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In my first month I went from 300 to 250lbs. Once I finally made it past the three week (everything makes me sick phase)… I actilually began eating a little later than recommended because I couldn’t keep anything down. I’m now 1 1/2 months post op… I’ve finally gained my energy back and am working out but I not only stalled but gained 3 lbs my mom feels like I shouldn’t get down about it or obsess about it but has this happened to anyone else?

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I’m still pre-op but I agree with your mom. 50 lbs in a month is a lot of progress.

Check in with your Nutritionist if you can and see if they have any advice to help you through this. They might see something for you to adjust or that you are missing.

I’ve read many times about stalls, hormone fluctuations during monthly cycles … Water retention from salt (broth or canned soups) all impacting fluctuations.

Stick with your program, keep track of intake and check in with your team (that’s the advice my program drilled into me).

Good luck. I hope you are through this stall soon and pick back up with your progress!

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Most likely just temporary Water weight from working out. This is why the scale is actually not a great way to track progress. A scale that can track your % body fat, or even just simple measurements are probably better.

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Stalls are part of the process. We all experience at least one. They usually last 1-3 weeks. Think of them as your body judging needing a time out to catch up on the changes: change of diet, weight loss, etc. They pass when your body is ready. Just stick to your plan & you’ll be fine.

We all have fluctuations in our weight. Everyone. You may not have been aware of your natural fluctuation in the past unless you weighed yourself as regularly as you do now. I fluctuate a kg - 2.2lbs. Can be Fluid retention, constipation, diarrhoea, what you ate or drank yesterday compared with today, hormonal fluctuations, etc. (I used to gain a good 3 kgs in the days before my period & would lose them in the first days of my period.)

The thing to remember is that your weight loss will never be a straight downward line. It will zig & zag, up & down, plateau, drop more slowly or quickly one week to the next. As long as the general trend is downwards you’re golden.

PS Congrats on your weight loss so far .

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On 8/10/2022 at 9:35 PM, SpartanMaker said:

Most likely just temporary Water weight from working out. This is why the scale is actually not a great way to track progress. A scale that can track your % body fat, or even just simple measurements are probably better.

Thank you, I’m going to take your advice and ignore the scale for some time and look into the body fat scale and begin taking measurements.

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21 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Stalls are part of the process. We all experience at least one. They usually last 1-3 weeks. Think of them as your body judging needing a time out to catch up on the changes: change of diet, weight loss, etc. They pass when your body is ready. Just stick to your plan & you’ll be fine.

We all have fluctuations in our weight. Everyone. You may not have been aware of your natural fluctuation in the past unless you weighed yourself as regularly as you do now. I fluctuate a kg - 2.2lbs. Can be Fluid retention, constipation, diarrhoea, what you ate or drank yesterday compared with today, hormonal fluctuations, etc. (I used to gain a good 3 kgs in the days before my period & would lose them in the first days of my period.)

The thing to remember is that your weight loss will never be a straight downward line. It will zig & zag, up & down, plateau, drop more slowly or quickly one week to the next. As long as the general trend is downwards you’re golden.

PS Congrats on your weight loss so far .

😭😭😭 Thank you soooo much. I think it’s all just so new and the fear of weight gain was seriously bugging me out.

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I stalled for 2 weeks and found I had lost quite a few inches when I measured. It saved my sanity.

You're doing great! Just keep on the plan and you'll start losing again.

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