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had gastric bypass DS loop and my gallbladder removed on March 11th 2019. Since then I have gone from 297.7 down to 242. Total of 55.7 lbs. in 3 months and 13 days. But I’m the last 39 days I have only lost 10 lbs. is this a plateau? Is this still good since I have not gained any weight back? I’m feeling better in the last 2 weeks FINALLY.... I had surgery complications and medication changes and problems that caused extra pain and some minor depression, so recovery took longer than “usual” patients. I think? I don’t know how long other people take to get out and about, start regularly exercising (just walking and some 2 pound weights) But the slow down in weight loss worries me. Also, I have a HUGE fear of stretching my stomach back out. Every time I eat I get scared my stomach is stretching at the staples. I would love some feedback of your experiences, ideas, your suggestions, possibly re-assurance that I’m doing ok?? Also, I love to eat fruit, and I try to limit myself to 2 a day, but I worry about sugars... what do you all do?

Thanks! Claire

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slowdown almost always happens after the first month. I dropped down to about 10 lbs a month (give or take a couple of pounds) during months 2-6. After about month 6, my weight loss dropped even further. The more you lose, the slower it goes, because the less you weigh, the fewer calories your body needs.

if you're following your plan and weighing/measuring your food, you won't stretch your stomach.

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I haven’t been diligent in weighing my food, but I eat out of a very small container to make sure it is a small serving. What’s it supposed to be? 4 oz? 6 oz? I do t even remember right now.

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