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I'm feeling so discouraged. What kind of wt loss could I expect a month after surgery??

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@Jillo, everyone is different. You don't have your starting weight listed, so it's more difficult to say, but someone who has a lot to lose, like I did, is probably going to lose more than someone who has less to lose. What kind of weight loss have you experienced in your first month?

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I’d say I’m a fairly slow loser. I lost 16 pounds in first month and 1/2 of it was in the first week. I stalled at weeks 2-3 but since then I’ve lost 2-4 pound per week. I’m about 10 weeks out and have lost 32 lbs.


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On 2/22/2019 at 10:54 PM, elcee said:

How long is a piece of string?

Super helpful. NOT.

As stated above, everyone is different but I think in general the expectation is 2 to 4 pounds per week. But this is an average, too. One week you might not lose anything, the next you might drop 3. One thing I did was STOP weighing myself every day - too frustrating. Now I weigh on Weds. and Sun. only and it's much easier to see the downward trend. Also, if you can exercise, do so! make sure you're getting ALL your Water and keeping you calories in the range suggested by your program. And finally, sign up for Bariatric Pal so you can track your intake. That way, if you are having a stall you can review what's going into you to see if that's the issue.

It will happen, promise!!!!!

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35 minutes ago, Myhorseisfattoo said:

Super helpful. NOT.

As stated above, everyone is different but I think in general the expectation is 2 to 4 pounds per week. But this is an average, too. One week you might not lose anything, the next you might drop 3. One thing I did was STOP weighing myself every day - too frustrating. Now I weigh on Weds. and Sun. only and it's much easier to see the downward trend. Also, if you can exercise, do so! make sure you're getting ALL your Water and keeping you calories in the range suggested by your program. And finally, sign up for Bariatric Pal so you can track your intake. That way, if you are having a stall you can review what's going into you to see if that's the issue.

It will happen, promise!!!!!

Well there isn’t an average, everyone is different. Generally the heavier you are to start the more you lose. But then some people struggle to lose the Water weight gained during surgery etc.

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I just met with my nutritionist today and I talked about the same thing with her. The one thing she stressed is to NOT compare your rate of loss with someone else’s. So easy to say, quite another to do! But she said so many factors go into it including how much you weighed when you started, sex, age, etc. BUT regardless if you lose it fast or slow we WILL lose it. Hang in there, we can DO this

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On 2/22/2019 at 9:32 PM, Jillo said:

I'm feeling so discouraged. What kind of wt loss could I expect a month after surgery??

Thanks to all of you for the responses! I realize I didn't offer any info on myself. I'm not the most patient person in the world. I am feeling better about things. It's been about a 20lb loss in the first month or so. I kept hearing stories of 50lbs in the first month but never took into consideration all of the variables.

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Thanks to all of you for the responses! I realize I didn't offer any info on myself. I'm not the most patient person in the world. I am feeling better about things. It's been about a 20lb loss in the first month or so. I kept hearing stories of 50lbs in the first month but never took into consideration all of the variables.

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