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I am like 7 weeks post op and I’ve been dealing with a stall for almost two weeks and it’s making me feel worried like I am the first medical mystery case that didn’t lose weight. My dietician told me not to count and to just eat consciously and that’s what I’ve been doing.
Protein first and almost no carbs because I don’t even have the room after the protein. Granted, I am not exercising like I should but not losing doesn’t make sense looking at how little I can eat.

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my first stall lasted two weeks. A friend of mine's lasted 3.5 weeks. Just stick to your program and the the weight loss will start up again. If I had a nickle for everyone who got into a stall and thought they'd be the first person whom WLS didn't work for I'd be rich! It'll work - just stick to your plan. Stay off the scale if you have to - but rest assured the surgery will work!

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On 05/18/2019 at 14:03, catwoman7 said:



my first stall lasted two weeks. A friend of mine's lasted 3.5 weeks. Just stick to your program and the the weight loss will start up again. If I had a nickle for everyone who got into a stall and thought they'd be the first person whom WLS didn't work for I'd be rich! It'll work - just stick to your plan. Stay off the scale if you have to - but rest assured the surgery will work!


I guess it’s kind of nice to see that I am on track with everyone psychologically :) I can’t wait until I am at least 6 months out.

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It's normal to stall. I had a stall at Week 4 for two weeks, as is typical for most people post-op, and then I hit another stall at Month 4 that lasted for an entire month despite eating the right number of calories, drinking my Water, getting my Protein, and exercising. I thought I was the only person in history to not lose weight. It's just a natural thing for your body to do at certain pre-set points. Stay off the scale for a while and let it pass.

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I agree! I stalled on my second week, thinking I did something wrong, but, no, just your body healing and adjusting! Just like the stalls come, so do the losses! The only time to be concerned is if something goes wrong. Stick to the plan and follow it..use the the wls surgery tool as you should, and everything falls into place as it should. And discuss things in here...it helps! This is a wonderful group of ladies & gentlemen, supporting one another, no matter what part of the journey they are on.

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Make sure you are drinking your Water. The water is what helps flush the fat out of your system. Also make sure you're eating enough food that your body is not in starvation mode.

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