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hey everyone. I'm almost 5 months out of surgery and have lost 60 lbs. Ive been one of people that decides to torture myself and weighs almost every day. The fluctuations i see on the scale are crazy. This entire month I've had a stall. I realize that I lost a good amount of weight in 4 months, so I'm sure it's normal but frustrating. I've literally only lost one pound the entire month and I've not done anything wrong. I'm hoping I break that soon as most months I average around 10 lbs loss.

Anyway, what I notice weighing every day is I will lose a few lbs in several days, then it seems like a go up a lb or so, only to relose and then some after that, little at a time. Does anyone else that weighs often notice this? Maybe it would be better if I weighed once a week or less? Thanks!!

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Water weight fluctuates. That is why i have posted here a million times - Do not weigh yourself every day you will end up in a Rubber room with a jacket the buckles in the back!

I weighed in twice a month 1st and 15th of every month.

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fluctuations and stalls are a normal part of the journey, so if they're driving you nuts, just weigh yourself less often.

also, weight loss slows the further out you go, so you may or may not see those 10-lbs-per-month losses much anymore, since you're now five months out. I lost 10-12 lbs a month for about the first six months, then it dropped to about 5-8 lbs a months until about the year mark, then it was around 2-5 lbs a month until it finally stopped at about 20 months out. It's because the smaller you get, the fewer calories your body needs, so you're going to lose fewer lbs as you get closer to goal.

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One of the problems with weighing every day is the fact that scales are notoriously inaccurate. For example, my scale only promises plus/minus 0.75 pounds. IOW, you weight may have gone up or maybe not, it may have gone down or maybe not. You can only tell over a longer period of time.

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