Is This Normal??

by Melissa
(PA)

I had the lap band surgery done 6 days ago and I've only lost 3-4lbs!! Is this normal? I knew I wasn't going to get instant results but come on....nothing??

I know it's only been 6 days but I'm already starting to panic that maybe this isn't going to work for me.



Losing 1/2 pound per day (3 pounds in 6 days) is nothing to be disappointed about! If you keep losing at this rate you'll be down 45 pounds in 3 months. The average rate of loss is 1-2 pounds per week!

My advice to you is to stay committed to the process and don't worry so much about the outcome and how fast it is or isn't happening. If you commit to eating the right foods and commit to regular exercise, weight loss will inevitably follow.

The worst thing you can do is to give up because you don't think things are happening as fast as they are "should" be.

Change IS happening!

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