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I joined the Losers Bench two weeks ago today. I was hoping that someone could set my mind at ease. It has been 4 weeks since I started my liquid diet and then surgery and POST-OP diet that follows. I have lost 49 pounds. My question is this....over the last 5 days the number on the scale hasn't budged. Is this a normal reaction of my body hanging on to every last ounce that it can??

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You are doing great so far. Stalls are very normal, google weight loss surgery three week stall, though yours is four weeks (the three week stall can become four or five week stall).

Your body is taking time to adjust to the varous food stages plus the recent 'big' losses.

You are doing great, keep doing what you are doing. Some stalls can last a few weeks, some are longer, some stalls are shorter. If yours lasts beyond a few weeks (and assuming you are following your post op guidelines), you may want to check in with your surgeon or dietician.

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Welcome to the 3 week stall. My wife and I also had surgery around 1 week before you and have also hit our stall. If you look on the forum there are a lot of people that have this stall due to the rapid weight loss. Per the other forum posts, we just need to keep at it and our body will start losing again soon.

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Everybody and I mean EVERYBODY Stalls either in Week 3 or 4. It's not you. Just wait it out and stick to the program. It'll start moving again.

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You are on the same track as I was as a male. Yes stalling is going to occur - I found intermit fasting and slamming the calorie count around to break the stall

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yep - it's the infamous three week stall. Happens to almost everyone (it's usually, but not always, the third week. But sometime within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery, pretty much everyone has their first major stall. It typically lasts 1-3 weeks). If you do a search on this site, you'll find over 15,000 posts on it. And no, I am NOT kidding! Just stick to your plan and stay off your scale if you have to. The weight loss WILL start up again...

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