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I had surgery on December 21st. I have lost close to 30 pounds since my pre-op visit. My doctor said losing 3 pounds a week is about average. This morning I weighed myself and I had gained 2 pounds. Has anyone else had this happen? And if so, is there a reason behind it?

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It seems like your 3 Week Stall came a little late! :) There's a bunch of threads on this very annoying phenomenon if you give the search a try. :)

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Will do, I appreciate it. It might be because I had gallbladder surgery at the same time with many complications and was in the hospital for 2 ½ weeks. Maybe it stalled things with my gastric bypass 🤷🏼. Thank you for the heads up

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2 minutes ago, Anyka Kindy said:

Will do, I appreciate it. It might be because I had gallbladder surgery at the same time with many complications and was in the hospital for 2 ½ weeks. Maybe it stalled things with my gastric bypass 🤷🏼. Thank you for the heads up

It's super super super super normal to have a stall (or a slight regain) after 3,4,5 weeks. One of the reasons is that your body says 'alright, enough is enough' on your liver shrinking and takes resources to make it bigger again. You're kind of going into the next phase, more or less. And don't worry, the weight loss will come back, and it won't necessarily be slower.

The bad news is this might take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. Just ride it out, it's totally expected :)

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Yep could be part of a stall. It could be some Fluid retention too depending on where you are in your cycle. constipation can add weight as well.

I’m menopausal & still retain Water on a monthly cycle. Lost 400g (about a pound) from yesterday after peeing all night long - lol. I fluctuate around 1kg (about 2 pounds) in my maintenance sometimes for no reason at all. Sometimes it’s because my scales aren’t quite level on my tiled floor. Ha!

Keep on your plan. It will pass & you’ll start losing again.

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From the start, I weighed myself only once a week, and I've recommended that others do the same. It's hard not jumping on the scale every morning, I know! However, you can make yourself crazy with the little daily fluctuations (and two pounds is really not a meaningful amount). You just have to trust the process if you are following your surgeon's plan, and weekly weigh-ins will give you a much better idea of the overall downward trend.

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