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I feel like I’ve hit a wall. It’s like I started losing a good amount of weight for the first few weeks. Now I’m at week 6 and I feel like I haven’t lost anymore. My husband says I have. But idk. I don’t feel like I have. Anyone else have this issue ? Or have any insight ?

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Most of us have stalls. It’s not at all uncommon. Just keep sticking to your plan and the stall will break.

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For me, it was important to keep tracking everything even through the frustrating stalls: weighing myself regularly, tracking all my food and Water, etc. It is easy to get discouraged when you don't see the scale move for a while (or, move slower than you want) but the key is continuing what you are doing, with potentially some tweaks depending on what your practice advises. In my case, tracking helped me ensure I was pushing toward the calorie level my practice wanted to see (at least 1000 cals/day, which was hard for me for a while) and helped ensure the choices I was making to add calories continued to be smart (prioritizing protein).

It was also helpful to take measurements and pictures to see progress. In fact, I was just in a really slow period of weight loss for 6-8 weeks (after awesome weight loss the initial few months), and seeing new pics compared against the old ones from right around surgery was so, so helpful at giving me positive reinforcement. I also have been looking for other non-scale victories to carry me through, so realizing that clothes are fitting looser, or that I just have more energy than I did before.

On the happy side, my slow weight loss has ramped up again after slogging through that slower period. I am exercising a bit more but also have been diligent about hitting that 1000 cals/day threshold - I'm convinced that has been the key for me, at least until my body decided to go slow again! So, talk to your nutritionist, see what they say, and also just stay hopeful (I'm not a naturally positive person so this part is really a challenge for me!) Slow is better than zero and zero loss is better than gains.

Good luck and hang in there!

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it's a stall. Almost all of us experience them - and the first one is usually within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery (it's usually the third week, but not always - sometimes it's the second week and sometimes it's the sixth week. But if you want more info about, search this site for the "three week stall" (it's so common to have it the third week that we call it the three week stall). There are over 17,000 posts on it here on BP (and no, I am NOT kidding..).

best way to deal with it is to stick to your program and stay off the scale for a few days. Stalls typically last 1-3 weeks before you're on your way again. And just so you know, this is likely the first of several stalls. It's a normal part of weight loss.

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4 hours ago, LaNelle said:

I feel like I’ve hit a wall. It’s like I started losing a good amount of weight for the first few weeks. Now I’m at week 6 and I feel like I haven’t lost anymore. My husband says I have. But idk. I don’t feel like I have. Anyone else have this issue ? Or have any insight ?

Do you “feel” you haven’t lost weight, or actually haven’t lost weight? Any meaningful feedback to ur post will depend on your answer….

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Please can someone recommend a good app available on App Store to track food and Fluid intake? Weight loss progress? Maybe give tips, recommend Vitamins etc? Something other than baristatic cause that’s not available where I live

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1 hour ago, Sabsab said:

Please can someone recommend a good app available on App Store to track food and Fluid intake? Weight loss progress? Maybe give tips, recommend Vitamins etc? Something other than baristatic cause that’s not available where I live

I use MyMacros+. I think it cost US$2.99.

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8 hours ago, Sabsab said:

Please can someone recommend a good app available on App Store to track food and Fluid intake? Weight loss progress? Maybe give tips, recommend Vitamins etc? Something other than baristatic cause that’s not available where I live

The Baritastic app is great. There is another thread about apps.

All of the Vitamins can be ordered online. The BariatricPal One-a-Day is only $99 for a whole year. You will still need chewable calcium citrate, 1500 mg/day. Shop around for the best prices. I got Bariatric Advantage chewable on Amazon cheaper than on their own site,

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I use the free Lose It app for food, and track Water on the free Fitbit app. I usually can keep track of water with my 32oz bottle (.95 liter) two fill ups and I am done. I find Vitamins wherever they are available because supplies are so variable now.

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12 hours ago, Sunnyway said:

The Baritastic app is great. There is another thread about apps.

The Baritastic app isn't available worldwide due to privacy regulations in various countries. (If the app won't certify to following that country's privacy laws, the app stores remove it for residents of that country.)

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