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So...prior to having Gastric Bypass, I heard stories of people losing 15lbs a week. I was 297 lbs on day of surgery (09.08.2020). Today I am 267. Im curious as to the whether this is normal. I was hoping for more. My surgeon, nutritionist and fitness coach have assured me that I am progressing well. However, when I get on this forum I see people who have lost much more. Thoughts? I am eating my Protein. I walk about 6000 steps a day. I am optimistic as I write but I just want to make sure I am successful. On a happy note, I know that I am losing inches because my skinny jeans literally fell off the other day :)

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They do say comparison is the thief of joy.

30lb in just over a month seems pretty good to me. You are doing great and are likely above average.

No doubt there may be some people who would have lost more in the first month but I can guarantee there are many many others who lost a lot less than that.

Weight loss in the first month is dependent on many things, surgery day weight, weight loss in the few weeks before surgery (if you've lost a lot then, don't expect to lose a lot in the first few weeks post op), gender, height, activity levels, surgery type, medical history/medication, post op diet as specifed by surgeon/dietician.

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I agree, 30 lbs. in just over a month is really good. Results are not always the same for a lot of people, but you are on the right track.

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unless you're the size of someone on "My 600 lb Life", the chances of you losing 15 lbs a week is pretty minute. Most "normal" WLS patients lose somewhere in the 15-25 lb range the first month - and it slows down after that. Of course, you'll always find outliers who lose more or less than that, but that seems to be about the norm for month #1. So you're perfectly normal - well actually, a bit ahead of the game.

P.S. I don't know where you're looking on this forum where you're seeing people losing 15 lbs a week. I've never seen that, and I've been hanging out here for five years.

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OK, I had almost 1/4 ton to my goal weight and I lost 41 points the first month.

Of course, my Doc didn't care much about my weight, he was more interested in my health and happiness. Not once did he comment on how much or little weight I lost unless I did.

Doc was focused on me staying on plan. The rest will happen on it's own.

Get rid of your scale, that way you can't compare.

Tek

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Thank you, everyone. Great advice. I am glad I made this lifestyle change and joined this group.

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Hello I am 1 month out and have lost about 20lbe I'm very happy and like you wish it was more but am happy so far, I started to add exercise and hopefully that will jult my weight loss a little more.

Sw: 235lbs
CW: 214

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I'm 18 days post op and have lost 20pds. I'm hoping for 30 pds in the first month. Eating 500 calories a day and meeting my 65gr Protein goals so far. My fit bit tells me I need to up my step game tho as I'm at 5k steps.

Surgery day: 224
Currently:204

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On 10/13/2020 at 3:12 AM, Sheda1 said:

So...prior to having Gastric Bypass, I heard stories of people losing 15lbs a week. I was 297 lbs on day of surgery (09.08.2020). Today I am 267. Im curious as to the whether this is normal. I was hoping for more. My surgeon, nutritionist and fitness coach have assured me that I am progressing well. However, when I get on this forum I see people who have lost much more. Thoughts? I am eating my Protein. I walk about 6000 steps a day. I am optimistic as I write but I just want to make sure I am successful. On a happy note, I know that I am losing inches because my skinny jeans literally fell off the other day :)

The average according to data is 20-60 a month for the first few months. So i would say you fit in that range good job!

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Hi I'm new to this form I'm 39 my surgery date was August 13, 2020 my start weight was 418🤦🏾‍♀️I'm not 339 as of today October 23,2020 thats 79 pounds in 2 months

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