on 5/4/11 8:52 am - CO
I am 6 weeks out as of yesterday and down only 20 pounds since surgery (32 pounds total, 12 of the pre-op). I have been counting every thing that touches my lips. Getting 72-80 ounces of water and 65-70 grams of protein. Walking about 45 minutes 4 days a week. To the letter! I've been at 258 for two weeks......yes, TWO WEEKS! I'm cranky and MAD AS HELL....and I don't want to take it anymore!
  Lost 12 pounds during pre-op diet
Father Don
on 5/4/11 8:55 am - Charleston, SC
Here's my standard answer to "pauses" that everyone calls a stall:

A stall is something that last 6 weeks or more.  You are in a correction period.

Weight loss is like a teeter-totter....

One one side is pounds, the other inches....

If you stop going down on pounds, the inches will go down .  Are you measuring? 
Then the inches will slow and pounds will drop...

this is normal and NOT a stall, it's a correction period that your body uses to catch up.....

Obesity Help Support Group Leader

on 5/4/11 10:54 am - CO
Don, thanks for your insight. I liked your analogy of a teeter totter! I know I need to check my measurements from my post op! It's just so easy to get focused only on the scale!
on 5/4/11 8:56 am - CA
VSG on 03/29/11 with
im in the same boat... i even up my cals from 400-500 to  500-600 a day and still stalling and to top it off i gained a damn pound on sunday and not my weight is stuck there... no weight loss no nothing and Im 5 weeks out. I hope to hell im losing inches!! can I scream with you?!?!

HW 288  PRE OP WEIGHT  249/ SW241/ CW 146.8     

on 5/4/11 10:56 am - CO
Steph, YES.....let's scream together girlfriend! I will hang in there, if you promise too also!
on 5/4/11 9:00 am - FL
 I think we all get anxious.  I was about to get my whine on because I only lost 1.5lbs last week. Shake up your routine a bit -- including your food. I learned a long time ago while low carbing that sometimes you need a one day shot of carbs to goose your metabolism and break a stall. That's what I did over the weekend, and I seem to be getting back on track.  Also, add more days exercising and try some interval training to push your heart-rate up. 

Carolyn  (32 lbs lost Pre-op) HW: 291, SW: 259, GW: 129.5, CW: 126.4 

Age: 45, Height: 5'2 1/4"  , Stretch Goal:  122   


on 5/4/11 11:01 am - CO
Carolyn, yes, I will try mixing things up....with food and exercise. It's so easy to get into the same routein of cottage cheese, yogurt fish and oatmeal during the soft food phase. And will be Googling some interval training tonight!
on 5/4/11 9:06 am - CA
Ill be 6 weeks out tomorrow and had a stall on my 4th and 5th week. I was going crazy too, doing EVERYTHING right then monday I lost 2 pounds and this morning another. Just stick it out. Your bodies adjusting... trying to catch up to the weightloss.

on 5/4/11 11:04 am - CO
Thanks Kiki! I'm trying to hang in there girlfriend!
on 5/4/11 9:09 am - FL
You are doing great!  I had surgery 7 1/2 weeks ago and I'm only down 25 lbs and that is counting pre-op diet.  I'm not stressing simply because the scale isn't going up!!!!
HW-250 SW 241.8 GW 139