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i am 5'4 and 193 lbs i started walking/running two wks ago and cut down on what i eat i also cut out soda completely and i have lost only 5lbs is that good or should i be loosing more???????

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • That's good! You should be proud of yourself. You don't lose weight overnight and you have taken control over it, be proud! From what I've read, they say you should lose a pound a week, so you're doing great, if they are right!

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 2:22 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • You are doing great!

    For the first couple of weeks it is OK to lose 2-3 pounds, but after the first few weeks that should even out to about a pound a week to be considered healthy weight loss.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:25 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • The healthiest weight loss is .5-2lbs per week. Because the slower it comes off, the longer it will stay off. You are doing excellent. Just keep up the good job and remember to only weigh yourself once a week at the same time and day. Your body weight will fluctuate and some weeks you will gain a tad, but, it doesn't mean you are doing something wrong, your body is just adjusting.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:27 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Good for you! The sodas on their own will make a difference! Try unsweetened iced tea. You'll be more likely to stay on track with tea than diet drinks. Also can I make a few suggestions to help you out? Try swimming. Swimming tends to be more fun and is great excercise. You'll wear out less easily! I've had lots of friends who have lost the weight and the ones who swam including myself lost it quicker than the walkers. Another easy trick is to cut out butter from your food and dressings. Salad dressing are very high in calories! Try lite cream cheese or lite sour cream instead with a squirt of lemon. I am very proud of you! Keep it up!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • That is good. Don't look at how much you are losing to give you confirmation. Are you feeling better? It will get easier. Keep on going.

    Answer by tigerus at 2:42 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • i'm 5'3" and 140 lbs. i did addipex, slim in six, fit to strip, cut the grass, ate only popcorn and v8 for a whole month and only lost 5 lbs. you're doing good.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 2:43 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • i meant i did those things every day.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 2:44 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • You are doing awesome! Keep it up. (And it isn't true that the slower you lose it the longer you'll keep it off. If you go on a crash diet and then you go back to your old habits, then of course you're going to gain the weight back. You have to make a LIFESTYLE change. Switch to a diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, smaller portions and incorporating some form of cardio and/or weight lifting is the key to long term success. Skinny doesn't come in a pill. It's hard work, but it's totally worth it) Good luck!

    Answer by sw33t_blond3 at 3:48 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Great work! You're on track. Keep eating small portions, have a snack if necessary, but of course...a healthy one. Keep off soda, even diet and leave fruit juice alone. Water, crystal light and unsweetened iced tea or coffee are you best bets (or hot versions!). Best wishes!

    Answer by rio_burb at 10:53 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • 5 pounds in two weeks is quite a bit! When you have a slow and steady weight loss (1-2 pounds a week), you are more likely to keep it off.
    Don't be impatient and continue with your new, healthy lifestyle!

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:15 AM on Jun. 10, 2009

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