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TAV_IA Posts: 5
4/29/13 9:51 P

I will thx for the tip

JCWIAKALA Posts: 347
4/29/13 9:22 P

Tav, I started at 260 pounds. Losing weight is doable, but you'll have to hold yourself accountable. The best way to do so is to log all you food intake. Start with Sparkpeople, and they'll provide a calorie guideline.

TAV_IA Posts: 5
4/29/13 10:45 A

Hello everyone I am 260 lbs and I am 27 years old and my goal weight is 170 pounds an healthy for my height and age I would like to know how I could lose 2 pounds in a week because I am not losing anything. I am as a matter of fact fluctuating pounds weekly I'm not jumping on the scale but I am monitoring it with how my pants fit sometimes they're loose and comfortable sometimes your tight. I want help that's why I'm on Sparkpeople, that's why I downloaded the recipes that's why I replaced one meal with a protein shake and that's why I'm going to get up and exercise and read my 101 reasons to workout daily with that being said if anybody can give me tips on how to lose 2 pounds a week for the person who weighs enough to do so please I'm open and willing to all suggestions. Thx Tavia

TAV_IA Posts: 5
4/29/13 10:43 A

Hello everyone I am 260 lbs and I am 27 years old and my goal weight is 170 pounds an healthy for my height and age I would like to know how I could lose 2 pounds in a week because I am not losing anything. I am as a matter of fact fluctuating pounds weekly I'm not jumping on the scale but I am monitoring it with how my pants fit sometimes they're loose and comfortable sometimes your tight. I want help that's why I'm on Sparkpeople, that's why I downloaded the recipes that's why I replaced one meal with a protein shake and that's why I'm going to get up and exercise and read my 101 reasons to workout daily with that being said if anybody can give me tips on how to lose 2 pounds a week for the person who weighs enough to do so please I'm open and willing to all suggestions. Thx Tavia

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,740)
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4/29/13 8:52 A

6 years ago, I was you exactly. Losing 2lbs a week *will not* happen. However, using strength training and eating healthy will help define your core, arms, and legs if that's what you're going for. Frankly, at your height/weight you probably shouldn't lose more than 10lbs anyway (and only depending on body composition).

Basically, I'm sure you look fantastic already and its pretty unnecessary for you to lose weight. *hugs*

HUNNA13 Posts: 180
4/28/13 9:37 P

I am 5'7'' at 190 lbs and I lose on average .5-.8 lbs a week, and this is following a calorie range of 1400-1700 a day (depending on how active I am) and I do cardio for 40-60 minutes 5-6 times a week and strength train for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week, plus I have an hour long boot camp class on Saturdays, and pole fitness twice a week. I found that if I consumed less of the calories I mentioned before, I didn't lose anything because I am so active! You have to keep that in mind too.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,482)
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4/28/13 9:26 P

Here's the first step you need to lose 2 lbs per week:

1) Be over 200 lbs.

I know that's flippant, but it's true. The less you have to lose, the slower you have to lose it. While some of us would love to do that, in your case, it's not really safe or possible. A better goal would be .5-1 lb per week.

What's your current goal weight? You are only slightly overweight, so you can't have too much to lose. Because of that, your progress will be slow.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (105,370)
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4/28/13 9:07 P

You're not overweight enough to lose 2 pounds a week.

VIKKIITORIA SparkPoints: (332)
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Posts: 12
4/28/13 8:55 P

I have found out that to lose 2 pounds weekly I need to create a calorie deficit of 1000. I thought it was as simple as eating 500 calories less than usual, (1200 for me) and burning another 500 however this would be netting 700 calories. how do I create a 1000 calorie deficit then?

I'm 18 I weight 165 and I'm 5'8

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