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On 03/30/2021 at 09:36, Terrykins said:

I stalled week 2! It sucked but keep going you will get through it! Sending good vibes your way!

Thank you for sharing your experience and for the support.
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I’m in a similar situation, surgery day was 3/9. From preop diet to current I’ve lost 25lbs. I know that may seem substantial but I am following every rule precisely. No sugar, bread, potatoes, etc!

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The dietician at my office warned of a stall within the first few weeks post-op. She also said even though you are not losing pounds at that time, you should still be losing inches. So focus on the non-scale stuff :)

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11 hours ago, AleshiaHamblin said:

I’m in a similar situation, surgery day was 3/9. From preop diet to current I’ve lost 25lbs. I know that may seem substantial but I am following every rule precisely. No sugar, bread, potatoes, etc!

I was March 9 also and I have only lost 26

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I stalled on week three post op and stayed stalled for 5 full weeks. I reviewed my diet with my nutritionist since I was keeping meticulous records in My Fitness Pal and she had some advice for me that may or may not have helped.

I am now more careful to watch my fat macros. Apparently eggs, cheese and nuts, while technically on the menu, added too much fat and not enough Protein. I also upped my calories from the 600s to the 800s and increased my protein intake to a minimum of 80g a day. Fortunately, I learned to like the Protein20 drink (available at costco in a 12 pack) and that extra 90 calories gives me 20g of protein and hydration which I was always struggling to meet.

Since my weight loss returned last Saturday I have only lost about 5 pounds in 9 days, so it seems slower than the first 3 weeks when I shed about 25 lbs pretty quickly.

I was also pretty bad about getting in exercise, but having surgery and then plummeting into sub-zero temperatures in the middle of a pandemic didn't exactly encourage daily walking. Now that it's nice I try to get in a long daily walk and/or 30 minutes on the elliptical.

I would encourage you to take some measurements, too, during the stall if you haven't already. I have a friend who had the bypass surgery 3 weeks after me and she claims to have only lost 11 lbs, but her weight loss is noticeable in her hips and thighs. Seeing a tape measure drop may indicate that fat is being burned, but that Water weight is being replenished.

I feel your pain. The stall is the worst thing to make you feel like you've failed and that your body has betrayed you.

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On 4/2/2021 at 8:28 AM, jmarie26 said:

The dietician at my office warned of a stall within the first few weeks post-op. She also said even though you are not losing pounds at that time, you should still be losing inches. So focus on the non-scale stuff :)

Ha! During my 5 week stall I lost nothing noticeable below the waist because my next size-down pants stayed pretty snug in the waist and thighs. I honestly believe that to some extent all the medical professionals literally have no idea what is actually happening to their patients' bodies. They ought to start enrolling patients in medical studies and check all kinds of labs, body fat comp, and other BMR and RMR type measurements to see exactly what is happening.

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I stalled exactly at week 3 for 2 weeks. Just put some extra focus on getting as close to your liquids and Protein goals and to maybe add in some more walking to try to get out of it. IT WILL start back up again so don't let it stress you.

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