aavs73 wrote: »
Great thread. Thanks for your input.
Spinner444 wrote: »
Hi there - great work on getting the weight off. I also like to weigh every day - it is so easy to just pack on a bunch of pounds if you are not careful. One thing I wanted to mention - you talk about "cheat days"...I also have had a habit of doing that. Generally it turns into a "cheat weekend". An online coach said the other day we should just plan on a "cheat meal", not a cheat day. I've tried that and it helps - try to get your exercise in and cut down a bit early in the day - then plan what you want to enjoy!
CholeRoad wrote: »
I weigh myself everyday as well. However my weight fluctuates a lot and so I take the average for the week and compare that with the previous week's average.
Are you male or female? How old are you?
I am just wondering as you say you are eating 1600 calories and you are 6"0'. I am 51 and only 5"1' and am dieting on 1800 calories. Your calories seem low for your height. Or was the 1600 just for that day?
anderson46628 wrote: »
I also just started my weight loss journey. Feb. 4th, I weighed in at 308.9 lbs. I'm 5'11" and a 48 year old male.
I chose an ongoing program through my Doctor's office. They recommended a VLC diet, high in protein with exercise. The first 2 weeks consisted of 3 Celebrate protein shakes and 3 Celebrate protein bars. I also drink approximately 100 oz. of water. I logged 10-12,000 steps per day and lifted weights 2-3 times per week for 20-30 minutes. I lost a total of 18 pounds during the first 2 weeks.
The next 10 weeks, I replaced my dinner protein shake with 4-6 oz. of lean meat (usually fish) a serving of starch, and 2 servings of vegetables. I also replaced my morning protein bar with greek low fat yogurt or cottage cheese. With my extra energy, I upped my steps to 15-18,000 daily and maintained my weight lifting. I just completed 12 weeks of the program and have lost a total of 62.5 pounds. Yes, down to 246.4 lbs.
Every 2 weeks, I rotate between seeing a doctor who specializes in weight loss or seeing a dietician who works closely with the doctor. I have blood work done every 4 weeks. All blood work is normal, my sky high blood pressure is now back to normal, I had a body comp. test done after 12 weeks, and of the 62.5 pounds lost, over 50 lbs. was Fat, with only 6 lbs. of muscle lost and 6 lbs. of water lost.
I feel the best I've felt in years. At no point was I told I was losing weight too fast. At no point I was told my weight loss success was unhealthy.
Keep up the good work
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