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JENSTRESS Posts: 5,403
5/24/13 8:26 A

Every body is different. It is possible, and I think the advice you have been given is good.

I would make sure you are eating very clean and healthy, make sure the foods are whole foods and not processed, and add a different workout. Change things up. Or bump them up an intensity level. That might help!

SISTERPRETTY Posts: 11,314
5/23/13 8:04 P

emoticon 1-2 lbs per week is normal and it is the healthy way to lose weight...if you're consistently going at that rate then you would definitely keep it off in the long run. As far as exercise it is recommended that you do not do the same exercise everyday you must change it up and trick your body...this way you will burn more calories and fat and will definitely see more results. I don't do the same exercise everyday...I always incorporate something new on a daily basis. emoticon emoticon

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,906)
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5/23/13 8:02 P

It *may* be possible, but 1 lb a week is still respectable progress, and not something to be worried about.

In order to lose 2 lbs per week, you need to create a daily deficit of about 1,000 calories a day. That means you need to burn more than you eat, using a combination of exercise and diet.

The math says you can, but your body may not agree. WE're not calculators. :) A good rule of thumb is you can aim to lose about 3% of your remaining weight loss goal per week. You're still at 1.95 at 65 lbs left to lose.

EGILONA SparkPoints: (7,495)
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5/23/13 6:45 P

It's certainly possible, but even though weight fluctuation/weekly weight loss drop-off is frustrating, I try to keep in mind that it's also natural. Re: exercise, I think my best advice would be to switch up your routine and to make sure you're including both cardio and strength training (and if you already are, that's great!). Re: diet, maybe make sure you're not over-doing it on sodium?

Good luck - and congratulations on your success so far!

MELJONES3478 SparkPoints: (15,754)
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5/23/13 2:34 P

When I started my journey @ 259 I was losing on average 3 lbs a week. I have lost 51 lbs and I am ecstatic about that. I am losing 1 lb per week now. I know that when you get smaller it becomes more difficult to lose weight and 1-2 lbs per week is excellent. I still have over 65 lbs to lose so is it realistic to lose 2 lbs per week? That is my goal until I am under 190. If it is possible how do I do that? I am staying within my calorie range and I am getting exercise. I could definitely amp up my workout if I need to. Any suggestions?

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