(Closed) 11 week body make over???

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

YAY for being motivated to lose weight! I want to do so as well!

First, it depends on how much you weigh, how much you can safely lose in a week. Doctors are going to tell you that it’s not healthy to lose more than 1-2 pounds a week – which would be 22 pounds at the most. BUT if you feel as though your eating habits are unhealthy enough that you are keeping weight on by eating for too much, then it would be possible to lose more in that span of time. Does that make sense/

Also, a good fact to know is that 1 pound is equivalent to 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound a week, you would need to cut out 500 calories a day from the number of calories it takes for you to maintain your weight.

You could try using this calculator to determine how many calories you need to maintain your weight, including exercise, to figure out how many calories you should be consuming.


As far as exercising goes, I’m a big fan of cardio. I have a lower back problem (spondylolisthesis) that has caused me chronic pain for the last three yearss and I love doing the elliptical. I also do free weights and machine weights. I’ve always wanted to try some workout videos, but never got around to it. I have a friend that swears by programs from this website and starts a new program every 12 weeks.


Honestly, it just depends on what you actually enjoy doing. If it’s difficult for you to want to go to the gym, you need to find something else.


Post # 6
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ooooo yea. That would make it difficult. Hope you can find time!

Post # 8
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Just remembered I pinned a bunch of at home, equipment-less workouts!! Here’s the linkes to the ones I have!

New At-Home Workouts-We Tried Them!



Four At-Home Workouts to Get You in Amazing Shape





I don’t know how familiar you are with some of these exercises, but if you have any questions, I can probably help. I was a college basketball player in college, actually up until this January and did numerous workouts.


Post # 10
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsCanoodle:  Oh my gosh, I was totally going to suggest bodybuilding.com too!

OP: I am currently doing a 12-week program from them called Jamie Eason’s 12-Week LiveFit Trainer. Link

I love it! At first I never would have thought to try a body-building site but another poster had recommended it on a different thread and I’ve been hooked ever since. They have amazing advice on weight loss, muscle growth and all things fitness. Check it out for sure. This particular program really focuses on a new lifestyle. After some failed attempts at a “quick-start” to weight loss, I’ve decided to reject the idea that I need to lose weight quickly and decided to focus on making new habits and a new lifestyle. Best. decision. ever. Don’t pressure yourself…the slower the changes happen, the more likely they are to last. I completely understanding wanting to see results in a week or two, but that is not how our bodies are wired. 

Here is the thread that helped me tremendously. Good luck-you can totally do this!

Need advice: cardio vs. strength training for weight loss

Post # 12
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It is possible to lose 25-30 lbs in 11 weeks, but it won’t be that healthy to do so. I would recommend cutting down to no more than 1000 calories per day, and check out zuzka light on YouTube. Her workouts are fierce and free! 

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