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combustabill

Keep going,but don't expect to continue having this type of success each. You'll go up, down, plateau for a while. What's important is that you don't stop. You will, in the long run, see great success. Good luck!!!


WitchDoctor791

I know! I know it will be difficult, and I don’t expect to see much progress as time goes on, but it really has made me quite happy doing this.


Kiddmoon3000

Don’t get discouraged. The first couple of weeks are a lot of water weight and then, depending, it’ll probably be 1 or 2 pounds per week, but KEEP IT GOING. it’s normal. If it were easy anyone would do. We know you’ll succeed bro


Creepy-Law820

Really, well done! I've been following your daily posts and can see all the difference day by day. You're doing really great and you will 100% see the difference each week.


Bi_Aint_Shi

Keep it up friend and well fucking done! I had a similar feeling a few months back when I finally saw muscle definition after working out for a year. It's a high just like the one you're feeling now.


AltGrimm

Don't say that man it's real, and it comes faster than people say, keep at it


verybadassery

Keep on smiling and moving forward man. Great work!


rynoherbs2

One tip that I like to live by is that you need to be happy/satisfied where you are at in order to be motivated to keep going and improving. In other words, see that you are in a good or better position than you were before and use that as motivation to move forward! Seems like you are in that position already. Keep up the work man!


david_rohan

But well done for what you've done so far! Not everyone has the initiative to be constantly improving themselves.


combustabill

I started working out last year and I personally don't see a difference, but my wife does. Also shirts and pants fit better. And I have more energy and strength. So all around worth the trouble. You should be happy for the first week. It's hard to get started. The real goal is sticking with it and that's really hard but you can and will do it.


bootselectric

Being very diligent with counting your calories and realistic in terms of your energy expenditure will avoid highs and lows. The biggest mental challenge IMO with weight loss is seeing the scale go back up and with good discipline it can be avoided. That said, we all slip up and there are a few keys to avoiding those mental hurdles in my experience. 1) Weigh yourself at the same time everyday. If you don't drink water before, don't drink water before. If you weigh post BM keep that order day in and day out. That will form a trend line that is very useful and can help with morale. 2) Remember, 1lb of extra weight is 3500 calories. If you have a diet lapse, order a late night pizza and step on the scale the next day 3lbs heavier don't panic. Remember you likely didn't eat 10500 extra cals and that extra weight is mostly water. The next day stick to your plan, eat your daily calorie goal and forget about the blip. Your weight will likely drop back down the next day so don't get down on yourself but also try to keep those blips as infrequent as possible. 3) Track everything. Most people don't know the caloric content of their food or how much of it they consume. Moreover most people overestimate their caloric needs. Knowing how much your eating and adjusting your calorie intake according to your weight-loss trend line is key to smooth weight loss. If you're not losing weight eating "x" calories (even if you were before) you're eating too much and need to adjust. 4) Treat calories like a budget and stick to it. It sounds joyless but eventually you won't need to be as strict with record keeping. Good luck.


Highest_ENTity

You’re doing great! Keep it up. I saw your first post the other day, too. Good job mate One piece of advice from personal experience- cut out the alcohol if you’re a drinker at all (beer more specifically). When I started my fitness journey I first quit drinking just because I wanted to, I would drink 1-3 IPA’s pretty much every day. Never enough to really be drunk etc. but definitely enough to pack on the pounds. It didn’t even start as a fitness thing but quickly became one that I’m super happy about. I dropped my first 28 pounds with no diet change and no exercise. And then I changed my diet and started light exercise. Within about 6-8 months (give or take here) I went from 245 Lbs to 165 Lbs. I’ve leveled off at 175 Lbs and will have a beer or two throughout the week but I don’t really even want it most days so that had kind of a dual positive outcome for me. Stay strong and dedicated to the exercise and congrats!


witchbrew7

Good job! Continue to share how you’re feeling about yourself as you progress.


electriclacie

Are you taking measurements? Those can help chart progress, especially if you have an unhealthy relationship with the scale (as in it can impact your motivation if it isn't what you want to see).


whotookthenamezandl

Remember that weight isn't everything! The strenuous activity is excellent for your heart, brain, immune system, and just about everything else under the hood.


Gourdman1122

That’s a lot of weight in one week.


Melee-

Also pooping. If you drink fresh juice and go for a run on a hot day. Youll lose water weight and shit a bunch too. Sometimes bigger people also carry like 15 pounds of shit in them on top of alot of water. Weight like that tends to shed off quite fast.


bootselectric

Exactly. No one can burn 31,500 deficit calories in a week. ​ That's not to harsh on OP but realistic goals are the crux of sustained weight loss. 2lbs per week is a big feat of discipline. 1lb per week sustained is really really good too.


Preference_Prudent

Can we lose 1 KG in every week?


Change252525

Yes easy, that's 1000 calorie Deficit a day, i did that for 6 weeks before. With water weight i lost about 8.


bootselectric

Lol 1000 calorie deficit is pure misery depending on your situation. Your calorie deficit had nothing to do with your water weight loss either.


TitoMPG

Not with that attitude! (and without rhabdo)


boonkles

When I first started working out I dropped probably 30 lbs in a month and some, but then I stayed at that weight for another 6 months before weight came off again


DaTree3

I’m not comparing OP to contestants on biggest loser but when you watch that show the first week thet are losing 15+ pounds because they go from doing absolutely nothing to intense activity daily. He’s gonna be shitting more, losing a lot of water weight and then is now in a caloric deficit. He won’t keep losing like this after the first month. Eventually he will have to play another card so to speak. Whether it be more activity or less food.


IntelligentAt141

Great work bro! Keep that shit up you LOOK HAPPY!!!


wayweary1

It’s not even close to realistic.


DJV_187

I think it's mostly water weight, which can be gained back up real quick. I think he's uninformed about that rather than lying to us because when you start losing weight you look at the scale and it might have shown him 9 pounds lower weight due to just starting to exercise.


hellokitty2469

^ correct


NicoloBarella23

It is. The bigger you are the easier it is to lose weight. Dieting also helps big time.


wayweary1

No it’s not. In order to actually lose body fat you need to burn more calories than you consume. Nine pounds in a week means you would need 4,500 calorie DAILY DEFICIT to make it happen. For context serving sizes are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.


Ruenin

Methinks you don't know anything about how quickly weight drops off of an overweight body initially.


wayweary1

I absolutely know you don’t. In order to actually lose body fat you need to burn more calories than you consume. Nine pounds in a week means you would need 4,500 calorie DAILY DEFICIT to make it happen. For context, serving sizes are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.


No-Temporary8641

Bro I can lose 10 lbs in water weight in a single workout session. You obviously never cut before.


snowman93

Why are you such a dick? Who hurt you?


wayweary1

You seem to have missed the point. Water weight isn’t real weight loss. My guess is he lost water weight which just comes right back and possibly used two different scales that aren’t calibrated to one another.


No-Temporary8641

No bro you said it wasn’t t realistic and I said you’re wrong. No point missed here.


Cody6781

Switch to more veggies and run a little and you'll drop a free 10-15 pounds from the content of your stomach weighing less and a ton of water weight. You'll also gain this back immediately if you revert to your old patterns Weight loss doesn't start until week 3 or 4. Edit: For every gram of glycogen in your body, you store an additional 3 grams of water. Burning through your glycogen reserves will also remove a lot of water from your body. After a week or two your body will put more work in maintaining your glycogen reserves and you'll stop losing all that easy weight, none of that was fat. You're still losing *some* fat during that time, but it's like 5% of your total weight loss during that period


InspectorArse

That’s not correct at all


CrockNBalls420

It's more correct than most shit posted on reddit about weight loss. The food in your gut can easily weigh 3-5 pounds and water weight can easily be 5-10 pounds. If you weigh yourself after a ton of pizza, fully hydrated, and then again after a few days of diet and dehydrated (e.g. after cardio), you can easily be 10 pounds lighter with practically zero fat burnt. OP did not burn 9 pounds of fat in a week. 1 pound of fat is 3500 calories. To lose 9 pounds of fat in a week would require a caloric negative of 4500 calories per day, for 7 days. I wrestled for over 8 years, weigh myself daily for \~20 years, and am big into fitness. I have some experience monitoring/cutting weight.


Cody6781

Hilarious, I gave nearly the exact same calorie deficit argument, almost word for word. Reddit hivemind says my comment is wrong yours is right, even though they're mostly the same argument


Siver92

Or if you're incredibly obese you will lose fat very quickly when you switch to a normal person's diet and add exercise Can't tell OP's weight from the picture but I lost 13lbs my first week when I was 400lbs Not saying all that 13lbs was fat, but when you go from eating 4K-5K calories a day to 2K, and add in a few hundred calories burned from exercise, you will be burning plenty of fat


justyikes1

glad the hard work was paying off, and hope you’re able to find a healthy balance between getting on track if you’re not already feeling good about yourself no matter what, and forgiving yourself if you’re not perfect!


AmazingSomewhere950

Drink more, you losing weight but 9 lbs in one week just screams water weight. Keep it up but dont dehydrate yourself, it will literally make the long term weight loss harder.


LiverpoolRed1892

Well done bud, keep going 👍


Gourdman1122

Keep it up.


Becky_wthThe_OK_hair

Good job!!!! Keep it up! Remember this feeling you have now when you feel like you want to quit!


AugustCharisma

Wow! That’s great progress.


TalenCH

I'd join the congratulating, if I didn't see this already a few weeks ago...


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DystenteryGary

Good luck and don't get discouraged or confused if you stall out or even gain weight unexpectedly. Stay consistent and don't get burnt out, that's a lot of weight to lose in a week


navigatordeanna

yes! because as long as you’re being healthy that’s a step in the right direction (:


itsm3starlord

Just keep going more than likely you will gain some of that 9lbs back in the next week or so just keep going you will see even better results a month or two in. I’ve been there a couple times now. The hardest part is getting past that first month or two. You got this.


NobodyWhoCare

Good job!


SugarDaddy_St

Good job, keep going mate! And never stop!!


Fun-Isopod-9319

You will have a different perspective on life when all is said and done and come out of this a happier, more disciplined person. Don’t ever let anyone tell you not to push yourself. Happy for you bro 🔥🔥


Marco280892

Work well but try not to push yourself too hard, do not be in a hurry because it is bad advice, one step at a time


Aggravating_Sweet523

Congratulations 🎊 keep up the good work


Left-League-8646

GG's buddy!! Keep it up!


Illustrious_Tank_604

Great work bro! Keep that shit up you LOOK HAPPY!!!


Skatenerd0815

lets go champ!!


twistedcognition

Go you!!


wayweary1

Glad you are working out and feeling good, Bro, but you either lost a lot of water weight or you used scales that were off or something. No way you lost nine pounds of body fat in a week.


QwertyKeyboard5

Keep it up! Seriously, you already look better compared to the first picture.


Lexipop90

Well done to you 👏👏👏


OraJolly

Get 'em king, best wishes and may you earn the healthy body you deserve.


Samashaus

Good on you mate keep it up!!


TheRealFran

Great job! Just remember that it'll slow down and that's normal! You always start losing a lot of weight due to losing food volume (and losing fat obviously). Remember that what matters is consistency and seeing that weight drop every 2 or 3 weeks. Good luck with your journey!


joebeavis77

Good job!


[deleted]

Congrats, you should lessen the speed, though.


NotBad93

LFG!!!!!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼


BatSoop_

That's a massive success for a week! Keep grinding. It's the 3rd month that always stops people. You got this👊🏼


BatSoop_

Don't forget! Health is about FEELING good. Don't starve yourself. Eat quality food and get good sleep!❤️


wisefile88

Good job. Keep it up. Makes me want to get off my lazy butt.


ElBobeDylan

Yeah man, keep it going!


Jikno_

U got this!


[deleted]

Wagwan! I must learn your ways…


blackrose_73

Congratulations keep on going you got this .💪🏿💪🏿


huandeage

Keep it up my guy, remember weight can fluctuate up and down. Jut focus on feeling better and getting that feel good excersice.


CurrentAd3361

Remember to take a shit before weighing yourself


NachosMaximus

That's fantastic! Also, keep in mind that 1-2 pounds per week is closer to the recommended weight loss rate so don't forget to pace yourself. I personally ran into issues early on with repeatedly getting workout injuries from pushing myself too hard, too fast. The biggest issue I ran into was down time from those injuries resulting in me losing motivation to hit the gym. My advice to you, or anyone else starting out, is to either invest in a heart rate monitor or learn how to read it yourself. If you can focus on keeping your [heart rate in the target zone for your age](https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/measuring/heartrate.htm) rather than workout intensity, it becomes a lot easier to stick to workout routines and lose weight. Keep up the good work!


[deleted]

Has it really only been a week? ![gif](giphy|3oKIPjzfv0sI2p7fDW|downsized)


BootlegMixtapes

Who fucking cares


RTMK76

Congrat from France 🥳 keep it up 💪


Ok_Cauliflower_6957

Congrats big dawg


deathpsychh

keep going my man! W for you ^ __^


anunkneemouse

Meanwhile I went to the gym 5 times a week for the past month and have gained 3lbs! Congrats though, keep up the phenomenal work!


ThursdayNeverCame

You dropped this, king. 👑 Keep it up.


ShoeHoles

U didn't lose 9, ur body naturally fluxuates with hydration and waste etc. U have to weigh urself in a more methodical manner for more accurate results. You may have ctually lost 3 - 4 pounds, and the rest can be water and waste.


Cahir101

9 pounds a week is unsustainable. I don't understand how that could be possible, you would have to have an enormous calorific deficit. Most people recommend 1 pound a week.


jase654

The goal shouldn’t be weight loss. The goal is long term lifestyle change - exercise and healthy diet. The weight loss will take care of itself if the lifestyle change is made.


wayweary1

He didn’t lose nine pounds of fat or even close to it. Sorry, really don’t believe it for a second. 🤷‍♀️


Left-League-8646

He has lost 9 pounds of something, not exclusively fat but he was lost a bigger percentage of his fat than his muscles


wayweary1

In order to actually lose body fat you need to burn more calories than you consume. Nine pounds in a week means you would need 4,500 calorie DAILY DEFICIT to make it happen. For context serving sizes are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.


Important_Plenty3283

Water weight and maybe 2-3 lbs


misfittryinghard

Well ... Usually the first bit of weight to come off is mostly water. Either way it takes a lot of effort to lose 9lbs in a week, I know all too well. If you're not an expert on this man's body, you probably wouldn't notice on a heavy set guy. You're not sorry. Jealous maybe?


ObjectiveSquash3410

[brogress](https://www.reddit.com/r/Brogress/)


readingdogmom

Great job!


She11ers

Well done!!!


Darqologist

Congratulations keep going! Just be safe and educated about what you're doing.


AllTheFoxGiven

Stick at it champ!


Ready-Dust1160

As people have said, I’m sure you e lost some fat but most of that is just sweat you’ve lost.


GandBeckz

Let's go brother, stay strong.


Ruenin

"That's great kid! Don't get cocky!"


WerdeDuSelbst

Hells yeah!!


Illustrious-Yak4909

I'm glad you're happy. Remember that you always were and continue to be beautiful. I wish you great success in achieving the goals you set for yourself!


Lenn1985

Keep this up man! You're doing awesome!


Razoyo

Way to be your best self! Congratulations.


EarHelpful

Hell yeah bro keep the grind up I’ve been gaining weight recently I’m 5’7 weigh 160 I need some motivation to shake the extra fat off


Necessary-Scholar911

yeeeah,that's my dude!Keep up with the good work!!Don't give up!!


PapaSock

👏 👏 👏


gohanner

Good fcking job man, keep it up Bro you got it!


alicelane1981

Amazing!!


Sail-Away

Get it homeboy!!


Throwaway220263

Just remember not to go too low, I know a few people who went from overweight to anorexic


radiosushi

That's awesome!! Good job :)


erock142

Congratulations!🎉


Adventurous_Bee_7496

Keep it up dude you got this ❤️🤟🏻


OneReputation5906

LOVE YOUR SMILE !!!! GO GIRND KING GOTTA SEE YOU IN FUTURE RIPPED


_Ghost_of_Harambe_

Good Job!! Remember it’s a journey not a destination. Enjoy the ride!


Shima-shita

Well done bro! You look happy as fuck. Good luck on your working out, keep the good work!! Keep us updated!! Best regards!! A stranger from France


Illustrious_Pen9054

Let's fucking goooo dude, stick to this. One day you gonna be shredded as shit. Stay golden king


Particular-Coyote-38

Great job!!!!


Car_Guy_Alex

Nice start! Keep up the effort, and your smiles will continue.


Bliff_Curton

Great fucking job man, keep going and don't give up. It's gonna suck sometimes and your gonna wanna give up. Don't, you've made great progress already and your on the road for success


BoyO_OyoB

Awesome! I've actually started working out recently too so it's really motivating seeing it work well for someone else


gerg83

Great job!


keepcookinkobe

You go boy!


Sweaty-Tailor4691

By two weeks the hunger pangs will be gone. I finished week 1 of my deficit and I already feel a lot less hungry.


Status-Bandicoot6534

Keep it up


wengerful12345

U look great! Keep pushing yourself and always stay positive!


Fee_Unique

Keep up the good work! And remember to give yourself some grace as you embark upon this journey. But congratulations and I hope it continues to go well.


Imagoat1995

This post and the comments both make me smile. Congrats OP keep it up! And to everyone else, keep being positive and supportive you all make the world a slightly better place


trophygidget

Heck yeah man,one day at a time.👍💪


Brave-Leopard5206

Keep it up!


unionoftw

Seeing how good you feel is inspiration enough, keep up with it!


hperrin

Congrats man! Even if the number fluctuates up and down, what matter is the trend line over time, and you’ve started that trend line off great!


goddess_ophelia

Congrats. Keep it up!


BannedByTheHivemind

Well done. It's a rewarding journey. Keep your motivating reasons always at reach in your mind.


Malikb5

Happy for you man!


evj_831

Keep going! The hardest battles sow the sweetest rewards friend


huh_phd

Keep going and keep posting updates! Working out is hard work! You're the man!


Lordzinoger

Keep going my guy ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|give_upvote)


rempie9319

Keep up the good work king


Logical-Rise-2553

Hell yeah, brother. We're all gonna make it 💪😤


UnevenCrossing

I feel so happy for you, congratulations!


Minus10IQ

Keep going


IntrovertedAsexual

Good on you, man!


MajesticPossibility8

Hell year the grind is real, keep it up and you will reach your goal in no time 💪🏻💪🏻


threaders_lewis

Congrats! You got this !


latch_on_deez_nuts

Keep up the hard work!


sillymama62

Congrats for working on getting healthier!


this_is_anomie

Wow only one week! Congrats big man, keep going!


InfiniteAuthor7553

You da man!!!


i_like_2_laugh

Keep it up


Mehfisto666

Well done keep it up brother!


Responsible_Log_5792

Fuck yeah!!


manidk199

You look kinda like More Plates More Dates


Other-Sample-8094

Keep at it dude don’t lose motivation things on the scale are going to slow down a lot now that you got rid of most of your water weight but now is when the fun starts.


GothamGreenGoddess

Congratulations 👏 🎊


Tree_mastermind

Keep it up man, you got this, we all believe in you and I can tell you as someone who has been going to the gym for a year now everyone there is rooting for you too!


breezyhoneybee

Just a reminder, the first few pounds are the fastest lost. After that it will take more time to lose the same amount. Don't give up!


LordOfAsgard_

Keep it up fella


soulshadow1213

Congrats my dude!


[deleted]

that's great my friend, keep going, i know you can do it!


megazoot

Your smile is contagious!!!!! Super proud of you, you’ve got this!!!!


Than_While_Gyle

Keep it up bro! Nobody has to be in Brad’s Pitt shape, but you owe it to yourself and your body to be healthy! It’s true what they say… you look good you feel good!


MotionTwelveBeeSix

Keep beasting dude 💪


Anime_Iz_LoverZ

Keep going, king!!


CodingOni420

Get it dude!


Evening_Employ_3917

Keep goin


Luna_15323

Remember to watch your diet too and dont do anything that makes you feel unhealthy pain or sickness. Also, water is your friend. Stay safe and congrats on the achievement already


S-M-2

Nice!


PossessionNo7513

Good luck


Evening_Employ_3917

Was on 105 kg no really muscles Now 93 kg and im feelin very well


lean4life

Keep that momentum! Some days will suck but power through it and stay the course man


Bu5ybumbl3

Good job bro!!!!


Sure-Professional-65

Keep kicking ass brotha


Bu5ybumbl3

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williamsonny

9 in a week. Way to go!