4 Week stall

on 11/19/19 8:13 pm

My gosh four weeks no weight loss! I'm finally getting protein in, water and following the diet provided by my dietician! Is this normal at just about three months out?

White Dove
on 11/20/19 5:45 am

It is not normal at three months out and I would take a hard look at the diet that you have been given. Some dietitians seems to have a goal of getting you to eat normally and for us that is way too much food.

I would suggest posting exactly what you are eating and asking us to critique it for you.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 11/20/19 10:35 am

I weigh and measure everything and I don't eat until I'm full here's an example of yesterday:

Soft scrambled egg (b)

protein drink


1/4 cup tuna light mayo, 1 oz pears

protein drink


2 oz salmon, 1/4 c peas


White Dove
on 11/20/19 10:43 am

That looks good. It is strange that you are not losing. You might plug it into My Fitness Pal and get an accurate calorie count. Some protein drinks can be high in calories.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 11/20/19 6:42 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I agree with White Dove. I didn't have month-long stalls until I was over a year out. The stalls the first year usually lasted 1-2 weeks.

on 11/20/19 6:44 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Not normal you should be taking off about 5-10 lbs a month. Your calorie intake may be too high. Are you tracking & weighing? Do you stop eating when you feel full? I was told when I eat even if I am not full stop eating after 1/2 hour. Are you making sure you are waiting an hour after you eat to drink? Make sure your calorie intake is in proportion to what your body needs to lose. I know if I am not at 1,000 cal a day or lower I do not lose. Some people even have lower amounts they have to achieve to lose. Also exercise plays a big part in weight lose. Are you exercising? If your just doing cardio you may want to add weight training it sometimes helps when you switch up your exercise routine. Sorry you at this stall but you have to really look at what your doing to get moving in the right direction again. Good luck.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

on 11/20/19 10:39 am

Thx! I weigh and measure everything! I'm following what they gave me as daily examples of menu's and I exercise everyday when possible! I know I'm suffering trying to get fluids down I had developed two ulcers in my pouch about four weeks ago! I see my dr today I'm going to show her what I've been doing! Thx for the advice. Since aug 23 I've lost 61 pounds

on 11/20/19 11:39 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Are you on any new meds that can be the culprit? If your doing everything right like it looks like you are, there has to be another reason.
just a trick I use to get in my water I never let myself eat a meal before getting in 20 oz of water . It's worth a try.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

on 11/20/19 5:15 pm
RNY on 08/29/18

Hi Tracy - Does the 61 pounds include the pre-op liquid diet? I don't think that you have a ticker that shows your begining weight, but if you have lost 61 in three months with a 4 week stall, then it sounds like you lost 30 pounds a month for your first two months. That's pretty fast (particularly if you are not counting the liquid diet), so maybe you were due to slow down.

In any case, you have received some good advice.

Jim Age 54 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 11/20/19 8:12 am
RNY on 08/05/19

What diet did your dietician provide?

What are you actually eating? Do you weigh/measure/log everything, including tastes, condiments, nibbles, etc.?

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

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