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07-12-2006, 09:26 AM
Well today is one week into this diet for me. I started at 186.1 and am down to 183. I know a lot of people who lost more than that their first week. But I lost more then that 1 - 2 pounds a week goal so I feel pretty good. Can someone answer should I have lost more then just 3 pounds the first week?

07-12-2006, 09:37 AM
I don't know what diet you're doing, but 3 lbs a week is great for ANY diet. Losing a ton of weight in a week is not good, or lasting. You're doing an excellent job!! Way to go!!!

07-12-2006, 11:53 AM
Thanks so much. I just think it has to come off fast even though I know it's not going too nor is it healthy to take if off fast. I'm doing LAWL and seems pretty easy to stick with. We gotta keep going!!!!

07-12-2006, 04:36 PM
WTG! 3 pounds is great, even for the first week! Keep it up!

07-13-2006, 01:37 AM
Some people lose a lot the first week because they had a high sodium content in their previous way of eating (and they were retaining a lot of water). You probably didn't, and those 3 pounds you lost are fat, and not water.

You are off to a GREAT start, and NEVER compare your weight loss with others (especially men), it can be discouraging. We all lose at different rates :)

Much luck and much strength :D

Misti in Seattle
07-13-2006, 02:18 AM
Great start! Keep it up.

07-13-2006, 03:07 AM
WTG, 3 lbs. is great. Congratulations.

07-13-2006, 10:21 AM
Awesome start! Sheesh, I was happy over 5 lbs in 2 months! 3 lbs is great! Keep at it.


07-13-2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks for all the words of support. Last night I didn't too well. I'm sure it could've been a lot worse. Our little town has their annual fair. It's called "Dutch Days". I ate a fish sandwich above everything else on my LAWL plan. I jumped on the scale this morning and it's up .8 so I know I gotta stick to the plan. Back to being strict. Gotta get that .8 off. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

07-13-2006, 08:27 PM
I lost only 3 pounds my first week also. I think that is pretty normal and healthy. I don't average the 2 pounds a week that LAWL promises either, but I am happy with the loss.

07-13-2006, 11:01 PM
You're off to a great start! 3lbs is great!:carrot:

07-19-2006, 01:12 PM
Hello to everyone. I hope everyone is doing well and staying on track with their weight loss plans. Today is my official week number 2 weigh in date. I'm down 1.5 pounds this week. Every little bit helps with the countdown. 31 to go!!! Take care and I hope everyone has a good week!

07-19-2006, 01:14 PM
I think I screwed the last reply up. My weight tracker isn't right. It should read 186 to start and now at 181 with 31 to go! I'm so stupid!

07-19-2006, 06:26 PM
Wtg!! I Think Youre Doing Great!! Keep Up The Good Work!!:)

07-20-2006, 09:28 AM
Thanks. Looks like your doing great yourself! Have a wonderful week!

07-20-2006, 01:18 PM
WTG another 1.5 pounds is a great loss!!

07-20-2006, 08:02 PM
You are doing great! WTG on your weight loss. :cheer:

07-26-2006, 09:38 AM
Just checking in with everyone to see how things are going. Today is my offical weigh in day and I'm down another 2 pounds. 29 to go! We can do this. I hope everyone has a good week. Take care.

07-27-2006, 10:21 PM
WGT--Slow & steady is weigh better. If you get a chance take a look at my post on Diabetic Support. It will explain why my hubby has lost 140 lbs in one year. He has 40 to go. It was slow & steady sometimes only a lb othertimes 2 or 3. That's one of the safest ways to do it. Also he has very
little excess skin. So stick to it & don't compare to others. It took time to get there & it will take time to come off.

07-28-2006, 08:27 AM
Good going Snyder! Doing ok here, cept for a cheat meal yesterday...hehe. I don't feel too bad about it though, cause I took my time to think about it before hand and I didn't quite finish it. I enjoyed every bite of my tendercrisp sandwich from BK! Been awhile since I've had fast food.

Slow is the way to go! I sure hope so cause I've lost this 15 lbs very slowly...hehe...but I'm learning so much as I go that I can tell this is a change that I'll keep up with!


07-31-2006, 04:42 PM
Don't feel so bad. I did horrible over the weekend. But I'm right back at it today. I hope it doesn't hurt me too bad. I will let you all know on Wednesday my official weigh in day. Until then take care.

08-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Well done thats good going for the first week!

08-02-2006, 05:56 PM
WTG!! You are doing great!! Just no time, you'll be at your goal!! Congratulations!!

08-03-2006, 09:58 AM
Sorry I didn't get to post yesterday. I was beating myself up too much. I gained 2 pounds, but I'm back at it. Hopefully next week will be better. It's hard and I'm getting bored. I miss all the fun food. But I keep telling myself, you can do this.

08-03-2006, 11:43 AM
What is LAWL?

08-03-2006, 11:54 AM
LA Weight Loss.

08-03-2006, 03:30 PM
Well I again have restarted WW...had my second 'first week' this summer. But now i'm on the right track again...I have only lost 2 pounds this week.( gained 4 a few weeks ago...I was on vacation for two weeks...not an excuse I know) ....but it's all good...I cross my fingers every time...that this will be that one time when it sticks...and can see the success I see with others....Good Luck to me...:)

08-04-2006, 10:00 AM
Thats a wonderful start!! Congratulations!

08-04-2006, 04:37 PM
I tried WW once and didn't do too well. I'm hoping this LAWL plan that my friend gave me works. I guess it would if I wouldn't cheat! Hope everyone has a good weekend and makes good food choices. Take care!