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Hello,
I am 5 weeks post op today and still have not lost any weight since my first week post op...I measure all of my food, even the bites I sneak from family members. I walk every day, work in my yard and play with my dogs. Has anyone had this problem and what worked to get things started? I feel very emotional and defeated to the point of feeling I went through all of this for nothing.

thank you, v

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You may have had your first stall. There are thousands of post related to this so you are not alone. It is very, very frustrating and confusing especially when you are being diligent.

Some people switch things up like hydration (increase only), physical activity or calories (only increase or decrease with permission from your team) but usually it breaks without any intervention.
Good Luck!

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Just be patient. It is impossible to eat as few calories as we eat post surgery and not lost weight. Your body is just adjusting. I have learned from many others on this site that happens to most of us within the first month and is often around week three and called the three week stall for that reason. If you do a search for the term you will see how common it is. Stick to your plan and you will be losing before you know it.

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I had surgery almost 4 weeks ago and my weight loss is pretty slow too. Its very discouraging but I just try to remind myself that my weight isnt going to come off overnight. My weight plateaud for a little over week before I finally dropped a pound so I completely understand how you feel

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Thank you all for your feedback, I really appreciate it.

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I had 5 weeks of plateau, then I lost 4 lbs, now I seem to be stuck again. I did have to increase my calories to start to lose weight. It seems like 1000 calories it the magic bullet for me and weight loss. I'm definitely less grumpy and tired at 1000 calories, but it took me weeks to realize that 800 wasn't working for my body.

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