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Because you are morbidly obese, seeing a huge initial drop like that is not unusual. a loss that substantial in a two week period is primarily water weight. Most people don't realize how much water their body can hold onto. So, when they decide to lose weight, the first big drop tends to be a shedding of excess water.
As your body adapts to the new routine, your loss will start to slow down and come in line with that 1-2 pound weekly loss. Thus the reason you can't beat yourself up when your loss does slow down over the next few weeks.
Because there will be weeks you don't lose and that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. Weight loss really is not an exact science. Just as a comparison, I weigh less than you, but I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of a shift in my water weight.
As you lose, you're going to see that scale go up and down. And that too is perfectly normal.
Do you know who member INDYGIRL is ? At her highest weight, she weighed 460+ pounds. In two years, she's lost half that weight. Read her blogs. They'll give you a good idea of what you might expect during your own journey. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=~INDYGIR
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 2/1/2014 (15:45)