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So i lost 12 lbs my first week then hit a 2 week long stall.. I lost again for a week and have been stalled now for another week.. Im now at 7 weeks and ive only lost 24 lbs.. Im following my doctors orders and eating 3 3oz meals a day.. Getting under 600 calories, 60-80 grams of Protein, and keeping my carbs sugars and fats very very low.. I walk between 3&5 miles a day and i drink plenty of fluids.. I just dont understand.. My mom had the same surgery and lost so much weight so fast.. Its so discouraging.. How do you break a stall?? I almost just want to go on liquids again..

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I posted something similar last night... Then read about 10 of these post that were posted this month alone so we are in good company. I feel better. This link was the funniest one. It helped.

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Stalls are an unfortunate part of the process... at least in my experience. Everyone's journey is different, though. In my case, I have hypothyroidism so I stall more than the average person. And I've had some looooooong stalls. Several 3 weeks stalls, a 23 days stall, a 26 day stall, and even a 27 day stall. My most recent stall was in January. I had only lost 2 pounds in January and I lost those two pounds on January 18th, and then didn't lose ANYTHING until February 14th (I count this as a 26 day stall because there is 26 days between the two losses). But, February has been a good month. I've lost 5 pounds in total in the 12 days since I started losing again. I just re-evaluated what I was eating, and I thought maybe if I cut my sodium down a little it would help with some Water weight and maybe I'd start losing weight again since I was also dealing with inflammation from physical therapy and was probably part of the reason I wasn't losing weight. I'm 13 months post op and even with my massive amount of stalls I've still lost 125 pounds since surgery.

Stalls are annoying and disheartening, but if you either ride them out or adjust what you're eating a little, they do eventually pass.

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I was about where you are at seven weeks out. People lose at all different rates due to several different factors, but as long as the general trend is down, you're good. Your loss is actually pretty average. I also wasn't a very speedy loser, but I ended up losing all of my excess weight. It's your level of commitment that makes the difference - not your rate of weight loss.

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As everyone else is telling you, you're not doing anything wrong, and there are a lot of factors that will affect your rate of weight loss. I know it's hard to be patient, but you have to be. One of the biggest factors in your rate of weight loss is your starting weight, and you haven't filled out your profile, so I can't tell what that was. If you started at 200 pounds, you're not going to lose weight as quickly as someone who started at 350 pounds.

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As everyone else is telling you, you're not doing anything wrong, and there are a lot of factors that will affect your rate of weight loss. I know it's hard to be patient, but you have to be. One of the biggest factors in your rate of weight loss is your starting weight, and you haven't filled out your profile, so I can't tell what that was. If you started at 200 pounds, you're not going to lose weight as quickly as someone who started at 350 pounds.

Hw 261
Sw 251
Cw 227
Gw 170

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Can you add calories? My doctor said between 600-800, and I found I lost less when I was closer to the 600 calories.

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Can you add calories? My doctor said between 600-800, and I found I lost less when I was closer to the 600 calories.

That may help but its hard to get 600 some days..

Gastric Bypass 1/14/21
Hw 261
Sw 251
Cw 227
Gw 170

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