Fmercha

9 months post op and honeymoon is over

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The dreaded end of honeymoon time has started but I am not at my goal yet. I've been consistently hitting the 160 lb mark on my scale but I really want to hit 150 before my 1 year anniversary (June 20th). Any suggestion? I walk 5 miles a day stick to 800-1000 calories and eat 90 grams of protein, drink my water. What else should I do?

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Congratulations! Do you do any strength training? I think adding strength training and upping the intensity of your cardio (still doing your walking but adding stairs or short bursts of jogging) could really get the scale moving. It's possible your body is in a comfortable rut and needs some change.

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Many people have found that the 5 day pouch test is a great way to get the scale moving down again. 

http://5daypouchtest.com/plan/theplan.html

 

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I will try to run and add weights to my workout routine. I will also try the 5 day pouch test. I will keep you guys posted!

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I can't wait for your update. I think it's going to be a good one!

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Welcome! Are you sure your honeymoon is over and it's not just a stall? FWIW, I've found that, for me, temporarily bumping my calories up (literally for just a day or two) can help get the scale moving again. 

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I guess I don't know for a fact but I have not lost any weight in 6 weeks so I assumed the honeymoon was over. I have tried to increase my caloric intake but I ended up gaining weight. 

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1 hour ago, Fmercha said:

I guess I don't know for a fact but I have not lost any weight in 6 weeks so I assumed the honeymoon was over. I have tried to increase my caloric intake but I ended up gaining weight. 

Oy, that's hard! Well hopefully it's just a stall, but either way, maybe the 5DPT will do the trick.

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