Hello, I am new here. To start off, I'm a female, 26 yrs, about 5'11". I started cutting/counting my calories on Jan 13. On that day I weighed just over 197. I have been eating anywhere between 1300 and 1600 calories a day, probably 1450 on average. I have not been working out at all and am unemployed with no kiddos, so I am pretty sedentary. Since the 13th I have dropped down to just under 187. So I dropped about 10 lbs in 18 days. My weight has flip flopped a lot the past few years because I get bored of being thin and give into gluttony, but I feel it's been bringing on some health issues. So now I'm trying to get it down and make it a lifestyle. I know a good portion of it was probably water weight, but according to my fancy scale most of it was fat, a few pounds water weight. Is this healthy to lose so much so fast without working out? I was always successful before but only lost 1-2 lbs a week, which I thought was fast, and that was with a serious workout plan. I'm happy to fit into more of my pants again but does anyone know if 3-4 lbs a week is ok?? I started out about 20 lbs bigger this go-around than I was the last time I started dieting, so maybe I'm dropping faster because I have more to lose?
Thanks for any input!