I started swimming on Thursday of last week, at the same time as cutting my daily calorie intake to about 1750 per day, including a cut in carbs.
I started at exactly 15 stone (95kgs), with a view to getting back down to 12 stone (75 kgs) by June-ish, and when I stood on the scales this morning, had apparently lost a couple of pounds already.
Now, you've got to understand that I have been exactly 15 stone for months, and the scales have not shifted even the slightest bit when I have stood on them. Yet today the needle was definitely a couple of pounds under.
My question is: is this 'real' weight loss? Or is it some phenomenon that occurs early in the whole diet/exercise period that isn't really indicative of anything substantial? What pitfalls must I be aware of?
For your further information, the swimming I have done so far consists of 20 minutes worth of non-stop lengths, varying strokes. I also commute by bike 15 minutes each way to work on weekdays.