Post # 1
Hi bees, I am 5’3″ and weigh about 83kgs. (182.6lbs) Mostly due to a medication, but also because of junk food. I want to get down to a healthy weight, preferably 63kg (138lbs) or under.
I joined MyFitnessPal ages ago, haven’t used it for a while, so will reinstall the app on my phone and start using it again.
Is it possible to lose that much weight in that amount of time healthily with long term effects? In other words, I don’t want to just lose the weight and have it come back on, I want to keep the lifestyle change.
Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 4
Ideal protein diet! My Future Mother-In-Law had amazing results with the diet. Lost close to 35lbs in 3 months.
Post # 5
Honestly – my guess is no. Why do you need to lose all of your weight in three months? Slow and steady wins the race. MyFitnessPal has a great community you can get involved in who will keep you motivated to meet your goals and then maintain.
Post # 6
@Jacqui90: in a word, no.
no, no, no.
ideal weight loss is 2 pounds a week, so you’d have to average double that for a 12-week period. You’d need an extreme diet and insane workout plan to even have a chance. And I doubt sustaining that is possible.
Not safe, not smart.
Get on the workout train, and make a dedicated lifestyle change, and your body will thank you. It might not give you the results you want in 3 months, but you will have results for the rest of your life if you make this change.
Post # 7
Two pounds a week is do-able and you can maintain it long-term… But you’re going to be pretty miserable while you’re losing weight!
(I lost 15lbs in 2 months before going dress shopping)
Post # 8
20kgs in three months is quite a bit, I think you could aim for maybe 10-15.
My partner and I have started the Michelle Bridges 12 week body challenge and it is fantastic. Each weeks menu is planned for you and the recipes are really delicious, I don’t find myself wanting for any treats. It’s quite affordable at $19.95 per week. It suits busy lifestyles as shopping lists and exercise plans are all sorted for you.
Could you aim for toning and weight loss so that clothes fit better, rather than drastic weight loss?
Post # 9
@Jacqui90: I think with Weight Watchers and a decent fitness routine, you could lose 20-30 lbs. in 3 months, which is better than nothing. I lost 4 pounds my first week at Weight Watchers and 2-3 pounds per week when I was following the plan as directed. That was 11 years ago. I lost 52 pounds total and kept it off since 2002. I am 5’3″ and weighed 160 when I joined in August 2001. From August to December 2001, I only lost 15 pounds because I had two operations during that time that set me back. From January to April I lost 27 pounds. The last 10 pounds were the most stubborn to get off and came off with exercise in addition to the diet. I had heard that losing the weight slower leads to keeping it off longer.
Post # 10
@Jacqui90: i have lost 40lbs in 4 months but december I didnt loose much, so yes. I think you can. I have been eating strict paleo, pretty much whole 30 the entire time. plus lots of exercise BUT, I weight more than you (just over 200)
Post # 11
Me and my SO make it a habit of walking each day. working out is important but sometimes life gets in the way. We always get our walk in. I love snacking and myfitpal is good because you can track you foods. More imporatantly you can snack but each correct serving sizes. I eat five to six times a day. When I walk or exercise I eat more 🙂 it speeeds up the metabolism. If you think of metabolism as a fire, if you feed the fire often then it will stay lit and keep burning (calories), exercise also helps to fuel the fire. I just started using the app and I love it. I have already seen progress and I am only one week in.
Post # 12
Probably not, but if so it would be eating paleo. Give it a try–you will drop some weight if you’re committed to doing it right.
Post # 13
No, BUT look into Weight Watchers. It works! I have lost 1your to 4the pounds a week.. No matter what do it safely. Portion control amd excercise. 🙂 And dont mind the typos. Darn cell!
Post # 14
you can do it. it will be hard.. but it is achieveable..
you need a plan. seriously. plan how much you need to loose minimum each week.
secondly remember that muscle weighs more than fat. and weight bearing activities burn more energy than cardio..
i did it (im an aussie), using lite and easy and jillian michaels ripped in thirty, and also doing my own cardio. (20kg in 3 months, wasnt easy, but i stuck it out and looked great or my wedding day).
i have also heard about another diet that is supposed to be great.. its called REBOOT.
heres a link. http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/
goodluck make a plan and stay focussed.
Post # 15
1. It’s not going to be easy – it’s going to take a WHOLE lot of hard work, and even more disipline.
2. Do you have a size you want to get down to? IMO, focus on that, rather than a number on the scales.
I’m with @Vikstar – I’m doing the Michelle Bridges 12WBT. So far I’ve lost 6kg – but I have lost more than 10cms off my measurements and feel SO much fitter.
If you don’t have a specific date in mind (eg. you have an event 3 months from now) I would seriously think about the Michelle Bridges program. it’s not just about weight loss (even if it is a huge bonus), it’s about changing your habits and developing skills for a healthy life.
@Jacqui90 where in queensland are you based? Brisbane? NQ? if you’re in the Brisbane metro area and need a training buddy i’m happy to help!
Post # 16
@futuremrscummings: I am in Brisbane 🙂
I am aiming more for a healthy weight for my height, right now I am obese (and I know that is right because I have almost no muscle tone to speak of). So the 63kg was an estimate. I do want to become more fit and toned, I have always been very slim up until the past year or two. I should say that I can’t really afford any programs like weight watchers, etc, finances aren’t good at the moment. I do however have an elliptical (cross trainer) at home along with boxing bag, skipping rope, yoga mat, pedometer and a biggest loser workout dvd.
I definitely want to do this safely and healthily so if it takes slightly longer that’s ok. My main reason for the three months goal is my holiday to the States to see family, some of whom I haven’t seen since I was little, some of whom I have never met, most of whom Fiance has never met. I want to look great 🙂
Thanks so much for all the advice bees, sorry it took so long to respond, posted the thread at the end of my lunch break.