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Just feeling a little down. And I knew this stall would be coming, my nutritionist warned me and I’ve seen stuff about it all over Facebook. I’m about 3.5 months out from surgery and have been stalled for almost 2 weeks. It’s so frustrating. I keep food journal diligently and I meet Protein and fluid goals (the vast majority of the time).

My nutritionist recommended upping calories to 1100-1200 but I’m scared! I’ve gotten to 1100 a few days over the past couple of weeks, but mostly still in the 900 range.

I’m already a slow loser so the stall just makes it feel like I will never get the weight off. I just want to get into the 220s so bad!! I’ve been at 232 for 2 weeks.

Any tips on what you’ve done to break through stalls? Or do you just ride it out?

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Oh, gosh, I'm glad to know to prepare myself for a 3 month stall. I hit the dreaded three week stall and stalled just over two weeks and then dropped a few pounds and I'm stalled again! I just rode it out the first time and it worked. I may just do that again since I was always told that if I'm sticking to my rules and I'm not losing, to just keep doing what I know I'm supposed to and it'll work itself out. I just got cleared for moving more, so I may try to get some decent exercise in and see if that helps!

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10 minutes ago, SorryNameTaken said:

Oh, gosh, I'm glad to know to prepare myself for a 3 month stall. I hit the dreaded three week stall and stalled just over two weeks and then dropped a few pounds and I'm stalled again! I just rode it out the first time and it worked. I may just do that again since I was always told that if I'm sticking to my rules and I'm not losing, to just keep doing what I know I'm supposed to and it'll work itself out. I just got cleared for moving more, so I may try to get some decent exercise in and see if that helps!

Hard same here. I need to lose 2 pounds a week to hit my goal weight for Hawaii in April. Starting this week I'm adding weight lifting and I was told that will help a bunch!

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I just rode it out when I hit stalls. Stuck to my plan, stayed off the scale if I had to. They do eventually end..

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I went to a fast and cleanse program and ended the stall

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Stalls are just part of our journey 😊 I just keep on plugging along and have learned to trust the process. I hit several stalls over these last few months. I finally hit ONEderland and found myself in yet another stall... I'm enjoying my progress and loving my new life. I'll hit my last 2 goals... eventually ❤

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3 week post op and losing about a lb a day. I figure that’s mostly due to the purée / liquid deal. Does it slow down when starting to eat normal textures? That’s my fear.

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On 12/7/2019 at 9:47 AM, JTSC said:

3 week post op and losing about a lb a day. I figure that’s mostly due to the purée / liquid deal. Does it slow down when starting to eat normal textures? That’s my fear.

It does yes. You'll stall or go slowly between weeks 3-5 or around about there. I was losing very steadily until I hit that and then it dropped to 2-3 pounds a week. Then I lost 6 out of nowhere over 3 days. Of course it was over Thanksgiving and I wasn't tracking food or weighing myself so I just that had gift when I got home from family haha. Now I'm back to the 2-3 pounds a week and I guess I expect to see another 5-6 pound drop sometime this month. Just in time for the 3 month stall I hear about.

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How many carbs do you eat? I hit a stall when I was avoiding carbs and decided to add a bit more in each day and I've been consistently losing 3-5lbs a week on average since then with no more stalls. I had the same problem when I tried losing weight before surgery too.

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13 hours ago, ahillig said:

How many carbs do you eat? I hit a stall when I was avoiding carbs and decided to add a bit more in each day and I've been consistently losing 3-5lbs a week on average since then with no more stalls. I had the same problem when I tried losing weight before surgery too.

How many grams of carbs are you getting in a day? And how many total calories?

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54 minutes ago, lvidacovich said:

How many grams of carbs are you getting in a day? And how many total calories?

It depends, sometimes it's a carb loaded day like yesterday and other days not so much. I don't track the number of carbs I eat each day I just try to be mindful of what I'm eating. Most days I primarily eat Protein other days I eat a bunch of carbs. Total calories for the day is usually 800-900, if that. I still eat very little and am not hungry, my nutritionist told me it's ok to not eat if I'm not feeling hungry.

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