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    Default I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    Hi Everyone,

    I had a very good experience with my surgery on July 30, 2019. Total weight loss from the beginning of my liquid protein diet to 2 weeks post surgery was approximately 23 pounds. In the last 13 days I have only lost 1 pound. Iíve had a very positive attitude but this is perplexing and starting to scare me that the weight really wonít come off.

    Please let me know if others have had a similar experience. Iím still eating mostly protein and I began eating cooked vegetables. Also let me know if I should be doing anything differently.

    Carol



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    Hi, congratulations on your losses so far! I know it's frustrating to not see the scale move at all when you are trying so hard. My body does this....I will lose 2-3 pounds in a week then stall for a week or 2 then back to losing about a pound a day for a few days. That's just how my body works. Make sure you are eating enough food and getting your liquids in. Keep up the good work and your body will catch up.


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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    I am sure that the others will tell you - this can be very normal. Your body is going to start and stop your weight loss. They are called stalls, and they just happen. Sometimes you can eat a little more, or exercise a little more, to get things going again, but other times your body will just start the metabolism back up. You have to remember that it is in a healing phase as well,so sometimes metabolism slows down to preserve what you are taking in. Just keep with the protein first and then veggies if you have room.


    I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist but I have never practiced in the areas of bariatrics or weight loss. I am happy to offer ideas or tips, but please follow your own Nutritionist's advice - she is the expert in the area.

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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    YES, we have almost ALL had a similar experience. It happens. I don't know why. Makes no sense. Just hide that scale and keep on trucking. You're doing great!

    I'm serious about hiding your scale. You don't need it. Get it out in a month or two, then don't weigh more than once a week while losing. It messes with your head and tries to take away your positive, happy attitude. Good luck!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    Can't offer any more than the words of wisdom above.
    Yes, its a thing, yes it happens, yes it is blimmen frustrating.

    Don't panic. Keep to your surgeons/nutritionists instructions and it will all be ok - really, it will :-)



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol P View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I had a very good experience with my surgery on July 30, 2019. Total weight loss from the beginning of my liquid protein diet to 2 weeks post surgery was approximately 23 pounds. In the last 13 days I have only lost 1 pound. I’ve had a very positive attitude but this is perplexing and starting to scare me that the weight really won’t come off.

    Please let me know if others have had a similar experience. I’m still eating mostly protein and I began eating cooked vegetables. Also let me know if I should be doing anything differently.

    Carol
    23 lbs in less than a month is wonderful! Stalls are normal as your body strives for "equilibrium" in its many changes going on now. Just hold the course, and you'll see a downward trend resuming!
    [I]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 20 MO = 130.0

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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    Congrats on your loss so far.....and I promise, 'stalls' really do happen to most of us. Everything has been said about it and I know it's frustrating, but if you are following post op instructions, you'll be fine. I only weigh myself now once a week at most. I've had a couple of stalls for a few days and then it came off quickly afterwards.

    I did notice when I stalled I wasn't drinking as much water as usual. I keep a food/liquid diary and that helps me find triggers.

    Keep on it, you're doing great.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mmeghan's Avatar
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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    Stalls happen a lot. I know so soon after surgery can be worrisome. But you have lost a lot in a short period of time. The weight will come off. try not to obsess over the numbers. The time will pass and you will get there!



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    Default Re: I really need feedback. Weight loss stopped after 2 weeks post surgery

    So most people hit a stall usually around 3 weeks and it is so common it is called the 3 week stall. I was like you and hit it at 2 weeks and I was devastated. I really thought I was going to be a WLS failure. But I kept the faith and kept following the plan. Here I am almost 3 years out and living my best life ever. You can and will get there. Trust the process and never let stalls derail you.



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