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SIXDANDELIONS SparkPoints: (281)
Fitness Minutes: (180)
Posts: 11
1/28/13 2:07 P

Thanks Jen!

I've got about 120# to lose (well, 109 now, I guess!) so I thought I was probably okay for now...but if it's stretches out longer than the 4-6 weeks (or if I start feeling weak/sick), I'll increase my calories/cut back on working out.

I basically cut my calories in half - I'm staying at about 1400 after frequently eating 2500-3000 a day, and working out several times a week. I just have to make sure I stay motivated once the loss slows down! :)

Thanks again!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,621
1/28/13 10:22 A

Hello!

It's normal to have rapid weight loss in the first few weeks. I'm not sure how much weight you're trying to lose, but I would expect the weight loss to slow down within the next few weeks. If you're still posting these kinds of numbers after 4-6 weeks, then it might be time to reevaluate your program.

Hope that helps! Congrats on your progress!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
SIXDANDELIONS SparkPoints: (281)
Fitness Minutes: (180)
Posts: 11
1/28/13 8:15 A

I just had my second weekly weigh in - I lost 4.4 the first week and 6.6 last week. I know the first few weeks can be more than the 1-2 lbs I should expect later, but at what point should I actually worry that I'm losing too quickly? I just want to make sure I'm doing this a healthy way I can maintain! :)

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