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Old 05-11-05, 09:14 AM   #1
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I'VE LOST 100LBS!! A little concerned also!

Finally did it weighed in this mornign and am down to 346 thats 108lbs since february 1st!!!

My first initial goal is 340 by my birthday June 23rd.

Well a little worried this morning I got on the scale and when I weighted in I was almost 8lbs lighter than yesterday and that shouldn't be because I have lost all of my water weight a long time ago. The only thing I can think of is that this weekend when I went out to celebrate my 100lbs lost I did drink alot and had some mashed potatoes(yummy) and drank some more and more and really didnít work out until yesterday so maybe the weight was from all the alcohol and potatoes that I ate??? Any suggestions? I still feel fine but I guess we will see! So now my new weight is 346lbs.
Only 6lbs to go by June 23rd to reach my goal!!
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February 1st of this year? 100 lbs in a little over three months? That's an extreme rate of weight loss! I hope you are doing this with medical supervision. While I applaud your efforts, I would be concerned about your health.
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Well seeign as i have done nothing drastic as far as diet goes i am not concerned i feel 200% and things are great, All i have done is started eatting healthier, and some what less. And i have started alot of excersize gym, biking, walking, weight training. But i have never once malnurished my self or not eatten a meal!
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It is more just the extreeme body weight change can have some negative effects. I would say get checked out by a doctor, just incase.
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Congratulations!

Definitely see a doctor so you can be sure that nothing else is contributing to your rapid weight loss. A 1/2 hour appointment can also help establish a baseline for your doctor to chart your progress.

Your doc. also might be able to reccomend a nutritionist who can help you make some permanent changes when you plateau in your weight loss.

Good luck on those last 6.

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If I lost 100lbs i'd weigh 20lbs...
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Congrates on the weight loss.
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If I lost 100lbs i'd weigh 20lbs...
d*mn you - bet you climb like a really good climbing thing.

Anyway, congrats big lug - eat well, sleep lots and train like a b*st*rd.
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My first initial goal is 340 by my birthday June 23rd.
hey!..June 23rd is my birthday...and my moms.
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Old 05-12-05, 06:57 AM   #10
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holy crap that is nuts you and your mom have the same birthday haha!! We should all party
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do see a doctor- while the weight coming off is important, doing so at such a rapid pace can really put a strain on your heart. I'd get a doctor's OK that everything is ship shape.
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how would loosing weight put a strain on my heart one would think that it would relieve stress. When i use my heart rate monitor my resting heart rate is around 45. i posted that info in another thread a few days ago in this forum i you wanna look at the results. I would go see a doctor but at this time i have no insurance my company isnt to open enrollment yet so until then i will go on how i feel but what are some things that could go wrong? I would just think that it would be better for my heart??
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Even without insurance, the doctor's visit would not cost that much. I will ask my wife about some of the complications and get back with you.
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thanks alot!
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same here... if I lost 100 i'd weigh 25!

I agree, 100 lbs in 3 months is a lot, but remember, at the beginning you lose weight faster and then taper off. BUt make sure you see a doctor.
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One hundred pounds in 3 months! I've been on several low carb forums and I've never heard of anyone lose that amount of weight that fast! It's almost unheard of.

And the person who said that rapid weight loss is hard on your heart is right. It's also more likely to stay off if you lose it gradually. Not to mention you could end up with alot of saggy skin.

All of that aside ....... I would love to dump weight that quickly! Just be careful.
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It's proportional...the bigger you are when you start the faster the weight comes off!

But the OP should still see a doctor to check everything out.

BTW CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
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Hi,
ever hear of Terri Schiavo? Go see a Doc. No ****.
And congrats, that's amazing. It seems to me that you have been dieting 10 weeks. Is that correct? That would be 10 pounds a week?
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I'll go out on a branch here and speculate that Terri Schiavo wasn't 'dieting.' At least, not in any conventional sense.

If you look, Lug has pointed out that all he's doing is sensible eating (not starving himself) and that he's added exercise (not further starvation).

The kind of bull**** that is trying to be put forward is connected with weight loss associated with anorexia and bolemia; crash dieting, dehydration dieting, etc.

He's not talking deprivation, he's talking moderation and potentially portion control.


I really hate when the cookie cutter is dropped and everybody BETTER eat exactly this, and not lose anymore than XX or else they're being unhealthy.

Welcome to the cycle that's purpetuated an entire society into obesity under the guise of 'safe dieting' through modern means.

Give up the crap and you'd be amazed how much weight you can lose in 10 weeks with proper exercise.

No soda
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be measured in the
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Your branch broke. When you lose a lot of weight quickly, there are a couple things to watch out for. You don't want to go without minerals, and you don't want to damage your organs losing weight too fast.
You need a Doc to make that determination.

Btw, the mortality rate for fat people is higher than skinny people. But the mortality rate for dieters is higher than it is for fat people.
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My branch didn't break, Terri Schiavo wasn't following any diet on par with Lugs, period.

I'd agree with most of the other things your saying, with a mia coupa.

On the side of that: My doctor and I can't agree on this reality:

I need (according to him) 3k in calories. I take in 2.2k - and that's pushing it. I eat 7 times a day, but just can't get near that 3k mark now that I don't touch fast food, soda or red meat. That was my point sorta. Docs are going to give you the skinny on minerals, etc. But they're not going to be able to explain to you what to do when your not feeding yourself 500+ calories a sitting, which is normal if you actually start eating 'normal' portions of healthy foods.
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Well I don't disagree that i should see a doc I will prolly just bite the bullet and go with no insurance and just make sure but i have in no way ever not eatten. I basically went from NO activity to being a very active person, when i say no activity i mean nothing i didnt mow my lawn for 2 years i had it done for me. I take my vitaimins and get a variety of foods with fats starches, i drink nothing but water except on 30+ mile rides i will do a gatorade. I feel great yes it has been 10 weeks that is right a t 10 pounds a week. But if you look at my weight table i have kept
02/01/2005 - 450
02/25/2005 - 414
02/26/2005 - got bike started riding all the time
03/01/2005 - started gym occasionally
03/16/2005 - 398
03/28/2005 - started gym seriously
04/01/2005 - 381
04/08/2005 - 373
04/11/2005 - 371
04/14/2005 - 369
04/18/2005 - 365
04/19/2005 - 364
04/22/2005 - 363
04/30/2005 - 357
05/04/2005 - 352
05/06/2005 - 351
05/11/2005 - 346

The weight loss tapered majorly at first it was insane fast but has slowed down alot. I lost 6lbs last week. I will go to a doc sometime this week and get checked out. Thanks everyone for your concern, and compliments!! Here are some updated pics http://www.thelug.com/images/weightloss.html
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Just make sure you get your vitamins, electrolytes, minerals, etc., which kind of means not only are suppliments probably a good idea, but what you do eat, make sure it's GOOD. Liver and a colorful salad better than bland turkey breast and iceberg lettuce, capeesh?
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I'm going to break from the crowd of lecturers and tell you ...............GOOD JOB! I am repulsed by fat people that continue to eat and eat and eat. You at least decided to take a stand. I am not a medical professional nor have i seen where anyone else in this thread is either.

As long as you feel OK, i would say you are OK. With your weight, you should be visiting a Doc anyway. WHat bad can come of it? Likely he will spend the whole time complimenting you and telling you to keep it up. I concur. Great going!!! Pedal that bike and watch what you eat.

BTW, I don't think you are in danger of blowing away. You are still way over 300 lbs. You are about 5 Terry Shiavo's. If you lose 200 lbs you will weigh what i do and i am 6'2"! Good Luck!
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Rock on! Congrats man!

My useless 2 cents: Agreed on waving hi to your doc every 3 or 4 months just to get your bloodwork checked. Losing weight is definitely good for you and relieves a lot of strain on your heart but doing it too quick can throw stuff out of balance. Not that I'm an expert in losing weight . . . *sigh*

Congratulations!
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