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July 4, 2012 10:35 AM
Okay, I started taking this life change serious on May 16th. It is July 4th and I am down 23 pounds. Is this me losing weight too fast and too soon? I eat between 1200-1450 calories a day and just started working out twice a week. I am not whining about losing weight so fast because I love the results but I am concerned about my health and also I don't want too much loose skin from losing so quickly.
July 4, 2012 10:37 AM
That seems pretty quick- great loss though. You may want to check with an MD about this as it does seem pretty fast.
July 4, 2012 10:39 AM
Well you have 165 lbs to lose, which probably means that right now you are well over your "normal" I think that's normal weight will even out as you get smaller.
July 4, 2012 10:39 AM
Skin tightens up in time. How much weight do you have to lose? It'll probably slow down on its own. Over 3 lbs/week is pretty fast. Has it slowed some already?
July 4, 2012 10:39 AM
If you were really overweight like I was, the fat and weight will melt off for the first few months. You will hit a point where you plateau and the scale wont budge. If you were at a healthy-ish weight when you started, see a doc.
July 4, 2012 10:41 AM
nice weight loss, keep it up, and normally the weight come off fast at the begining so its ok, its also because you've changed your diet
July 4, 2012 10:43 AM
when you've got a lot to lose, it all comes off fairly quickly at first if you're doing everything right! i had similar fears when i first started losing, but if you're eating/exercising correctly, then just relish in the quick loss of poundage! :) it will mellow out eventually. congrats on the loss so far, by the way!
July 4, 2012 10:44 AM
My first 15lbs seemed to melt of quickly when I first started and then it evened out and I'm losing at a slower (but good for me) rate now.

If it doesn't start to even out or you are truly concerned then definitely go and see your doctor.
July 4, 2012 10:44 AM
Good for you! Enjoy your rapid weigh loss now. You are young so if you stick with the program you will have faster results, although your progress will slow down the closer you get to goal!
Edited by scol14 On July 4, 2012 10:45 AM
July 4, 2012 10:45 AM
Nah, that sounds normal enough to me, hon. Did you lose 'a lot' of weight the first week? That happens sometimes, it's often water weight and your body being a little shocked at the change in diet/calories/exercise. Keep at it, you're doing great!
July 4, 2012 10:49 AM
girl im actually jealous. lol it depends on how much you weigh when ur a little heavier the weight just seems to melt off way more faster and your burning more calories then a smaller person. trust me when i got on the step master in the gym i was on it for 2 minutes and burned 14 calories because of the weight i am . as u begin to lose more weight u will hit an stand still where it seems like u arent losing any so dont freak out to much when that happens
July 4, 2012 10:51 AM
I think it is pretty normal to lose at that rate when you are young. Plus if you have a lot weight to get rid of it always seems to come off a little faster at first. I know the first 15 or so pounds really seem to come off fast for me, which helped to keep me motivated. It is slowing down now, but since March I have lost 45 lbs.

Just about any change in diet and exercise will help in the beginning.
July 4, 2012 10:57 AM
I don't think it's anything to worry about based on what you've said so far. Has the rate of loss changed at all? I would expect you to be losing 2-3 lbs per week at this point vs 4-5-6+ in the first few weeks.
July 4, 2012 11:01 AM
I wouldn't worry yourself too much! Be happy! happy I started May 6th (a little earlier than you) and and have lost 21lbs. I have a good 60+ lbs to go before my BMI is in the "normal" range. If I wouldn't have been slackin the past couple wks, I probably could've lost another 5 or so. So, yeah, everybody's right, it all depends on how much you have to lose. As long as your doing it the healthy way, you're good. It will get harder, the more you lose, but you're on a roll. Congratulations! drinker
July 4, 2012 11:03 AM
I wouldn't be too worried about it. When I first started making adjustments in what I ate and working out I lost alot pretty quickly, like 25 lbs in about 1 1/2 months, but the weight loss slowed and it tapered off over time. I think that's pretty normal if your body wasn't really used to the changes you made.

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July 4, 2012 11:05 AM
Congrats on the loss! When you see results, it makes it so much easier to keep up the regime :)

I wouldn't worry abut losing too quick. It happens at the beginning and will likely slow down soon. Keep up the good work!
July 4, 2012 11:28 AM
Enjoy the fast will slow as you start to weigh less, you will also burn less cals from your work-outs which I found particularly annoying! ; )

You're going great though, so I say carry on as you are and well done! xxxx
July 4, 2012 11:34 AM
As others have said, if you have a lot of extra weight the initial loss will be fairly quick if you eat well and work out. You may want to see a doctor in any case, since it's a good idea to embark on a serious weight loss plan with medical advice and some discussion of the nutrition you should aim for.

Congrats on the great start, and good luck. :)

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