes I've recently made that have helped are:

  1. using a timer to make sure I am eating no sooner than 15 minutes after my last sip of any drink and drinking no sooner than 30 minutes after my last bite of food
  2. using 1 oz cups to measure my food and liquid, making sure I consume no more than 4 of those little cups in one sitting
  3. finding more lean Protein sources like beef Jerky, P3 protein packs, pork and smoked wild nova salmon from Trader Joe's.
  4. eating Wild Friends Protein+ Peanut Butter. Kind of a weird texture but it's tasty!
  5. no longer eating any dessert with sugar. I've switched to Voortman's sugar-free Cookies, Russell Stover sugar-free candy
  6. drinking Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea and Wyler's light lemonade

I can't stand Protein Shakes, Protein Bars or any sweet sources of protein with the exception of peanut butter, so I've struggled a bit getting enough protein. However, I'm hitting about 70 grams a day now (finally) and that is helping a lot! Before, I was only hitting about 50 grams.

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Good morning, all!
Saw the scale budge downward this morning finally. Maybe my stall is over - but I'm not counting my chickens just yet! Some changes I've recently made that have helped are:
  1. using a timer to make sure I am eating no sooner than 15 minutes after my last sip of any drink and drinking no sooner than 30 minutes after my last bite of food
  2. using 1 oz cups to measure my food and liquid, making sure I consume no more than 4 of those little cups in one sitting
  3. finding more lean Protein sources like beef Jerky, P3 Protein packs, pork and smoked wild nova salmon from Trader Joe's.
  4. eating Wild Friends Protein+ Peanut Butter. Kind of a weird texture but it's tasty!
  5. no longer eating any dessert with sugar. I've switched to Voortman's sugar-free Cookies, Russell Stover sugar-free candy
  6. drinking Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea and Wyler's light lemonade
I can't stand Protein Shakes, Protein Bars or any sweet sources of protein with the exception of Peanut Butter, so I've struggled a bit getting enough protein. However, I'm hitting about 70 grams a day now (finally) and that is helping a lot! Before, I was only hitting about 50 grams.

That's awesome!

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I am doing ok, glad to hear about stalls. I started at 259 lbs and last weight was 226lbs. My Surgery was Nov 6th. I do not mind the protien shakes and bars. I have not had any problems with steak. But if I eat chicken I vomit? And yes I chew it up good. tuna stays down but is a bit painful for awhile. I'm trying.

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8 hours ago, bogglesauce said:

Good morning, all!

Saw the scale budge downward this morning finally. Maybe my stall is over - but I'm not counting my chickens just yet! Some changes I've recently made that have helped are:

  1. using a timer to make sure I am eating no sooner than 15 minutes after my last sip of any drink and drinking no sooner than 30 minutes after my last bite of food
  2. using 1 oz cups to measure my food and liquid, making sure I consume no more than 4 of those little cups in one sitting
  3. finding more lean Protein sources like beef Jerky, P3 Protein packs, pork and smoked wild nova salmon from Trader Joe's.
  4. eating Wild Friends Protein+ Peanut Butter. Kind of a weird texture but it's tasty!
  5. no longer eating any dessert with sugar. I've switched to Voortman's sugar-free Cookies, Russell Stover sugar-free candy
  6. drinking Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea and Wyler's light lemonade

I can't stand Protein Shakes, Protein Bars or any sweet sources of protein with the exception of Peanut Butter, so I've struggled a bit getting enough protein. However, I'm hitting about 70 grams a day now (finally) and that is helping a lot! Before, I was only hitting about 50 grams.

I was told no drinking 30 mins before or 30 mins after. Also told to avoid all carbs until my 3 month checkup. No sugar at all! No peanut butter either. I feel ripped off. No beef Jerky or other dried foods or fruits. I feel ripped off heheheh :P. It was about the textures and the clumping wanting to make sure there were no clogs or hang ups...at least, so I was told.

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My NUT definitely said 15 before and 15 after. It's crazy to me how much each doctor/NUT can differ even on the small stuff.

I usually do 30/30 anyway, seems to be the prevailing wisdom.

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I was sleeved 11/7. So far I have only lost about 25 pounds. Seems minimal compared to others. Has anyone else been experiencing slow weight loss?? I havent been to the gym due to a pesky knee injury. Any tips and tricks to speed up the weight loss?

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I was sleeved 11/7. So far I have only lost about 25 pounds. Seems minimal compared to others. Has anyone else been experiencing slow weight loss?? I havent been to the gym due to a pesky knee injury. Any tips and tricks to speed up the weight loss?

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I'm not sure where you started, but are you hitting your Protein and Water goals? Getting all your Vitamins? How many times do you eat and how much? I would also discuss with your doctor/nutrientionist to see if there are ways you could help. But congrats on losing 25lbs so far!!!

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I was just getting ready to post asking a similar question. Today I am exactly 60 days post surgery (sleeve & switch done on 11/10), and I am down 60 lbs. Not sure why I have seen more loss than others, but I think there are other people that have lost more than me. I have not touched carbs since before the pre-surgery diet - including sugar. I do not go to the gym, but I do try to walk at least 30 mins at least 3 days a week or more. I adhere to my soft foods diet strictly.

I have stopped weighing myself every single day, but do at least every other. I seem to go a couple days on a stall, then will lose one or two. The longest stall so far has been 4 days so far.

My routine: get up between 6am and 8am (depending on the day). Have a small cup of coffee and use Fairlife chocolate Milk as the Creamer (about equal 50/50 coffee/milk). I take my first Multivitamin with this. Not long after that I will have a Premier Protein drink. Then go about my morning routine. 9am is my first food. Usually homemade yogurt using Fairlife low fat milk as the base, and add a tbsp of raw honey to give it some flavor - or a spoon of mixed fruit jam. I will also have a stick or two of weight watchers cheese (colby jack or mozzarella). I usually have 2 calcium chews after my food. I take my second Multi-Vitamin 30 mins or so before lunch. Lunch is 11:45/noon - get some kind of Protein and steamed veggies and Beans if I can. I have a decent cafe at work with usually some good options. Worst case scenario I get a small scoop of egg salad and small scoop of chicken salad. Eat half for lunch, other half for dinner. 3pm have a snack and have my last 2 Calcium chews. Usually a protein crunch bar, or a sugar free pudding made with Fairlife milk (protein helps for sure) and some cheese sticks. Dinner at 6pm, usually the same type of thing as lunch. My last multivitamin is sometime after that and before my 9pm snack of yogurt or pudding or cheese, or some combination of them.

I do not count calories. I just make sure that the fat and carb numbers per serving fit my advice from NUT. For the meals - I make sure I take as close to 30 mins to eat as I can. The slower I eat, the more I can eat. If I get something I have been craving or tastes good, I tend to eat a little quicker and get uncomfortable after about 10 mins and have to give up the rest of my time. I have not eaten anything fried in almost 3 months.

I stop drinking 30 mins before food, and do not drink again for 30 mins after.

I primarily drink Water. I usually will have one 20oz Vitarain (Costco brand version of Vitamin water zero that I like better than Vitamin water) per day. Sometimes I will have a Bai instead of Vitarain. The rest of my liquids from the day are all water and the Premier Protein I usually have early in the morning. I set my water goal as 70oz/day and want it to primarily be water instead of fake sugar substitute drinks.

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Hi ML 2001, I was sleeved on 11/7 as well! As of last Wednesday, I have lost 36 pounds. I'm happy with it but know that some others have lost way more. Like you, I cannot work out because of a knee injury but am hoping to get to the gym very soon. Doc keeps telling me to swim...good luck finding a (clean) pool in Philadelphia!! Even though my knee is bad, I am walking a lot more than I used to. I use a fitbit and it helps me track my steps and activity. I stay away from most carbs and sugar. I am having a hard time getting in all of my Water, so I try to concentrate on that rather than the food, it's a balancing act right now. I wish you luck!

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I also got my sleeve 11/6 And I am having pain if I eat any real food. Even Water hurts. I wait 30 min and now an hour after. But seems like my water just sits there waiting to go through. I have gone from 259 to 223 thats 36 lbs. but its not easy. Im trying to walk but also have bad knee. Am going to try yoga. Have a very hard time eating enough protien.

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17 minutes ago, Rysheron said:

I also got my sleeve 11/6 And I am having pain if I eat any real food. Even Water hurts. I wait 30 min and now an hour after. But seems like my Water just sits there waiting to go through. I have gone from 259 to 223 thats 36 lbs. but its not easy. Im trying to walk but also have bad knee. Am going to try yoga. Have a very hard time eating enough protien.

I was sleeved on 11/29 and am only down 26 lbs and when I was on week 3-4 it hurt me really bad to drink water too and my surgeon and nutritionist told me I needed to counteract the acid in my stomach with acid and it helped tremendously. They told me to try adding lemon or a lime to my water. Did it for a few days and I can eat and drink with no problem. If you are having a hard time reaching Protein, try Premier Protein shakes and adding unflavored Protein Powder to yogurt or pudding or cottage cheese, anything you can tolerate. I just had my 6 week post op appointment and thought I was behind schedule with everything but my surgeon assures I was right on track with my journey because we’re all different, you might just be healing at a different rate. Stay positive and good luck on the rest of your journey!

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