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On 4/30/2022 at 9:15 PM, Robert-J said:

Thanks for giving this time frame of 3-6 weeks. I had surgery on March 14th. I lost 20 lbs, and then I've been stalled for 4 weeks. I lost more weight before the surgery than after. It's deflating on morale. I've never seen someone say 6 weeks happens, too. I sometimes feel like I wrecked my body for no reason. It's like I'm making myself miserable in the food I can't eat with no results.

Hi Robert! Sounds to me like your should have lost more than 20lbs by now. Are you tracking your intake using an app or anything like that? What kinds of foods are you eating these days?

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On 5/5/2022 at 11:05 AM, LilaNicole20 said:

Hi Robert! Sounds to me like your should have lost more than 20lbs by now. Are you tracking your intake using an app or anything like that? What kinds of foods are you eating these days?

I'm tracking my food. I get about 1000-1200 calories per day. I focus on Protein and fluids, as the doctor has recommended. I've taken a couple days to increase the calorie intake to jump start things, but it's fairly difficult to do so. I've increased Fiber substantially because of "You know what", so things are better in that area as well. I've also increased the amount of exercise, and have been more active in yard work on top of that.

I feel like I destroyed my stomach for no reason now. I simply don't understand why I'm stuck. The doctors said stalls are common and get more calories, but it hasn't worked. Any other person with my body type would melt off calories at 1-1.2k per day with exercise.

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9 hours ago, Robert-J said:

I'm tracking my food. I get about 1000-1200 calories per day. I focus on Protein and fluids, as the doctor has recommended. I've taken a couple days to increase the calorie intake to jump start things, but it's fairly difficult to do so. I've increased Fiber substantially because of "You know what", so things are better in that area as well. I've also increased the amount of exercise, and have been more active in yard work on top of that.

I feel like I destroyed my stomach for no reason now. I simply don't understand why I'm stuck. The doctors said stalls are common and get more calories, but it hasn't worked. Any other person with my body type would melt off calories at 1-1.2k per day with exercise.

My advice would be to lower your calories. We are still in our honeymoon period for losing this weight. Go back to getting your liquid via shakes and then minimize additional calories by drinking Water. Make sure you're taking all of your Vitamins. I have minimal interest in food all throughout the day, so I just make sure to meet my Protein range before introducing other food in the evenings.

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@Robert-J Please listen to your doctor, not people on the internet. If your doctor said to eat more calories, don't eat fewer just because @LilaNicole20 who is not a bariatric surgeon or nutritionist thinks it's a good idea.

I am sure it's very frustrating, but give it time. The weight didn't come on overnight and you won't lose it overnight either.

Keep checking in with your surgeon, dietician, and therapist, and try meeting with an obesity medicine specialist if the surgeon thinks that would help (I was very hungry after surgery so the obesity medicine specialist put me on metformin and topamax, which have helped).

People have varied results and some people lose faster than others.

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13 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

@Robert-J Please listen to your doctor, not people on the internet. If your doctor said to eat more calories, don't eat fewer just because @LilaNicole20 who is not a bariatric surgeon or nutritionist thinks it's a good idea.

I am sure it's very frustrating, but give it time. The weight didn't come on overnight and you won't lose it overnight either.

Keep checking in with your surgeon, dietician, and therapist, and try meeting with an obesity medicine specialist if the surgeon thinks that would help (I was very hungry after surgery so the obesity medicine specialist put me on metformin and topamax, which have helped).

People have varied results and some people lose faster than others.

Lizo is right. We have different ages and different bodies with different ailments.

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