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May 30, 2012 1:32 PM
Amazing work!! We need a smiley face on here that shows off its "guns". tongue
May 30, 2012 1:35 PM
Awesome job!!!....keep up the great work!!! :)
May 30, 2012 1:39 PM
yu're doing great!!
May 30, 2012 1:49 PM
Big Contrats. :D
May 30, 2012 3:12 PM

You're doing great! I wish you continued success!

^^^ This!
May 30, 2012 9:13 PM
Well done, it sounds as though you have made some really positive changes - keep up the good work!
May 30, 2012 9:38 PM

hey all, i just wanted to let everyone know that this site is working great for me..i came back from the drs today 25 pounds lighter..I really was if i would have exercised more..i probably would have done better than that. but that is a good start...Its about a pound a day..I have really cut back on the sugar...and i really dont know how i have lost that much weight so fast..but i am pleased...good luck to everyone else...hope everyone is doing as good as i did.

Great Start! It is not unusual for those who are morbidly obese (I used to be so this statement is in no means a judgment of you-just that you are at a bmi in excess of 40) to lose at a very large rate early on. I did take a bit of a look at your diary and it looks pretty responsible overall. You did have a couple of days where you dipped below 1200 and really you don't want to do that very often. Looks like your goal is 1800 calories and that is not a bad goal. There are a few things moving forward that I would suggest...

1. A pound per day is not sustainable long term. This rate of loss will eventually drop. This should not be a surprise to you. Don't let it discourage you.. it only means that you are making progress. As you come closer to your goal weight, you will be closer to the calorie intake for maintenance so that means that you will progress at a slower rate. Also, early weight loss is often a drop in water weight values. This is ok.

2. As you move forward, diet alone is not a bad thing -- at first. As soon as you are able, begin a light exercise routine. This will enable you to tighten your skin a little easier and hopefully minimize the sagging that comes with extreme weight loss. Any movement is better than none at all. Eventually, increase your exercise to include all three major areas -- flexibility (yoga is a possibility here), cardio (walking, running, bicycling, etc.) and strength (resistance training--aka weights). This will increase blood flow and help in the weight loss journey and make you healthier overall. Exercise is one thing that I really look forward to now ... 5 months ago, I had a hard time getting up out of my chair and almost could not get up out of some low seats.... Now I lift weights and walk an hour on a treadmill on a regular basis...

3. Protein, protein, protein. Protein is the building block of muscle. What you want to lose most of is your body fat percentage. The more lean mass you can maintain (weight of muscle, bones and organs) while maintaining a water balance at or near 50%+ the healthier weight loss you can enjoy.

Again, congrats on your great success early on. I look forward to seeing the after shots. Remember it is a journey.. not instantaneous. It will take time but you will get there. Once you do get there, do the hardest thing... Keep it off! It is a LIFESTYLE change.. not a diet... Do things you can maintain the rest of your life so that when you arrive, you are only perfecting a work that you began in January! Good luck.
May 30, 2012 9:39 PM
Oh, one other thing! Try not to skip meals. Try to balance your intake throughout the day!
May 30, 2012 9:41 PM
congrats that's so awesome!!!!
May 30, 2012 10:19 PM
Congratulations! You are working hard and its paying off.

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