Significant weight loss in the last month

  • M4tt

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    May 20, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    I started bikram yoga in the second week in April based on what I remember I was in the 230-240 range. I just weighed myself this morning and I'm 210! Could the yoga have jump started my metabolism or something? I had to stop about a week ago because I couldn't afford to renew for the next month and I'm still losing weight (I had a personal pizza and a few burgers in the last couple of days so I thought for sure I would have gained weight). I currently live at home with my mom so I eat what she eats and my diet has significantly changed over the last month because of her health issues, so we are eating really healthy (Brown rice, fish, tofu teriyaki, etc). There hasn't been much meat in my diet. I've given up cola but I'll have the occasional sprite or 7up but I'm not guzzling it down like I used too. Mainly water and vitamin water.

    Does this weight loss seem normal? Its seems like its pretty much water weight. I want to lose the weight and get to 190 or under but I want to do it right.

    (On a side note I was buying clothes yesterday and I tightly fit into a 34 waist which was awesome for the self confidence!) icon_razz.gif
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    May 20, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    Well, first it sounds like you exceeded your goal, you should be proud!

    Diet is a huge part of losing weight. If you are eating healthier (with less sodium) that could account for the significant weight loss.

    Eitherway, keep up the good work icon_smile.gif
  • M4tt

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    May 21, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    adam228 saidWell, first it sounds like you exceeded your goal, you should be proud!

    Diet is a huge part of losing weight. If you are eating healthier (with less sodium) that could account for the significant weight loss.

    Eitherway, keep up the good work icon_smile.gif


    Thanks! Yeah I haven't had a lot of salty foods. I'm thinking of hitting the gym now. Maybe start with a trainer so I don't do anything damaging.
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    May 21, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    when i stopped drinking soda and stuff with high fructose corn syrup and also ate more clean food, i lost about 20 pounds without doing any exercise. it didnt happen in a month but over a few months so it def makes a difference. now im starting to go to the gym and i lost like 2 pounds in 4 months haha. although i think i see some muscle growth.
  • M4tt

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    May 23, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    adam228 saidWell, first it sounds like you exceeded your goal, you should be proud!

    Diet is a huge part of losing weight. If you are eating healthier (with less sodium) that could account for the significant weight loss.

    Eitherway, keep up the good work icon_smile.gif


    Thanks, I shall continue on my quest for an amazing chesticon_wink.gif!


    mayBbignow saidIll be honest- I cant believe it
    20lbs is alot
    and quite frankly I weight less than you...
    Maybe its your body starting weight loss off

    You dont look like youre a member of the chubster club
    But if you are remember to bring a red velvet or a carrot cake
    Those chunky bitches always forget



    late edit:
    I just read you fit into a 34 waist?
    Ummmm.....


    another late edit:
    youre at 6ft,,, one inch taller than me


    Quite strange...
    However i have had strange weight loss as well




    I spoke to someone who exercises and is really into fitness. She said that I lost a lot of water weight but I probably only lost like 5 pounds of fat. My arms look pretty thin but I have a stomach from the freshman 15 (ok I lied 50) My legs are a little thick too so I can not wait until I get to a gym to balance everything out.
  • james716

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    May 23, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    Testing your body fat % and doing a little math every few weeks is a much better guage. However, your weight loss up until now is a reflection of your healthier diet & exercise!
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    May 23, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]M4tt said[/cite]
    adam228 saidWell, first it sounds like you exceeded your goal, you should be proud!

    Diet is a huge part of losing weight. If you are eating healthier (with less sodium) that could account for the significant weight loss.

    Eitherway, keep up the good work icon_smile.gif


    Thanks, I shall continue on my quest for an amazing chesticon_wink.gif!


    I finally convinced a friend to try the paleolithic diet ( no man
    Made food - not calorie restrictive) She lost 6 lbs the first week which she claimed was water loss. With no exercise she now has lost 28 lbs in 8 weeks. Bottom line is that we are naturally lean animals. Just eliminate man made food and the body knows how to restore itself.