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16 pounds down since last month wooohooo!!

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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I'm so stoked about passing the 15 pound mark =) I want to lose ten pounds this week so that this Sunday will equal a 26 pound weight loss in two months. A facebook friend of mine is a body builder and he told me that losing more than 3 pounds in a week is not necessarily a good thing because I am losing muscle and i'm very confused. I have a number of health problems so I don't want to slow down my weightloss progress, does anyone have knowledge of this??


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Old 02-01-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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When you start any diet, you lose a lot in water weight. You can't expect to keep that up for more than 2-4 weeks. After that, you shouldn't really lose more than 2 lbs a week. Anything more is considered unsafe. I think 10 lbs in 1 week is unsafe and unrealistic.

Also, quick to lose is quick to gain back. You want to make long-term, permanent changes to your lifestyle. It isn't a race, it is the rest of your life. Do what you can, but don't set unrealistic goals.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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people in my weight loss team lose 5-15 pounds a week and have been dieting for over a year so it couldnt still be water weight....it's not safe to lose over three pounds but its not safe for me to be this heavy either =(
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:06 PM   #4
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while youre right it isnt healthy either way, just remember that you had a good week but your more likely to loose less and less each week, with the occasional great week. My dad was about 310 pounds and when he first started was dropping 10 pounds atleast for the first few weeks. While maybe unhealthy it was good progress. Now he is down to 240 and lossing more like 3 a week. Which is still wonderful. The heavier and younger someone is, the faster weight comes off. I think your doing wonderful, and your before and after photo is amazing. Keep up the good work and dont get discouraged if you see smaller weeks.

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Old 02-02-2011, 12:49 AM   #5
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When you start any diet, you lose a lot in water weight. You can't expect to keep that up for more than 2-4 weeks. After that, you shouldn't really lose more than 2 lbs a week. Anything more is considered unsafe. I think 10 lbs in 1 week is unsafe and unrealistic.

Also, quick to lose is quick to gain back. You want to make long-term, permanent changes to your lifestyle. It isn't a race, it is the rest of your life. Do what you can, but don't set unrealistic goals.
Not trying to be rude, but where did you hear that? A lot of times people ASSUME that but at a certain weight, losing 10lbs in a week is totallllly acceptable. Like you said, it's not a race. If she is making lifestyle changes and eating healthy and doing everything on plan, who's to say it is unsafe for her to drop 10lbs in a week? How do you know that the previous week she didn't lose 1lb or gain or lose nothing?

I've done a LOT of research through my change and studies suggest the higher weight you are, as long as you are following healthy eating plans and working out, losing 10+ pounds or more than even 3+ pounds a week is NOT unsafe. I wish people would read studies on this very subject. And I'm not talking about some article written by anyone on the internet. I'm talking about REAL studies based on people over 300+ lbs.

Realistically? Yes, 2lbs a week is realistic. But if she drops 10lbs in a week every so often, nothing is wrong with that.

Some weeks I lose 3+lbs, that doesn't mean I'm doing anything unsafe. I'm working out consistently, eating a healthy diet, never go below 1200 calories (most times well above that) and I take my vitamins. Nothing wrong with that AT ALL.


Anyway, Congrats on your weight loss! Wishing you MUCH MUCH more success!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:57 AM   #6
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Not trying to be rude, but where did you hear that? A lot of times people ASSUME that but at a certain weight, losing 10lbs in a week is totallllly acceptable. Like you said, it's not a race. If she is making lifestyle changes and eating healthy and doing everything on plan, who's to say it is unsafe for her to drop 10lbs in a week?

I've done a LOT of research through my change and studies suggest the higher weight you are, as long as you are following healthy eating plans and working out, losing 10+ pounds or more than even 3+ pounds a week is NOT unsafe. I wish people would read studies on this very subject.

Some weeks I lose 3+lbs, that doesn't mean I'm doing anything unsafe. I'm working out consistently, eating a healthy diet, never go below 1200 calories (most times well above that) and I take my vitamins. Nothing wrong with that AT ALL.


Anyway, Congrats on your weight loss! Wishing you MUCH MUCH more success!
First of all, let me echo the congratulations!!!!

Also, I have to agree, the 2-3 lb rule is pretty widely accepted. But, that doesn't really take into account your actual weight. A 140 lb person losing 3 lbs a week is losing a little over 2% of their body weight. For a 350 lb person, the same percentage is around 8 lbs.

I do think that your loss will slow down (I lose 5/6 lbs a week for the first month when I diet, and then level out around 3 a week). Just don't let it discourage you if you're only losing a little. Losing a little is better than not losing any, and definitely better than gaining!! Keep up the good work!!!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #7
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Thank you so much ladies!! All of the info was very helpful =) I love 3fc!!
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First WOW look at that change woohooo u go girl! And Second as long as your eating right and not over doing it when working out the weight you loose will be healthy for you! congrats girl really you look so much different!
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WOW! You look just great! Keep up the good work! Slow and steady is always healthy!
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #11
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Wow, the photos show a big difference! Congrats on your progress!
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #12
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wow, i already noticed a big difference. congrats!
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Oh my goodness, what an amazing difference =D BadBBW
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First of all, let me echo the congratulations!!!!

Also, I have to agree, the 2-3 lb rule is pretty widely accepted. But, that doesn't really take into account your actual weight. A 140 lb person losing 3 lbs a week is losing a little over 2% of their body weight. For a 350 lb person, the same percentage is around 8 lbs.

I do think that your loss will slow down (I lose 5/6 lbs a week for the first month when I diet, and then level out around 3 a week). Just don't let it discourage you if you're only losing a little. Losing a little is better than not losing any, and definitely better than gaining!! Keep up the good work!!!!
You have hit it right on the note ! A couple of doctors as well as fitness trainers shared the similiar logic as you did ! I don't mena to be rude to anyone but not only does their logic make sence but they are health professionals who have read not only many studies but have a variety of patients and clients with similar concerns ,to use as case studies
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