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SIXDANDELIONS
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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
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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



SIXDANDELIONS
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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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