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KWL2642 SparkPoints: (6)
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1/10/13 9:09 P

Thank you everyone! Your answers have all been great motivation. I'm actually a 5'5 female with a medium build so I don't think losing this weight should be too difficult if I stick to my plan.

BRANDIM_81 Posts: 189
1/10/13 10:14 A

I have lost about 33 pounds in 4 months. SP says that I can safely lose 50 pounds in 5 to 6 months. So yes it is realistic. But is it right for you? Remember that as long as you are comfortable and take it slow then it should work. Just beware of setting lofty goals and then being too hard on yourself if you don't meet one and then giving up altogether. I am struggling with this right now myself. I have to remind myself everyday that it is not about the number but about never giving up and giving in. So as long as it is something that you feel you can do without sabotaging your overall journey then I say go for it.....

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JASI27 Posts: 854
1/10/13 8:27 A

I think it is doable! But agree with everyone else who posted so far. Take all these things into consideration. And don't beat yourself up if you don't make it. As long as you are working at it, you will get there.


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JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
1/10/13 8:02 A

As someone else said, it is going depend on who you are, male or female, height, muscular, non-muscular, etc. I am a 5'4" 35 year old female who was not overly muscular. (I'm 35 now, I was a few months shy of my 34th birthday when I started my journey to lose.) I went from 165 to 120 in approximately 8 months. I got down to 117 because gaining some weight over the holidays.

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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1/10/13 7:55 A

I think so. I lost 45 lbs in 6-7 months.


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ANARIE Posts: 12,665
1/9/13 7:14 P

Actually, it depends a little on who you are and how overweight you are at 225. If you're a medium-sized or smallish person who expects eventually to get down to 150 or 125, then you definitely should be able to get the first 50 nailed in 8 months. If, on the other hand, you're a muscular 6 foot-something guy, then you might find it hard to get the last little bit done by then. In other words, the first 50 pounds are easier than the last 10. But even if that's the case, that doesn't mean you shouldn't try, because you'll be so close that the last few pounds aren't going to matter. It's not unrealistic either way, but if you're a big guy and 175 is your ultimate, "ideal" weight, just promise yourself now that you're not going to consider it some sort of failure if you're "only" down to 180 or 185 when September rolls around.

ELLIOTT311 SparkPoints: (2,599)
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1/9/13 3:52 P

I think this is a great goal. You know how much you want to lose, and you have a date chosen to do it by. It is realistic to lose around 1-2 pounds per week which is what you have targeted with this goal date. Have fun!

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1/9/13 3:36 P

Definitely realistic if you stick to your calorie range and exercise. Good luck! emoticon

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,306
1/9/13 2:16 P

The time is 35 weeks. this would be about 1 1/2 pounds lost weekly....very safe, appropriate and doable.

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KWL2642 SparkPoints: (6)
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1/9/13 2:08 P

I currently weigh about 225 and want to lose 50 pounds of actual fat by September. Is this a realistic goal or is it too aggressive?

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