Stall out

Bentzly
on 11/10/17 4:49 am
VSG on 09/18/17

Hi everyone,

I had a VSG on 9/18/2017. I have followed the instructions with dieting and exercising. I track everything in the app Barastic. For the past three weeks, I have stalled in weight loss. I called the doctor who said to increase my calories from 800 to 1000 and try to get closer to the goal of 124 grams of protein a day with only 25 grams of carbs. I have been doing that for a week and nothing. It is incredibly frustrating to do something as drastic to my body as surgery and have this big of a stall so early on. I have had BC inserted in my arm to insure that I do not get pregnant through this process. I don't know if that may have been impacted.

I am looking for encouragement, suggestions, or direction. Thanks in advance.

Gwen M.
on 11/10/17 6:26 am
VSG on 03/13/14

StAlls are totally normal. Stick to 60-80g of protein, 600-800 calories a day, and over 64 ounces of calorie free liquid a day. You'll get there With your goal :)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Laura in Texas
on 11/10/17 6:29 am

At 2 months out, 1000 calories is too many for the overwhelming majority of us. Many people maintain on 1000-1200. Personally, I would cut back to 800 until your reach your goal.

I would ask your surgeon his success rate. With his plan I'd be willing to bet he is happy if his patients lose 50% of their excess weight. That would not be enough for me.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

BrittBrat414
on 11/10/17 6:29 am - MN
VSG on 09/19/17

I am going through the same thing! I had surgery 9/19 and I only lost 6lbs in 3 weeks.

Everyone will tell you that it gets better! Your body is still recovering and pretty much says "wtf did you do to me".

I was told multiple times to put the scale away for a month and do measurements once a month.

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 "

Pond Jumper
on 11/10/17 6:46 am, edited 11/9/17 10:47 pm - Calgary, Canada
VSG on 07/10/17

I'm 4 months post op and without fail I stall every 3 weeks. the first two times it drove me crazy, now it's a case of "here we go again". Take your measurements every couple of weeks, as these will be a far better tracking tool and easier on the nerves.

Referral to CABSC: Aug 2016 (weight 267lbs) Orientation (Online): Sept 2016 Intake Assessment: Oct 2016 Nutritionist: Nov 2016 Psych: Dec 2016 Nutritionist: Jan 2017 Surgery Info Class: Feb 2017 Nurse Practitioner: Feb 2017 Meet the Surgeon: Mar 2017 (weight 225lbs) Surgery Prep Class: April 2017 Nurse Practitioner Check in: May 2017 (weight 221lbs) Endoscope: May17th 2017 Surgery: July 10th 2017

Pre surgery: 52lbs.

Post surgery: M1: 14lbs, M2: 10lbs, M3: 5lbs, M4: 6lbs

Valerie G.
on 11/10/17 6:47 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

Try on new clothes!

You will encounter stalls several times over the next year as you're losing. I found during these times that I had lost a size or three, so I made them happy times as a trigger for shopping to replace my wardrobe (again).

Valerie
11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes

Bentzly
on 11/10/17 1:14 pm
VSG on 09/18/17

Thank you everyone for the advice. I know that it is mostly a mental game. I won't get discouraged.

hollykim
on 11/10/17 1:23 pm, edited 11/10/17 5:23 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On November 10, 2017 at 12:49 PM Pacific Time, Bentzly wrote:

Hi everyone,

I had a VSG on 9/18/2017. I have followed the instructions with dieting and exercising. I track everything in the app Barastic. For the past three weeks, I have stalled in weight loss. I called the doctor who said to increase my calories from 800 to 1000 and try to get closer to the goal of 124 grams of protein a day with only 25 grams of carbs. I have been doing that for a week and nothing. It is incredibly frustrating to do something as drastic to my body as surgery and have this big of a stall so early on. I have had BC inserted in my arm to insure that I do not get pregnant through this process. I don't know if that may have been impacted.

I am looking for encouragement, suggestions, or direction. Thanks in advance.

1000 calories is maintenance for many of us. We are different than non morbidly obese ppl but surgeons and nuts try to treat us the same .

I would gain on 1000 cal even now at nearly 8 years out.

I suggest you keep calories between 700-800 and carbs as low as possible during the losing phase.

That means eating mostly protein and vet little low carb vegetables. Things like beef,chicken,pork,fish,eggs,peppers cucumbers Greek yogurt,etc.

what does a days menu look like for you? Are you getting 64 plus ounces of sf liquid a day?

 


          

 

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