Question about stalls

on 8/2/15 6:40 pm
VSG on 06/16/15

So I know stalls are common I am 7 weeks out on Tuesday and was wondering what to do to break a stall? I know Ive seen posts about this before but can't remember what advice was given


on 8/2/15 7:03 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

It's all ho****top looking at short term weight changes. If you are honestly and strictly sticking to a good food plan, the weight WILL come off. 

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 8/2/15 7:16 pm
VSG on 03/31/15

Follow the rules you were given by your surgeon/dietician/whomever and the stall will break when your body is good and ready... which is usually two days after you are sure that you have become the first person in history to 'fail' surgery. Trust me, been there done that ;)

Are you tracking your measurements? I find that my body tends to lose inches during stalls, and you might find the same true about your body if you start tracking measurements. I am four months post-op and have 'only' lost ten pounds in the last month, but I've been able to drop two pants sizes in that time. 

on 8/2/15 8:25 pm
VSG on 06/17/15

I am in the same boat as you - I will be 7 weeks on Wednesday.  I saw my doc last week for my 6 wk postop check and he said I am right on target.  I only lost ~10 lbs last month, but I dropped inches (and clothing sizes! yay!).  He basically said you either lost pounds or inches, not typically both at an accelerated rate.  When you stall, you (hopefully) are dropping inches by toning those muscles you forgot you had under that fat! The increased muscle means not dropping weight - but if you are also losing inches, this means you are just losing fat and replacing it (weight-wise) with muscle.  He also said to just keep weighing/measuring.  If I start to stall on BOTH, then I need to re-evaluate my diet and exercise plan.  Hope this helps!


  5'6"  HW: 264 SW: 252 CW: 173 GW: 150

on 8/3/15 10:32 am

What is your doctor's set weight loss goal for you, per month, if you have one? Mine told me I should be steadily losing 10 lbs a month. I am 6 weeks out and I am curious to see what other's goals are.

VSG: 06/24/15 // Age: 35 // Height: 5'10" // Lost so far: 190 lbs

HW: 348 (before 2 week pre-op diet) // SW: 326 // CW: 158

TT/Lipo & BL/BA: 07/21/17 with Dr. Reish (NYC) BL/BA Revision: 01/11/18 with Dr. Reish (NYC)

Unconventional Sleever & Low-Carb Lifer

on 8/3/15 11:32 am
VSG on 06/16/15

He didnt set one for me last visit he did say I was on track


on 8/3/15 4:49 am
VSG on 06/16/15

Thanks everyone you all just reaffirmed what I already knew but wanted some affirmation I will just keep on keeping on! One thing I haven't done is measure myself and I know I should have guess I better do that