I am a new member here, only just signed up, mainly in the hope that talking to other people sharing the experience of weight loss would make the journey easier to accomplish
I have a question though that has been on my mind for a few days now and I was wondering if anybody could help me with some advice...
I started my weight loss campaign a few weeks ago when I signed up to my local gym, since then I have been going every weekday for approx 1 hour a day in the afternoon as well as doing a 45min walk every day before attending the gym.
I am fairly tall, 193cm (6'4 in the old scale) and at the start of going to the gym i weighed 128kg and currently am 120kg, a loss of 8kgs so far.
My fear is that I may actually be losing weight "too quickly" if thats possible, for example, in the past 2 weeks I have lost 3.8kg and in the 2 weeks before that I lost 3.4kg, so roughly I am losing 1.7 to 1.9 kg a week, which I have been told by a few people is too much to be healthy.
I would like to add that I have changed my diet as well, but not a great deal, I still enjoy pizza every Friday night, hamburgers & rissoles regularly (home made with low fat mince etc though, not from fast food shops) as well as toasted sandwiches for lunch some days (once again, home made with low fat products etc), so I don't think I am eating an unhealthily low amount of food, I do eat much less than I used to before I started going to the gym (as I am just not as hungry as I used to be!).
I have been trying to cut out Carbs as much as possible though.
I would also like to point out that previously I NEVER used to excercise, I have an office job so get very little exercise in my daily work, and I used to always finish work at 4pm, go home and eat and watch tv... But now I go for my 45min walk and then do an hour at the gym 5 days a week, so thats roughly 5+ hours of exercise a week that I get now that I never used to, plus I am not sitting at home eating what I used to eat.
So basically, after all that, my question is: Is losing 1.9 kgs a week too much? Because the last thing I want to do is have all this weight come back on after all those hours slaving in the gym....
I'm sorry for such a long post, I just thought that filling people with as much background info as possible would help with any answers...
Any thoughts / opinions would be greatly appreciated as it is something that has been weighing on my mind
Thank you all