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I had my surgery on 8/1/18. During the pre-surgery diet through the first 2 weeks post op, I was losing 1-1.5 lbs/day, which was awesome!

But for the last week I've held steady at the same weight - 340lbs.

I'm currently on pureed foods, so I've been trying to go back to more liquids, but I'm still stuck. A week isn't a long time, and I expected to hit plateaus, but I'm surprised I hit one 2 weeks post-op.

Anyone else hit one so early? How long do they last? Trying not to get frustrated, but it is hard.

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I hit mine one month post op. It's been a week so far and hoping to break it.

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I've read NUMEROUS posts on here about a dreaded 3rd wk stall. Everyone says they seem to hit it 3 wks post op. I wouldn't think its necessary to go back to liquids. Just keep following your plan and let your body adjust.

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Thanks... It's good to hear we aren't alone. (and I don't seem to be super great at searching older posts!)

I just wish my stupid body would adjust faster!

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My surgery is the 28th, im sure I will feel the same way!

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Search up "3 week stall." This stall varies in length but will break. Continue on track and before you know it, the scale will start to drop. Mine lasted about 10 days. There will be more stalls throughout your journey.

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Yes, apparently the 3 week stall is totally real and very common. I've been teetering between 229 and 231 for the last week. It is very aggravating but I'm sticking with my plan. I did start tracking calories yesterday so I could make sure I was eating enough and also not eating too much.

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1 hour ago, PopsFury said:

I had my surgery on 8/1/18. During the pre-surgery diet through the first 2 weeks post op, I was losing 1-1.5 lbs/day, which was awesome!

But for the last week I've held steady at the same weight - 340lbs.

I'm currently on pureed foods, so I've been trying to go back to more liquids, but I'm still stuck. A week isn't a long time, and I expected to hit plateaus, but I'm surprised I hit one 2 weeks post-op.

Anyone else hit one so early? How long do they last? Trying not to get frustrated, but it is hard.

I hit mine at 2 weeks as well. I contribute this to the fact that I lost 27lbs during my pre op diet. But I lost an additional 10lbs in the first week and stalled until almost 4 weeks post op. I remember my surgeon being disappointed at my 1 month follow-up I hadn't lost more post surgery, but from then on, it took off.

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I was super successful pre-op as well. Went down 60 lbs, with ~20 of those being in the last two weeks. I don't have another follow up for 2.5 months, so hopefully I'll see a bigger difference then!

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I didn’t really hit a long stall until July. That stall lasted over three weeks. I do have a week or so here or there where I stay the same or don’t lose anything but I don’t count it as a stall unless I don’t see a loss for over a solid two weeks.

They are discouraging but a normal part of the process. I am always tempted to stray during a long stall but I have learned if I just stick with it the loss will start up again and patience is rewarded.

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9 minutes ago, KimTriesRNY said:

I don’t count it as a stall unless I don’t see a loss for over a solid two weeks.

I think this is an important rule of thumb, because as things slow down, its easy to go over a week without movement.

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I cant believe you all lost so much during the 2 wk pre op diet. Im halfway and havent really lost much of anything!

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My first one was two weeks post-op (surgery was 7/18). I may still be in it, I don't know.

If it helps you, here's my weight progression (composited together from the app I use to sync to my scale). You can clearly see the stalls in it. I didn't worry TOO much about them, but I did stay off the scales for a few days when I knew I was in one. I've been fighting constipation pretty badly, so if you see a big drop...you probably know what caused it...

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How's it going now, @PopsFury? Have you broken out of that stall yet? If so, how much weight did you lose the day you broke out of it? I love seeing how @Russ D clearly broke out of his stalls with a 3# 1-day weight loss!

My bypass was on 7/25, which is 4 weeks ago today. I have weighed in at 277# each of the last six days. I go about a week or so between bowel movements, but don't notice a dramatic loss after them. In fact, I had one this morning and thought that would have helped me break out of the stall, but I still weighed in at 276.7. Frustrating. When I was on an 800 calorie per day Opti Fast diet a couple years ago, I lost almost a pound a day for 12 weeks. Now that I'm eating <500 calories per day, I'm losing slower and stalling. The body responds in mysterious ways to weight loss surgery!

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56 minutes ago, gr8ful1 said:

How's it going now, @PopsFury?

I THOUGHT I had broken out of it yesterday with about a 3 lb weight drop, but somehow I gained 4 lbs so now I'm even higher! So basically I've been at 340-341 for over a week now. This is harsh after losing so steadily.

As I was gaining weight, I lingered on 340 for a very long time. This may be one of those things where my body is comfortable at this weight and I just need to wait it out. I'm only consuming 600-800 calories a day, and at three weeks out I haven't been cleared for vigorous exercise yet. (I could do more walking).

It was very frustrating to see that scale go back up after I thought I had broken through. We'll see what tomorrow brings!

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