Jump to content

first plateau


Recommended Posts

hey all friends and now band land family! I've been reading and everyone seems to be doing great. I'll like to know if anyone went through a plateau before their first fill. See, I was banded on may 23, and for the first 3 weeks, i did lose 2-3lbs steadily... then none. I thought my scale was wrong and I even bought one of those digital ones that tells you everything from body fat to water etc. and God knows, I followed Dr M's diet "a la carte". Is this normal? I just scheduled my first fill for july 8 and I hope the REAL weight loss will start then. Not being able to exercise did not help either... please help, I am worried. Did you really started noticing changes after your first fill?

THANKS A LOT!

Deparis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I haven't had my first fill yet, banded on May 8, but yes, I've hit plateaus. I finally just put away the scale and decided to weigh only once a month. I was focusing too much on the number and not enough on what I was eating. What's really important is following Dr. Miranda's guidelines on eating. If you've got that together, the weight will come off.

HTH, Jena

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes.. I have hit plateaus as well.. I'm the type of person that HAS to see the scale move!! I know I know, I should probly put it away for a month like Jena did, but I just have to have it move or I get scared. So I went back on the pre op diet because I have yet to have my fill and now I'm back off that plateau!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't know about after fills but wanted to respond because I was feeling exactly what you are a week ago. I was banded on May 16th. I was losing about 1 to 1.5 per week and was getting very discouraged. I was sure I was going to be one of those people who fail at this. I have started losing alot faster now and I haven't had a fill yet. I think that for me my body was kind of in shock. I was looking at everyone else's weight loss and thinking that I should be down at least 30 pounds in a month. That just isn't reasonable for me. I just wanted to encourage you. Don't lose hope. Your system may just be catching up as you have really had a good loss so it might take a while for your body to accept that and move ahead.

Hang in there kiddo.

Cheryl

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi, I was banded on May 14th, and I have hit a plateau myself, nothing in the past 2 weeks, but thats ok, i haven't gained any and that makes me happy, I always gain back what I lose. So this time I will not give up!! Linda

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey girl,

I just wanted to let you know that I too have hit a plateau. :angry: What a SCARY proposition!! How silly of me to have thought this wouldn't happen to me. :blink: Hopefully all these encouraging words will ease our fears and get us back on track. I really need to start being dillligent about exercising, that is my biggest obstacle! I feel bloated all the time and I'm wondering if this is the cause of my plateau? Anyhoo, just wanted to let you know I feel your pain and I'm in the same boat as you. Hang in there and let me know when you start to lose again and I will do the same!! ><'

Bethany

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest cedartown

I was banded on May 26 & was losing about 1 lb every day.I haven't lost or gained anything in 5 days.

I'm now on solid foods (day 2).

I think the last 5 days have me taking in too much sodium.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

thisi s the reason why I cannot get enough of this forum. THANKS ladies. I feel lifted suddenly. thanks for your words of encouragements, and yes I have no more excuses, I need to hit that gym as son as possible. Ill keep you posted.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have also hit a little plateau myself. I haven't lost a pound for about 2 weeks. I had my 1st fill on May 23 and have only lost 6 lbs. I know that the scale isn't moving very fast but I feel like I am losing inches. I am working out about 5-6 days a week for at least 45-1 hour at the minimum. In my case I feel like I am gaining muscle. My legs are starting to feel really solid. =D> I can't wait to start on my abs...only another 2 1/2 weeks then I am going for it!! :D Anyways back to the scale....I started out in a TIGHT 22 and I just bought a really cute sun dress that is a size 14/16!!! So total I have lost 30lbs with the pre-op diet but I am losing inches for sure! So don't expect a huge number from your first fill this is just a tool.

Good luck with the plateau and if you find something that gets you off let me know!!! :P

Brook

Link to comment
Share on other sites

:lb13:

Yes.. I have hit plateaus as well.. I'm the type of person that HAS to see the scale move!! I know I know, I should probly put it away for a month like Jena did, but I just have to have it move or I get scared. So I went back on the pre op diet because I have yet to have my fill and now I'm back off that plateau!!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just hit my first plateau a few weeks back. I only lost 11 lbs since my first fill and am ready for my 2nd one pronto.

I had to up my water intake to start losing weight again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just hit my first plateau a few weeks back. I only lost 11 lbs since my first fill and am ready for my 2nd one pronto.

I had to up my water intake to start losing weight again.

thank you Kim, I'll try that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I cannot remember before my first fill, (I should have kept track better, like michelle,) but I think it was 35 lbs from pre-surgery to first fill. After my first fill, I plateaued and didn't lose ONE POUND until my 2nd fill. (I was dealing with a very stressful family situation, and was out of town at my Mom's for 4.5 weeks.) I have lost 9 pounds since that 2nd fill just over a week ago.

Don't get discouraged. As Dr. Marco told me, "It will work..I promise that if you follow the rules that it will work."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I havent lost any weight since one week after surgery and that was 3/27/08. I had my first fill on may 19 and still nothing! I am staying positive because I haven't gained any weight. Just had my 2nd/ 3rd fill on 6/19 so hopfully it will jump start my weight loss. Put the scale away!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...