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Stalling 1.5 Weeks after getting sleeved



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I really can’t understand the science behind why this is happening. I was sleeved on December 19. Tomorrow makes exactly two weeks since my surgery. Yet, this entire past week, my weight has stayed the same. Makes me feel like all this misery is for nothing. I’ve been on nothing but liquids. Protein Shakes, chicken broth, Jello, and yogurt. I add a scoop of Protein Powder to my yogurt for added intake. I’m literally starving.

This liquid preop and post op has been extremely tough. To the point where I didn’t wanna leave the house and Celebrate the holidays with friends and family. What’s the point of going around food and drinks and people having fun when I can’t indulge in ANY of it. It’s hard just looking at other people eat while I sit there with Water and a Protein Shake which I’m so very tired of.

Then to step on the scale and see that I haven’t lost a since pound since my first week smh. I know they say don’t weigh yourself blah blah because stall will happen. BUT THIS EARLY???? Has anyone else experienced their first stall this quickly after surgery??

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Almost every one stalls, some stall early on some a little later. There are thousands of posts on here regarding stalls and it looks like you are a little early to the infamous three week stall...for some reason a lot of people stall at three weeks post op.

It's hard not to be disappointed when the scales do not reflect the effort put in but noww is the time to make sure you have some non scale goals. Take some of the focus away from scales.

Keep to your post op plan and weight loss will catch up.

Edited to add, your body is still very much in the healing stage and there is still likely a lot of inflammation which can cause Fluid retention. Some surgeons suggest not weighing for at least a month, there is good reason for that and now you are all too aware of it.

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I was sleeved on 12/21 and my weight has stayed the same since day 4 PO. I am following Dr.s orders. I had a 3 week LRD with no actual food - so I figure this is my 3 week stall. Just keep doing what you are supposed to and the weight will come off.

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I gained over 10 lbs right after surgery. Fluids from surgery... Etc. Unless you are eating the same amount that you did before surgery, you are losing weight. If you can't understand this concept, then it's better to stay off the scale for now. Try to be patient, it happens to most.

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Stalls happen. They’re your body’s reaction to the stress of weight loss, reduced food intake, etc. plus as @Hop_Scotch mentioned your surgery.

You’ll likely experience more stalls while you’re losing but this perfectly normal. Most last 1-3 weeks. Your weight loss will never be a continuous straight downward line. It will zig & zag, go up & down & not move at all.

Stick to your plan & the scale will start to move again. Some people find that while the scale doesn’t move they notice a change in their clothing. Try taking body measurements & comparing changes that way too.

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it's probably the infamous "three week stall"; you're just getting it a little early. Most of us experience our first stall within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery - it's usually the third week, hence the name. Mine was weeks 2 and 3. It broke during week 4 and I dropped like 6-8 lbs within a couple of days. Just stick to your program and it'll break - they can last 1-3 weeks, but they WILL break as long as you stick to your plan. And as others have said, this will likely be the first among several - occasional stalls are very normal during weight loss. Stay off the scale for a few days if it's playing with your head too much - and keep in mind that it WILL break, and you'll be on your way again.

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I gained weight after surgery & stalled at the 2nd week mark. It's extremely frustrating, especially when youre following all of your doctors orders but you WILL break out of it! I'm 3mos out & I think I've dealt with 3 big stalls already. I promise if u keep going you will see results.

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I stalled early (week two was my first), and I stalled often - and 14 months later, I hit my goal. I know (TRUST me I know) how irritating and frustrating stalling is, but stick to the program because it is absolutely working.

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To avoid getting frustrated and discouraged I am not getting on the scale except for when i go for Dr appointments. I am just following my program and diet.

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I was told not to weigh myself for either 7-10 days after surgery or a month, I’d have to check. One of them might have been from a video I watched. I haven’t weighed myself mostly because our scales are like insanely inaccurate. I have a new one coming tomorrow.

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On 1/1/2023 at 8:24 PM, Tomo said:

I gained over 10 lbs right after surgery. Fluids from surgery... Etc. Unless you are eating the same amount that you did before surgery, you are losing weight. If you can't understand this concept, then it's better to stay off the scale for now. Try to be patient, it happens to most.

That makes me feel better. Thank you

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On 1/2/2023 at 9:26 PM, Merri Beth said:

To avoid getting frustrated and discouraged I am not getting on the scale except for when i go for Dr appointments. I am just following my program and diet.

I have two scales in my house and curiousity always kills the cat :( .. Someone is going to have to come take them lol

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I gained weight after the surgery ! 10 days post surgery I was heavier than I'd ever been in my life .Just stick with it , it will change .Honestly :)

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I tried to pay attention to the non scale victories during the my stall. While I knew that the scale wasn't moving, my clothes were getting loser, my rings were fitting better, and my slippers/shoes weren't nearly as tight. I got sleeved on 12/2 and I stalled at week 3 so I stopped stepping on the scale until I went to my monthly follow up (which was actually 5 weeks after my surgery last week) and I had lost another 2 lbs.

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