Why does my size drop after a stall?

Kathy1212
on 3/1/18 2:44 pm

I have a question. Twice now, I've dropped a size after experiencing a stall. Is my body just weird or is this normal?

I always buy the same brand/style pants from the same place, and when I started out the size 24W were too tight. Lately my size 12's have been getting looser and looser, and this week I was able to fit into the size 10 pants, and they fit great (although a bit loose on the bum). I'm thrilled, beyond belief, but it's so weird.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

eLoon77
on 3/1/18 5:11 pm
RNY on 09/22/17

I don't know but I hope I have the same problem!! That's awesome, Kathy!!

Feb 17/16 - orientation TWH | March 3/16 - nurse | Nov 22/16 - Phone call f/u re-entry | Oct 18/16 - nurse | Nov 29/16 - nut class | Feb 16/17 - social worker | March 7/17 - nut apt | March 22/17 - psych apt | March 30/17 - team approved | May 5/17 - surgeon apt | June 8/17 - endoscopy | Sept 22/17 SURGERY RNY @TWH

Swiggum
on 3/2/18 8:46 am

Woo! Me too! Maybe you're buffing up with heavier muscle?

Kathy1212
on 3/3/18 9:24 am

Thank you.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Starnaenae
on 3/2/18 3:09 am

Thats awesome!! My guess is youre still losing inches during a stall

TWH: Referral May 2015 --> Orientation November 2015 --> Surgeon at TWH Nov 2016 --> Transferred to Guelph --> Surgeon Appt Dec 1 2016 --> Opti Start Dec 8 2016 --> Surgery Dec 22 2016 HW: 331 SW:302 GW: 170

M1: 18 M2: 19 M3: 16 M4: 12 17 M5: M6:

Kathy1212
on 3/3/18 9:27 am

Thank you. I wore the pants yesterday and couldn't believe I was wearing them.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Ginnny
on 3/2/18 4:17 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

Just because the scale isn't moving doesn't mean you're not losing inches. That's why I took my measurements monthly on the anniversary of my surgery. Success is more than just the number on the scale.

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

Kathy1212
on 3/3/18 9:26 am

Thank you. I normally do take my measurements monthly but for some reason forgot this month.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Insert Fitness
on 3/3/18 3:45 am

Congrats!

and Yup. I don't really know why, but that's always been the way i lost. A whoosh of weight, level off, a drop in size...repeat.

I have been the same ish weight since Christmas, but I'm down another size, I started at a tight 32, and own some size 10s and even an 8 (a stretchy 8, but I'll take it hahahah)

As others said, that's why it's important to not rely on the scale as your only indicator of progress!

take lots of selfies, measurements. Etc.

Thats also why it's important to stay the course during a short stall. Your body is still doing its thing!

RNY Sept 8, 2016

M1:23, M2 :18, M3 :11, M4 :19, M5: 13, M6: 12, M7: 17, M8: 11, M9: 11.5, M10: 13, M11: 10, M12: 10 M13 : 7.6, M14: 6.9, M15: 6.7

Instagram:InsertFitness

Kathy1212
on 3/3/18 9:17 am

Wow, you've done so great! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. When I first started losing, it wasn't like this; I lost weight and sizes pretty evenly. Now it seems to want to level off before the size drops.

I can't even imagine fitting into an 8; I couldn't even imagine a 10 when I started this. I was hoping to fit into size 14 again but would have settled for a 16 when I first started out.

I can't wait until spring when I can start bike riding again. We still have about 4 feet of snow and I'm so sick of it.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

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