3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Calling on your experience

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
Member
 
ThisYear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 88

Height: 5'2

Default Calling on your experience

Hey everyone! I have a quick question, and I need some input from you guys.

I am beginning my community's Biggest Loser Competition on Tuesday. I'm filling out the paperwork now, and it wants to know my weight loss goal for the contest which is 12 weeks long.

Now I know that the standard 2lbs/wk would give me a goal of 24 lbs lost. I'm wondering if this is enough to cut it.

I don't want to make it too easy on myself but I don't want to set myself up for failure. Also, it IS a competition, and I'm strongly motivated.

So my question is, what was your experience in your first few months of losing? Did you lose more than 2/week?

Thanks for your help!
ThisYear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
Positive Focus
 
BeachBreeze2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,041

S/C/G: 225/ticker/125

Height: 5'1"

Default

It is common to lose more than 2lbs a week in the beginning but that doesn't mean any one person will. I think 24lbs is a fair estimate. My guess is that you will lose 10lbs in 3 weeks and the next 14 over 9 weeks. That's how it seems to work for me and for a lot other newbies I have seen on the site.

Personally, I have lost 14lbs in 4 weeks and now my weight loss seems to have slowed to about 1.5 to 2lbs/week even though I am doing the same (better, really) than I was in the beginning. I think we get that little "bonus" in the beginning of water, food weight, and excess glycogen.

Good luck with your challenge!! Please keep posting! I can't wait to see your progress!
__________________
Annie

There's no ticker here because I have no idea what I weigh, nor do I have plans to get on the scale anytime soon. My goals are to take care of myself in healthy ways and let the scale fall wherever it will. "It's not about skinny anymore - it's about healthy."
BeachBreeze2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
Losing weight since 2009
 
Gracie789's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 482

S/C/G: 310/138/132

Height: 5'7

Default

When I make 'time' goals I tend to have a realistic goal and a hopeful goal (I tend to err on the side of caution). For you (without knowing your history, plan, ...) 24 lbs is a realistic loss, but I think you'd lose more than that. For a hopeful goal, 36 lbs is quite possible. In my opinion, the standard losing 1-2 lbs/week doesn't really apply for those of us starting at higher weights. The first few weeks of my lifestyle change the weight melted off and I averaged much closer to 3-4 lbs/week for the first few months. If you commit to your plan and stay on track I think you'll lose at least 36 lbs (probably a bit more). Good luck!!!!!


Edit: The whole losing 1-2/week is also based on average. For me my average so far has been much higher but has slowed down a little as I'm approaching my goal. I'm sure by the time I reach my goal the average will be around 2/week...that's just something to keep in mind when you're first starting out.
__________________
~Grace

Last edited by Gracie789 : 01-29-2010 at 11:10 AM.
Gracie789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
Calorie counter
 
Eliana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,679

Height: 5'4.5"

Default

Boy, that's tough. Do you have to meet the goal? Are there penalties for not reaching whatever goal you set?

I personally lost 30 lbs the first two months, but have stalled out since. And I lost most of it with diet alone. I've stalled out since adding exercise, so mixing the two together within the reality of the real world (outside the TV world of the real TBL) I don't know what you're likely to do.

I don't know. There's a show on Lifetime called "Diet Tribe" and their goals have been 30 lbs in 90 days and 50 pounds in 120 days if that helps.
__________________
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)






My "goal" story: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...goal-post.html
Eliana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 12:03 PM   #5
Member
 
ThisYear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 88

Height: 5'2

Default

Thanks for the help everyone. As far as I know there is no penalty for not reaching it. I think it's just a tool to help us stay focused and work towards something. I've even considered using a different measurement, like jeans size inches lost, but that's even more difficult to guess.

I think I'll give myself a range, like 10-12% of my weight. That seems doable, and if I do more, great!
ThisYear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 12:29 PM   #6
Strong is the new Pretty!
 
FitGirlyGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Arkansas
Posts: 2,237

S/C/G: 245/ticker/1??

Height: 5'2"

Default

Is there someone who is running it that you can call and ask questions? If so then I'd call them and ask them if you are allowed to change it later if need be. If so then put the 24 for now and if you do lose really fast and it becomes too easy a goal for you then you can add to it when you know for sure that you want to.
__________________
Roxy

I quit smoking on Oct. 20, 2008 Now I right and more.



FitGirlyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In La-La Land
Posts: 3,669

Height: 5'8"

Default

I just checked my stats, and I lost 36 lbs between June 19th, when I started, and August 19th... which is about nine weeks I think....

Since I've lost 72 lbs total so far, that means I lost HALF my total weight loss so far in the first nine weeks. In the beginning, it's harder to stay on plan, but it goes so quick that it's fun!

My start weight is similar to yours and I'm taller, so I'd say you could probably shoot a little higher than 24-- maybe 30 lbs?

I was mostly focused on diet in the beginning, although I did start light exercise right awa.
__________________


End of 2014 Challenge

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill

SUCCESS WITHOUT KRYPTONITE!
First Mini-Goal: 260 by vacation.
met 7/25/14
Second Mini-goal 240.5 Half of regain gone.
Third mini-goal below 230 by the end of 2014
ubergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 02:43 PM   #8
Member
 
ThisYear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 88

Height: 5'2

Default

That's a good idea, Fitgirly, and I think I will do that. BTW, I just moved away from Conway. I lived in Jacksonville a few years ago. Small world

That's encouraging, ubergirl. Thanks, girls!
ThisYear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LA Weight Loss Testimonials - Was your experience less than favorable? Let us know! Suzanne 3FC LA Weight Loss 50 06-07-2011 12:23 AM
Boys, Men, Their Influence on Your Body Image MicheleKC Weight Loss Support 41 02-16-2007 10:37 AM
Calling all Body Flex'ers LAGirl Exercise! 25 03-02-2001 10:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2