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Hello

I had my surgery 12 weeks ago.

My bmi was 33

My starting weight was 200 pounds/90 kilo

In 12 weeks I lost 50 pounds I know its allot. I count my calories I eat 1000 calories per a day

I do 30 minutes Stationary bike 6 Times a week

I would like to loose 20 more pounds.

I hit a stoll this week.

Will I get to loose my 20 pound in this next few month?

My friend is worried that I will not be able to stop the weight loss.

I think the body knows when to stop.

I am worried That my stoll will last forever..

I did the surgery out of my country therefore I can't contact my doctor.

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the stall won’t last .. it’s natural especially at the three week mark.. your body is adjusting and needs some time for the scale to reflect.. eat healthy, check your macronutrient count and the scale will move again … if in doubt you can also add different exercise to get things going

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Everyone experiences at least one stall. They usually last 1-3 weeks. They’re just your body taking a break from all the stress you’ve been putting it under - changed diet, weight loss, increased activity, etc. (There’s a more scientific explanation but that’s what it boils down to in simple terms.) Just stick to your plan & you’ll start to lose again.

How long long takes you to lose the rest of the weight you want to lose is very individual just like the rate at which you lost the weight you have so far. Thing to remember is that your weight loss will slow as you get closer to goal so it will take longer to lose the last 20 than it did to lose the first 20. You’ll be consuming larger portions & a wider variety of foods so getting closer to the calorie intake your body needs to function. This is meant to happen. Your body also gained a new set point as a result of the surgery. This is the weight your body is happiest at. It may be more or less than your goal. So you may not lose all your weight or you may lose more. If you want to push below your set point you will have to work harder to get there & harder to stay at that lower weight (lower calories, more activity) & that usually is not sustainable in the long term.

Also your lowest weight is rarely the weight you are a couple of years later. Everyone gains some after - varying amounts. Your body settles, you modify your diet to be more sustainable & better compliment your lifestyle, & often just life in general.

I lost more than my goal. 48.2kg at my lowest but have settled at 50.5kg 3.5yrs later but it’s a weight that’s right for me. Lots of people cried ‘too thin, too thin’ in the beginning. Now they don’t say anything at all. Just like we can have trouble seeing the reality of ourselves, so do family & friends. Don’t let your friend, as well meaning as she may be, sabotage you or make you doubt your intentions in anyway. You know what you’re doing. You have access to a dietician & to your surgeon & their team to guide & advise you & ensure you are healthy.

All the best.

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