i lost 70 pounds between may 2012 and january, 2013 due to an injury, and allowing myself to use it as an excuse, i have gained back 7lbs so as of today, i have lost 63 pounds and i am back to working hard to get back down that 7 and alot more
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80 lbs., 1yr.
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I've lost 62 pounds in about 2.5 years. I'm giving the Slowest Loser a run for his money! Sometimes I wish it would come off faster, but on the other hand, going slowly allows me to also learn to maintain along the way. I haven't gone up once in the 2.5 years, just a slow and steady loss.
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3,960 4/14/13 10:02 A
I crossed the 50 pounds mark today for the first time with my morning weigh-in. I'm going to wait a few days to see if I can maintain it and get a "cushion" of a pound or two before changing my icon to reflect that milestone.
I should wanted to share that good news with people who might understand how good that feels.
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5,561 4/13/13 9:27 P
I have lost more than 50 lbs. at least 5 times in my life, and I'm 66 now........but I've never gotten down to pin pointing the weight loss to decimals, and so forth, that will drive you nuts, obsessive compulsive issue there. Did the "Deal A Meal" for 11 months, lost 67 lb., did low carb and lost 82 lb.s, did Outsmart Diabetes plan and lost 59 lbs. did low carb again and lost 71, and did semi starvation and lost 62. Gained back some of most of it, and maintaining but at a higher weight now, because of riding an exercise bike every single day for around 3 hrs. a day, not all at once. Maintaining is harder than losing, don't let any celeb or magazine tell you different. But we keep plugging along, eating those steamed veggies and more protein. At least it's not as bad as it was, though. There is addiction at work here, friends..........
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I have lost a total of 170 lb. with the last 60 on SP. Been at goal weight (for the first time since Jr. High) for about 5 months.
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My starting weight was 235 pounds and it took about two years to get to 160 pounds. I have hovered between 160 and 170 for the last two years and I am still trying to get these last 30-40 pounds off. The things that worked initially, don't work as well anymore and I am going to have to cut my calories down further and up my cardio if I want to bust this plateau.
for me it's about a healthy life style....not about the #'s............the weight will come off.
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to all the fellow Spark members who have lost weight! As of April 1, 2013...I've lost 101-pounds (since November 1, 2012).
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Well I lost 74 pounds in just over a year, BUT gained 20 back and it has taken me a full year to get them back off again, so yes, please listen to the pps who've cautioned you about how much slower and more difficult the last 10-20 are to lose. So true.
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I have and it took over a year to do safely and successfully. It is not my only measurement for success though.
Be really, really, really careful about running numbers. Weight loss is NOT a linear process!!!!!! It will start, stop, plateau, and re-start for NO discernible reason at all. Trying to make mathematical predictions can drive you absolutely crazy and make you feel terrible, when in fact everything's going just fine. Please make sure that you're just doing this for fun now, and that you can completely forget/ignore these numbers later on.
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Took me about a year to lose 50 lbs...1 lb per week.
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Well done! You're doing a great job. :) It is important to realize though that the less you have to lose, the more slowly it will come off. When you've got just 20 lbs to go, it'll take a lot longer to lose than the first 20 lbs you lost did. That's okay though, you're definitely on the right track!
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1,057 4/13/13 9:16 A
I was over 200 lbs after the birth of my third child. I think I got down to around 125 in less than six months after his birth. Since that time I have struggled with weight, getting back up around 150, but staying in the 120 range for the past 7 years.
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2,489 4/13/13 8:02 A
I lost 55 lbs in 7 months but I've gain a couple pounds back from Easter and a couple binges since. :( Working on getting back to my goal weight.
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325 4/13/13 12:09 A
I've lost about 30lbs. (hopefully at this next weigh-in) since January 20th. That's about 83 days at 0.3614457831125301lbs per day! At that rate I will lose the other 70lbs. to attain my goal weight in 277 days! Of course that is if nothing changes and my weight loss continues at that rate! Not really a realistic expectation but that's what the numbers say! That would mean that I'd loose 100lbs. in 360 days. Just 5 days short of a year! Anyone want to challenge that with similar goals? Motivation is good where ever you can get it!
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