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Well here I am, sneaking around trying to hide from the stalls and #2 found me anyway. I am exercising my butt off (literally), and tracking my food, keeping my Protein numbers high and calories around 750 tops, my Water intake is around 90 ounces and stall number 2 found me and has kept me hostage for 7 days and counting. I intend on measuring myself this weekend in hopes of seeing inches be gone but holy hell that scale is about to go through the window. My husband thought he hid it from me (like I cannot open the bottom closet in the bathroom and move the towels around), but I still find it every morning and cuss it out under my breath.

I am really bummed out about the numbers right now, and I know I need to get over it. My daughter is 27 years old and has two beautiful baby girls 24 months and 12 months, she is a diabetic (type 1) and recently told she is needing a kidney transplant. Guess who is the closest match, ME. We have a long way to go before we are ready for the transplant so I cannot get to ahead of myself but I will need to be on a low protein diet at that point and it is going to be a huge change in my world again. Had I known that was going be coming it may have be a factor in my decision about WLS. I know whats done is done but I really wish I was closer to my goal weight and just healthy and strong and ready to move to the next challenge.

It is a no brainer in my world as if one of my children needed my heart I would give it to them but Lordy let the scale move tomorrow so I don't have to fix a window before we have a blizzard this weekend!!! My nerves are shot and I don't need this in my world this week!!!!!

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I'm so sorry to hear your daughter isn't well. Thank goodness she has such a caring mother.

This may not at all be what you want to hear, but we're very close in surgery date: after almost doubling my calories up to my program's limit when I stalled in week 3, my weight has been flying off at even better speed (I seriously couldn't tell you how this works, but it does).

Again, not saying upping the cals would work for you, but any kind of change might be interesting to look into, just to jolt your body back into fat melting mode?

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5 minutes ago, OAGBPal said:

I'm so sorry to hear your daughter isn't well. Thank goodness she has such a caring mother.

This may not at all be what you want to hear, but we're very close in surgery date: after almost doubling my calories up to my program's limit when I stalled in week 3, my weight has been flying off at even better speed (I seriously couldn't tell you how this works, but it does).

Again, not saying upping the cals would work for you, but any kind of change might be interesting to look into, just to jolt your body back into fat melting mode?

I will give it a try because I am ready for good news on the scale!!! The last stall I had to up the calories a bit to get it going again as well, I don't understand it but it worked so I will try it again. I almost feel guilty when I do that? I also feel kind of crummy physically when I up the calories but at this point I am really ready to try anything!

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8 minutes ago, Betty1971 said:

I almost feel guilty when I do that?

Yeah I know what you mean. When it's 10pm and my tracker says 870 calories I'm like look at me, I'm so good huh? Why bother eating 1300-1400 calories today, I might lose more!

However, I am really scared of a couple things: getting a new disordered relationship with food, and regaining weight. And it's been flying off, so it must be working.

My program is pretty adamant you cannot let the body get used to a very low amount of calories, because (according to them) it will, in time, get used to functioning on so little. And that will then be your new max limit. I don't know if I buy this fully, but again, just for reference, they would have you on 1,200 cals from day 1 and 1,600 from Month 6 (for me it's 1,400/1,800).

Let us know how it goes, and best of luck. You've got this.

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you'll hit several stalls on your journey. I just stuck to my program and stayed off the scale as much as I could (I was kind of addicted to the scale as well, so easier said than done!). My weight loss always started up again. But yes - it's aggravating.

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I had a couple of stalls. I just stuck to my program like Catwoman7 did & the weight would start to drop again. Give your body a break. It’s going through a lot. Put the scales away for a few days if it’s frustrating you & breathe. Remember stalls are very, very common.

I’m sorry about your daughter’s health but you will be in a much better position to help her with your weight loss than if you didn’t have weight loss surgery. Your health would have been more likely to be compromised by donating your kidney if you were at your old weight or they may have ruled you out as a candidate because of your size. Losing the weight will be of benefit to you & your daughter & it likely is a very fortunate decision you made.

Good wishes to you both.

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