(Closed) Is this weight loss goal realistic?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

half a pound to 1 lb is average, if you work really hard 2lbs can happen but its difficult. Just depends on how much stress you want to add to the final months leading up to your wedding. I found I could not sustain the weight loss program I was on and ended up coming to terms with how I looked on my wedding day, which was beautiful. I’m sure you will be as well. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee

I would say it depends on a few factors, mainly: how are you planning to lose weight, and how much do you weigh now?

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Any weightloss at the height will be noticeable. Besides eating clean and cardio, add some heavy weight training to your workouts. Im the approximate same height and was 165 down to 148 in 3 months. My new lean muscle may be a little heavier, but it definitely replaced the fat. if you can afford it, pay for a few sessions with a trainer and have them put together a workout. Introducing heavy weights really boosted my results. And don’t worry, you won’t get bulky!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How long did it take you to lose the first ten lbs? That should be a good starting point for how realistic your next goal is. But I do agree with PP that .5-1 lb/week is generally considered a healthy rate, 2lbs a week if you’re really pushing yourself or have a lot to lose initially. Also, if you’re not already, I highly recommend tracking your food like myfitnesspal or caloriecount.about.com. It’s amaaaaazing how we underestimate what we’re really consuming and how little tiny splurges add up big time. Especially for petite women like ourselves, we don’t really have as much room for a calorie deficit needed to lose weight because we genuinely just don’t need as much fuel unless we’re really really working out hard.

Edit to add — I wouldn’t be surprised if you lost at first but then getting closer to May it slows down, again, because you’re petite. Also don’t think of it as XX to lose because as PP also said, lean muscle is going to make it seem like you are not losing weight but you will still be thinner. So I would focus more on just adding weight training and looking into a serious workout routine and tracking your food and see where it takes you! Good luck.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

It took me 5 months to lose 40Lbs. I think you can do it!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

One more quick thing … To add to the great advice you already have… Stress will literally make your body hold onto weight (biology – thanks, evolution) … So try to take it easy and not get TOO stressed planning the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ from experience (I’m also 5’2″ but have lost and am down to 108 from 125 and have held it here for two years now) stress slows it down. Drink lots of water too – it truly does keep your body working efficiently and your metabolism humming. It won’t “speed it up,” but many many dehydrated people are walking around with less than optimally functioning metabolisms. Good luck and remember, you will be absolutely stunning on your day no matter what! 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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cdl324:  I used Myfitness Pal. It really opened my eyes to portion control and gauging if something was worth the calories!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

It is possible, but not easy.  If I am very dedicated I can lose an average of 5 lbs a week, but it is damn hard.  To lose weight quickly I recommend restricting carbs/sugar (40-60/day), eating no more than 1200 calories a day, and doing a combination of carido and muscle building.  HIIT is wonderful, especially kettlebell workouts, as they combine weights and cardio into one.  Good luck! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I lost 40 lbs in 5 months as well – ate low carb (20 or under a day), high fat, didn’t exercise (Starting round #2 now!), so it can be done.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I lost 40 in 5 mos, too. I did Weight Watchers, and I didn’t really exercise. I think I had an average loss of 2lbs a week. 

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