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I wish there was a pill we could take called "Stall-B-Gone"...I'm one month out from surgery and dropped 22 pounds the first three weeks. Now at the end of the fourth, I've lost none. NONE! I haven't cheated, I'm eating about 600 calories a day, and I know I'm burning something because my ketostix are still turning purple when I pee on them. I know this happens, but physiologically it seems impossible. I know I just have to wait it out, but it's soooooo frustrating!

If you watch "My 600 Pound Life" you see these poor people who claims they haven't cheated, and Dr Nowzaradan rips them a new one and says "call the Nobel Committee you are creating mass from nothing". I used to watch and say "Yeah, right" but now I know that it CAN happen!

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Well there's your problem lady! Quit watching My 600LB Life! Gosh I used to love that show now I hate it with as @ms.sss the hot intense heat and passion of 10,000 suns! It misleads so many people!!!

First these people losing 25-50-100lbs a month are all super morbidly obese. And you are what is considere in WLS terms as a "lightweight" since you are starting at 204lbs.

Second, true AVERAGE weight loss is only between 2-4lbs in the early weeks/months following surgery. The body can only lose so quickly. It's a biochemical formula.

Third. There is a very famous "3 week stall" that happens between weeks 2-6. It's aggravating, can last a few days of a couple of weeks. But as long as you follow your doc's and RD's plan, you will be in good shape and things will go well for you. You will lose the weight!

Congrats on the 22lbs of loss and being in onederland!!! Woot! Early Christmas pressie!

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Like Chix said, this is the famous 3 week stall. For me, my weight loss slowed drastically but didn't stop during that period. Soon you'll find you lose 5 pounds in a couple days and then a pound a day until you hit another stall around 8 weeks and then another around 3 months lol. It sucks but we have to get used to it, it's part of the process.

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BEST WAY TO BREAK A STALL STOP WEIGHING YOURSELF LOL THROW THE scale OUT THE WINDOW IT WILL PASS AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW YOUR PROGRAM

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sorry in the program i work in at work its all in cap locks i try to fix it i for get

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Glad to read info about stall. My surgeon says I’m losing slowly but at least I’m going downward. Except when I got bronchitis that kicked in my asthma & had to get 2 steroid shots to breathe. Literally overnight gained 4 lbs.! Took couple of days for it to come off & now losing extra slow. Was out last night & everyone said I lost a lot of inches. So will accept that & TRY to stay off scale! Happy Holidays to all

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Like Chix said, this is the famous 3 week stall. For me, my weight loss slowed drastically but didn't stop during that period. Soon you'll find you lose 5 pounds in a couple days and then a pound a day until you hit another stall around 8 weeks and then another around 3 months lol. It sucks but we have to get used to it, it's part of the process.
I seriously hope that happens for me. I stay the same for a few days, then drop 2ish lbs... it's been so slow and I'm 3.5 weeks out. I really hope that happens 5 lbs here and there, 1 lb a day... I'll love it!!

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