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9/26/10 9:27 A

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it took me the same amount time to lose the last 20 pounds as it did to lose the first 70. 6 or 7 months.

it gets harder the closer you are to your goal. you just have to keep with it. i did!

if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got


starting weight 233 1/10/09

1st goal weight 175. met 6/28/09

2nd goal weight 165 met 08/10/09

3rd goal weight 155 met 7/1/10

4th goal weight 150

last goal weight and healthy bmi 143 met on 9/29/10


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SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (158,308)
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6/13/10 2:52 P

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I see I have answered this question twice. Sorry.

Hope you find what works for you. -Marsha

Edited by: SLENDERELLA61 at: 6/13/2010 (14:55)
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NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (221,339)
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6/13/10 7:31 A

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My old WW leader many years ago told us every week that we were to follow the program religiously, but the loss would take as long as it would take. Everyone's body is so different, person to person as well as year to year, there is no "right" or "wrong" rate of loss.

Nell
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No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

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ATULGARG2 Posts: 460
6/13/10 5:28 A

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I think I will never achieve it.
For one year I could reduce by 7 pouds only.

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5/24/10 6:39 P

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I was never overweight so my "last" 12 pounds were my only 12 pounds, but it took me about 5 months once I decided to get serious about it. I splurged entirely too much on weekends though.

Strong is the new skinny!!


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L3DESIGNS's Photo L3DESIGNS Posts: 4,450
5/18/10 2:47 A

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Its taking me a while to loose the last 15lbs... at the rate I'm going, It'll take me another 2-3 months.

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5/17/10 3:19 P

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I agree with RONIROO2U.
Running got my last 10 off, also i had to cut my meat portion in 1/2, then it took 14 weeks of about .5 a week, but it was a steady loss.....
Up until my last 10, i didn't "count" anything...but ate "meat, fruits, and vegs." It gave me a steady loss ....50 pounds in 52 weeks.
Then that last 10 wouldn't stay off. It took me months to realize that the old diet didn't work.
I kept thinking that I "ate too many sweets" each weekend, and I wasn't strong enough to quit!
Then I changed my routine....twice as much cardio, and half as much meat...and it started melting off again.
I have now found the "amount of exercise and amount of splurging" to keep it off. It took a while, but you can do it!!


Skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand,
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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (189,235)
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5/17/10 12:27 P

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It took me about 5 months to lose the last 15 lbs.

However, my advice now (if you were to be asking) is not to slow down for the l0-15 pounds the way I did. I was mistaken in my belief that it would help my body to slow down.

If you calculate the calories needed daily to maintain 135 and to maintain 120 you would discover there is very little difference - maybe 100 calories.

So stay on track to lose your weight if you want, it will all balance out in the end.

** I lost on average, 2 lbs per week during my weight loss - 90 lbs in 16 months. With the unscheduled plateaus, it will vary sometimes.

I also slowed down towards the end thinking it would be better for me. Really, the only difference is I lost less per month/week by slowing down.

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 5/17/2010 (12:30)
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SUNRISESUNSET's Photo SUNRISESUNSET SparkPoints: (40,246)
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5/17/10 11:14 A

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I know other people's weight loss is different, but I just wanted a general idea. Many lose 2lbs a week and then slow down to 1lb when they get closer to their goal weight, so I guess mine should be around 0.5lbs a week because I currently lose 1lb per week.

Thanks everybody!

"For every dark night there is a brighter day..."


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SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (158,308)
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5/17/10 7:42 A

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I lost my first 55 pounds at 1.5 pounds per week. The last 30 pounds I lost at .5 pounds per week. I'm not sorry I went slow. I'm not sorry I started adding food and eased into maintenance.

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LIBRATAH's Photo LIBRATAH Posts: 13,220
5/16/10 11:02 A

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It took about a month and a half. It was a sruggle but it did come off.

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5/16/10 9:32 A

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When I lost weight on the old old old Weight Watchers Plan in 1970, they took away food from the Plan when you got 10 pounds from goal. There were two reasons: Since your basal calorie burn is in part based on your mass, as you lose weight your burn rate drops, and the difference between calories consumed and calories burned narrows. By cutting back a little more, you can at least keep losing at what will appear to be a reasonable rate. Then when you hit goal, they returned certain foods to your plan every two weeks, so the food list looked even bigger after being cut.

My son is a Registered Dietician, and we have had many long discussions about the "eating too little to lose weight" theory floating out there. He says it is true for people who severely reduce calorie intake to less than 600 or so calories over a long period of time without interruption, that is, true starvation. Back in the mid-70's there was a popular weight loss "fast", consisting of drinking liquid protein 4 times a day, totalling 500 cals a day. Do that consistently and without ever cheating even once for months, and yes, your body will start to burn whatever is easiest to burn, be it fat, muscle or organ tissue. Not healthy at all. The fact that people religiously on the Fast lost weight far more slowly than they should have, made the "starvation mode" effect well known. He said that he talks to overweight clients everyday who seize on that phenomenon as proof that they need to eat MORE to lose weight. If that were true, no one in the world would starve. It all comes down to a consistent, balanced low calorie diet, sustained over a long period. Totally unsexy and boring. How to do it without being bored is what WW and Spark and Jenny and the others are trying to do.

Nell
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No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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5/16/10 8:07 A

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I was at a plateau for a few months, and then I started increasing my cardio and actually running. Running took off the last 10 pounds without changing what I ate (but I eat healthy for the most part- whole grains, lean meats, veggies and fruits).

Currently maintaining 120 to 125 pounds for nearly a year!


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5/16/10 6:44 A

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Perversely the last 6lb of my sustained loss were unintentional and came fairly quickly when I'd reached goal and stopped trying to lose. Doh!

Before that, I'd definitely slowed down. I'm not sure if the last 6lb fell off because my body was 'reassured' that a few extra calories coming in meant that I wasn't going to starve so it could stop storing fat. I have read about the theory that eating too little stops weight loss.

Good luck!


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Reached goal weight in September 2009

Current maintenance range - 120-123 lb


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ZUCCHINIQUEEN's Photo ZUCCHINIQUEEN Posts: 7,581
5/16/10 6:42 A

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It takes a long time to lose that last 10 or 15 lb.! That's probably because your slimmer body works more efficiently and needs fewer calories to move itself around. I think it must have taken me 6 months or so. Don't try to rush it!

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5/15/10 11:00 P

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Months and months and months! I like to say it took me as long to lose the last 12 as it did the first 50!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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ALLELUIA525's Photo ALLELUIA525 Posts: 18,449
5/15/10 10:45 P

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It took me exactly 4 months to lose the last 15 pounds (it took 10 1/2 months to lose the first 90).

~ Tanya ~

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"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."

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5/15/10 10:42 P

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everyone is individual and you cannot base your weight-loss on someone elses progress. The post before mine lost 7 pounds in a month because she became a vegan. It took me about 3 months to lose and then prior to that I was on a plateau for several weeks. So don't frustrate yourself with what others weight-loss are. You do what is good for you. This is a lifestyle change not a race. You have the rest of your life to lose those 15 pounds. Take one day at a time.

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MARIEFUNFIT Posts: 102
5/15/10 10:30 P

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I became vegan when I needed to lose 10 lbs to become 135. I dropped 7 in a month and continued to lose an average of 5 lbs. a month. At this time I started to go to the gym and got into exercise daily. I believe that made such a difference. By December I weighed less than 120.

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5/15/10 10:02 P

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You can see from my ticker that I'm not there yet, but I was wondering how long it took you all to lose the final ten to fifteen pounds? I'd like to estimate when I'll meet my goal, so I'd like to know how much time it could take. Could you also say how much you lost each week when you had lots to lose and how that number dropped during the final pounds?

Thank you!

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