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Old 08-27-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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Unhealthy Weight Loss?

Back in April of this year I weight in at my physical at 165lbs. I was stressed to the max then, and eating terribly, not excersising at all.

I have never been able to lose weight very well, so I simply decided that I would change my eating habits more for my health than my weight. Being 5'8 I was on the verge of being ''overweight'' at 165 lbs

Now, it's August, and I weigh in at 145-150lbs...(depending on what time of day i weigh myself). I've went from a 39 inch hips to 37. It kinda freaks me out. I have been excersising, but not a crazy amount, and I'm not completely perfect with my eating habits.

I'm just wondering if an almost 20lb drop in 5 months is a bit extreme and if I could have some sort of illness or if I'm starving my body or anything??

I feel fine....Never tired, never stressed as much any more. I'm eating my 5 small meals a day, never starving myself or missing a meal. Am I losing weight at an unhealthy rate and should I go see my doctor??

Thanks for any advice!!!

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Old 08-27-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Unhealthy Weight Loss?

No 20lbs is not to drastic of weight loss in 5 months, 8 lbs a month is normal, 40lbs in 5 months! 2 lbs a week, so why do you think its bad to lose 20lbs in 5 months?
if you started eating maybe less and your exercising.
but if you feel scared about your weight loss...sure go see you Dr.

Old 08-27-2006, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: Unhealthy Weight Loss?

Yeah...that's why I was asking...I had NO idea what is a "normal" weight loss is....I wasn't sure how fast it's allowed to drop before becoming unhealthy

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