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Well I've been with the site for about a month now, and apparently I'm doing great lol

I was 227lb when I joined(19th Oct), and today I was 217lb

10 pounds in a month seems way too much..and I haven't noticed a visible difference..

Was wondering if anyone had any idea's or opinions about it?

It's got me a little confused

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Most people lose extra pounds in the first week (mostly water weight), so 10 lbs is completely possible. That'd be 4 lbs the first week, and 2 lbs each week for the 3 weeks after (0.5-2 lbs is the normal amount of weight to lose when you're doing it healthily).

You may not see many changes for another 10 lbs or so. Some people just take longer to notice what has gotten smaller. I started noticing within the first 10-15 lbs, but that's because I started losing in my belly first, so my pants started getting too big on me fairly quickly, and my belly started getting flatter. Everybody loses differently, though... Some people lose in the arms first, some in the face, and some in other places. Most studies show that the last weight that got on to you is the first weight that will come off.

Keep going... You will notice a difference soon, and you're doing great.

The first week my sister did her weight loss program, she lost 11 pounds.  A lot of it is water and is affected by your sodium and carbohydrate intake.  A quick reduction in either can cause you to lose a lot of the water you were holding onto.

I had to lose around 30 pounds before I started to see a difference, and I started at 202.  My family said they noticed a difference sooner.  Generally, though, they say the first time your weight loss is noticeable is when you lose 10% of your starting weight, so give it some time. 

10 pounds doesn't sound like an excessive amount of loss in the first month.  But if it doesn't slow down, you should definitely start eating more.

Wow!  I'm certainly glad that someone else is having the same concerns that I've had recently.  I went from 290 to 230 in about 7-8 months a couple years ago by portion control, changing my diet and exercise. 

I stayed at 230 for a couple years and then in July experienced a family tragedy, got depressed and gained 12 pounds in 3 months.  So, I decided to start seriously focusing on "continuing" the weight loss process.  I began to consistently work out again, limit calories to 1200 per day, weigh in weekly and log my food.  I have lost 17 pounds in about 4 or 5 weeks!

I was shocked!  I think that it might have been water weight lost though.  I'm not sure but it sounds like for women it's normal to start out loosing quickly, then it tapers off to a couple pounds a week.

BTW....9 of the pounds that I lost in one week WAS right after my cycle had just ended.

At any rate, good luck!

Original Post by chrismorris92:

Well I've been with the site for about a month now, and apparently I'm doing great lol

I was 227lb when I joined(19th Oct), and today I was 217lb

10 pounds in a month seems way too much..and I haven't noticed a visible difference..

Was wondering if anyone had any idea's or opinions about it?

It's got me a little confused

Having a big loss in your first month is pretty normal, lots of it is water weight that you lose when you switch from eating high sodium foods to healthier foods. I had a similar starting weight to you (mine was 225) and I didn't notice a significant difference in how I looked and neither did anyone around me until I'd lost a little over 30 pounds. I'm 5'8", by the way, if that helps you figure out when you might be seeing a physical difference.

If not seeing physical changes right away gets you down, consider taking measurements every so often because I bet you'll be getting smaller without being able to see it in the mirror. It's also helpful for me to take pictures of myself every 10 pounds that I lose.

It sounds like you're off to a great start and you should be so proud of yourself for losing 10 pounds your first month! That takes lots of hard work and you're getting closer and closer to your goal weight everyday.

Tbh I haven't really been eating healthy, I've just cut way down on what I have, I used to have a 2l bottle of coke a day..Now I have a small glass every other day. And instead of tons of sweets I have one of them 6 mini jaffa cake things a day, I knew when I started I'd never stick to a strict diet.

But I've been keeping an eye on the nutrients table the site shows, making sure my fats and carbs don't go into the red, although the only other bar I can get to go green is Vitamin C from drinking apple juice lol

I might try measuring my waist weekly to see if I notice a difference. I'm hoping to eventually drop to 150lb or lower, long way to go and not the best time for me to start right before christmas lol, gunna be hard to resist not gaining all this weight back over the holiday.

Thanks for the reassurance guys :)

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