Neezy206

Average Weight Loss Per Month

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I am almost 7 months out and am averaging about 5 lbs a month of loss. I am doing the right things, exercising, water, protein etc.

Is this about average? I hate that it has slowed down so much already but as long as I am still losing I cant complain too much.

What has been your average weight loss per month? Especially around my same time frame of 7 months. Curious.

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:rolleyes:Oh, how I would love to lose 5 pounds a month. I have lost like ten pounds in six months....But, I am ok with that...i guess I have to be.

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I had surgery about 6 weeks before you on 4-28-10. I am really losing slow now at 7 months I was averaging about 6 pounds a month but this past month the 8th month it has only been about 4 pounds. It is going so slow now but once we get to with in 30 pounds of a normal weight I hear it can take up to 6 months to lose the last 20 to 30 pounds. Hang in there honey you have done great.

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I honestly do not want to lose my weight too fast so I can avoid the Whole Gallbladder issue, like my wife had about 8 months after her GB

I'm happy if I only lose 5 lbs per month, I'm a very patient person so I'm all good with my GB taking 3 years to reach my goal.

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I had my gallbladder out when I had my gastric bypass done. What issues did she have with hers? It was from losing too much too fast?

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I honestly do not want to lose my weight too fast so I can avoid the Whole Gallbladder issue, like my wife had about 8 months after her GB

I'm happy if I only lose 5 lbs per month, I'm a very patient person so I'm all good with my GB taking 3 years to reach my goal.

This totally scares me. I lost all my excess weight several years back (from Nov 2000 - March 2003, subsequently gaining it back and leading me to GBS in October) and had the most horrible gallbladder attack and was in excruciating pain. It also spasmed alot and I had to take meds for a couple months. It was an isolated attack. Yesterday, I began having slight discomfort in that same area. I'm scared to death it's going to attack me again. I swear, it was worse than the deliveries of both my kids put together. Nothing helped it at all, until they got me medicated in the ER that day.

I really hope I don't have to worry about it, but I'm fearful that I will.

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My surgeon told me that once I get below about 180 lbs he would expect me to only lose 2 kg a month (that's about 4.5 lbs). I still lose erratically. Some weeks I'll lose 4-5 lbs and then nothing for 3 weeks. You know me, you see my weekly weightloss on our June site - I have good months and I have bad.

I can see my weightloss slowing down now - at 190 lbs. You've done so well, and got to such a good weight already, I suspect your body is just saying "Whoa, not much more, lady! Hold on there!".

Anyway, to answer your actual post, you are losing what my surgeon told me to expect to lose at about your weight.

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I am also down to losing only 4-5 lbs. a month and am only 5 months out. Since I am getting close to "normal" weight, my surgeon has said to expect this. Even though I knew to expect it, I am still having a hard time dealing with things slowing down so soon...I have 20-30 lbs to go before I hit the goal I want for myself to be solidly in the middle of the normal BMI category, and I almost feel like my body is getting ready to be done...and I'm not ready!

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Thank you guys for posting. What you have said is very encouraging. I wrongly assumed that I would lose 8-10 lbs a month for longer than I did early out. Boy was I wrong!

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I am averaging 10 lbs a month. Some months it's less and some months it's more but I had alot more to lose than you did.

If I were to lose a consistant 5 lbs a month, I would be completely happy.

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From the day of surgery to my original goal of 130lb (middle of the "normal" BMI), I averaged 12lb a month.

It slowed up after that but I still went on to lose - about 4-5lb a month.

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Neezy~

The weight loss really slows after the first few honeymoon months, especially as you get in the range of being close to goal or at least mildly overweight BMI. You are in it for the long haul now and the weight you lose will be directly attributable to the effort you put in consistently of making good choices and moving more. You have done really well to date-celebrate that and keep going forward.

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I had my gallbladder out when I had my gastric bypass done. What issues did she have with hers? It was from losing too much too fast?

Due to the rapid weight loss, the Gallbladder malfunctioned for lack of a better term, but she still had attacks after it was removed, turns out the Gallbladder cause her to develop acute pancreatic attacks.

So every other day she gets that lovely feeling of dying from the attack

This is why im in no hurry to lose my weight as fast as she did.

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