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8/29/11 5:37 P

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heya!

I'm glad to hear all this positive feedback. It's really calming me down a lot.

As for my calories I'm eating between 1200-1500 most days of the week with maybe 1-2 days in the week where I eat up to 1800. Can't resist home made apple pie I'm afraid.

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8/29/11 11:39 A

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Hi there :)

It sounds like you are doing all the right things - it may be that your bosy just needed help to get on track, Moonstormer is 100% right with regards to possibly losing muscle mass if you are loosing too quickly, but 4kg in a month is not too dramatic - its 1kg a week which is brilliant but not over the top. I see you are also doing strength training to get your muscle mass up so thats a great thing... the only thing to possibly double check is how many calories you are consuming in a day... you dont want to drop too low as that can also cause muscle loss and metabolic problems down the line... are you tracking your food? do you know how may calories you are taking in during a day?

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stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." Earl Nightingale


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8/24/11 3:51 P

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@ CHIPOCO and MOONSTORMER

Firstly thanks for replying and for being so nice.

With regards to my energy levels there is a definite ebb and flow. But that doesn't seem unusual for me. I have energy level problems no matter what I eat it seems, mainly due to erratics sleeping habits. I have almost completely cut refined sugar and carbs from my diet though which I have noticed has increased my general energy levels.

As for the changes I've made. This is the gist:

* Cutting out refined carbs and sugars
* Consuming more protein. I'm a vegan so I've increased how much nuts I eat and also drink a raw brown rice based protein shake every day.
* II have increased my cardio exercise. I try to do about 7-9 hours of cardio a week in whatever form I can.
* Strength training 2-3 times per week.
* Weighing myself at night. This is random but it helps me to not overeat at supper time which I used to do ALL THE TIME. The psychological effect of weighing at night stops me from eating more than I should in the evening.

I have no idea what I'm doing though so this is just me stabbing blindly at the problem. any advice would be much appreciated! Otherwise, I hope that what I've said has been useful


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8/24/11 12:40 A

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i think it depends on the changes and how you're feeling. do you still have energy? are you feeling strong? what kind of changes did you make (i'm sure many on this group would love to drop that kind of weight!)

just be aware that often when we lose a lot of weight quickly, it means losing muscle as well as fat. just make sure that you are staying strong - better for the number on the scale to be a bit higher but consisting of muscle, than to weigh very little but barely have the strength to do things.

congrats on the weight loss!!

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8/23/11 8:48 A

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Wow, I wish I had your problem!

I think it really depends on how drastic your changes were. If you are getting all the required nutrients and are feeling healthy and good, I think you should be celebrating.However, if you're feeling tired, foggy or unwell, the weight loss might indeed be too much.

Hope this helps.

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8/23/11 5:35 A

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Hello everyone.

I'm sort of semi-new here in that I had an old account which I didn't like so I went and started a new one. Anyway. I'm going to try and be more active on the site because it's nice to be part of a community.

On that note, I have a problem and I guessed that this is the best place to ask it.

I used to weigh a lot less than I do now, but then I went through an unfortunate stress time during final years of school, so I gained a lot of weight.

I have been slowly losing the extra pounds. But the weight was kind of going up and down. I was getting a bit impatient so I made some radical changes to my diet and now I'm losing weight consistently. Thing is it's dropping quite fast. I've lost about 4kgs this month so far...

That might not sound like that much, but my starting weight was only about a kilogram over healthy BMI so it's not as though I was morbidly obese. I know this might sound silly but I'm just a little concerned. Is it ok to be losing weight so fast?

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