6 weeks - weight still not budging :(

Beanald
on 4/5/21 9:39 am

I don't know what to do. I am so tired, so frustrated. I am eating right, I am exercising, I am taking my vitamins.

I haven't budged since week 1.

I don't what to they can do, what I can do. I am so sad. This felt like my last chance. It doesn't get much more extreme than a DS. It was such a hard decision to make.

Janet P.
on 4/5/21 11:44 am

The site says you had your DS on New Years Day. You say you're eating right and exercising and taking your vitamins but you haven't lost one ounce.

May I ask what are you eating? What kind of exercise are you doing? How much water are you drinking per day?

Were you a "virgin" DS or was your DS a revision from another type of WLS?

Would like to offer help but need more information.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny
-175

Beanald
on 4/5/21 12:20 pm

I drink tons of water.

My surgery was Feb 25. I just put random info in my profile.

I started at about 309 on surgery day. Got done to 299 after a week. Bounced back up to 301. and am hovering there. going on 5 weeks.

I am following the high fat/high protein/with carbs that the nutrionist told me to follow.

I had a sleeve in December 2016. DS in Feb 2021

Jmm4321
on 4/5/21 12:15 pm

DS doesn't work like that. You probably lost 20+ quickly and were hoping for 80 to 100 by now. If you lost 20 in 3 months, that will become 80+ over a year. Just give it time.

If you had a DS and lost no weight, you'd be the first person and doctor owes a refund for incompetence.

Beanald
on 4/5/21 12:24 pm

I lost 9 lbs. Nothing since :(

PattyL
on 4/5/21 9:02 pm

Did you get a real DS or something else? What is your CC?

How many carbs per day are you eating? If I want to lose I have to stay around 20 per day.

hollykim
on 4/5/21 9:42 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On April 5, 2021 at 4:39 PM Pacific Time, Beanald wrote:

I don't know what to do. I am so tired, so frustrated. I am eating right, I am exercising, I am taking my vitamins.

I haven't budged since week 1.

I don't what to they can do, what I can do. I am so sad. This felt like my last chance. It doesn't get much more extreme than a DS. It was such a hard decision to make.

if you are eating carbs you likely won't lose. We absorb carbs 100%. Are you eating 100+ gm of dense protein a day?
how many calories? Many of us have to be 600-700 cals to lose. Any more snd we only maintain.
what does a days menu look like for you?

 


          

 

Believe2021
on 4/6/21 1:16 am
DS on 02/24/21

I'm so sorry you're going through such a long stall. I do have some questions for you. I did my Traditional DS on Feb 24th. I did have a 2.5 week stall but I am back to losing again. Stalls are very normal. I started at 300lbs, 290 Day of Surgery and now I'm 268. ( -32lb So Far)

  1. Did you do the Traditional DS or the Modified DS like the SADI?

2. What type of carbs are you eating and are you eating more than 20 carbs daily?

3. How many calories are you doing daily? I don't do more than 800-1000 calories daily.

4. Are you doing at least 80g of Protein daily and drinking lots of water?

5. Did you request a Medical Report of your surgery, if not make sure you do so that way you know exactly what was done to you and make sure you talk to your Surgeon about this long stall. I've never heard of one this long at the very beginning. The most I've read is 3 weeks after Month 1 of Surgery.

Janet P.
on 4/6/21 3:27 am, edited 4/5/21 8:28 pm

This helps explain things but I've seen this over and over when the DS is done in two stages.

Did they re-sleeve you? For those of us who had the "virgin" DS we had to gradually build up protein (30 grams by 30 days post-op, 60 grams by 60 days, 90 grams by 90 days). Not sure how much protein you're trying to take in. If you weren't re-sleeved, you're relying 100% on the switch now - the DS is a balance of restriction at the beginning and then the switch is what keeps the weight off long-term.

When it comes to carbs, you're still absorbing 100% of the carbs and that's what will help drive weight loss with the switch done as the second part. Not sure what your nutritionist told you, but I would suggest less than 20 grams of carbs per day.

In all of my years on this board, it's common that when the DS is done in two parts the loss is always much slower and generally not as much as when the DS is done initially.

Don't give up and focus on low carb.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny
-175

airbender
on 4/8/21 2:57 am

This is not uncommon, your body had surgery, give it some time.

If you have a specific question for me, PM me or I will not see it, as I don't check responses on the forums and don't have anything forwarded to my email.

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