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I tried to hide from the stall but it did not work. On week five I did exactly the same thing I had done the previous weeks that were successful for me and the stall found me. Although I did the same things the darn scale did not move one bit. I walked a little bit more on the treadmill and walked a little faster, I drank a little more Water and it still did not move. I just have to believe all you folks who have been here and trust the process, this too shall pass and one day I will get up and do my routine and Sunday when I get on the scale I will see some progress.....right??? LOL

I see the surgeon on the 6th of January for my 6 week checkup and I really really wanted to have 50 pounds behind me but I am starting to see now that is going to be impossible. But 40 something isn't a bad number and I just have to be happy with any progress :)

As my husband always says "it is what is it is!"

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You can't hide from the stall! 😀

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40 lbs so far is actually fantastic!

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26 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

40 lbs so far is actually fantastic!

It is BUT I have watched too much television and Dr Now gets way better results!! I know I did not weight 600 pounds but golly darn it, that would have been so awesome!!!

I am a science freak and I just can't figure out how with calories burned and calories in not changing how that darn stall can find you!! I mean science tells you if you burn 3500 more calories than you take in, the scale should move down one pound. A gallon of Water weighs 7 pounds so if you drink a gallon of water and pee a gallon of water you shouldn't have any water retention. If you retain 2 quarts of water you will retain 3.5 pounds. My Apple Watch tells me every day how many calories I burn while I exercise so where did I go wrong??? Science should prevail but that darn stall still won!!!

I have carefully tracked every bite of food that went into my mouth for the last 5 weeks and the math does not add up!!!

lol oh well it is what it is!!!!

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One theory is that the body adapts and defends against further weight loss. Plus the metabolism slows down if a person loses weight quickly that's why 1 to 2 pounds a week is considered a heathy rate.

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Betty! ;) Just see it as a sign things are alright. Everyone has stalls. If it helps, my Week 3 stall broke with a loss that made up for the 4 days I didn't lose, and I've been losing just as fast as week 2 in week 4.

About the CICO. Sure, over time we can probably still trust physics. But we're not getting volume surgeries, we're getting metabolic surgeries, ya know? :) Because, as you are experiencing, lo and behold there's more going on than CICO.

Did you know they did a rat study where they fed the rats enough calories to maintain weight in the whole group, and then took away 5% of the daily calories ... and what happened was the rats lowest in the social hierarchy lo... wait, no, they gained weight. A Nordic professor doing a podcast on obesity commented on this that it lends (further) credibility to the idea that the reason we got obese was calories, sure, but also the way our body worked with those calories.

You've done so amazing until now. And there'll be stalls, you knew that. I will say this, though: I gave my body more to work with to break the stall. And it worked like a dream (back on the -1lb a day wagon this week). I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but maybe consider going to your max cals in your surgeon's plan for a few days. Just a personal data point :)

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Oh yeah stalls. They’ll get you one way or another.

You’ve done so well so far. Let your body have a break to catch up to the changes. Remember the stall may last one to three weeks and you may experience it again. (I had two.)

Don’t get caught up in the 30+lb a month loses people on my 600lb life lose. They were 2 & 3 times your weight when they started. Remember, the more you have to lose the more you lose at the beginning, & your weight loss rate will slow as you get closer to your goal.

Slow & steady wins the race. As long as your weight loss trend is heading downwards you’re golden.

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