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Ruslana
01-09-2012, 11:54 PM
I am challenging myself to lose 28 lbs 4 months. I think it's a reasonable goal and I think I can make it. I will be using this thread as a way of staying focused and accountable. I will be weighing in every other day. Wish me luck.:coffee:


deblosingit
01-10-2012, 10:14 AM
28 lbs in 4 months is a pretty aggressive goal. It depends on how much weight you have to lose. My experience was at the beginning, when I was 255 lbs I was able to lose 8 to 10 lbs/month. I maintained that rate for about 5 months, then it slowed down. Now I am losing about 1 lb/wk or 4 lb/mo. But everyone is different. I have some weeks where I don't lose anything and the next week I will drop 3 lbs.

I have read many posts here that as you approach your goal it seems like the weight loss slows even more. So, I don't know where you are on your journey but I caution you to have realistic expectations. It is good to have a goal, but when you tie it to a timeline you are kind of setting yourself up. I mean, if 4 months goes by and you only lose 20 lbs are you going to consider that a failure? Of course not.

Good luck and I wish you much success.

Ryler832
01-10-2012, 11:47 AM
I have read many posts here that as you approach your goal it seems like the weight loss slows even more.

It is extremely hard to shed the last 10 or so pounds. I haven't lost any weight since October. I just started changing things up again. Hopefully this will help with shedding the last few pounds.


baker23
01-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Good luck :) As the two people above me stated, if you are near the end of your goal, losing that amount of weight in that time frame is going to be difficult. As I get closer to mine, I'm finding i have to break though alot of plateaus to move onto the next few pounds lost.

On the other hand if your just starting out and have a significant amount to lose, then 7 pounds a month is pretty reasonable. All just depends on where you are.

Again good luck

Ruslana
01-10-2012, 09:12 PM
28 lbs in 4 months is a pretty aggressive goal. It depends on how much weight you have to lose. My experience was at the beginning, when I was 255 lbs I was able to lose 8 to 10 lbs/month. I maintained that rate for about 5 months, then it slowed down. Now I am losing about 1 lb/wk or 4 lb/mo. But everyone is different. I have some weeks where I don't lose anything and the next week I will drop 3 lbs.

I have read many posts here that as you approach your goal it seems like the weight loss slows even more. So, I don't know where you are on your journey but I caution you to have realistic expectations. It is good to have a goal, but when you tie it to a timeline you are kind of setting yourself up. I mean, if 4 months goes by and you only lose 20 lbs are you going to consider that a failure? Of course not.

Good luck and I wish you much success.

No 20 lbs would be awesome! It's just a goal to shoot for, it will be fun to see how close I can get. Today I started watching my calorie count and keeping my food and exercise journal. My calorie limit is a bit over 1500 calories per day, which if i stay focused and exercise 3 times a week I should lose hopefully 2 lbs a week but at least 1lb. I think this is reasonable. I decided to weight every day i think it will make me aware i have to consider everything I put in my mouth.:dizzy: Thanks for the great advise!!

Ruslana
01-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Good luck :) As the two people above me stated, if you are near the end of your goal, losing that amount of weight in that time frame is going to be difficult. As I get closer to mine, I'm finding i have to break though alot of plateaus to move onto the next few pounds lost.

On the other hand if your just starting out and have a significant amount to lose, then 7 pounds a month is pretty reasonable. All just depends on where you are.

Again good luck

Thanks! I have a lot to lose, still 28 lbs is a BIG goal but it's only the first. I'm pretty determined and I will succeed. 1st weigh-in tomorrow..maybe i'll get lucky :spin:

Ruslana
01-10-2012, 10:51 PM
Just totaled my calories (1514 cal out of 1550 cal). Woo! I am just under my calorie load by 36 calories but I had too many carbs. I will have to watch that as the quality of the calorie does count especially when it comes to a sluggish metabolism like mine. Instant sugar :(

Ruslana
01-11-2012, 02:01 PM
Weighed in this morning and wanted to see it budge at least a few ounces into one less pound but nada.. damn..:mad:
I did do a low intensity exercise this morning walking and cleaning woodwork in a building i manage..i was huffing by the time i got to the 3rd floor. My assistant suggested maybe i should stop, and of course i didn't ..lol

Ruslana
01-11-2012, 04:52 PM
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Ruslana
01-11-2012, 10:06 PM
day was kinda rotten work wise but my total calories for day 1312 which means I am under by 238 cal ..this could be a good thing..pretty happy with that..I am wondering if my scale will move an oz tomorrow morning :?: geez, it better!:^:

Ruslana
01-12-2012, 12:37 AM
ok have to confess i blew it not sure i know by how much but a LOT..so now back to square one :( Scale tomorrow though no matter what.

Ruslana
01-12-2012, 02:01 PM
It's as I feared I gained 8 oz from last night's debauchery..the day and part of the evening was rawking til about 11..damn..
But today is another day and I am determined to be focused and at or under my calorie load.

Ruslana
01-12-2012, 07:57 PM
ok, on track today but the night is still young..i am trying to eat fewer calories then my usual to help make up for the screw up yesterday..so around 11 i will tally calories. I WILL succeed tonight!:stress:

Ruslana
01-13-2012, 12:11 PM
Binged last night about 11pm. There is something very wrong with 11 o'clock..anyway not good..so tonight trying something a little different to help me..see if it works..i do so great during the day but it's the nighttime that is my downfall (and i know this about myself) I've got to learn to deal with it somehow.:)

Ruslana
01-14-2012, 11:28 AM
Finally made it! I was under my calorie load by 300 calories:D forgot to weigh in this morning but definitely will tomorrow morning..weekends are ALWAYS hard for me but I'm feeling ok and not real hungry..that's a good sign

damiilya
01-14-2012, 01:21 PM
My goal is almost the same, for me it's 27 lbs in 5 months..
Hehe, good luck to you! (:

Ruslana
01-14-2012, 07:35 PM
My goal is almost the same, for me it's 27 lbs in 5 months..
Hehe, good luck to you! (:

Thanks:) stay in touch and let me know how you are doing..do you have a blog or thread?

Ruslana
01-14-2012, 09:00 PM
Have several hundred calories left but the night is still young...something doesn't feel right out my totals but I put everything down..not particularly hungry but it's probably not smart to not have a decent calorie count as I don't want my body to go into starvation mode..yikes that would be very counter productive..so trying to decide what to eat..

Ruslana
01-15-2012, 12:59 PM
I have to say coming here has helped keep me honest and accountable about my issues with food..the last two days i've done better and staying focused and ignoring cravings has finally paid off. I lost 2lb! yea

Saturday's total calories 1248-daily calorie limit 1550

Suzanne 3FC
01-15-2012, 02:39 PM
Hi Rusiana, you're doing great! Have you considered sign up for one of our free diet blogs? It's a great way to hold yourself accountable and will give you more space to go over your personal journey. Check out some of the blogs at www.3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/ and see how everyone is doing. You can even link to your diet blog from your forum profile and it will appear just under your avatar on every forum post you make.

Good luck!

Ruslana
01-16-2012, 02:21 AM
Hey great idea I didn't know anything about them..i'm not very tech savvy however so I will see if I can manage to make one. thanks!

Ruslana
01-16-2012, 02:26 AM
Calorie Limit 1550

Calories Spent 1299

Calories Saved 251 :D <happy dance>

Made it through another whole day! It feels so good when I am in control I don't understand why I begin to binge! Anyway, will let you know if there is any movement on scale tomorrow morning..

I'm definitely going to check out that link to a blog...

Ruslana
01-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Started a blog but its kind of difficult to navigate, and it kind of feels lonely..maybe it will grow on me? anyway today is sort of difficult. Hungry today no matter what I eat, but hopefully ate enough to quiet the beast within..It's very early to be having this issue so only time will tell. Hopefully, I will not lose focus and stay within my calorie limit

Adalyn
01-16-2012, 03:31 PM
7 pounds (28 lbs in 4 months) a month is a very doable goal in my opinion as long as you work hard for it. You can do it :D

Ruslana
01-16-2012, 10:59 PM
7 pounds (28 lbs in 4 months) a month is a very doable goal in my opinion as long as you work hard for it. You can do it :D

Thanks, I really need all the encouragement I can get! Today is a pretty good day and I think I did pretty well even though I was so hungry..

Calorie Limit 1550

Calories Spent 1342

Calories Saved 208

Weighed in and no movement on scale but I wasn't expecting any..hopefully tomorrow something:^:

Ruslana
01-17-2012, 11:32 PM
Did not feel well today so way under my calorie load, but this isn't good, as I'm not small..so tomorrow I have to do better whether I feel like it or not. I need to plan my meals. Tonight I made salmon for lunch and i'll have a mini chef salad..i think that sounds pretty good, maybe add some whole grain toast.

Calorie Limit 1550
Calories Spent 984
Calories Saved 566

Ruslana
01-20-2012, 01:54 PM
Feeling more like myself today..So the last few days i've been having trouble getting enough calories in because I was sick. Not sure how I can make up for that but I guess you need to make every day a fresh start and so here it goes..

Calorie Max 1550
Calories Used 615
Calories Under 935

Ruslana
01-20-2012, 01:56 PM
oh forgot to mention I lost another 4lbs! I can live with that!

damiilya
01-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Thanks:) stay in touch and let me know how you are doing..do you have a blog or thread?

Yep, I will! And now I don't.. I think I'll start soon, though. (:
Today and yesterday I didn't do a really good job >.< I ate over 2000 calories. The first days were quite easy, now it's getting harder to stick to my <1700 calorie intake -.-

Ruslana
01-21-2012, 08:01 AM
Yep, I will! And now I don't.. I think I'll start soon, though. (:
Today and yesterday I didn't do a really good job >.< I ate over 2000 calories. The first days were quite easy, now it's getting harder to stick to my <1700 calorie intake -.-

Yep I understand, something to consider if you want a few extra calories to work with and still lose weight you might consider spending a little extra time in the gym? Maybe take an exercise class, that would burn up 300 calories
easy! good luck!

There is a daily accountability thread also that might give you some incentive and ideas about staying on top of your calorie limit. It's quite popular and isn't hard to find but if you can't let me know and i will give you the link. Good Luck!

damiilya
01-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Yep I understand, something to consider if you want a few extra calories to work with and still lose weight you might consider spending a little extra time in the gym? Maybe take an exercise class, that would burn up 300 calories
easy! good luck!

There is a daily accountability thread also that might give you some incentive and ideas about staying on top of your calorie limit. It's quite popular and isn't hard to find but if you can't let me know and i will give you the link. Good Luck!

Yep, I found a couple of them.
And I already have kind of an exercise class, kempo. It's once a week though, but I do exercise the rest of the week as well. With those exercise dvds. And soon I'll start going to yoga classes, but it's once a week as well. Anyway, it's better than nothing. (:
But today I'm on track again, and I lost 4 lbs in one week! But I'm sure it's all water weight XD