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How To Get Out of a Stall???

Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:02 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
So I have been stuck at 229 for almost a week and a half now and its driving me crazy. Is there any way to kick start the weight loss besides being patient lol :P This is my second stall btw my first was at 3 weeks out I got stuck at 250 I believe but it ended with in a week.







halfsister
on 7/21/08 3:06 pm - Irwin, PA
Jessica
I would like to know the answer to this question as well. I have been on a stall for about two weeks and it makes me nuts.



 

Susan S.
on 7/21/08 3:11 pm, edited 7/21/08 3:14 pm - Roselle, NJ
RNY on 02/06/07 with
 Typically - if you increase water and protein - and overall calories - without increasing carbs - particullarly from refined carbs -you can help convince your metabolism that you're NOT starving yourself. This approach is more effective in the early months when calories are very low because of the extreme restriction - but everytime I sat at a weight for a week or more - an increase in calories - protein and water got me going again.  That...and exercise......Susan
Obesity Help Support Group Leader - The Woman Warrior
286/170/131 (starting/goal/current)
LBL - 10-30-08, brachioplasty/augmentation 2-26-09, medial thigh lift 3-16-09
Plastics - Dr. Joseph Fodero

 


286/170/140/131 (starting weight/goal/surgeons goal/current)

LBL 10-30-08 - Joseph Fodero
Brachioplasty/Breast Augmentation - 2=24-09


 

Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:12 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
Makes sense.







Kathy_08
on 7/21/08 3:09 pm - Roswell, NM
eating more sometimes works but don''t ask me..  i have been stalled for like 2 weeks and then lost 7 and gained 5 from that time of the month and then got stuck there for like a month and a half now.  I also don't eat a lot either..

Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:11 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
I know that I really need to eat more but I can't seem to get in more than 3 meals a day. Sorry not trying to give excuses its just rather hard to get all the meals and fluids in too, I'm still learning. Plus I am NEVER hungry anymore.







sperk
on 7/21/08 3:11 pm - moorhead, MN
VSG on 02/01/08 with
Are you drinking at least 2 quarts of water everyday? Are you getting in all of your protein? Have you cut the bad carbs out? Are you measuring yourself after these stall and seeing the inches you lost instead of pounds?
Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:15 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
Each day I drink 2 one liter bottles of evian and 1 bottle of diet white tea, then all of my meals consist mostly of protein the carbs that I eat generally come from soy products or whole grain but I try to stick with the protein first. I am not measuring myself but I think that is a good idea thanks.







Susan S.
on 7/21/08 3:16 pm - Roselle, NJ
RNY on 02/06/07 with
 Doesn't matter if you're hungry - you need to get it in - and ideally - you maximize a metabolic rate by fueling it every threehours  - mini meals - but if you want to keep yourself fueled and break stalls - you have to get in more.......people stall at the early stage because they are in a state of metabolic shock - your body is protecting itself - only way to get out of it is to fuel more....eat more.  Susan
Obesity Help Support Group Leader - The Woman Warrior
286/170/131 (starting/goal/current)
LBL - 10-30-08, brachioplasty/augmentation 2-26-09, medial thigh lift 3-16-09
Plastics - Dr. Joseph Fodero

 


286/170/140/131 (starting weight/goal/surgeons goal/current)

LBL 10-30-08 - Joseph Fodero
Brachioplasty/Breast Augmentation - 2=24-09


 

Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:29 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
I still haven't figured out how to get 5 meals a day in and all of my fluids. Then it seems like all I am doing all day is eating and drinking. Here comes more excuses lol, also I am a stay at home mom chasing a 3 year old around so sometimes I honestly forget to eat because I don't get the hunger sensation anymore. I think I need to work on a schedule or something I had to do that with my vitamins because I was forgetting to take them sometimes but I good there now since I scheduled it.







Susan S.
on 7/21/08 5:41 pm - Roselle, NJ
RNY on 02/06/07 with
 Putting it down on paper - a schedule is a good idea - and if you let go of the idea that these are 'meals' which require preparation and ceremony - it is a lot easier - a 'meal' for me is a handful of almonds - or a string cheese - or 6 whole grain crackers with 2 oz of cheese - easy to grab - easy to munch on when I'm doing three other things - I know when you're early out you have to be more careful about your eating - have to concentrate more etc. - but even with shakes - a yogurt - a tablespoon of tuna etc. - it's not a big deal - but it does have to become a habit.  You have to make yourself a priority here - because if you don't - not only do you not likely achieve the weight loss you desire - you can do damage to your body.  It's that important.     Susan
Obesity Help Support Group Leader - The Woman Warrior
286/170/131 (starting/goal/current)
LBL - 10-30-08, brachioplasty/augmentation 2-26-09, medial thigh lift 3-16-09
Plastics - Dr. Joseph Fodero

 


286/170/140/131 (starting weight/goal/surgeons goal/current)

LBL 10-30-08 - Joseph Fodero
Brachioplasty/Breast Augmentation - 2=24-09


 

H.a.l.a. B.
on 7/21/08 3:21 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
I had one stall, and I broke it off by eating more calories.  I had 2 x 1 oz of nuts and that brought my calories to app 1000 for that day.  next day - lost a lb.  good trade. One morning I had blueberies and nuts.  So far I do not dump on nuts, but I also measure them so I do not get more than 1.5 oz at one time (and with other food to deflect the fat - like blueberries.)

Since i can not increase the volume, I have to think of increasing the calories at this point. 

1. get the 2% fage, not 0%.
2. Drink Almond milk, no****er, as part of the liquids.
3. have my SF popsicles (they are still too sweet - but that makes me drink more water after).
4. incorporating good nuts into my meals.  i.e. nut butter, 1 oz + apple. yammy...

H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008    

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"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."

 "So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...." 

Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:25 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
I probably get about 800 calories a day :( Ugh I love my water too, I guess I need to add another meal or snack in during that day that is higher calorie and protein. I never thought that I would have problems making myself eat, its all I ever used to want to do.







H.a.l.a. B.
on 7/21/08 3:30 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
I keep food diary and I usually get 600-800cal. not enough.  That's why i had a stall. (and not exercising enough). So now I make sure I had more than 800, and when in doubt, or working hard, try to get 1000+.  (that is where we need to be). 

H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008    

Need to bitch?  or Rave?  To find new R&R - 3.0 group..- send a PM -  to get included...

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."

 "So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...." 

Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:35 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
So I am going to shoot for 1000 calories. Michelle says I need to keep track of my protein too so I am gong to take everyones advice, eat more and write all this down :)







mger
on 7/21/08 3:35 pm
I have trouble getting in my water...I think that is why I am not loosing as quickly. I know I need to be doing better but I find the same thing...eating..drinking..waiting in between..there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day..LOL
I have been opting for the meal..about 5 small meals a day..but I only get in 1/2 my water/fluid. Now that I am back to work, I hope to have a better chance of balancing these 2 things.
 
Jess B
on 7/21/08 3:37 pm - Simpsonville, SC
RNY on 05/13/08 with
We are like opposites lol, you get in all your food and I get in all my fluids. I hope you get out of you  stall soon too, stalls are no fun!!!







halfsister
on 7/21/08 3:50 pm - Irwin, PA
Thanks for the info everyone. I am a pretty good water drinker through out theday. I don't measure my food but i probably eat four meals a day. I do on occassion write down days worth of food so I can see where I am at. Gotta love the protein. I will try it.
Thanks again.



 

jnadreau
on 7/21/08 4:26 pm - Mountlake Terrace, WA
RNY on 06/24/08 with
I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but eating more usually helps me out of a stall.  If I eat when I'm hungry, I get in about 600-800 calories.  If I eat a little more, and get in 1000-1100, then I lose.  I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around that - pre-surgery if I stayed hungry and restricted my calories, I'd lose.  Now I have to eat to lose!  If you're chasing around a 3-year-old all day, you probably could use some extra calories.  Have an extra snack!  Tortilla chips with reduced-fat shredded cheddar usually does it for me, and helps me get my crunch on!

  
 

wendy_fou
on 7/21/08 6:05 pm - AR
I've heard just changing up your routine works.  (Like reverse what you'd normally have for supper and breakfast or work-out in the morning instead of the afternoon.)  It's supposed to just sort of give your body the little blip it needs to start moving again. 

I've heard people swear by it.