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Old 02-06-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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lost 5 lbs in a month...this normal???

I told this to the guy I work with and he said WOW you're doing something wrong! Is he right? I eat a good diet, go to the gym 3-4 times a week and do cardio. I started at 150 lbs, now I am 145 and 5' 5" 1/2. However, a lady that I work with lost 5 lbs within 2 weeks. She is 5' 6" and like 250 lbs. Could this be the difference since she has so much to lose??? Any suggestions would help. The guy at my work said doing the same machine at the gym isn't good all the time. ? Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: lost 5 lbs in a month...this normal???

Nothing wrong with that! its great. 1-2lbs per week is the recommended and that is 1.25/week. So it looks good! Keep up the good work. People that lose much more are losing water and muscle mainly. And yes...since you are only 150 you dont have as much to your body will want to hold onto its fat more then the 250lb person.

Old 02-06-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: lost 5 lbs in a month...this normal???

Thank you very much for the reply!
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:25 PM   #4
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Re: lost 5 lbs in a month...this normal???

I started watching what I eat / dieting on January 9th (the first day of a new term). I first weighed myself on January 16, and since then I've lost 12 lbs (from 218 to 206). I spoke to a nutritionalist because I knew this was an abnormal amount of weight loss for such a short period of time. She reviewed my diet with me, and said it looks fine. Apparently the large amount during the first few weeks is mostly water loss because you are changing your diet - less salt, less sugar, etc.

Regardless of the reason, I hope I keep loosing at this rate!

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