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Hello everyone,

What are the time frames when we should expect stalls?

What months?

How many weeks?

I am about 13 weeks out and feel like I have hit a stall.

Thank you

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Stalls can be different for everyone, i dont believe there is an exact schedule. I didnt get my first stall untill about 2 months post-op, and really haven't had another since. It only lasted a little over a week, and i was back to loosing. For woman, some will hit a stall during your monthly time because of your body retaining Water. Just remember its just a stall and you will be back to loosing weight again in no time :0)

SW: 244 CW: 193 surgery date: 8/29/2017

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I'm 5 weeks post op tomorrow and I've been stalled at 26lbs for about a week but I can tell I'm still losing inches. It's frustrating though. :(

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I like to say there are no stalls. Just because the number on the scale isn’t changing, it doesn’t mean your body isn’t. Try not to focus on those “stalls”, IMO they’re just another stress on the journey.

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I like to say there are no stalls. Just because the number on the scale isn’t changing, it doesn’t mean your body isn’t. Try not to focus on those “stalls”, IMO they’re just another stress on the journey.


Yeah, I feel like my clothes are getting looser on me.
I must be losing inches.


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3 hours ago, Jeannie49 said:

I've been stalled at 26lbs for about a week but I can tell I'm still losing inches.

When the scales are not moving, look to your NSVs.

NSV = non-scale victory.

e.g. 1. Your belt buckle moves a notch or two.

e.g. 2. Your old 36" pants suddenly fit when they didn't last week.

e.g. 3. You can stick 2 or 3 fingers inside the buttoned-up neck of your shirt & tie.

e.g. 4. Your shoes are not so tight as they were a month ago.

e.g. 5. You can hold your breath for 45 seconds underwater (when before surgery/before exercise it was 18 seconds).

Watch for these or other examples of success.

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On 1/11/2018 at 1:55 AM, Rainbow_Warrior said:

When the scales are not moving, look to your NSVs.

NSV = non-scale victory.

e.g. 1. Your belt buckle moves a notch or two.

e.g. 2. Your old 36" pants suddenly fit when they didn't last week.

e.g. 3. You can stick 2 or 3 fingers inside the buttoned-up neck of your shirt & tie.

e.g. 4. Your shoes are not so tight as they were a month ago.

e.g. 5. You can hold your breath for 45 seconds underwater (when before surgery/before exercise it was 18 seconds).

Watch for these or other examples of success.

Great advice RW! :) I did seem to make a breakthrough this morning - moved to 27.5 but I did have some NSVs too! :

- I'm able to move to the middle hook on all my bras (except my sports bras)

-My husband said when he hugs me, he feels a huge difference and I can tell too

- my work gym has a huge set of stairs to the locker rooms and when i started, it felt like I wasn't sure I could walk up them after working out to leave...now I'm already flying up those stairs.

- I looked in my car mirror and was happy to see my "swollen moon face" from my thyroid issues has come way down and I can see my cheekbones wanting to make an appearance

woo hoo :)

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Individual per each person, and even while you’re in the middle of a stall – which I call a pause – you can still make a lot of changes in your body. All the working out you’re doing, walking your 10 K steps a day and following the protocol, you continue reshaping your body and then the pounds will drop off again.

Also just make sure you were keeping to the protocol. I’ve gone months without losing a pound and yet dropped three clothes sizes.

The scale is only part of the journey. If you put too much importance into just your weight-loss then any stall is going Is going to be difficult for you to deal with. You have to understand that even while not losing a pound, if your keeping to the exercise, you are converting fat into muscle which weighs more. If you’re not following the protocol then you may hit a stall that lasts a long, long time.

I originally weighed about 375 and I currently weigh 150, i’ve spent more time in pauses than I have actually losing weight. it was a long hard journey but I just kept at the protocol. Focus on your Water at 60 ounces, Protein at 90 ounces, walking 10,000 steps and finally your Vitamins. Pauses happen, at any point in time for anyone, but if you keep to your goals each day and just keep working towards them... you’re going to feel great regardless.

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