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I knew it was coming and yet it still bothers me. Now that my weight hasn't gone down (and I actually gained a pound) in the last 2 days, I'm going to not weigh myself for at least a week. I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing, keep exercising, keep watching what I eat, and try not to think about it too much. It's not easy, because of course it bothers me that my progress is stopping, but I can't let it get my anxiety going. So....fun times....

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Yup. I got into my first stall at week 2. It sucked. It lasted about 2 weeks. But since then i have lost 6lb since my last weigh last week. So i am out of the stall. Just ride it out and soon enough it will pass

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1 hour ago, liveaboard15 said:

Yup. I got into my first stall at week 2. It sucked. It lasted about 2 weeks. But since then i have lost 6lb since my last weigh last week. So i am out of the stall. Just ride it out and soon enough it will pass

Oh my gosh. I thought I might be the only one that stalled at 2 week. How long before you started losing again?

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58 minutes ago, Happy Stylist said:

Oh my gosh. I thought I might be the only one that stalled at 2 week. How long before you started losing again?

about at week 4. I weighed myself at week 2 and week 3 and i actually gained 2lb.

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1 hour ago, Happy Stylist said:

Oh my gosh. I thought I might be the only one that stalled at 2 week. How long before you started losing again?

almost everyone has their first major stall within the first month of surgery...

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I'm constantly stalling. As long as it picks up again and the general trend over time is downward it's not a big deal.

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I saw that I hadn't lost anything in 2 days, and then on day 3 I gained a pound and said "yep, it's a stall. Time to stay off the scale for a while".

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We call it the 3 week stall but it can occur earlier or later. Think of it as your body needing to take a breath. It’s been going through a lot. It’s like your body shutting the door & pulling the covers over its head just like you might like to do when stressed or anxious.

And yes, just stick to your plan, let your body do what it needs to do & you’ll start to lose again. Just remember it may take 1-3 weeks.

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1 hour ago, Arabesque said:

We call it the 3 week stall but it can occur earlier or later. Think of it as your body needing to take a breath. It’s been going through a lot. It’s like your body shutting the door & pulling the covers over its head just like you might like to do when stressed or anxious.

And yes, just stick to your plan, let your body do what it needs to do & you’ll start to lose again. Just remember it may take 1-3 weeks.

I will :) I'm actually trying to look on the bright side of it. If my body needs a break, I must be doing something right then. Even if the stall has nothing to do with that, I'm gonna let my brain think it so I feel better about not losing right now lol Yes, I play mind games with myself LOL

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2 days ? is that really considered a stall? now I am guilty of this too but really you should only be weighing once a week then you wouldn't see these "stalls". Personally I don't class anything less than 4 weeks a stall but that's just me.

Edited by SleeverSk

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4 hours ago, SleeverSk said:

2 days ? is that really considered a stall? now I am guilty of this too but really you should only be weighing once a week then you wouldn't see these "stalls". Personally I don't class anything less than 4 weeks a stall but that's just me.

I've not lost any more weight since my first weight in at my drs on May 5th. It's hard to knowing most people lost their weight in the first few months after surgery. And here I am at a stall this soon. It's crazy how our bodies are so different to the surgery.

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5 hours ago, SleeverSk said:

2 days ? is that really considered a stall? now I am guilty of this too but really you should only be weighing once a week then you wouldn't see these "stalls". Personally I don't class anything less than 4 weeks a stall but that's just me.

Well given that I was consistently losing 2-4 pounds a day and for 3 days I wasn't losing at all and ended up gaining, it seems like it's the beginning of a stall. I'm not going to be weighing myself much now that it's started.

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5 hours ago, SleeverSk said:

2 days ? is that really considered a stall? now I am guilty of this too but really you should only be weighing once a week then you wouldn't see these "stalls". Personally I don't class anything less than 4 weeks a stall but that's just me.

It's not that it's only lasted 2 or 3 days, it's just starting.

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7 hours ago, SleeverSk said:

2 days ? is that really considered a stall? now I am guilty of this too but really you should only be weighing once a week then you wouldn't see these "stalls". Personally I don't class anything less than 4 weeks a stall but that's just me.

Yeah, everyone defines a stall differently.

Personally I use at least “1 week of consecutive days of non-weight-nor-inches loss” as a definition.

I mean, I could drop a good 2 lbs with a nice poop (i pooped every 3-4 days - sometimes even longer than that - back in weight loss phase, so that made sense) …and yes, I used to weigh myself before and after poops cuz it was fun for me 😂)

What some people consider stalls, others call daily fluctuations. But however you define it, just keep on trucking, and aim to keep the anxiety at bay. Remember: stress (i.e., cortisol) has a positive correlation to weight gain (i.e., increased hunger and over-eating)

Good Luck! ❤️

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Ah yes, the infamous 3 week stall.

I started just thinking of my body 're calibrating' and moving a smidge of fat from here to here, and moving more energy over there. I found that helped a lot with the mental energy worrying about the stall, thinking I had done something wrong, being catastrophic about it etc lol.

I am a just over a year out...and I spend most of the month stalled lol then I lose. So I just think of my body needing a minute to figure out what to do next and get organized and it halts ALL PRODUCTION until it sorts itself out again and starts losing.

Hope that helps!

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