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What is, "What are things that are painfully slow?" Bariatric surgery for $400, Alex.

So for the past three weeks I have gone back and forth between stalls and losing like .5 pounds a week. I tried mixing it up--more exercise, less carbs, more carbs, less calories, more calories, more Water, more protein---more hair pulling!!

I was afraid of this. When I lost 112 pounds in my 20s, it was in the 220s I slowed down and got a little crazy--purging, laxatives, fasting (aka starving). Now I am a big grown woman and I can't say I have those urges again but the panic is the same. Why does it need to be like this? Why this reaction? Why can't we all just chill when we stall?

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6 minutes ago, YeahOkay31 said:

What is, "What are things that are painfully slow?" Bariatric surgery for $400, Alex.

So for the past three weeks I have gone back and forth between stalls and losing like .5 pounds a week. I tried mixing it up--more exercise, less carbs, more carbs, less calories, more calories, more Water, more protein---more hair pulling!!

I was afraid of this. When I lost 112 pounds in my 20s, it was in the 220s I slowed down and got a little crazy--purging, laxatives, fasting (aka starving). Now I am a big grown woman and I can't say I have those urges again but the panic is the same. Why does it need to be like this? Why this reaction? Why can't we all just chill when we stall?

153 pounds. Amazing work. I will take slow with that kind of weight loss. First month 28, second month 15 pounds third month 15 pounds 4th month 11 pounds 5th month 9 pounds. Actually sounds fantastic to me. Weight loss is best in the first months of restriction. As you progress out from surgery it slows down. As you get close to goal you have less body fat to burn......It's seriously slow.

I think the reaction of panic/anxiety is normal for many of us. It is our past experience with weight loss attempts. Yes, I also freaked out over a stall. Even if the weight loss is slow its ok. It's the fact you are losing weight not the speed.

Stalls break. Takes time. I understand the panic and frustration. The thread below may help.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/351046-embrace-the-stall/

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A little weight poetry my peeps.
Don't fear the STALL,is All
Let the ReLoss be your new Boss!
not great poetry, remember I work cheap, come to think of it, I'm FREE!😛🚩😛

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Great poem, Frustr8 :D Here's mine!

I do not like that stall, is all!

I do not like it here or there.

I do not like it anywhere.

Unfortunately, I'm experiencing a very long one. And I've less carbed and more carbed, less cals and more cals, exercised more, moved a little less. And these pounds just want to hang on FOREVER. I haven't had any real loss since July. Or any inches. I'm just sort of hovering in the same place. I'm trying to chill and be OK with it though as it's certainly better than where I was this time last year (+85 lbs and barely able to walk). Just kidding. I'm weighing myself every day and begging the universe for a number drop. But congrats on 153lbs lost! That is AMAZING!

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Thank you for your responses and for the laughs--appreciate the poetry. I am happy about the 153, but I still got a ways to go and really ticked off I am entering a slow down so soon--this has been my longest stall.

I just needed to do my public whine "in front" of folks that understand. Now I re-calibrate and try to keep my speedometer needle in the center--don't drift into the crazy weight loss antics and stay away from saying oh-screw it, if I am not losing weight being good then I am eating ALL the cookies! Here's to hoping I keep that needle in the middle.

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And Alex , the Daily Double answer to" which comes first, increased weight loss or gastic ulcer healing?" the answer is Depends on person, Depends on your perspective, Depends on general bodily conditions. Oh Pfooey, I ain't having Any Fun!

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