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Old 01-02-2010, 08:27 AM   #1  
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My first weigh in was on Monday so it's not been quite a week yet and I'm already down 5.6 lbs. I know your only suppose to lose 1-2 lbs a week and that was my goal so I was suprised to see this much of a drop this morning.

I'm not exercising like crazy or really lowing my cals. Just making better choices. Here is a typical day for me NOW:

Breakfast: oatmeal and hot tea both with sugar and milk
snack: fruit
lunch: either turkey(leftover) sandwhich or salad
snack: either fruit or a veggie
dinner: something like or portion control if it's not so "good"
snack: yoplait whip yogurt
DRINKS: I've been drinking either water or lightly sweetened iced tea.


Exercise: either 2 mile WATP or 30 minutes on the elliptical

Does this seem like a reasonable day or should I up my food intake?
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #2  
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Doesn't sound unhealthy at all to me. The weight usually comes off fast at first (it's mostly water weight). After the first week or two I think you'll find you lose a little less per week. Don't worry about it. You're doing great!
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:59 AM   #3  
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I lost 7 in the first week, and 14 in the first month. Then I was averaging 1.5 lbs a week, then 1 lb, then 1/2 lb, now I'm stuck.

Enjoy the quick loss while it lasts - you are off to a great start!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:00 AM   #4  
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That's perfectly normal. You're kind of waking up your body, especially if you've been eating unhealthy/not exercising, and then go into a new lifestyle change. I lost 6.5 lbs my first week....I felt like I was on the biggest loser lol.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:01 AM   #5  
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Oh man there's nothing like that first week.
I lost like 8 pounds my first week.
And after years of on and off again dieting I have accepted that is pretty normal to drop a bunch the first week.
Enjoy it while it lasts!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:12 PM   #6  
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I have dieted once last summer, and then just starting a couple weeks ago I did my diet again. Each of the first weeks 8 lbs seems to just come right off. However, I noticed my measurements are pretty much the same. Eating less seems to encourage less sodium, therefore what others say is true- your losing mostly water weight. After that, your body seems to easily let go of some weight at first. Be prepared though, don't freak out if some weeks you don't even see a pound come off or plateu. Just stick with it and don't give up.

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Old 01-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #7  
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Yeah I lost alot the first week and then it evened out. Actually it dropped fast and then I was struggling to keep it off and keep going.

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Old 01-02-2010, 12:29 PM   #8  
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I haven't quite got a week in yet but between Dec 26 and Jan 1 I lost 6.4 lbs. Wow was I full of water!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:34 PM   #9  
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Well, I lost 12 my first month! Man that was awesome.

I'd throw in some extra veggies in there if you can... not only are they low calorie but they're also great in fiber and very filling! Not to mention all those lovely nutrients...

Keep up the good work!
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This is most def. normal. There really isn't much to say because everyone covered it. You will normally see big losses the first week or two... and then sometimes with water retention and especially TOM you will get stuck and then see a big WHOOSH again after it passes (but still not as much as you do the first week).

CONGRATS!
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:48 AM   #11  
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Well..after 7 days I'm almost 7lbs down 6.6 to be exact. Even though most of it or all of it's just water weight I'm still stoked and super excited to keep going!! My clothes are fitting a little better and I definately don't feel as bloated as before. So Yay!!

Thanks again ladies!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:50 AM   #12  
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I didn't lose a pound. In fact I gained five the first month before I lost anything...
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The first time i lost weight it literally took me a month to see any differences on the scale. But this time I lost 8lbs in my first week. Good on you and keep it up x x
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on my various different starts i've lost anywhere from 4-10 lbs. It levels out to a healthy rate after the 3rd week or so.
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I lost 4 lbs my first week on Weight Watchers. A lot of it is water
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