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Hey everyone,

I am almost at my one month and to date, I have lost 20lbs since surgery. I wanted to see what everyone else lost their first month as 20lbs doesn't seem to be a lot. I am getting my Protein in, Water in, Vitamins done, and walking (not been cleared for lifting heavy weights yet). I know it depends on your starting weight but, I don't know, I thought I would be at 25+ now. At any rate, I am so happy to be where I am and the progress and inches lost that I see.

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20 lbs is normal. Most of us seem to lose between 15-25 lbs the first month, so you're right on track. I think some people come into this with overly high expectations due to shows like "My 600 lb Life", but you have to keep in mind that the people on that show start out WAY heavier than the average WLS patient. Of course, there are some people who are average WLS patients who lose like 30 lbs, but they're the exception. Don't worry - you're fine!

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20lb not a lot? It's great regardless of the start weight. Don't compare yourself to weight losses you see on shows like 600lb life etc.

Some will have lost less weight than you, some will have lost more weight than you. All that is varible dependent on age, start weight, recovery, incidental activity, gender, their post op guidelines, etc etc

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1 hour ago, ANewJourneyAwaits said:

Hey everyone,

I am almost at my one month and to date, I have lost 20lbs since surgery. I wanted to see what everyone else lost their first month as 20lbs doesn't seem to be a lot. I am getting my Protein in, Water in, Vitamins done, and walking (not been cleared for lifting heavy weights yet). I know it depends on your starting weight but, I don't know, I thought I would be at 25+ now. At any rate, I am so happy to be where I am and the progress and inches lost that I see.

I lost 21 (which to me was a crap ton...i have never lost anywhere close to 21 lbs in one month in my life).

How did you arrive at the expectation of a 25+ lb loss? Was it something your doc/team told you to expect?

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You’re right. I think 600lb life makes you think you’ll lose like 50. Considering I was no where near that, it makes sense. I’m glad that it seems right on track. I emailed my nurse to let her know as well.

I guess I talked to my friend who had the sleeve and she said she lost 30 the first month so I thought I would be comprable but I knew that may not be the case for me.

I am glad to see you all was roughly what I am. Glad it’s the average!

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20lbs in the first month is awesome. As long as you remember to eat slow and follow the instructions they gave you, and stop when full, you are doing well. Everyone is different. But a net loss every month is progress. Don't forget it took you a while to gain the weight, so in reverse, the same will hold true. But stay positive. You are doing great!!

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