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I’m right around the three month mark post surgery and I’ve hit a stall. Is this common around this point? I’ve lost 35 lbs since my surgery date.

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It is common to stall at various stages, however, to know whether its a genuine stall or something you may or may not be doing is a different matter. What you haven't said is how long seen you've seen a loss on the scale? A week? A month? A few days?

If its been longer than a few weeks - A starting point is to confirm whether a stall or something else...are you still following your post op guidelines regarding the foods you are eating and the volumes (or weights as provided in your guidelines)? Check that you are drinking plenty of fluids, getting some type of activity most days etc etc.

Have you started any new medication that may increase Fluid retention? Have you started to exercise or increased exercise intensity? Starting doing resistance / weighs training?

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I really hate asking a question and getting a lecture in return. It’s a yes or no question-it should not require a questionnaire. Christ.

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To answer your condescending questions:
I’ve been at the same weight for one week. No changes to eating or drinking routines. No new medications. I work out six times a week which is a lot more than a lot of other people on here. I was looking for reassurance, not another person who thinks they’re entitled to an entire medical history.

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Hey! I just finished 3 months too and had a really slow loss month (only 2kgs). It’s really ruined my day coz I thought I was doing really well. Unfortunately I think I wasn’t tracking my food properly and have probably been eating too much. My nutritionist advised being diligent for two weeks and hitting 60g of Protein and then seeing if there’s any change. (I asked the same question earlier today and most people are telling me the same thing - to track better, so I’m going to try again) hope this is helpful!
P.s. I’m working out around 4 times a week with a personal trainer too! She said to stop eating shit as well lol

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1 hour ago, Sunshine Princess said:

I really hate asking a question and getting a lecture in return. It’s a yes or no question-it should not require a questionnaire. Christ.

Wow that was rough. The issue is that it’s a complex question with many factors to answer it properly. Yes it can be normal with a long list of what it could be.

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I really hate asking a question and getting a lecture in return. It’s a yes or no question-it should not require a questionnaire. Christ.
No, it's not common. There, I answered your question since you don't like it when people try to help you out by figuring out why you stalled so early..

Cheers.

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Yikes! I think Hop_Scotch was merely trying to explain that various factors could be contributed to a stall and sometimes knowing if a change has occurred or not could be a factor as to whether or not a stall is taking place.

I think I can simply answer your question if you'd like. Common only applies to the person who is experiencing it. For myself I lost I think 22 lbs quickly before my pre op, then being on pre op I lost some more. Post surgery I lost 14 lbs in about 9 says then BOOM a stall. I was in that stall for 5 weeks. No weight loss no weight gain. I was not working out to the extent you do because I am pending a knee replacement so I have some mobility issues.

After the 5 week stall I then began losing weight again without any problem but at a much slower rate which for me was disheartening as I thought I should be losing more but according to my team I am losing at an average rate of speed and amount.

There are loads of threads on the dreaded stall. You could do a search for them if you prefer to read what others have posted versus having to provide your details.

Edited by Crisscat

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12 hours ago, Sunshine Princess said:

I really hate asking a question and getting a lecture in return. It’s a yes or no question-it should not require a questionnaire. Christ.

WOW. The point of being here is for help. If you want a basic answer, Google is your friend. The attitude isn't necessary or needed. The people here are amazing and helpful and sweet. There's many things that can affect the answer you might need. Go ask your surgeon, or Google it, or ask some rando on the street and hope you'll get an answer instead of a weird look.

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15 hours ago, Sunshine Princess said:

I’m right around the three month mark post surgery and I’ve hit a stall. Is this common around this point? I’ve lost 35 lbs since my surgery date.

It seems that weight loss stalls are common; though I've been very fortunate to not have one (so far, at least)

At the risk of offending you with another pertinent question: are you tracking calories as well as Protein?

I've lost over 70lb in 4 months - and I attribute that to minimum of 80g protein and minimum 1000 calories each day.

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I hit my first stall at the three month mark and stalled for 3 weeks. After that I was a chronic staller and had to fight for every pound. Stalls are fairly normal. They happen. Having as many stalls as I had is not normal so you'll likely be fine and not stall as much as I did. But yeah, it's just your body readjusting itself. It'll likely happen a few more times in your journey. I'd say to try not to stress about it, but from experience all I did was stress so...

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After losing rapidly during my first 2 months, I stalled for almost my entire 3rd post-op month. I tried everything, and the scale didn't move. It drove me bonkers. Finally, the stall broke and I started losing at almost 2 pounds a week. Have patience and trust the process. You'll start losing again.

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