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I had my band April 1st and have lost 15 lbs so far. I feel thats not alot. I see some people posting they have lost 25+ in one month.

I had my first adjustment last week.

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15 lbs is a good deal of weight for a month. Prepare for that to slow down. Most banders start settling at around 5 lbs a month. Could be more or less, but it's not about trying to lose the weight fast but for permanently.

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Lorena, try to remember that everyone is different and not to measure your weight loss against others. That will only set you off your game. As long as you're following your surgeons guidelines and exercising you will meet your goal before you know it. You've started out strong!

Best wishes!

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I was told 1-2 lbs a week. So on a good month, 8 lbs. and on a bad month, 4lbs. Anything more than that count it a blessing.

It does slow down. But hang in there. It does keep going.

Stay away from carbs, drink Water, and exercise.

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a loss is a loss (no matter how much or how small)

larger BMI people can lose faster at the beginning...

accept it as losing....because when it slows down and it will,

you will be happy to just be losing....

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Been there and wondering the same thing before. 15 is definitely great weight loss for a month. I can understand how you feel frustrated as I remember feeling the same. You're doing great and keep it up.

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Four to eight pounds a month is what I've read and what I've been told by both my surgeon and my nurse practitioner. I have only weighed monthly since this journey began eight months ago, and I've personally lost as little as three pounds in a month, and as much as nine in a month. Of course....... EVERY PERSON IS DIFFERENT. I think you're off to a great start!

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@@lorena verdugo as several people have already stated don't compare your journey to another. The key here is to lose at your pace what ever that is, and to keep it off.

If you need an "expected" amount set a goal for a weekly or monthly loss and work toward that. Don't beat yourself up as you go every person is individual and will lose weight differently there is no real expectation. Doctors and surgeons can give you averages from studies of groups of people but if you were not part of the study that may not apply to you.

No matter what your WLS you are walking this path and no one else even if they are walking the path beside you they are on their own journey. Be happy for the loss you have had and continue to work toward your individual goals.

All the best!

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