First of all.. 9 lbs in 7 weeks isn't slow at all. Especially if you really lost it in 6-7 weeks, and haven't lost at all in the past 2-3 weeks.
I would aim for getting as high in calories as you can physically do. I eat 2200 calories, and walk 45 mins. a day @ 193 lbs. Hope that helps you see if the calories are right. I don't know your weight, but I walk about the same amount, and eat about the same.
Assuming the range is right, then you may want to eat some higher calorie food, or just stick to a lower level and lose a little faster. If you can't eat 2000, try for 1800. That isn't starvation mode. That isn't why you are not losing. Your body is probably just adjusting. I tend to lose a fair amount of weight, and then hover for weeks at a time too.
If you want to get more calories, I would aim for higher calorie foods that are not junk, like 2 ozs of cheese, or nuts, or some oil, in a veggie and lean meat stir fry. Another option is smaller, more frequent meals.
Most likely though, you should just make sure that you are not eating something different, that slowed weight loss, and if you have, change back. If you haven't then just be patient. Weight loss will resume.
Congrats on the 9 lbs. You may find that as you drop weight, you can do more activity on the same amount of calories. Due to your health issue, you will have to figure this balance out on your own ( with your doctor ).
P.S. You may want to make your page and food tracker public, so people can offer advice based on what you actually eat. Not sure what you mean by not being close to your caloric goals.
Plus, we have a dietitian here, and she may be able to offer you better help than the average SP member, since most of us have not had stomach surgery. It may just be suggestions that you can talk to your doctor about, but will probably be more helpful.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 12/9/2013 (10:57)
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4