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Week 3 Plateau?

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Hello all,

I am 3 weeks out and in the last 3 days, my weight has stayed exactly the same. Before that I was averaging loosing 2lbs a day. The change in my diet was my move from stage 2 to stage 3. I have been eating egg beaters, chili, lentil stew and turkey meat. I have been getting all my protein via the food and my daily calorie intake is still under 700.

Anyway, has anyone else had a stall or plateau so soon after post-op?

I searched the forums and didn't find anything so any responses will be appreciated. Thanks,

Kent:confused:

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i havent been through it yet, i am still three weeks before my surgery....However, i thought i would share a word of encouragement. you had your surgery less than a month ago and you are 33 pounds lighter. that is wonderful. look at the positive, you are an insiration to those of us still waiting.

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I plateaued between week 3 and week 4 and it started coming right off again!!! Everything is fine... it gets so frustrating, but it's natural. Your body is still in shock because it's gone from consuming 3-4,000 calories a day to 700 -800. Plateaus are going to come and go, and it's totally natural. Your first jump in weight loss was probably water weight, and now it's transitioning to start your long term weight loss.

Just continue doing the right things (eating appropriate foods, walking, taking vitamins, and getting in protein), and you'll be just fine. If you're not having any other "out of the ordinary" problems (bloody stools, sharp stomach pains, etc.) you're good to go!!!

My Friend had GB about 5 weeks ago, and she hasn't lost anything for the last 2 weeks now. She's pretty frustrated, but i keep telling her the same thing... it will pass, and your weight loss will pick up again.

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP... THE POUNDS WILL BEGIN TO SHED IN NO TIME!!!

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Don't forget to count in your period. You may not experience a loss before and during, but suddenly after, there will be magic.

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I had a stall during my 3rd week. I was very discouraged but then one day it started coming off again. I have found with myself when I got to the next stage of food I would stall for a couple days. I found constipation also played a part in the stalls. Good luck, you're doing great.:D

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Hey me too. I stall about every 3 weeks for a few days, then it starts to come off again. Doctor says it happens, some stall for much longer and then it starts to come off again. Don't worry, you will continue to lose. Don't get too discouraged.

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Maybe this thread will help....(and there are lots more, but this one was mine so I knew where to look! lol)

All perfectly normal!

http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/emotional-support/22994-frustrated-depressed.html

This was the first (or second?) post I made here at TT. If it helps... know after that, I still managed to lose the 1st 100 lbs in six months. Don't sweat it!

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I am glad to have found this thread!

I just finished week 3 post op and have not lost but maybe 3 lb since week 2.

I figure it was moving from liquids to soft foods and the food is filling up the intestines resulting in some weight gain there offsetting the fat loss.

Looking forward to getting past this plateau! i have lost about 25 since surgery.

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I've been trying not to get too bogged down in obsessively weighing myself every single day.

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I've been trying not to get too bogged down in obsessively weighing myself every single day.

That's very hard in the beginning, I kept running to the scale first thing each morning, and then sometimes 3x's a day.

It was by about month 4, that I stopped obsessing and began to weigh myself only once a week... on Tuesday's.

I'm in a stall right now, and I've found myself obsessing again. I had my husband hide the scale -- for now, at least.

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As i read this i can clearly remember going through the same emotions. Frustration, obsessing, anger, scared. All because the bloody scale got 'stuck'. That was 3weeks ago and now i can only laugh at myself for being so silly. Altough its a normal process it uses up so much time worrying about something out of our control. At 3 weeks i also hit a stall and it lasted 13 days, and bang! On day 14 there it goes again. This too shall pass, this too shall pass, this too shall pass. This body of mine is rocking this process and it amazes me each day, but i have to remind myself constantly im not a machine. There will be stalls, there will be hard times. But heck! It is sooo worth it! Im loving this new life! :-D

Just keep your head up and keep pushing forward! You will make it!

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What is the new definition of mixed feelings? Seeing your mother in law driving of a cliff in your brand new car. He he.

Im in a extremely silly and happy mood today. Just thought i would share a joke. Hopefully it makes some people smile.

Have an fantastic amazingly great day everybody!

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Hi, I have been out 5 weeks now and I lost 30 right away and then nothing for a week at 3 weeks. It was discouraging but after going to the gym a few more times finally it showed on the scale a few more pounds. I've read in here it is very common. Just remember people are starting to notice so it must be coming off. Have a nice day.

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Hi.. I too am in a bit of a slow down stage.. I lost alot of weight immediately after surgery and now it has slowed down... I am not stressing over it just yet.. today down 1 pound since yesterday (I did not loose all week)

So you are not alone..

What is really weird... I have lost inches - my pants are kind of just hanging there- I can pull them down without unbuttoning them (very easily) my wedding rings do not fit they fall off (I retired them for now)

Anyone ever still loose inches and not pounds?? that is weird to me.. lol

So what I am trying to say look at the changes your body has made so far and be patient.

Good Luck,

Susan

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It was by about month 4, that I stopped obsessing and began to weigh myself only once a week... on Tuesday's.

Haha, I weigh myself on Saturdays! It's funny how everyone has their day!!! I can't wait for Saturdays to come... sometimes it makes M-F go so slow!!!

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Stalls are part and parcel of any weight loss programme - gastric bypass is no different.

Focus on following the pouch rules - the rest will follow and do yourself a favour and ditch the demon scales - they'll drive you nuts!

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I weigh on Thursdays...that was the day of the week my surgery was.

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First, I got to say I loved the joke!

Now back on to the topic. I think I must have started this topic! I had surgery on 12/16. 1.5 weeks later I was down 15 pounds. Now another 1.5 weeks since I started eating soft foods and I am only down another 5 pounds. I am down 16.5" as well. It is crazy! Now that I am going to the gym 4 days a week I am not losing pounds like I expected. I also need to only weigh on my official Sunday and stop the obsessing. I worry that maybe I am eating more than I am supposed to? If I am getting 700 calories a day I would be shocked! Oh well! I am going to have faith in this surgery and pray that it all works out like it is supposed to! Good luck to all of you!

Lisa

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It's nice to know I'm not the only one at a "standstill" I'm down 32 lbs and I've been down 32 lbs for about a week now. I've definitely noticed a difference inches wise though. Thanks for sharing your stories everyone!

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omg, I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who has "plateaued" at week 3. I was losing 2 lbs a day...then I started walking, next I started working some blended food into my diet, and now I'm stuck.

but I can't complain, it's pms time, new foods, and I'm sure that I'll be losing again soon - I mean, it is inevitable - you can't possibly eat so little and NOT lose weight.

Just frustrating to see the same number on the scale over and over (you know, two or three days in a row). :P

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Hello all,

I am 3 weeks out and in the last 3 days, my weight has stayed exactly the same. Before that I was averaging loosing 2lbs a day. The change in my diet was my move from stage 2 to stage 3. I have been eating egg beaters, chili, lentil stew and turkey meat. I have been getting all my protein via the food and my daily calorie intake is still under 700.

Anyway, has anyone else had a stall or plateau so soon after post-op?

I searched the forums and didn't find anything so any responses will be appreciated. Thanks,

Kent:confused:

kent, I am post-op 3 weeks today for rueny gastric.I am still on full liquids and have lost about 23 lbs. For 3 days I weighed the same and then I started loosing again. Maybe slow is better??? Just do everything your suppose to, you'll be fine. Good luck

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i'm in week three and have been stalled for a week, its very frustrating but i have to believe it will start coming off again, i don't see how it can't with the difference in how im eating.:confused:

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i'm in week three and have been stalled for a week, its very frustrating but i have to believe it will start coming off again, i don't see how it can't with the difference in how im eating.:confused:

Try the search feature... here are a few i came up with just by putting in STALL

http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/post-op-gastric-bypass/36879-one-month-out-no-more-weight-loss.html

http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/post-op-gastric-bypass/28357-not-losing-weight.html

http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/post-op-gastric-bypass/35019-stall-so-soon.html

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I stalled at 3 weeks too. It's seems to be a common stall timeline. Hang in there, you'll keep losing.

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Woohoo, i woke up this morning, after over a week and a half of stallage, and i'd lost 2 pounds!

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