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Old 04-06-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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its POSSIBLE but not healthy
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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I would think it would depend on how much you had to lose...someone 250+ would have an easier time losing 20 in a month, but I dont think that is recommended. I think it is much healthier to lose 1-2 lbs per week, which is 10 or less per month. Not to mention when you lose weight slower, it has a better chance to stay off, and it will look better. My old (anorexic) roomate lost over 60 lbs over summer vacation a few years ago, and she looks like all saggy, wrinkly and basically like ****. Losing it slower will look MUCH better trust me.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #4
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I lost about 40 lbs a few years ago over the course of 2 months. But i wasnt eating like AT ALL and was constantly on the go, exercising, or with friends etc. I was the most unhealthy i have ever been in my life. I gained it back pretty fast too when i started eating normally again.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:45 PM   #5
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Possible? I suppose, but I guarantee it’s not healthy and most definitely not all or even mostly fat you’re losing. If you’re losing 20 lbs a month you are losing very valuable lean body tissue that you need. If you’ve lost that much weight in a month, depending on why and what exactly you’re doing, it might be a good idea to consult your doctor about a more sensible plan to take weight off slowly and healthily.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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I agree with everyone above.
Why are you in such a rush hun?
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:05 PM   #7
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Agree agree, possible in theory, but not healthy. In fact a 20 pound very fast loss for me in the end lead me to gain the 40 pounds I ended up losing since August (and yes it has taken me 8 months, and even when I take a couple weeks off I don't gain since it's been so slow).
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:41 PM   #8
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I wish I could lose that much in one month...
But for me it's about 5 pounds a month which is a more acceptable and healthy weight loss.
1-2 pounds a week is safe and healthy.

The way I'm going it will have taken me a little under 1 year to lose the 53 pounds I started out with. To be honest, the time since June 2005 and now has flown by so fast.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:44 PM   #9
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Like it's been said, it depends on your starting weight and such. I started at 350 pounds, and lost 50 pounds of that in 3 months time.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:57 PM   #10
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I lost 40 lbs in my first 2 months, but, I was over 300. I couldn't possible manage that now. The heavier you are, the quicker the weight loss is INITIALLY. My weight loss has gone from 5 pounds a week, to 4 pounds a week, to 3 pounds a week, and now it's usually 0-3 pounds a week (and I've got to work my butt off for 3 pounds). If you aren't morbidly obese, it's SUPER-dangerous to lose weight that quickly, and I don't think it's possible at a lower weight, even if you starve yourself, and then your hair will fall out and like some other girls mentioned, you'll look like ****.

As much as I hate the SLOW process of weight loss, it's just something that I've been forced to accept. I'm incredibly impatient and when my weight loss slowed, I was frustrated, but I knew I couldn't do anything extreme or unhealthy to speed it up again. It's tempting, but it's totally not worth it.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:37 AM   #11
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I dont think it's healthy you will probally gain the weight back if you don't do it right, I started out at 245 and over the course of two months with counting every calorie and working out twice a day I lost 20 lbs in the two months one seems a little to quick but everyone's body is different just make sure your not harming your body to lose it!
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:29 PM   #12
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I agree. It probably can be done, but it's not healthy and will probably hurt you in the long run. I've been losing 1-2 lbs per week. Yeah, it's slow but I'll get there eventually.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:47 PM   #13
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Not a healthy option.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:30 PM   #14
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If you're still rearing to lose the weight really fast, even despite knowing how healthy is, that's probably a red flag that there's emotions tied up with your body/weight that are more than just about weight or size...and it might be a good idea to talk with a friend or counselor about those things. Because trying to control those feelings or a situation by trying to lose the weight fast could backfire, and end up controlling you.
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:28 AM   #15
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I'm curious about this too. I wouldn't attempt to lose my 20 in a month, that's more than 1/2 pound a day! But I was wondering if losing the weight w/in the next two months would be healthy to do.
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