In 3 weeks I have only lost 6lbs!
I walk everyday for at least 30 minutes and just started going back to the gym last week.
I drink at least 50oz of water. (I know I need more I am working on it!)
I have a vitamin patch so that is taken care of.
I've also been very stressed out because my job is not going well and trying to find something new.
I eat 500-700 calories a day.
Food consists of eggs, turkey bacon, chicken, pork, steak, cottage cheese, protein bar, apples for a snack, deli ham or turkey, low fat cheese, mushrooms and cooked carrots.
Surgery Date: 09/19/2017 HW:306 SW: 288.1 M1: -19
"It's Impossible - said Pride ; It's Risky - said Experience ; It's Pointless - said Reason ; Give it a try - Whispered the Heart "
It's normal to feel how you're feeling. Just keep in mind that you're only 7 weeks out from surgery. Your body has gone thru & is going thru a What the *** did you do to me moment, & you'll have plenty of other "moments" as you move along.
Be kind to yourself & stay the course. Your body will eventually get to accept that this is your new normal now.
No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel
I experienced pauses in my weight loss about every six weeks. If you know you're doing everything right, stay the course, and it will kick back into gear soon.
One thing that made me happy is that by about the third month, my stalls were triggers to try on new clothes, for I'd realize I'd dropped a size or three. From that point on, the stalls were celebrated.
11 years post op DS
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
I had a 9 day stall early on and I just kept telling myself that it's physically impossible to eat as little as I am and not lose weight. Your body will adjust! It's just confused right now after all it's been through and hanging on to the weight.
Maybe put the scale away for a little bit...
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 CW: 168.6 GW: 170
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4
Goal reached 11/9/17!
We get spoiled in the first few weeks post-op when we lose huge amounts of weight; that definitely doesn't last. After the first week, pretty much everyone slows down to 1 - 2 lb per week, slow and steady until you reach goal.
Your menu looks great, though I'd skip the apples and replace with more protein!
Keep at it. We didn't gain all of our weight in a day, and we won't lose it in a day either.
I am the master of my own regain.
Author of the Five-Day Meat Test
Look at people's month-by-month detail of WL in their signatures. Most of us had a huge loss the first month and then slowed considerably. Most people will see 8-12lbs of loss per month for a couple/few more months and then slow even further. On top of that, most of our losses will be stair-stepped. You will see no loss for a period of time and then a large loss. Repeat that cycle over & over.
HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 134.8 GW: 145
Goal Reached 7/31/17!!!
Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9: 2.4