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How Much Weight Did You Lose When You Started?

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Hello everyone. I'm Elizabeth and I need to lose 100 pounds. I know that when weight comes off slowly, it has a better chance of staying off. However, with that said, how much on average did you lose in the beginning and how much do you lose now? I'm just curious. Thanks everyone. You are all inspirations to me!

Elizabeth

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Hi Elizabeth,

My goal is to lose 100 lbs also. My first week I lost 18.5 lbs. The second week I lost 7.5 lbs, for a total of 26 lbs in 2 weeks. Week 3 weigh in I had a humbling experience and actually gained 6.5 lbs. My week 4 weigh in is tomorrow. I should be happy that I have lost 19.5 lbs in 3 weeks, that is definitely not typical! It is normal to lose a lot the first week or 2 due to water loss, and everyone is different. That said, we're all in this together, and all we can do is try our best to stick to the program and offer each other support. Keep us posted on how you're doing!

-Louise

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Hi Elizabeth,

I originally had about 40 lbs to lose. Currently, I'm going for about 10 more "vanity" pounds. At first, the weight comes off quicker. First week, I lost almost 4, then 3 (which was a lot for me since I'm a slow loser), then an average of 2 per week. Now, that I'm very close to a newly lowered goal, the loss comes in ounces :blink: But everyone is different. Wishing you the best of luck on your journey!

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In my signature, I have my week by week weight loss since March 1.

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Still wrapping up week 2 but lost 3 pounds on week 1!

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I had about 30 pounds to lose. Mine was slow and steady (I am 52) I lost about 1 to 2 pounds a week!

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1 to 2 pounds each week for me. Had 25 pounds to lose. Remember, it took a while to gain the weight, it will take a while to lose it too! But it is worth it! I lost 25 pounds and have kept it off for a year. Good luck!

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I started off with losing about 7pounds. Now I lose about 2ish pounds per week.

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I had 45 lbs to lose and it took me over a year. I lost about 3-4 lbs in the first week or two and after that it was anywhere from .5 to 1.5. Some weeks I lost 2+ but the older you get (and the less exercise I did), the slower you'll lose.

The only important thing to consider is that the weight is going to come off (with the occasional no loss weeks and the weeks where you're "gained" but it's actually usually water retention and then it shows up the following week as a bigger loss).

There really is no "average." It's going to be different for everyone based upon the amount of weight they need to lose, their age, activity level and so forth. So hang in there. It WILL come off if you work the program. :)

Phyllis

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I have about 65 lbs to lose, and the first week I lost about 5 1/2 lbs. After that it's been 1.5 to 2.5 lbs every week, almost like clockwork. Some days it feels so slow and I wonder if I'll EVER get there, but every time I have to donate another item of clothing because it's just too big to wear even on my "fat days," I get re-energized and realize just how those 1 to 2 lb losses add up!

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Hi Elizabeth,

Congrats on making your decision to be healthy and get the support you need. Awesome!

To your question: I lost 3 lbs the first week and have lost something evey week except one in 22 weeks! I even lost 2.5 lbs on vacation and enjoyed myself (with the help of the Jenny cinnamon rolls.) I'm at my 1/2 way point and have lost 41.4 lbs - no speed racer here.

I have chosen to be excited at each weigh in because I'm changing a life style and my relationship with food. Because I had been steadily packing on the pounds and could not stop, I rejoice every week - I'm not gaining - yippee!! And, just this month, I lost another -5 inches for a total inches of -28.5!!

At the -30 lbs point, my blood sugar level went from pre-diabetic to normal - no medication for me :)

I'm following the people who have gone before me and are maintaining their weight loss - they just don't quit - no matter what. All the best to you on this wonderful, challenging, we're-worth-it journey!

Saralee

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Hi Elizabeth,

I finally decided to join this chat after five weeks of doing JC. The first week I lost an amazing 9 pounds but I was also a very heavy soda drinker so it is crazy that I was carrying all that extra water weight around. I am at five weeks and have lost 18 pounds. I even treated myself to a night out with my girls drinking wine and gained a pound but worked out harder the next day (in my livingroom of course)and lost that pound plus a half the next day. I started only hitting 1 pound a week but since I put some Jillian Michaels tapes in the tv and worked out it has now jumped to 2 pounds a week. I have 35 more pounds to lose but I know I am on my way and so will you.

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Thank you everyone for your wonderful feeback and support. I really appreciate it. You are all so inspirational to me!

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I am starting week 2 today but so far lost 12 lbs on week 1

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Wow Rachel!! That is just stupendous!!! It took me a loonnnggg time to get to 12 # so be very proud!!! That's a wonderful start and keep up the momentum!!! :)

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My total weight-loss goal is to lose 95 pounds. Early on, I lost at a very quick rate--over 10 pounds per month, which meant I was regularly losing between 2-3 pounds a week. As I've lost the weight, the weekly weigh-ins were not as big, and I was averaging closer to 1-2 pounds a week.

But there's always factors that will affect the speed of your weight-loss, including your dedication to the program (and other things you can't control, like metabolism, genetics, age, etc). There's the potential for gains if you go off track, or high losses when you do things right and work your butt off! I find when I buckle down and work out more than 3 times a week I can still score a great 3 pound loss in one week!

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Hi Elizabeth. Friday will be my 5th week (though since my first week was only 3 days it's really 4.5). I had 80 to lose and lost 10.4 so far. Being larger I really thought I would lose faster in the beginning but I guess my body isn't like that. I got a bit disheartened because I really wanted one really big loss but beggars can't be choosers. 10 lbs is better then nothing! Good luck!!

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Elizabeth, I probably needed to lose more than 100 lbs but my doctor said okay to 75 pounds for now. After 13 weeks, I have lost 33 lbs. I lost 5 the first week. So that's a little more than 2 lbs a week (although a couple of weeks I had 0.6 pound losses). I can't believe I've already lost this much. Time seems to fly by for me most of the time. Summer will come and go before you know it and more weight will be gone.

I have exercised more on JC and I'm sure that is helping to lose more quickly.

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