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CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (220,903)
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1/9/13 11:48 P

As others have said, there can be big losses on the scale your first week or two, especially if you have a lot to lose. A lot of it is excess fluid weight, although certainly some fat too. It's always nice to be a little closer to the ultimate goal than you thought!

Don't be disappointed when things slow down a bit, and you start seeing the usual 1-2 pounds a week. That's more typical -- and though it feels slow while you're doing it, those 1-2 pound losses will add up fast!

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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1/9/13 12:46 P

Rebcca is right. It's very common to see a big loss in the beginning as our bodies adjust to the healthy changes we're making in our lifestyle. It's not usually actual FAT loss, but some fat combined with fluids we've been carrying around.

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1/9/13 8:49 A


It is not unusual to lose a larger amount of weight when you first change your lifestyle. I lost 5 pounds my first week. It is likely this includes water weight. If you continue to lose at a 1 - 2 pound rate per week you are succeeding in losing in a healthy way.

Keep up the good work emoticon .

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1/9/13 7:29 A

Congrats! Feels good, doesn't it?

I lost my first 10 lbs in a the first month of changing up my diet.

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1/8/13 10:38 P

hi team,

i have question to the people who has lost more than 10 lbs ..i have weigh in today 194 today started with 200. My husband was kidding that it is not possible....i am also amazed......what has been your experience with weight loss?

thanks in advance.

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