7lb water weight in a week?!?

I started to try and lose weight again on Friday 12th January at 247lbs, I weighed myself today (20th Jan) and I'm now 240lbs.

Can all of that really be water weight? Because I'm sure as hell I can't have lost 7lb of fat in a week...!

(p.s I've been eating around 1400 calories per day and I don't cut out ANY food groups i.e. I'm still eating carbs )

Also I'm female, 29 years old and TMI I haven't been on my period during this time.



  • JeromeBarry1
    JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,182 Member
    Yes, indeed it can.
  • Poisonedpawn78
    Poisonedpawn78 Posts: 1,145 Member
    1-2 lbs could be fat and the rest is likely water/glycogen. Its normal.

    Stick with it and let time be your ally for your goals!
  • cnbbnc
    cnbbnc Posts: 1,265 Member
    Yup. I dropped 8lbs my first week. It happens.
  • SueSueDio
    SueSueDio Posts: 4,796 Member
    Yep, 6lbs in my first week here. Weight loss is a very up-and-down sort of process, so settle in and be prepared for that! :)
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,781 Member
    Some is fat. Some is water. All of it is less weight on your joints whether it is fat or water. Good job.