100 lb. Club - How often have you or do you lose ten lbs in a month?




Matilda08
10-18-2010, 10:30 AM
Good morning everyone, first let me say that I know this answer is going to be different for everyone but I am trying to get an idea of what some of you are doing as far as diet and exersize to lose ten lbs in month. The only time Ive ever lost ten lbs in a 30 day period is when I first started in 2008 with fatsmash (detox phase) anyways this is more so a curiosity question. And for those whom has lost ten lbs in a month if it has happened often please share your diet/workouts or anything that helped you. One of my goals is to lose 10lbs in a 30 day period sometime during this journey. thanks


Eliana
10-18-2010, 10:35 AM
I lost 10 pounds the first two weeks I started and then that was it. From there on I have lost 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 pounds in a month's time. I'd say I average 5, but really it's more of a median. ;)

Weight loss slows down as you get smaller, and it took me by surprise to know how quickly that meant.

The recommended loss is 4-8 pounds per month.

Terre
10-18-2010, 10:53 AM
I averaged almost 12 lbs a month. 9 months ago today I started and Saturday I made GOAL!!
I am a calorie counter 1200 a day usually.
walk 3 miles a day 5 days a week to leslie sansone DVD
drink 10 bottles of water/green tea a day
no frying
no white flour products
lots of fresh fruit & veggies


caryesings
10-18-2010, 11:19 AM
Never. Even at my heighest weight (when folks expect to see big numbers) I didn't lose very fast. I've averaged @ 6 lbs per month. Now that I'm lighter, 2-4 lbs per month.

popspry
10-18-2010, 11:32 AM
Never, I've never been a fast loser

SCraver
10-18-2010, 11:45 AM
When I first started to try to lose weight (in Dec 2001) - I was about 250lbs. Those first 20 lbs litterally flew off never to be seen again. But I can't remember how long it took them to fly off. It was only little changes I started with. 10 mins on the elliptical, eat wheat instead of white, and trying to "cut back". I was also only 22 years old.

Then I yo-yoed between 215 - 230 for years.

Now, it has taken me an entire year to go from 232 to 204 (as of this weekend! whoo hoo!) That is 28 lbs in a year. That's what, about 2.3 lbs a month? Lol! I don't ever expect to see a 10 lb loss in one month. Just looking for the downward slope.

Lyn2007
10-18-2010, 12:05 PM
When I started in 2007, I focused on eating no junk and eating lots of veggies and fruits and walking out the door and back (which was all the exercise I could tolerate). The first 3 months I lost 13, 7, and 5 pounds and from there I was calorie counting and lost 0 or 1 pound some months and 5 or 7 other months.

After a long period of stall, I restarted with a vigor, did calorie counting again and last November lost 11 pounds. Then it slowed. In April I started a low carb low cal plan (1000ish calories, 100+ g protein, under 90g carbs/day) and lost 15 pounds the first month and then about 7 per month after that. This month I've lost 6 so far.

kaplods
10-18-2010, 12:18 PM
Every month, if you count losing the 8 lbs I gain during TOM (but since I had to gain it before losing it, that doesn't really count, does it?).

In terms of "real" weight loss, I've acheived a 10 lb loss only a few times in the last six years.

In my 20's at this weight, I could and often did lose 10 lbs or more the first week, and could lose 30 or more lbs in a month... but those days are long gone.

synger
10-18-2010, 12:40 PM
The first month I went low-carb. And then last August. But after August I didn't lose at all in September, so I think it was a period of body-adjusting. I'm back on my slow-but-steady pace of 4-6 pounds a month.

Ky30
10-18-2010, 12:48 PM
I lost 15 pounds in my first 3 weeks of eating healthier, 1st week was 8 pounds, 2nd week was 3 pounds, and 3rd week was 4 pounds Im sure it will slow down I just hope not anytime soon lol. I eat LOTS of veggies, fruits, lean meats, I still have ice cream I just eat frozen yogurt instead, I still eat cookies its just 100 calorie pack of cookies, I stay under 1500 calories a day, and walk with my kids around the neighborhood thats it.

sept15lija
10-18-2010, 02:43 PM
I've averaged about 11-12 pounds per month. I officially started June 22nd, so it's been 4 months, and I've lost about 50 pounds (weighed in at 182 this morning). So far I am not doing much exercising besides being very active with two little kids, and walking the dog. I am eating about 1500 calories per day. However, I am also breastfeeding an 8 month old, so that has helped my loss along as well. When she weans I plan to go down to about 1200-1300 calories per day, which is a level I have eaten at before quite happily and will expect to continue to lose/maintain at that point.

Edited to add that I am 32, as another poster pointed out that age has a lot to do with rate of weight loss as well.

rockinrobin
10-18-2010, 02:46 PM
During the time I was losing, every month was a 10 lb plus loss, averaging about 15 per month.

Eliana
10-18-2010, 02:50 PM
During the time I was losing, every month was a 10 lb plus loss, averaging about 15 per month.

Dude!! No wonder you say plateaus don't happen to everyone!! You are like the weight loss diva! :D LOL! Your body truly does like to be thin.

It all works out in the end. Weight loss certainly isn't a race. :)

toastedsmoke
10-18-2010, 03:02 PM
I just did the kick-off (no-carb) week of a very low carb diet my friend was put on by her diet coach. I'm not no or even particularly low carb, myself but did it more in solidarity with her to encourage her to keep to it. And as at Saturday, I'd lost 7.5 lbs in 1 week. I don't think even my first week into this journey was that huge a loss (I may have lost 5 lbs I think). I'm usually a 5-7 lb a month loser, so this is amazing. However, I was absolutely miserable, hungry, weak as a kitten during my work outs, had the worst mood swings, so even though low-carb is something my body apparently likes, my mind and my soul hates it, and therefore, it's sooooo not sustainable. Maybe I can do like a low-carb week every month though or something.

TooManyDimples
10-18-2010, 03:11 PM
During the time I was losing, every month was a 10 lb plus loss, averaging about 15 per month.

I hate to threadjack, but I've been wanting to ask you this for days...

How did you do that?! :) Everytime I see your numbers and dates I'm amazed. Just curious what your total approach was (you already convinced me I should count my calories so thanks for that)

If there is already a thread somewhere where you've shared, I'd love to read it.

Threadjack done... sorry. :^:

rockinrobin
10-18-2010, 03:15 PM
The only time Ive ever lost ten lbs in a 30 day period is when I first started in 2008 with fatsmash (detox phase)

If you're looking to lose 10 lbs in 30 days, why not go back to what's worked for you in the past. Not saying for sure that you'd get the same results, but it's worth a shot, no?

I realized I didn't follow up the question:

And for those whom has lost ten lbs in a month if it has happened often please share your diet/workouts or anything that helped you.

My diet was a clean one - ZERO garbage. All nutrient rich foods. ZERO garbage. But the biggest key without a doubt - consistency, consistency, consistency. Sticking with it, sticking with it, sticking with it.

Eliana, I did everything within my power to avoid any plateaus. The consistency, the steadily increasing of my exercise. But again - it was the adhering to my calorie budget and the quality of my foods that did it, I believe.

IMO, if it's steady results you're after, it's steady eating/exercise you'll need. It's not everyones choice, but it was mine. :)

Pacifica Bee
10-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Here is what my loss has looked like thus far:
January 2010 : -26.6
February 2010: -15.2
March 2010: -14.6
April 2010: -15.2
May 2010: -10.8
June 2010 -7.8
July 2010 -8.2
August 2010 -10.8
September 2010 -6.0
October 2010 so far -7.4

So you can see it was a LOT at first, but it has been tapering downwards as time continues.

edited to say: Coincidentally, I am doing exactly what rockinrobin did, except my exercise is lower than what it could be (I walk 3 miles a day, but I just started doing that 3 weeks ago and haven't done any exercise up to that point). As my body gets more fit, I'll be upping the exercise more!

Sea
10-18-2010, 03:37 PM
The last time I succeeded in losing 44 lbs. I was losing around 10 lbs per month. This required extreme dieting and averaging over an hour of exercise per day. I guess I'm an all or nothing personality. So I'm trying to do it that way again. Of course the first month of serious dieting gives higher results, but I am on track again and hope to continue to goal this time.

In part, though, we do have to recognize that someone needing to lose less is not as likely to lose this much in such a short time.:carrot::carrot::carrot:

carter
10-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Some of the numbers are very impressive here. It would be helpful, for those of you who don't mind saying so, to tell us your age when you tell us how much you've lost each month.

I have always known, intellectually, that weight loss gets slower as you get older, but boy am I FEELING it this time around. I'm even still fairly young - I'm just 38 - and still this is a very different process requiring a whole different degree of patience than it did, say, 10 years ago.

So to answer the OP's question, no, I have not had any month this time around where I've lost 10 pounds - except perhaps the very first one, when I had that first rush of bloat that came off. Since then, if I lose 7 pounds I have to call it a pretty darn good month, and 5 is more typical. And it's not going to get any faster as I get closer to a healthy weight.

I would strongly advise against setting numerical goals like "lose 10 pounds in a month" or "lose 100 pounds by next Christmas." These things are up to your body and may not go the way you want, despite your best efforts. They are, after a point, out of your control. Instead, set behavioral goals, goals that are entirely within your control - "stick to my plan for a month" or even "stick to my plan today." If you meet that goal day after day, whether your body feels like losing 10 pounds a month or just 5, you'll still feel that you have done right by yourself and succeeded.

Pacifica Bee
10-18-2010, 06:18 PM
for those of you who don't mind saying so, to tell us your age when you tell us how much you've lost each month.


I'll be 37 in 3 weeks. I gotta tell you though, with losing this weight, I feel like I am about to turn 25 :dizzy:

See previous post in this thread for my monthly losses.

Terre
10-18-2010, 06:38 PM
I am 35 gonna be 36 on the 29th. I have had a total hysterectomy and went through surgical menopause already. I take no hormones either

rockinrobin
10-18-2010, 07:01 PM
I'll be 47 in less than a month. Started this journey two months shy of 42.

Petite Powerhouse
10-18-2010, 07:04 PM
(Didn't realize where I was on the site. Sorry!)

katy trail
10-18-2010, 07:15 PM
i had the best results at the begining working out often 2 hrs or more. alot of running in place, riding my recumbent bike, step ups. later i started using weights, or shall i say wts more often and increase the wt.

maybe look at your exercise log recently, last few months/weeks. maybe theres not enough variety. maybe theres moves you could be doing differently.

i was doing lots of lunges, squats, running, all this works your body, but we're only moving up and down.

then i tried a new routine with side lunges and speed skaters. i had done them before, but this time there were several sets. i swear i burned off 2 inches off my hips from those exercises. working my muscles in new ways.
or it could be something you haven't done in awhile, but it still shocks your body.

carter
10-18-2010, 07:18 PM
I'll be 37 in 3 weeks. I gotta tell you though, with losing this weight, I feel like I am about to turn 25 :dizzy:

See previous post in this thread for my monthly losses.

Your results are mind-boggling. Congratulations.

katy trail
10-18-2010, 07:26 PM
i'm 28. i lost 15 pounds first month. a period of a few weeks with a plateu, then lost another 10.
so sw:230 march 7
215 on easter this yr
205 sometime in early may.

i used to do 2 w/o a day sometimes. morning and before i go to bed run or ride the bike. or do squats. now i have to hold a wt for them to be effective.

katy trail
10-18-2010, 07:29 PM
i feel like i'm getting my lost years back too. years of telling everyone i would do it, but not. now, if i stayed this size, that's fine :) i just want a few inches of fat gone.

Bac0s
10-18-2010, 08:28 PM
I've average about 10-12 pounds a month so far.

KatMarie
10-18-2010, 08:40 PM
I'm 40 and I've been losing between 10-20 pounds a month since I started April 28th of this year. The first 3 months about 20 pounds a month and it's almost been another 3 months at around 10 pounds a month. I count calories, no junk food, stay on plan everyday and not much exercise. I plan on starting to exercise regulary soon.

RobinD
10-18-2010, 08:50 PM
I'll be 48 on 12/1. I started on Aug. 18th, so:

8/18 - 9/18: -18.2
9/18 - 10/18: -15.2

Time will tell, but I assume that the loss will taper down.

Eliana
10-19-2010, 08:54 AM
(Didn't realize where I was on the site. Sorry!)

That's ok! We don't mind! :D

I just turned 36, so most of my loss was at age 35.

AZ Sunrises
10-19-2010, 10:07 AM
I gained 15 lbs while I was on unemployment this spring. I've re-lost that and another 37 to go with it. That puts me at over 8 per month. I lose more when I cut the fruit smoothies (rice milk, protein powder, and fruit)...but that's such an easy meal that I'll lose a couple of pounds less per month.

I'm using the Droid Calorie Counter. I'm making sure that my caloric intake is all over the place. Some days it's 1200. There are other days it's 2400. I'm keeping my body confused enough that the blubber is melting.

renstwin
10-19-2010, 11:43 AM
I lost over ten pounds about three times so far. It seems easier in the beginning.

I am jealous of everyone that is able to continue that!

Matilda08
10-19-2010, 02:08 PM
Never. Even at my heighest weight (when folks expect to see big numbers) I didn't lose very fast. I've averaged @ 6 lbs per month. Now that I'm lighter, 2-4 lbs per month.


YOu sooo sound like me:)

Matilda08
10-19-2010, 02:13 PM
If you're looking to lose 10 lbs in 30 days, why not go back to what's worked for you in the past. Not saying for sure that you'd get the same results, but it's worth a shot, no?

I realized I didn't follow up the question:



My diet was a clean one - ZERO garbage. All nutrient rich foods. ZERO garbage. But the biggest key without a doubt - consistency, consistency, consistency. Sticking with it, sticking with it, sticking with it.

Eliana, I did everything within my power to avoid any plateaus. The consistency, the steadily increasing of my exercise. But again - it was the adhering to my calorie budget and the quality of my foods that did it, I believe.

IMO, if it's steady results you're after, it's steady eating/exercise you'll need. It's not everyones choice, but it was mine. :)

Because that diet isnt realistic for me. I lost 12lbs in 9 days because all you can eat are fr uits veggis a cup of oat meal per day two 6 oz of ff or low fat yogurt and a few other things. I count calories and although my weight takes a little long I also know its something I can live with.

eclipse
10-19-2010, 02:20 PM
In the very beginning I lost 10 lbs (first month), and then again when i restarted after the winter holidays (I decided to do maintenance rather than aiming for losses last holiday season), and then I think one other time after that. I've had a couple of other months where I've lost 9ish, but usually it's 6-8.

So here are my losses for this year. I don't have Sept-Dec of last year.

January :13.4
February :9.4
March : 7.6
April :11
May:6
June :7.2
July :9.8
August:6.6
September:6.2
October so far: 5.8

rockinrobin
10-19-2010, 04:26 PM
Because that diet isnt realistic for me. I lost 12lbs in 9 days because all you can eat are fr uits veggis a cup of oat meal per day two 6 oz of ff or low fat yogurt and a few other things. I count calories and although my weight takes a little long I also know its something I can live with.

One of my goals is to lose 10lbs in a 30 day period sometime during this journey. thanks

I wasn't telling you that you should do this necessarily (fat smash), but you actually brought it up in your original post that you were indeed looking to lose 10 lbs in a month. I thought that since you had once done it, that you might be wanting to do it again. I guess I got a little confused :dizzy:. Were you perhaps looking for OTHER ways to achieve that goal?

Matilda08
10-19-2010, 05:08 PM
I wasn't telling you that you should do this necessarily (fat smash), but you actually brought it up in your original post that you were indeed looking to lose 10 lbs in a month. I thought that since you had once done it, that you might be wanting to do it again. I guess I got a little confused :dizzy:. Were you perhaps looking for OTHER ways to achieve that goal?

Point taken my dear:) Yeah pretty much lol its not something that I would die to do but it would be very nice if I lost ten lbs in a month. I was just wanting to see what others are doing that have accomplished this on their journey. I think I can increase my workouts. I eat between 12-1600 cals per day most days the higher end. I also do a variety of works step sculp, body to pump, elliptical, treadmill and usually workout for a hour five times per week. Lately Ive been working out for at least 90mins when I workout