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Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum and would love some input into the concerns I have which pertain to my weight loss/progress.

So I am 28 weeks post-op as of tomorrow and I feel as though my weight loss is a little slow. So far I have lost 4 stone and 8lbs (64 pounds) but I am struggling to hit the five stone mark. On Facebook, I am part of a group that has new and post-op patients from the clinic that I did my surgery with but everyone’s progress seems to be much better than mine.

I am 24, 5ft 4 and my starting weight was 21 stone. I am grateful to be currently 16 stone 13lbs but I feel as though I should be loosing more. Am I worrying too much, or would you all agree with me?

All replied appreciated 😊

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if you're following your program and your overall weight is trending down, then don't worry about it. People lose at all different rates depending on several different factors, many of which you have little to no control over (age, gender, starting BMI, metabolic rate, whether or not you lost a lot of weight pre-surgery, body composition (what percentage of your body weight is muscle), etc). The two things you DO have a lot of control over is how closely you follow your program and your activity level. If you do well with those, then you'll be fine.

I was a slow loser from the get-go, and I lost 100% of my excess weight. Took almost two years, but I did it. In the end, your commitment to your plan is what determines your success, not your rate of weight loss.

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You might be in a stall. They happen. They're frustrating. And they all break. Just keep following your plan. If you're truly stuck for like a month, then ask your nutritionist about shock calories—a week of an extra 100-150 calories to get your body to think something else is happening.

Are you measuring yourself? When I hit my three-week stall, the inches kept coming off even though the scale change was pokey.

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