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Hey everyone! Happy (almost) New Year. I know we all have goals and mine is to get to my goal (even if it takes more than the year 2020). I pinched a nerve in my neck but I'm walking and even doing some classes, but I can't lift weights yet because of that. I can't fathom it, with the pain, and even doing what I am doing can be tough sometimes. I've lost a LOT since July (most of it on my own, pre-surgery) and now I've hit my first real stall. I've added the exercise and I haven't cheated even once on the diet. I have been cleared to regular food as of yesterday. I am changing it up. I know I'm losing inches and I'm not a slave to the scale, but it wouldn't hurt to see the stupid number move, as I'm 5 lbs. away from losing the first 100 (I was very heavy, so I'm still not going to be near goal, even with that). I'm happier, healthier, off meds, but, like everyone else, I want the number to move. I'm trying not to stress it, because I know that makes it worse. So, my question - what do you all do to make that number on the scale move. I like different ideas anyway.

Please share. :) Thank you!!!

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Wow, fantastic weight loss

Stalls are frustrating. Keep working your plan and the scale will move again. The link below "embrace the stall" may help answer your questions.

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

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3 minutes ago, Healthy_life2 said:

Wow, fantastic weight loss

Stalls are frustrating. Keep working your plan and the scale will move again. The link below "embrace the stall" may help answer your questions.

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

That's a wonderful read, thanks! I'm embracing it. It's hard, 2 months out. I feel like because I lost 50 lbs before the surgery that my stall came a little fast. I was hoping to milk more out of the 6 month 'honeymoon phase.' I'm sure I can and I will.

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Another Monday that the scale doesnt move for me. We have similar starting weights and results. I too have been losing inches but right now I want to see the scale move! Going to check out that older post now.

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Just now, Brent701 said:

Another Monday that the scale doesnt move for me. We have similar starting weights and results. I too have been losing inches but right now I want to see the scale move! Going to check out that older post now.

Ah, but to be 6'2" with the metabolism of a male (just a little jelly here, LOL). I added an extra Protein snack and I'm walking, doing Zumba, etc. I know, inches...I know. I'm glad you get me and the number on the scale. It's frustrating. Soooo close to that big 100. Still more to go, uggg.

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Just now, Superman84 said:

May need to go back to liquids shakes detox

Isn't it too early for that if I just had surgery 10/28 of this year? I haven't eaten one bad thing. I think it's just a normal stall. I thought about it, but I was literally just cleared for regular food yesterday. I'll see what happens I guess.

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5 minutes ago, Cherylmilla said:

Isn't it too early for that if I just had surgery 10/28 of this year? I haven't eaten one bad thing. I think it's just a normal stall. I thought about it, but I was literally just cleared for regular food yesterday. I'll see what happens I guess.

don't go back to liquid shakes. It's just a normal stall. Just stick to your surgeon's plan. They know what they're doing...

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9 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

don't go back to liquid shakes. It's just a normal stall. Just stick to your surgeon's plan. They know what they're doing...

Ok. I figured going back to that phase would only be after a while (though my Nut never mentioned the reset diet - I will see her in February and speak to her about it then - in case in something I want to do in the future).

Thank you! :)

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2 hours ago, Cherylmilla said:

Isn't it too early for that if I just had surgery 10/28 of this year? I haven't eaten one bad thing. I think it's just a normal stall. I thought about it, but I was literally just cleared for regular food yesterday. I'll see what happens I guess.

I'm in the same boat, lost 60 pre op and my 3 wk stall hit with a vengeance . I was losing about a pound a day. Last 5 days 0 :(

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yes i agree, way to early to worry about switching anything drastic, especially if youre sticking to your program like you said. Its hard for us to remember how long this journey is when we lose so much weight in the beginning. but stalls do happen and this early on just continue to do what youre doing and to incorporate excercise like you are. Be proud of yourself and stick to it. youve got this. Congrats on the success so far and enjoy that. The stall will break and the number youre at right now will be a distant memory.

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Yeah. What they said! ((hugs)) Stalls suck big green ones!!! Congrats on your fabulous success and for being focused and working the plan. I SWEAR if you keep working your plan and trusting in the process it WILL happen and the stall(s) will break!!! Stay the course. (Sorry bout your pinched nerve! Do they have you taking cortisone or anything?)

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13 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Yeah. What they said! ((hugs)) Stalls suck big green ones!!! Congrats on your fabulous success and for being focused and working the plan. I SWEAR if you keep working your plan and trusting in the process it WILL happen and the stall(s) will break!!! Stay the course. (Sorry bout your pinched nerve! Do they have you taking cortisone or anything?)

They gave me a muscle relaxer. I can't have the prenisone/steroids because of the surgery, which is what they would have given me otherwise. I go to the chiropractor and his massage therapist weekly. I wear a soft collar when I can. It's not really improving too much. I will probably have to go for the MRI by my doc (but my chiropractor swears it will get better...very minimal improvement in the last month). I don't want another surgery and can't afford that. Maybe physical therapy too. I do all the exercises they gave me. I guess, that too, is a slow process.

As for the weight loss, yeah, I'll just keep working the plan. I know you are all such gurus, so I figured I'd ask if there was a little something anyone does to break a stall. I reviewed my food logs and I'm around 500 to 600 calories. Protein goals vary - I try and hit goal everyday, but those days I'm not super hungry, it's hard. I need to invest in some of that flavorless Protein Powder (the company that makes the shakes I drink has them). I'm on top of the water/hydration, but sometimes my protein goals can be better, so I'm adding a protein snack (so calories are more around 600 these days).

Thank you Fluffy (and thank you everyone!!!).

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Patience. I had a 2.5 month stall 3 months out. Then it started up again. I don't believe in any magic dietary change to restart weight loss during a stall. It'll happen if you stick to the plan.

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