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Ok guys, what the heck am I doing wrong? I'm about 3 weeks post-op DS and, up until about 5 days ago, I was doing great. At my first check up I'd lost 30 lbs. Now the scale hasn't budged for five days and I can't see a reason. (Are you even supposed to reach "plateaus" at this point?) I haven't been overeating; I think I'm getting enough Fluid and I'm walking up and down the halls of (snowbound) house. Has anyone else been through this kind of thing?

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Don't worry. This, too, shall pass:) Just keep steady and try not to obsess.

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Stalls happen to just about all of us. My NUT suggests to evaluate things (cals Water Fiber proteins) only if they last longer than a three weeks ...

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I had what I thought was a stall at three weeks too. The scale didn't budge until the end of the week, and I was weighing daily. So, it's pretty normal for the body to take a little breather at three weeks post-op. I'm seven months post-op and just broke a stall I've had since Christmas. It feels so good to see the scale moving again. It's interesting to see how the brain and stomach work together, i.e., the effects of stress.

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Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences. I almost feel normal now!

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Ok guys, what the heck am I doing wrong? I'm about 3 weeks post-op DS and, up until about 5 days ago, I was doing great. At my first check up I'd lost 30 lbs. Now the scale hasn't budged for five days and I can't see a reason. (Are you even supposed to reach "plateaus" at this point?) I haven't been overeating; I think I'm getting enough Fluid and I'm walking up and down the halls of (snowbound) house. Has anyone else been through this kind of thing?
thanks for listening

I am at the 3 week mark and have reached a stall. Makes me so depressed

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I freaked out when it happened the first time. REALLY, to be honest, I freak out a little each time it happens. But not nearly as much as I did that first time. When I went a for my check-up my nutritionist was upset that I had not called her to talk about it, she could have helped ease my mind. So when she explained what our bodies are doing I equated it to our bodies shifting gears. So in the old days, when we all drove standards, LOL....we would press the clutch to change gears. Under the hood, so to speak, when you press the clutch the gear wheels separate and your car is in neutral and then when you tell it what gear to go into and let off the clutch the gears come together and make the car go again. Our stalls are simply our bodies' pressing the clutch, just waiting for a while to decide what gear it needs to go back into. The body needs to take some time to react to this sudden change we have thrown at it. That is what a stall is. Yes, it is frustrating and scary because we think, "OMG! I went through all of this this and, that's it?" But we need to give our bodies a break too. I mean this thing has supported me, carried me, put up with my abuse for years and years, and now I have thrown this at it. Yeah, God is trying to teach me patience for sure. :) Keep your spirits up and enjoy the ride. A flat roller-coaster would be pretty boring. :)

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Jean E: Thanks for that analogy - very helpful. And I guess my car is in gear again because I'm finally losing again. :rolleyes:

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Stalls also make us accountable. I just came off another two-week stall in my journey and took a hard look at myself. Once I started logging every bite that went into my body, it made all of the difference. I'm back on track. I'm determined to get these last 25 pounds off, but man is it a struggle!!

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Hey Strivingforbetter - You only have 20 lbs to go?? That's fantastic! I can't even imagine having that few left. Good luck on making it to your goal!

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Thank you, GenJones. I'm so happy with how much better my feet feel and how much faster I can move. I really, really want to get to a normal BMI, so I'm not giving up until I get there. I'm still in the "overweight" category according to the BMI scale.

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Hey Jean - Why do you hate the BMI scale? Just curious.

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