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I lost 10 pounds my first two weeks after my ESG procedure. I haven't lost any more weight this week, which is very frustrating. My nutritionist's advise was that I should not be weighing daily. I'm finding that impossible. Are my expectations unrealistic for 16 days post op?

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Congrats on your surgery & congrats on experiencing your first stall. It happens to us all at about week 3 +/-. Yep, it can be very frustrating especially if you don’t know it will happen because you think you’re failing.

I liked to think of them as your body taking a breath & trying to catch up with your weight loss so far & the changes you’ve been making to your diet & activity. It’s like when you’re in a stressful situation & you just want to close your door & get away from everyone. Your body is closing the door to regroup.

This won’t be your only stall just your first. Your stall may last a week or a couple of weeks but they do pass & your weight will start to drop again.

Give the scales a break for a couple of days while stalling. Some say to increase or decrease your caloric intake or activity level to break the stall. I just stayed my path & the stall would break.

You’ll be ok. Good luck on your journey.

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Thank you. Good to know I’m not alone with this.

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Your start weight is lower hence your weight losses are likely going to be slower, but 10lb in two weeks is not insignificant, its a great loss.

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You're in a stall which could last 10 days to a month. You will start losing again. Your body is just confused right now. I know people advise to stop weighing yourself but for some of us - it is a compulsion. I've weighed myself every day since my surgery...

Once you accept that stalls will happen in your journey - you won't get as frustrated at the scale. Good luck!

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it's the three week stall. Almost all of us have our first major stall sometime during the first 3-6 weeks after surgery, and it's usually the third week (hence, the name). If you do a search for three week stall on this site, you'll find over 15,000 posts on it (and no, I am NOT kidding). Just stick to your plan and the weight loss will start up again. Stalls usually last 1-2 weeks, but occasionally longer. Stay off your scale if you need to and know that it'll eventually break.

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