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Down 37 pounds from 9/4/2020 - 10/09/2020 next weigh in tomorrow!

blubaugh5472blubaugh5472 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
So far I am doing well. I am using some of the recipes from myfitnesspal and my wife and Jesus are keeping me on track! I am trying to log everything that goes in my mouth. I have lost enough pounds to start to feel better. I started at 399 so it will take a lot of shed pounds to feel a lot better! So far so good! Every day so far I am under the amount calories that my daily intake is. That is helping me to lose faster than my goal. I am very glad that I down loaded this a[[ to my phone. I am 66 this past August and was on my way to an early grave.
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  • supercpa999supercpa999 Member, Premium Posts: 198 Member Member, Premium Posts: 198 Member
    You are doing great, keep it up👍
  • fat2thingirlfat2thingirl Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    Great job!! :) that's awesome!!!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,215 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,215 Member
    What an inspiration. Great job :):) !!
  • Lorri127Lorri127 Member Posts: 31 Member Member Posts: 31 Member
    Fantastic!!! I love hearing stories like yours. Keep up the great work, very inspiring! :):):)
  • ahzerie2ahzerie2 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Hi, are you doing any exercises? If so, what seems to work?
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 319 Member Member Posts: 319 Member
    Wonderful! Keep us posted.
  • Archon2Archon2 Member, Premium Posts: 462 Member Member, Premium Posts: 462 Member
    Excellent!!
  • wizzybethwizzybeth Member, Premium Posts: 3,522 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,522 Member
    Excellent job!
  • FourWindsWalkerFourWindsWalker Member Posts: 119 Member Member Posts: 119 Member
  • kascroylekascroyle Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    thats awesome! keep up to good work
  • AustinRuadhainAustinRuadhain Member Posts: 2,349 Member Member Posts: 2,349 Member
    Wonderful! Keep up the great work!
  • NC_GirlNC_Girl Member Posts: 127 Member Member Posts: 127 Member
    So wonderful..... Keep up the great work!
  • the_vibrant_momthe_vibrant_mom Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    Wow, that's awesome! Keep up the great work!
  • walk4todaywalk4today Member Posts: 315 Member Member Posts: 315 Member
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work! Very inspiring
  • debbiex65debbiex65 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Keep up the good work
  • iradi8iradi8 Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    That's great! It is hard work but worth it!
  • robinssm34robinssm34 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Good for you! You're an inspiration.
  • LuisCardona83LuisCardona83 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Awesome! Keep up the great work!
  • LAT1963LAT1963 Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member
    At your weight it's good to get a quick start. In general the first 2 weeks you get a big drop and then slower loss in subsequent weeks.

    I am a bit concerned you may be losing faster than is safe. Please consider getting medical supervision as you work on this to make sure you stay within safe nutritional guidelines.

    Coming in under target is good if you are under by 5 or maybe 10%, but if you are consistently eating farther below your calorie target then you are risking nutritional deficits.
  • LAT1963LAT1963 Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member
    To clarify--you basically lost 10% of your body weight in a month. That is really fast and probably not a safe rate of loss to sustain long-term. So consider your goals and expectations with that in mind.

    The rule of thumb for people with a lower starting weight than you is aim for less than 2.5 lbs per week. For people of higher weight, the rule of thumb is maximum 2% per week (10% in 5 weeks = 35 days). So if you weighed 350 lbs today it means the sustainable maximum safe weight loss would be 35 lbs by November 20th.

    Someone else around here posted that they've lost 80 lbs in 2020, starting from something a little over 300, iirc. I've lost 42 lbs in the past year starting from about 260 lbs. Do not become discouraged if your losses as measured in pounds decrease as your weight decreases. This is normal and arguably desirable.

    Consider also the possibility of loose skin if you lose a lot of weight quickly in one big effort. It is okay to take a month every few months to eat at maintenance and let your weight plateau a little to see if your skin can catch up.
    edited October 16
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