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Old 11-29-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Hey everyone.

I had wls in september . I got the VSG done. I have been losing weight well since. However for almost 2 weeks i have lost nothing. My scale is bouncing up and down the same pound. Its been doing this ever since i started exercising. So how do i bust through this up one pound down one pound thing? Here is a sample of what i eat and how i exercise:

Breakfast: 1/2 cup greek yogurt (2 percent) = 90 cals 10Net carbs 8 protein

Lunch: Tortilla pizza mini using 80 cal small tortilla plus 1/4 cup of tuna plus crumbled goat cheese, fresh spinach and 1tbsp skim milk cheese with 1 tsp balsamic glaze
= 170 cals 15 Net carbs 23 Protein

Dinner: 2oz of chicken breast with 1tbsp of salsa cals? Carbs? Protein?

Snack: 3/4 cup ready made tomato soup with 6 saltines = 140 cals 27net carbs 3Protein

Exercise: swimming laps continuously at a moderate pace= 700 cals burned 6x week
Aquasize for an hour 2x week =?

** I do aquasize for an hour AND swim laps on the same day 2x weekly** The remaining non aquasize days is just 1 hour continuous swimming at a moderate to fast pace..my lap speed is 1 minute per lap or 30 seconds per length.


** keep in mind. I only have 15 percent of my stomach remaining and its impossible to eat a normal adult portion.

*** i am not on a diet of any kind but i do count calories and limit carbs to around 50-70 net carbs

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Old 11-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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It's only been two weeks and you did start exercising. Also, weight loss is never going to be linear and there will be times when you stall. I say relax and give it at least another two weeks to see how your body adjusts to the exercising. You'll see the results eventually.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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First, don't ever believe that "you burned x amount of calories doing this" advice you see. They are notoriously inaccurate. ;-)

Secondly, congratulations on your decision to get the surgery. It's tough to pull the trigger. But it is a proven weight loss strategy.

Finally, congratulations on the exercise. It's so good for you in so many millions of ways. But -- beginning an exercise routine often results in your muscles retaining water as they begin the healing process. Scales are a notoriously inaccurate way of tracking progress.

A lot of people overreact and stop exercising when they realize this. But it's a temporary thing. Especially with the rapid weight loss you will experience, it is a good idea to be physically active to help retain muscle.

Good luck! And try not to let the scale mess with your head. It is only a tool, and a pretty lousy one at that.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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I'm assuming you lost weight initially pretty quickly post-surgery? If you dropped a lot of weight quickly your body is probably just stabilizing. As much as you don't want to hear this (because I know two weeks feels like an eternity!), you're probably just stabilizing a bit and yes, the exercise could be upsetting the balance a little. Everything should resolve itself in a couple more weeks. Try not to worry! I'd give it a month of doing everything you need to do and still not losing before making any changes. I think you just need to power through.
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:34 AM   #5
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #6
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I apologize in advance for how useless this reply is, but I just had to comment - when I first saw this post title, I assumed someone was literally stuck in a bathroom stall and was posting on the forums for assistance.

I was torn between shock and amusement that they were apparently just going to hang out until someone on the forums posted a trick for extricating themselves.

Was somewhat relieved to find out it was not that. :P

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I'd say the weight is going to continue to come off with those eating and exercise habits. It has to be a temporary situation. Congrats on doing all you are doing to get healthy.

Your body maybe putting on some muscle which is denser and heavier than fat. I wish there was an easy way to measure lbs of fat lost, but there isn't. But if you are feeling good and healthy that is the major thing and I am sure weight loss will start happening again with those good habits.
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I would just wait it out like an after-Christmas sale. Sure there may be thing that you could do , like "carb-up" one day and get a "woosh" but overall, you get the greatest net-loss if you just wait it out. Think about it like avoiding the Black Friday and pre-Christmas sales, for that HUGE Christmas sale where you realllly profit!

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Old 12-07-2013, 01:41 AM   #9
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I think it is great that you started exercising and I think you are going to be very happy you did it later. BUT when I started exercising, after losing the first 40, my weight loss slowed way down and hasn't come anywhere near since (been exercising since april). OTOH, my body has changed a ton bc of the exercise and I look and feel so much better. I also think, though there's no way to verify this, that my skin is doing better bc of the exercise and/or the big slow down. It seems tighter and less baggy than when I started.

I am sure that you have lost some fat over these two weeks, though you may have gained as much in water and muscle, but that muscle will be such a good thing in the long run and I bet you really have lost some fat, which is the whole point anyway. I think you should just keep on keeping on without worrying too much about the scale right now.

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Originally Posted by my2cats View Post
I apologize in advance for how useless this reply is, but I just had to comment - when I first saw this post title, I assumed someone was literally stuck in a bathroom stall and was posting on the forums for assistance.

I was torn between shock and amusement that they were apparently just going to hang out until someone on the forums posted a trick for extricating themselves.

Was somewhat relieved to find out it was not that. :P
Lol, now that you mention it...funny!

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