Stall at 2 wks?

on 5/31/14 12:09 am
RNY on 05/06/14

I am post surgery, haven't lost anything the last week.  This happen to anyone else?  Have no energy.....

Kate -True Brit
on 5/31/14 12:57 am - UK

To reassure yourself, use the search function ( magnifying glass) to read the many hundreds of posts from people asking about early stalls. Try two week stall, three week stall, no early loss etc.. 

Very early loss is often followed by a no-loss period as the initial fast loss is from the glycogen store. This is the emergency, quick release energy store, available for flight, fight or famine. Once the body realises that the lack of food is not just a short term emergency, the glycogen store will build up again; you never know when the next sabre tooth tiger may come round the corner.  But the reason it is quick access is because it is water soluble and holds around four times its own weight in water. We usually store about 2lbs, so that is over 8lbs in total. So you are eating less but your body is working to store more. 

So you are restoring 8lbs but not gaining weight. So, although your scales don't show it, you are using your stored fat. 

This only applies to very early on, in the first week or so. After that, we do not use the glycogen store. So it does not apply if you lost a lot pre-op!

Highest 290, Banded - 248   Lowest 139 (too thin!). Comfort zone 155-165.

Happily banded since May 2006.  Regain of 28lbs 2013-14.  ALL GONE!

But some has returned! Up to 175, argh! Off we go again,


on 5/31/14 2:58 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Congratulations, you are a week early for the three week stall. It happens to almost everyone. Follow your plan, and you'll do great.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

on 5/31/14 3:18 am
RNY on 05/07/14

Omg this is happening to me!!! I was feeling a little depress becuz I'm not eating (anything) just very little.. I felt like I should be smaller.. I'm not sure what to do.. I'm just following my plan and hope it changes.

on 5/31/14 6:38 am

I SO wish OH would put up a 'sticky' about stalls, since no one seems to grasp that the ten thousand threads about the 3-week stall will actually apply to them.

Castine, this is not directed solely at you---please don't take offense. But this question gets asked nearly EVERY day, and probably on every forum every day.

on 5/31/14 6:58 am
RNY on 05/06/14

I knew nothing about a 2 or 3 wk stall nor did I know enough to look it up on the site!

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