Feel like I am failing

on 11/7/17 6:34 am - MN
VSG on 09/19/17

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: 304.6 SW: 288.1 CW: 245 lbs M1: -19 M2: -16 M3:-8

"It's Impossible - said Pride ; It's Risky - said Experience ; It's Pointless - said Reason ; Give it a try - Whispered the Heart "

on 11/7/17 6:57 am
VSG on 08/29/16

Here is your problem, you are normal. It is completely normal to not lose 20 pounds in the first month. Everyone is different. Your body is healing. Search for "3 week stall".

on 11/7/17 7:03 am - MN
VSG on 09/19/17

I am 7 weeks post op. The first month I lost 19 lbs.

Surgery Date: 09/19/2017 HW: 304.6 SW: 288.1 CW: 245 lbs M1: -19 M2: -16 M3:-8

"It's Impossible - said Pride ; It's Risky - said Experience ; It's Pointless - said Reason ; Give it a try - Whispered the Heart "

T Hagalicious Rebel

on 11/7/17 1:27 pm - Brooklyn
VSG on 04/25/14 with

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


Valerie G.
on 11/8/17 6:00 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

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

Cecily C.
on 11/7/17 6:59 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

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 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/7/17 8:50 am
VSG on 12/10/13

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.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

Erin T.
on 11/7/17 11:02 am
VSG on 01/17/17

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.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

diane S.
on 11/7/17 11:16 am

Its very common to lose a big amount first month and then slow down. You are fine. Just make sure you opt for protein and veggies and watch the carbs. You will be fine. Diane S

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on 11/7/17 6:56 pm
VSG on 03/14/17

You are supposed to lose more slowly after the first month. 3 pounds per week is just fine.

If you fall down you just have to get back up.