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its been 7.5 weeks since my surgery and I lost a total of 30 lbs. Within the last 2 days I have gained 1 lb so now im back at 29 lbs lost. is this normal? I feel so behind. I see so many people loosing so quickly and so much and I feel stuck. Most my weight was gone within 3 weeks and ive just been stalling. I know im not overeating so I dont get it. Thoughts?

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you are probably in a stall. can last a couple weeks where you wont loose any. and its normal to gain or loose a pound. you cant be on that scale constantly. you will drive yourself crazy. Just keep at it.

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Everybody loses weight at a different rate, so try not to compare yourself with others. Also, stalls are inevitable. It'll all work out.

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3 hours ago, xxaprilrose said:

is this normal?

Yes. Stick to the plan and you'll lose fat.

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You can gain or lose a couple pounds fairly easily. Eating a little more salt than normal retains Water or skipping a bowel movement even could result in a slight gain. Try not to pay attention to the single pounds. Pay more attention to the overall trend Downwards. And do not compare yourself to others. If I did I would have been upset the whole journey. I was a very slow loser the entire time and I stopped losing 9 pounds from goal and gained some back. However, my body is very content at this weight and I do not have to do a ton of exercise to maintain it so I am happy. Some people may not be happy a few pounds above a normal BMI but if this is something sustainable I will take it. My point is, you will lose weight at your own pace and your body will tell you when your done losing. There isn’t much point in trying to anticipate the speed or total loss. And definitely don’t compare your journey to others.

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It could just be your natural weight fluctuation. Mine is a kilogram (2.2lbs). Hormonal fluctuations, retaining some Fluid, being constipated, full bladder, full bowel, etc. all can cause the number to go up on the scale. It doesn’t mean you’re failing. You’re likely weighing yourself more often than before so you’re starting to notice these fluctuations.

You won’t lose the exact same amount of weight each day or week is not consistent. It’s expected that your weight loss graph will be a wriggly line. You’ll get little ups & downs & plateaus along the way. As long as your general weight loss trend is going down you’re golden.

And your stall will break. Have a chat with your dietician just in case you need to tweak your diet or activity a bit. I liked to think of a stall as my body needing to take a breath to come to terms with my weight loss & dietary changes.

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like everyone else said, it's just normal fluctuation.

as for 30 lbs in 7.5 weeks, you're ahead of where I was at that point, and I started out WAY heavier than you (people with higher BMI's tend to lose more quickly at first). Your loss is completely within the normal range.

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I gained 2lb since yesterday. I literally don't care. I know for 100% certainty I lost fat since yesterday since I know approximately what I took in and what I burned off. If you're in the same position, relax, you're good.

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