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Old 06-08-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Question Pounds per week

Ok, what are you all averaging per week for weight loss? last week was my first week on a diet and my scale shows i lost 6 pounds. do y'all think that's possible?
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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do you think it's possible to lose that much or do you think there's something worng with my scale?
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Of course it's possible. Weightloss depends on lots of things: how much you need to lose, age, medical conditions, drugs, your activity level, whether you have been dieting before, time of the month, stress levels, ....you name it. I loss of 2 pounds a week is average when starting out.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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I'm averaging 2.26315789lbs a week.

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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You can definitely lose 6 lbs your first week - much of it will be water weight. But, it still counts

I averaged 1.71 lbs. per week. So, do it NOW - don't wait until you are an old chickie like me

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Old 06-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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Fast losses are common, especially if you change your diet from carb heavy to protein heavy. It's a nice boost, but don't be disappointed if next week is a small loss, or some people even find they'll have a small gain.

Even with messing around the last 5 months or so I've averaged 1.48 pounds per week. Of course it means more when I say that it's for the last 78 weeks.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:19 PM   #7
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I've lost an average of 3.32 lbs a week over my 8+ month journey so far.
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:40 PM   #8
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I have averaged 1.75 lbs per week (hey, that's pretty good!). I also lost very quickly at first (14 lbs in the first 4 weeks) and then leveled off to a very respectable 1.5-2 lbs most weeks.

You're doing great! Don't stop!

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:06 AM   #9
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When I'm actually actively watching what I eat and exercising I can drop 2-3 lbs. But lately with my stress eating I've been doing horribly and consider it a blessing to not gain.
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