December 8, 2011 8:10 PM Subscribe
After stopping weightlifting, how much weight is it normal to lose?
posted by zennish to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
I stopped (heavy) lifting several months ago on doctor's orders. When I first stopped lifting I weighed around maybe 61kg, or somewhere around 135-138lbs with body fat % going from 17%-18% at 5 foot 6.
Now after a stay in hospital, surgery and some recovery I'm sitting at 117lbs and it's kind of weird - I'm not getting visibly skeletal or anything and the weight loss has been gradual, starting about two weeks after I stopped exercising - but I haven't been this weight since I was in my teens. Even before I started lifting my regular weight was around 128lbs with a body fat of 23%-24%.
I'm eating according to appetite - enough to feel full. No enormous amounts, but not so little to justify losing weight. So... is this normal?