A Question on weight loss

  • Hey Everyone. I have just stated my second week on the challenge and am still trying to figure out if I feel Great or if I've never hurt this much in my life before! Even typing this hurts!!! But, enough of the griping. My question has to do with weight loss. In the BFL book, and other places I've read, if you lose weight to quickly, you are usually losing muscle as well. In my first week, my weight has dropped 9 pounds. Don't get me wrong. I am ecstatic about the situation. There is a nagging doubt about losing muscle though. I have followed the program from both the exercise and nutrition aspect. The only addition I can think of is additional walking in the evening. Is this normal in the first week. My thinking is maybe it was just water weight, but would like some input from anybody who has an idea. Thanks for the help. Keep pushing and DON'T QUIT!!!!

  • The first couple of weeks, especially men, weight drops quickly but will level out.  Keep working by the program and eating by the program and you will be just fine!  

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory

  • 9 pounds in the first week?  WOW!  I'm a little discourage because I started my second week today and I haven't dropped a single pound and I am VERY overweight, a good 80-90 pounds and I have not had a budge on the scale at all.  Does it take females a while to start dropping weight?  Even if we have a LOT of weight to lose?

    Thank you!

    Mary Ann

  • Mary Ann-Read my post on the Newbies thread! :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • Mary Ann I agree with DebbieMO post on the Newbies thread and I also encourage you to keep in mind this will take you longer than one challenge.   It took me 3 challenges to lose 125 lbs.  I averaged about 35 pounds per challenge.  I didn't have anyone around to tell me that it would take that long in the beginning.  So take heart because it does work.  I will strongly encourage you to do your workouts and eat to the plan, but once those are done, don't just sit around.  Find things to do that keep you up on your feet.  Wash the cars, walk the dog etc.  You have made a commitment to yourself and sticking to that commitment should be on the top of your goals list day after day, week after week.  

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory

  • Not wanting to derail here but you lost 125lbs?  WOW!!!!!!!!! that's amazing.

  • I am new to the program. I want to redo a muscle group from my morning workout because I didn't reach a 9 intensity. I realize the importance of resting the muscles to allow recovery; but would pushing myself on one muscle group by repeating a set really be counter-productive?  I want to exercise all day long and I'm still not loosing weight (3 pounds in 4 weeks). So sad.

    CheerUP ~ We are gifted with the present!

  • Cheerup... hi

    if you have specific question you should start a new thread for it instead of posting it in a bunch of other threads.

    To answer you no do not redo just really push for your nines and tens your next workout.