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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone else feeling discouraged

    Has anyone experienced a weight stall about 3 weeks after surgery? I was expecting weight to fall right off but maybe I am do No something wrong or being impatient. Any advice or help!!!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tuesday2's Avatar
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    Dr. Bertha
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    EVERYONE has experienced that. or almost everyone. It's very very common. Give it a week or two.



    Age: 51
    Highest weight: 257
    Starting weight: 252.4
    Month 1: -20 (232.4)
    Month 2: -9.4 (223)
    Month 3: -11 (212)
    Month 4: -11.6 (200.4)
    Month 5: -8 (192.4)
    Month 6: -7.6 (185.8)
    Month 7: -5.2 (180.2)
    Month 8: -5.4 (174.8)
    Month 9: -3.8 (171)
    Month 10: -5 (166)
    Month 11: -3.4 (162.6)
    ONE YEAR: -1.4 (161.2) Total loss: 95.8 pounds!
    Month 13: -3 (158.2)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    Totally common! Get rid of your scale for a while. Don't be discouraged, be excited that you are on you way to an amazing new life.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member jerzeygirl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    One day at a time, just work the program and it will come off. We forget that it took a long time to gain the weight and a longer time to decide to do something (surgery) about it; but we want to be thin and at goal overnight. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way! Hang in there and use the tool, it will happen!

    Continued success!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luv49ers19's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cody
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    Daniel Leslie
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    It is called the 3 week stall. I had mine at week 2. Just keep following the plan and you'll do fine. Everyone has it so your not alone! Just be patient....I know it is tough.
    Hw: 260
    Sw: 260 10/23/16
    Weight at time of sleeve 209 (-51)
    Sleeve date 5/23/17
    1 month:187 (-22)
    2 month:178 (-9)
    3 month:172 (-6)
    4 month:162 (-10)
    5 month:150 (-12) (10/28/17) 6 month goal!!!!
    6 month: 143 (-7)
    7 month: 136 (-7)
    8 month: 131 (-5) made goal weight 130 (2/8/2017)
    9 month: 125 (-6)
    10 month: 120 (-5)
    11 month: 115 (-5)
    1 year: 114 (-1)
    16 months: 120 (+6)

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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Chris Patterson
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    Dr. Almanza
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    I am 4 weeks post op today and my scale has not moved even a little bit for 3 days now. I had read here about the "3 week stall" so was expecting it. It think it is that our bodies think we are experiencing a famine and going into slow metabolism mode. The different posters all say it is temporary but some say it lasted a week and other say multiple weeks. I like seeing the scales going down, down, down.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Annie
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    Dr. Ryan Heider
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    What everyone else said! And it does feel like a toe stub! I am very "goal" oriented and have to really work to believe that the number isn't everything; the health is everything!
    HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0
    2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4
    4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0
    6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0
    Inches: 50.5 lost


    “What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.”

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    Gastric Sleeve Member azladyrider's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Sue Ashe
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    Dr Almanza
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    When I hit my stall the scale stopped moving but the inches came off... kinda like my body was catching up to the pounds lost.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    Welcome to your first stall. It may not even be your last. Completely normal part of the process...although it feels like the end of the world...it's not. Just keep following the rules and trust the process.



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    I just had the sleeve on 1/29, and I hit the three-week stall last week. This week the scale moved again. Whew! I'm still not as far along as I thought or hoped I'd be, but I'm also at a weight I haven't been at since 2012 -- so I'm telling myself that this is good! Best to you.


    Day of Surgery Weight: 267.4

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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    The three week stall is a killer! My scale didn't move for two weeks. I was so discouraged, thinking that the surgery was a huge mistake. After all, you're on liquids, not eating regular food, eating next to nothing as far as portions, and you aren't losing weight. I was totally bummed. In addition to that, my mom was asking how much I'd lost every few days. How do you say nothing, after spending thousands of dollars and removing 80% of your stomach?! Thankfully, it passed. After reading here that everyone hits the three week stall, I felt much better. You will lose and hit stalls for many months following surgery. Just stick to your eating plan and exercise, and the scale will move. There are times when I was stalled for almost a month, then it started moving again.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
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    Stephanie Ulmer
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    What they all said ^.
    Totally normal. Feels like it's never going to end - but it does. Stick to the plan and you will be fine.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Redmustang812's Avatar
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    Dr.Dahman
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    Thanks to everyone for their feedback, I too am experiencing my first stall at 2 weeks. I am feeling very anxious and feeling like I am doing something wrong. I am so relieved to hear that it does happen this soon. I was steadily losing 2 lbs a day and then at day 10 it all came to a halt and has been that way for 4 days now. it's frustrating.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sadie243's Avatar
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    08/03/2018
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    Frederick Amog
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    Default Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    Hi Everyone, I got the gastric sleeve on Aug. 3 and it's been 2 weeks and I have not lost any weight. I guess I am on a stall as well.



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