Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stuck? Already?!

Today I am four weeks post-op, and the number on the scale this morning was kind of disappointing.  It appears I have entered a common predicament known as the "three week stall."  I'm told it starts between the third and fourth week and lasts usually a week or two.

I know I'm not supposed to weigh myself every day, but I can't help it.  My scale is RIGHT THERE every time I go to the bathroom.  I can't stop myself from stepping on it "just to see."  And every time I've done that in the past week the number has gone up and down a couple pounds on either side of last week's weigh-in number. This morning was my "semi-official" weigh-in (the "official" one will be Friday when I'm exactly one month post-op) and I'm down only one pound from last week.  In any other situation I might be satisfied with this, but I should be losing more at this stage, and this wavering a few pounds in each direction is really starting to piss me off.   I mean, come on, what the fuck did I do this for?  If I wanted shit like this I could have saved myself a lot of time and money and just gone back to Weight Watchers.  Crikey. 

I consulted one of my many online resources and found out that a number of people have this issue as well. Apparently as long as I keep doing what I'm doing, drink lots of water, and walk every day like I'm supposed to, the weight will start coming off again at a steadier rate.  I know I can never expect another 30-some pound month, but this one pound a week business this early in the game is NOT what I signed up for.



  1. put it away. really. put it in a closet and take it out once a week, after your shower. you'll feel much, much saner
    and one pound a week is completely healthier than the other way - says the girl that had to have her gall bladder removed due to rapid weight loss

  2. I know, but this early in the game it should be coming off faster than that. I mean, how can one be eating 700 calories a day and NOT be dropping weight like crazy? I'll be happy with one pound a week in a few weeks or months, but right now I'm discouraged. And cranky. LOL.