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Hey yall, I had vsg on Halloween. Lost weight fairly easily the first 3 weeks. But that 3rd week and now the 4th week the scale has not moved. I know from what I read it is normal but it's been 2 weeks now and I am worried. I have tried different things to restart it like okay maybe I need to count every thing that I eat and did that then, okay maybe I need to eat more so my body will stop freaking out and tried that. However, nothing worked haha. I am getting all required Protein and Water and keep it low carb. I was eating like 250 calories and day then bumped it up to around 500 for a couple days. And when I added more carb still nothing happened. So, today I decided I'd try to walk for 30 mins which I did. Hoping the scale moves. Any suggestions?!!! I really want to succeed...

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stalls usually last 1-3 weeks, so it should break soon. Just stick to your plan and stay off the scale if it's screwing with your head. It'll break and you'll be on your way again..

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Mine lasted 3 weeks... then at 3 months i was stalled out for over a month. Everyones stall length will be different. just keep at it.

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Don't worry. We do not lose weight in a linear fashion. If you're sticking to your programme then you WILL lose - you cannot not lose. Everyone here has had stalls big and small, long and short - they are part and parcel of a weight loss journey. I know they are hard but they will surely shift.

Enjoy your journey - it's so very worth it.

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Hello, how long did your stall ultimately last? My sleeve was done 11/21. 4 weeks post op on Monday. I’m down a total of 21 lbs but scale has not budged in 11 days. Any advice? How are you feeling? Have you returned to work ?

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