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How much you lose during your first month depends on numerous factors including age, starting weight, comorbidities, how strictly you follow dieting guidelines, exercise, etc. I was well over 300 pounds starting out and lost 23 pounds my first month. Everyone's results differ and comparing your own progress to someone else can drive you nuts (from personal experience). Every pound you lose adds up over time and focusing on yourself and your own weight loss is far better for your mental health (trust me, I drove myself crazy comparing my weight loss to others. I was a chronic staller and my weight loss slowed significantly after the first 3 months. Which is normal, but the fact that I started losing in single digits when I still had so much weight to lose drove me nuts). A common problem is that people (myself included) seem to think the weight will just fall off because of series like 'My 600 pound Life' in which those people have MUCH more weight to lose and thus their numbers are much higher. My advice is to try and stay realistic with your weight loss goals and try not to stress if it takes longer to lose what you want to. Like I said, every pound adds up over time and I met my goal in 18 months so I'm sure if you follow your plan that you'll be able to reach your goal too.

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^^^ I agree with everything NovaLuna wrote

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Absolutely what NovaLuna said.

But, since I am a chronic comparer, if it helps, I lost 17lbs in the first SIX WEEKS post op (I do calendar month losses so I bunched the fist 6 weeks together). Probably about 12 or 13lbs in the first 4 weeks? I had a stall in my second week (first of many!) that lasted about 10 days. Hope that helps and good luck on your journey.

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I lost around 20lbs & I weighed 200lbs on surgery day

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