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Hello everyone I am so happy to be here with people who understand VSG and to have the support. I was loosing weight great and then nothing. Has anyone had this happen.

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Welcome. You’re likely experiencing what we call the three week stall which can happen before or after the three week mark. It can last 1- 3 weeks where you have no or minimal weight loss. It’s very common. I like to explain it as just your body taking a breath to come to terms with all the changes - the surgery, chance of diet, decrease in caloric intake, etc.

It will pass but you’ll likely experience stalls again while you’re losing. Some people suggest increasing or decreasing your food intake or activity level to try to break it. Some of us just stayed our course & it still broke. Whatever you choose to do you will start to lose again. It’s just part of this weight loss journey.

Congrats on your surgery.

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This happened to me at three weeks. Lasted about ten days. I have heard others who said it lasted a little longer and some it lasted only a week. Fear not. I say over and over. It is impossible for a human being to live on the small amount of calories we are consuming and NOT lose weight. It will pick back up.

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Thankyou both so much ,it was like for six losing great down 60 since march 3 2021 now stalled at 234. Driving me crazy but you all have restored my hope great people so happy to be part of this.

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probably over 90% of us have our first major stall within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery (usually it's the third week, hence the nickname, but it's not always the third week). You're likely to experience a few more of these on your weight loss journey. Just stick to your program and stay off the scale for a few days if you need to. It'll break.

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