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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Dreaded Week 3 Post-op Stall

With the move to more solid foods, I'm constipated (even using Benefiber) and the scale isn't moving. Time to buy a laxative! I posted this to verticalseevetalk.com and it seems like others are in the same boat. It seems to be the body's temporary reaction to a major change, after being on liquids so long. It just got used to liquids, and now I'm making a change. I'm doing all the right things food-wise (600-800 calories a day, high protein, low carbs/fat) , so I'm going to step up my walking (I'm not cleared for regular exercise yet) and see if that helps.

If this happens to you, don't get discouraged, it happens to a lot of people week 3 post-op. Just keep following the good habits and it should sort itself out. Ill keep you posted.

6 comments:

  1. I am in the same boat!! Sleeved 7/13 and the scale is just creeping down. I have even tried stepping up my walks and it hasn't really done much good. I just keep sticking to the program because I know it will work!

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  2. I've gone into action mode. I've lower calories to around 600 and am doing a 3 mile walk every morning. Oh, yes, and buying laxative lol. We'll see if it works.

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  3. i love your blog!! :) thanks for posting this. now when this happens to me i'll know not to panic.

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  4. Thanks Meli! I used the bathroom this morning and lost a pound! Bye-bye stall! Onward!

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  5. I'm in week 3-4 and thanks to peoples comments I've haven't weighed myself so that I don't feel defeated, just continuing what my doctor indicated! I am constipated though so I'll start using at least benefiber now!

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  6. Im in the middle of week 4 and I had the same thing happen to me! I had lost 11 lbs week1 and 5 lb week 2 but only .5 at week 3. Somehow Im feeling better knowing it happens to others. I know Im only eating 300-500 calories of soft food and protein shakes a day with moderate exercise so I was shocked the scale didnt go down more. I did notice I dropped a dress size already though so Im using that as my inspiration.

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