(Closed) Is this weight loss goal realistic?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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saq4718:  +1 on LOTS of water

Nah, it’s not just petite folks — everyone plateaus eventually. I was thinking more in terms of your goal being fairly near a good maintaining weight range. So it will be easier to lose now when you have more to lose, but pretty much everyone struggles with the “last 10 lbs.”

Post # 17
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Honey bee

I would definitely recommend NOT eating less than 1200 calories or less per day like another bee said. It’s not realistic or sustainable. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I lost 60 pounds in 4 months. It wasn’t pretty but here’s how I did it.

I followed the Atkins induction diet and limited my caloric intake to 800 calories a day. I also worked out on an eliptical machine for 45 min twice a day 5 days a week. I went from 220 to 160 Every second sucked but wearing a size 10 was great!

Unfortunately a few years later had a miscarriage and ballooned from the drugs I had to take and depression binge eating. I’m a month into my diet again and have lost the first 15, here goes for the rest. 

Note, you need to drink an ounce of water for ever pound you weigh to keep flushing your kidneys and help lose the weight. Also, salt helps keep hunger at bay 🙂 

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Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

You can see from the responses here there are ways to do it and it can be done. If you want to just drop weight, cardio cardio cardio (do you know your “target heart rate” for weight loss?). Do 90 minutes every other day at your target heart rate, watch the carbs, fats and booze, weights on the non-cardio days and no days off.

Weight loss at that level is a part-time job. Between the food prep and the workouts, you’ll be putting in a lot of time at the supermarket, at the cutting board chopping and in the gym grunting. It ain’t easy but if you dedicate, you can do it. Good luck.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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ClaudiaKishi:  um, yeah +1000

Op: Do not starve your body it will ruin your metabolism.

To jump start your metabolism, do HIIT with some sustained cardio for general fitness and do some light weights to exhaustion to build muscle without bulk. Muscle burns more calories. 

 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I had a lot of success losing and maintaing my weight by cutting out all snacking. I only eat at meal times. You’d be surprised how many extra calories you consume in a day during snack time even if it’s healthy snacking. I used to be hungry every couple hours, now I only get hungry at meal times.

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