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12 minutes ago, 171MaxH said:

I was sleeved on March 10. Weight loss for the first three weeks was 10, 4.5, 3.5 lbs. During this (fourth) week, I have lost half a pound, although I am keeping track of what I eat and stay well hydrated. Anyone else experience this weight loss slowdown?

My sleeve was March 9th and my weight loss has stalled as well. Several people on here say that the three week stall seems to be a common thing. We can hang in there together.

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10 minutes ago, Hop_Scotch said:

Many have experienced this. Its a stall, they can initially appear anywhere from week one up to who knows. Most of the initial stalls are experienced between week two up to about week six and can last anyway up to a week to three weeks or so.

Keep following your post op plan, and the scales will reflect your efforts again soon.

By the way it would be helpful if you filled in our profile...Surgery type, surgery date weight, current weight, height etc - it provide context to questions etc.

Many thanks for the prompt response, and glad to see that this is not uncommon. I will try to complete the profile, in spite of being technically challenged 🙂

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50 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

My sleeve was March 9th and my weight loss has stalled as well. Several people on here say that the three week stall seems to be a common thing. We can hang in there together.

Indeed ShoppGirl. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the stall would be over.

On another note, I am curious what calories level are you consuming. I plugged in a couple of sample plan that was provided by my NUT, and it was around 550 calories. I am around this level, and try to reach 70 mg Protein. The surgeon actually cleared me to ease into the last diet phase, and I know this is earlier than others. I used to use myfitnesspal, but yesterday I started experimenting with Bartastic app and I like it.

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7 minutes ago, 171MaxH said:

Indeed ShoppGirl. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the stall would be over.

On another note, I am curious what calories level are you consuming. I plugged in a couple of sample plan that was provided by my NUT, and it was around 550 calories. I am around this level, and try to reach 70 mg Protein. The surgeon actually cleared me to ease into the last diet phase, and I know this is earlier than others. I used to use myfitnesspal, but yesterday I started experimenting with Bartastic app and I like it.

I have the Baritastic app installed but hadn’t started using it yet because my team hasn’t given me calorie goal yet. Just Protein and amount of ounces to consume although I’m sure it’s not much because i am still on soft food diet so it’s just meat and veggies. Well, plus two Protein Drinks which is 250 calories but one of those is a shake and I have it for Breakfast most days. I just started Baritastfic when you mentioned it today though so I will let you know.

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7 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

I have the Baritastic app installed but hadn’t started using it yet because my team hasn’t given me calorie goal yet. Just Protein and amount of ounces to consume although I’m sure it’s not much because i am still on soft food diet so it’s just meat and veggies. Well, plus two Protein Drinks which is 250 calories but one of those is a shake and I have it for Breakfast most days. I just started Baritastfic when you mentioned it today though so I will let you know.

It is very interesting how different bariatric programs differ in terms of some of the diet recommendations. For me, I am supposed to abstain from meat until 3-6 months from surgery date! At any rate, best of luck and let's keep each other updated since you are my surgery twin 🙂

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Hi All!! I had my one month surgiversary (3/3) over the weekend, and while my scale has slowed down, which I expected, I went shopping and was able to get into XL instead of 2XL and have gone from a size 24 to an 18/20! I also compared my measurements from 12/20 when I started measuring, and I have lost a whopping 41 inches!!! That seems crazy to say! Feeling really good, and I get to move into regular foods on Thursday!

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11 minutes ago, Steph82680 said:

my fear is I am get dehydrated.

Hi Steph, I was sleeved on the 31st too, yesterday was the first time I met my liquid goal. Some things to look out for with dehydration are the colour and smell of your pee. Clear and light coloured with no distinct odour is good, but if it’s dark in colour and has a strong smell, that’s not great. Another thing to try is the pinch test, if you pinch the skin on the back of your hand it should spring back to shape within a few seconds.

Defs call your team if you think you need extra fluids/support.

I found that setting a 5 or 10 minute timer and portioning out 1oz of Water (in a medicine cup) really helped me focus on getting the fluids in. And I added chunks of cucumber to my water for flavour (I’m pretty sick of sweetness) but of course I don’t eat them!

Wishing you luck and I hope it gets easier for you.

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18 minutes ago, Rosie_flips said:

Hi Steph, I was sleeved on the 31st too, yesterday was the first time I met my liquid goal. Some things to look out for with dehydration are the colour and smell of your pee. Clear and light coloured with no distinct odour is good, but if it’s dark in colour and has a strong smell, that’s not great. Another thing to try is the pinch test, if you pinch the skin on the back of your hand it should spring back to shape within a few seconds.

Defs call your team if you think you need extra fluids/support.

I found that setting a 5 or 10 minute timer and portioning out 1oz of Water (in a medicine cup) really helped me focus on getting the fluids in. And I added chunks of cucumber to my Water for flavour (I’m pretty sick of sweetness) but of course I don’t eat them!

Wishing you luck and I hope it gets easier for you.

While I am no means an expert, I have been through this as well. I found that water was the most difficult to drink, but I did better with Decaf iced tea. I also added a few drops of mio to water and it made it easier to swallow. The easiest by far at the liquid diet stage was Premier Protein chocolate and the Bone Broth. I think this is a trial and error and you will find out what works best for you in terms of fluids. Good luck.

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1 hour ago, Steph82680 said:

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Not sure if a lot of people know this (I didn’t) but you can go back to hospital as an out patient and get fluids. They put you in room with a chair and tv and hook you up to same iv you had in hospital. I had to go get two bags of fluids after I got home. I called dr and said urine was dark and they called hospital to set it up.just so you know it’s an option of you can’t correct it at home.

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There are also IV bars and there are companies that will come to your house to administer an IV.

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5 hours ago, 171MaxH said:

I was sleeved on March 10. Weight loss for the first three weeks was 10, 4.5, 3.5 lbs. During this (fourth) week, I have lost half a pound, although I am keeping track of what I eat and stay well hydrated. Anyone else experience this weight loss slowdown?

I was sleeved the same day as you and am in the same boat! I stepped on the scale and was like what is going on? Apparently it is a common time for a stall and it is perfectly normal.

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2 hours ago, njlimmer said:

Hi All!! I had my one month surgiversary (3/3) over the weekend, and while my scale has slowed down, which I expected, I went shopping and was able to get into XL instead of 2XL and have gone from a size 24 to an 18/20! I also compared my measurements from 12/20 when I started measuring, and I have lost a whopping 41 inches!!! That seems crazy to say! Feeling really good, and I get to move into regular foods on Thursday!

You are doing amazing! Congrats!

And I am so stealing the term surgiversary lol

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