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Hello I just wanted to know how much weight was lost within the first 1-3 months for you? Do you see a big difference?

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I am about 2 weeks shy of 3 months (surgery date 10/14. My starting weight was 222, I weigh 190 now. I went down 2.5 sizes. Yes I see a big difference. Can't wait for an even bigger difference. I struggle most days because I feel it should be coming off faster but it's better than nothing so I'll take it.

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Everybody's weight loss is different because we're different sizes, ages, genders and each body is different. So try not to compare yourself too much to others on here because it can be discouraging if you aren't benchmarking what they're doing. That being said, I think I lost 30 pounds in the first 3 months and yes I had to buy new (used) clothes and I felt so much better.

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I lost 45 pounds in the first 3 months. I lost about 70 pounds before surgery, so at that point, I was 115 pounds down from my highest weight. It was right around that time that people started to notice. For the first 100 pounds, not a single person at work commented, but once I hit 110 pounds down, I was getting comments about it left and right (a big part if it was probably that this was the point that I couldn’t wear my old pants anymore, so I had to buy smaller pants that fit better).

That said, @GradyCat is 100% right that you should not compare yourself to anyone else. Everyone loses weight differently due to many factors, most of which are beyond our control. The biggest factor of all is your starting weight. You haven’t entered that in your profile, so I don’t know how much you have to lose, but there are people who started 100 pounds lower than I did. Someone with a starting BMI of 35 is going to lose more slowly than someone with a starting BMI of 60. How long it takes to see a visible difference depends on your body shape and weight distribution, and you can’t control where the weight comes off first. For me, my belly wants to hold onto that fat, so my legs, hips, shoulders, and chest are smaller, but I still have a big, flabby belly.

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1 hour ago, Megan831 said:

I am about 2 weeks shy of 3 months (surgery date 10/14. My starting weight was 222, I weigh 190 now. I went down 2.5 sizes. Yes I see a big difference. Can't wait for an even bigger difference. I struggle most days because I feel it should be coming off faster but it's better than nothing so I'll take it.

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That is amazing ! You stared off with a low weight anyway so it may take longer to get to your goal but I’m sure it feels good to be out of the 200’s!

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1 hour ago, GradyCat said:

Everybody's weight loss is different because we're different sizes, ages, genders and each body is different. So try not to compare yourself too much to others on here because it can be discouraging if you aren't benchmarking what they're doing. That being said, I think I lost 30 pounds in the first 3 months and yes I had to buy new (used) clothes and I felt so much better.

You’re so right about that! And 30lbs is a great loss!

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2 weeks before surgery, my BMI was 43.2, on my 3-month surgery anniversary, it went down to 31.6

At that point only a few people noticed any difference...*I* noticed a HUGE diff though, lol!! My waist had gone down 9.5 inches by then...i was actually quite baffled with how most people didnt notice!! 😂 (Or at least didn’t say anything out loud to me...though the comments and questions started with a vengeance around the 4-5 month post op mark....it got really annoying)

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By day 60 post op, I had lost 54 pounds, which includes 15 pounds lost on the pre op diet. BUT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! It doesn't matter if you lose fast or slow. You cannot control that as long as you are following your plan. I lost fast, but had terrible body dysmorphia from the rapid change. I think losing slower has advantages in that area. But we really don't have a choice in how we lose - just the choice to stick with the plan. Hang in there! Don't get caught up in comparing your numbers with everyone else. It is interesting, but the journey is unique for each person.

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I'm about 7 weeks out and have lost 31lbs. As all have said, everyone is different but I do look to this forum and am motivated by posted results. It's easy to question whether a WLS will work but it's inspiring to see other's progress as well as watch your own!

Best of Luck!

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2.5 months out I was down a total 75 (including pre-and post surgery) and no one had said anything. At 3 months we moved to work from home due to Covid, which meant video calls. As a result, no one really noticed until about 8 or 9 months out when my face really started to thin out. The few people I see in person notice, but it wasn't until I bought some new clothes that fit that it was obvious how much I've lost...

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Ok so this is all new to me! Me and the doctor are leaning towards getting the sleeve done. I had my 1st appointment in November I weighed 266lbs. An still weigh the same now! I've heard good an bad stories and I'm getting really nervous. I've not lost anything on the LRD should I be??!? Am I doing it wrong?!?! I have my psych eval this Wednesday, what will I need will I get it wrong?!?! Help!!20210102_150429~2.jpg 20201224_200115~2.jpg

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I had always problems with my weight and now I'm thinking about a really strict diet or even about a weight-loss operation. Can anyone advise me on what to choose?

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