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My starting weight was 252, surgery weight was 243, and I’ve been stuck at 197 for a month almost. Honestly I’ve only lost 17 lbs in the past like 2 months. I’m 3 months post op and I’m so frustrated. I get about 90-115g of Protein a day, my job is very active… I’m so frustrated. I’m starting to worry that this is all the weight I’ll lose. Does anyone have any advice? I’m so scared I’m doing something wrong or that my surgery is just failing.

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as long as you're following your clinic's plan, you'll lose the weight, whether fast or slow. Although 17 lbs during months 2 and 3 post-op isn't unusual. Most people see their biggest drop during month 1 (and honestly, a big chunk of that is water). They then settle in to a more normal pattern. I lost about 10 lbs a month from months 2-6, but then, I started out much heavier than you did. And your 17 lb vs my 20 lb loss during those months, esp given the huge difference in our starting BMIs, isn't statistically significant.

stalls typically last 1-3 weeks - but a month isn't unusual. Just make sure you're following your program to a "T", and the stall will break.

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First off, stalls are frustrating. I've been at this game for a very long time so I understand the frustration and for me, I often felt so discouraged and was prone to going astray but just the fact that you are here, posting, you are on the right track. If you journal your intake, look at patterns or food groups, calories, carbs, fats and Protein numbers. If your calories are still in a good range, maybe temporarily change your macronutrient balance. Sometimes having higher carbs breaks me out of a stall, and other times, higher protein... Etc. Our bodies really knows how to preserve itself when it thinks it is losing too much weight. Hang in there, and I'm glad I read your post. We are all in this together.

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I totally feel your frustration. I had surgery in June. Surgery wgt was 202. I am now 171 and have been there since about the beginning of August. It is definitely frustrating and discouraging. I just take it day by day and keep staying the course.

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I feel your frustration and worry. I just came off a 3 week stall. I think I was emotionally surprised I still have to work so hard at loosing weight. My mind knew the surgery was one tool, my emotions thought the first six months would have the weight slip off like Water. I woke up and realized I still need to truly work it! The difference with WLS, when I try hard 2-4 lbs comes off versus 1/4 lb. I applaud your move to reconnect with the weight loss community. Maybe your dietitian can help? Does your weight loss center have a group to meet with? That helps me stay on track too.

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