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I have a question… I had surgery a month ago and lost 20lbs. (That’s it 😒) then this week I weighed myself and I gained 2lbs! Is that normal? I’m doing everything the doctor told me too. Drinking a lot of Water, eating a ton of Protein and exercising. Am I doing something wrong? Thank you!

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20 pounds in a month (when the average is 2 pounds per week without surgery) is actually really good. And yes, you're at the point where you'll hit your first stall. I tend to gain a few pounds when I hit one, too. Totally normal.

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totally normal. Also, your weight loss so far is totally normal. I think a lot of people have unrealistic expectations because of shows like "My 600 lb Life" - but you need to remember that those people start out MUCH heavier than the average WLS patient. Most of us seem to lose somewhere in the 15-25 lb range the first month. Of course, you'll always find people who lose more or less than that, but most of us seem to fall somewhere in that range. So you're fine. And also, yes, most of us also experience our first stall sometime during the first month or so of surgery. So again, normal.

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8 hours ago, Afowler80 said:

Thank you guys so much! I feel better now I was really beating myself up!! This is the best website.

It really is. I am absolutely certain that I would never *ever* have lost the weight I did if I hadn't been here from day 1.

20lbs loss in a month is amazing. Compare that to ANY diet you did in your life before surgery - unbelievable.

Yes there will be stalls and regains, but if you stick to your programme then the general trend will be downwards. I hope you will be happy with where you land 🤩

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