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    Posted: 28 Mar 2016 at 12:29pm
Hi, first time post here...I'm about 6 months out and I have not lost a pound in more than a month. What am I doing wrong? I try to adhere to to the 30/60 rule, try to stick to protein and shy away from carbs...is this normal? Is it something that will pass?
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MMiller, You bet that you will continue to lose weight.  You are undergoing a temporary stall called a plateau.  This is the period of time that your body needs to catch up to your weight loss.  You will continue losing weight up to a year or so.  That is the "honeymoon phase".  Just keep doing what you are doing.  You can up the water intake a little if you want.  Exercise a little harder if you want.  It is just a temporary hurdle that bariatric patients face.  You will be OK soon.  Give it a couple of weeks for adjustment. Wink
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Thank you do much. It's just frustrating since it's been 4 weeks already.
Patience is not my strong suit!
Thank you!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nadia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2016 at 5:20am
MMiller, You may notice the clothes on you becoming looser before the lower number registers on the scale.  That is normal.  At 6 months you are doing well and will continue to lose weight up to a year.  How are you doing with the 30-60 food rule?  What kind of exercise do you do?  For how long?
Lifetime weight loss success is dependent on mastering the complying with the rules and also exercising every day without excuses.  When you go to meetings, all of that is explained.
You are off to a good start.  Keep up the good work.

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Hi MMiller ... Nadia is so right ... she is a wealth of information and always an inspiration to me!

Have you called the dietitians lately?  Maybe it's time to review what, how much and how often you eat each day ... as you go along this journey, the amount you need to eat increases slowly ... and each plateau is a stepping stone to a new change in the "new normal" for you ... and since we are each different, they might be able to help you "tweak" something you are doing to move forward ... 

It's always a good idea to see the "non-scale victories" and write them down ... all the things you can do now that you couldn't before you started this new life ... and keep them as positive reinforcement that you are setting yourself up for long term success ... 

You've got this!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nancy V Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2016 at 7:43am
M Miller,
You have received valuable advise from those living with their "tool". I  would like to emphasize the following; 1) non scale victories, as someone mentioned here, 2) change physical activity  aslo mentioned here  and 3) the practice of patience. Bariatric surgery is a tool and there will be many times post surgery where things are not working out as you expected. How you respond to these will set the tone for future success.
 
Keep us posted.
 
Also you can always call the office and speak with your dietitian who will review your dietary intake and make adjustments if necessary.
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Thank you all. I walk as much as I can and take a yoga/pilates class.
I have noticed clothes getting loose before the scale # goes down but still want the
Number to go down!! I know I'm impatient. I will call the dietitian.
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