I don't know about one week and honestly I don't even know if this two week figure is accurate. Let me 'splain. When I started WW, I did so abruptly. I saw 302 pounds on a scale in a doctor's office and I snapped. I started WW that very night. I didn't even own a scale. I ordered a digital scale online and it took over a week to arrive. Since I do online only, I missed my first weigh in. I didn't actually weigh until my second week. I immediately subtracted 4 pounds from my weight of 302 at the doctor's office since I was fully clothed when I weighed. So, given that new starting weight of 298 I stepped on my new scale and HOLY MOLY AND NINE KINDS OF HAPPY DANCE!!! I'd lost 12 pounds.
Obviously, that was a major water weight loss but I was still happy about it. After that initial weigh in, my loss slowed down to anywhere from 1 to 2 pounds a week in that first 6 months. The highest loss I had after that initial one was 3.5 pounds one week when I was sick and running a fever. I think I had another week where I lost 3 pounds without doing anything special; it just happened.
Last edited by Garnet2727 : 07-24-2013 at 12:06 PM.
I lose 2 pounds a week, and have been for the past 4 months, except this week I only lost 1 pound. The most I lost was 3 pounds a week The first month I lost a lot!!! But thats because I changed the way I ate completely, instead of incorporating starches, I substituted them with other things.
~An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal~
Back in my glory days I'd drop like 8-10 lbs week one (mostly water weight, I'm sure). But since hitting my mid-20s I don't have those kinds of results anymore. I can still occasionally get around 4 in a week, especially early on.
My first week of WW I lost 3 lbs. Back in the day though, when I lost weight the FIRST time (on my own), I think I lost 7lb in the first week! Mostly water weight I'm sure. I was also eating too little back then, and not losing healthily This time I'm doing it properly, I guess. 3 lbs is still a lot though.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~ Henry Ellis
I believe my highest was 6.7 in my second week, likely still water. I've lost ~5 a couple times after salty/bloaty weeks as well but my overall average is 2.2. Nowadays when I loose 2-3 I feel on top of the world.
The first time I did weight watchers, and my very first weigh in (after the enrolling weigh in) I had lost 10.5! It was incredible lol. And after starting weight watchers again recently, I lost 8.0 the first week. Seems like the first week is always the biggest. Now I've been maintaining about 3 or so a week.
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