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I am 3 days post op and 7 pounds down I’m excited to hear what the first few weeks have been like for everyone else. How much have you all lost in your first month?

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I am 6 weeks out and have lost 31lb :)

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I am 6 weeks post op also and I have only lost about 5lbs maximum since surgery (if that). It really depends on each person. Some surgeons like to put a little in the band and restrict right from the off, so those people will lose more straight away. For some, the band alone can restrict and can make you feel fuller and initiate weight lost straight away, but sadly for me I have not had enough fills to even get to the restriction stage yet - I had my first fill yesterday (2ml) and currently still feel relatively 'normal' so I am pretty sure I am going to need another fill pretty soon! Can't wait until I am there though and the weight starts to drop off...guess we will know when we get to the fill 'sweet spot'

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Just now, GastricGirl said:

I am 6 weeks post op also and I have only lost about 5lbs maximum since surgery (if that). It really depends on each person. Some surgeons like to put a little in the band and restrict right from the off, so those people will lose more straight away. For some, the band alone can restrict and can make you feel fuller and initiate weight lost straight away, but sadly for me I have not had enough fills to even get to the restriction stage yet - I had my first fill yesterday (2ml) and currently still feel relatively 'normal' so I am pretty sure I am going to need another fill pretty soon! Can't wait until I am there though and the weight starts to drop off...guess we will know when we get to the fill 'sweet spot'

You'll get there. As you said, its entirely based on the individual person. Ive struggled my whole life with my weight and never been able to lose due to many health issues but this just seems to work for me. Exercise is the main part of it for me though. I highly recommend walking.

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