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11 minutes ago, Dianne Sanders said:

I am 3 weeks post op and have lost 22 lbs. Starting weight of 250 lbs. Am I on track with others?

You are right where you need to be, stay close to plan and your body will do its thing at it own pace.

CONGRATS!!!!

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You're doing great just follow your doctors rules and you will do wonderful. Be sure you're getting your Protein and water/fluids it helps you heal.

Keep up the good work!

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And may you continue on this good pathn you are literally recreating yourself and I believe,the final product will set the world. on its ear. Keep believing in yoursekf!

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One of the hardest things (and there are many) that I'm finding is to NOT compare your losses with anyone else. It will outright depress you. Everyone's different. Me? I'm going through my first MAJOR stall and it's killing me lol. I lost 34lbs by my 6 week post op, so I was thrilled... but I'm about 2 months and a week or so post op now and I've only lost a total of 8lbs this past month compared to the first month (down a total of 42 now). But for the last 3 almost 4 weeks id been fluctuating bad. I try to weigh myself every Friday. For a couple weeks of this stall I actually gained a couple lbs (so I was back towards 249-250), but today I weighed myself again and I'm back at 245. So it's this dumb up and down a lb here and there stall. I've upped my Protein, upped my Water intake...still stall. I'm praying it'll pass (I hear everywhere it will) but it's horrrrrrrrible. Just try to stay away from the negatives and focus on non scale victories. For example, I've been going to the gym for the past 3 weeks and that also can account for a stall (maybe im not increasing water enough, maybe it's muscle mass, who knows)..but also for the first time yesterday I bought a shirt in an XL. Dude, I used to wear 3x t shirts all the time...before surgery (and some post op) i was confortably wearing 2x's. Some still fit, other's look frumpy cause they were too big but a 1x/xl type shirt was still too snug so i was inbetween sizes. Now, I can't wear comfortably ALL xl/1x shirts...but I did buy 2 that fit nicely and look awesome. HUGE NSV! Focus on those...they'll help you mentally get through these rough periods.

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You are doing great! Your body has to catch up with what is going thru. I remember going through that but I kept watching my portion size, getting by Water and Protein in, and walking. I ended up losing 120 pounds and have leveled out at 110 pounds. Like you said your now losing inches. Good job! Stay positive. Look how far you've come and how much better your feeling. Keep up the good work!

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