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Texas79
11-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Just started today in my goal of losing 100 lbs, I would love to do it in 6 months but will be very happy if it is done in 12. My plan is to eat better, less, and excersise. I am currently at 330lbs and am 6'3" tall.
Any advise would be much appreciated!


teregram
11-12-2012, 08:32 PM
I have lost 15 pounds in 5 months. I know it isn't very much but it is exciting. The only advice I can give is to exercise and count your calories . Measure everything. It is amazing how calories sneak up on you. Good luck.

AwShucks
11-12-2012, 10:51 PM
Good luck, Tex! Keep reading on the site and you'll find lots of tips. Remember to take photos today. You'll want to look back on them because you won't look anything like them 100lbs from now! You CAN DO IT!


Judy Lynn
11-13-2012, 10:35 AM
Welcome Texas79! 6 months is not a very realistic timeframe for losing 100 pounds. A healthy rate of loss is closer to 1 - 2 pounds per week. You will lose more in the beginning.

Good luck, and check in here often. It really helps.

BleuMaus
11-13-2012, 10:49 AM
Good luck!! But I agree with Judy, 100 in 6 months is not realistic. I can see perhaps 12, but that seems unhealthy. Please be safe with your weight loss. I have done the "unhealthy" way and it is never a solid success. I do the same thing. "3 months 30 lbs GO" and I get depressed cause I give myself such a time frame and never succeed. Just go with the flow. Days go by so quickly!

angieand2girls
11-13-2012, 12:00 PM
Hi Texas79! The three things you mentioned, eat less, eat better, and exercise will get you to where you want to be! That's all you need! (oh, I'd throw in PLENTY of water too) If you are consistent and persistent, you will gaurantee your success. :D

Texas79
11-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Thank you all for the advice, it is much appreciated.

Beverlyjoy
11-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Glad you posted. Remember plan, plan and plan some more. Planning is key, I think. When things are planned then food thoughts don't spin around in your head all day because it's decided. You CAN do this.

I too, think it's not realistic to lose 100 pounds in six monthes. However, you can get a great start in six months.

Carry on and keep posting.

ubergirl
11-14-2012, 10:53 PM
Hi Texas and Welcome,

Losing 100 lbs is very doable. Also, you will be amazed at surprised at how fabulous you feel long before you hit that 100 lb mark.

(keeping it off can be tough, but that's another story.)

wakeupashley
11-15-2012, 11:15 AM
Good luck! I'm on the same mission as you are. We got this!

KatMarie
11-15-2012, 02:31 PM
I suggest counting calories. If you don't lose it all in 6 months, don't get discouraged...it will come off. Hope to see you around here a lot! This group is a great support system.

Texas79
11-15-2012, 07:59 PM
I suggest counting calories. If you don't lose it all in 6 months, don't get discouraged...it will come off. Hope to see you around here a lot! This group is a great support system.

What is a good amount of calories for me? I've been having a slim fast shake for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch and a small dinner (usually grilled chicken and salad). I am also only drinking water or unsweetened tea to drink.

angieand2girls
11-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Texas79 - how many calories does all that come to? It doesn't sound like much. If you google "calorie needs calculator", you can find a calculator that will tell you how many calories you can eat and still lose weight based on your weight, height, age, gender, etc. I think you could easily eat 2,500 bare minimum and still lose.....but check out one of those calculators to get an idea of your range. :) I'd be clawing at the cabinets if that's all I ate in a day LOL!

scoutycat
11-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Too few calories won't get you there faster! It is more likely to mess you up, leave you hungry and binging or screw up your metabolism. I'd try starting at 2500 cals, and see if you're losing. muscleandstrength dot com has a bmr-and-daily-calorie-calculator that you can use to check what you should be getting to maintain your current weight. I use the calculator by setting it to what I'd like to be and the amount of excercise that I expect I can maintain, and then my weight loss daily calories are about 250 below that. Or you could go to LoseIt!, a weight loss app, and it will figure out how many calories you should eat if you want to achieve a certain goal (1, 1.5, 2 lbs/week).

eliza422
11-16-2012, 03:29 PM
One thing to keep in mind is that whatever you do to get down to your goal you will have to *continue* to do. Maintenance is not returning to old ways - it's continuing pretty much with the way you lost the weight, with a few minor tweaks.

That's one reason to not rush the process as well. When you first start it's easy to say no to a lot of stuff and eat shakes and tiny salads, but as time goes on it gets a lot harder to stick to such a limited plan. You'll have to learn to deal with meals out at restaurants, family functions, holidays, and just your own boredom!

Not trying to discourage your efforts, I just want to get you to be in a more realistic frame of mind.

I'm in my third year of my plan and I'm at 90 lbs down, 35 to go to get to goal. I'm taking the *slow* road! I've plateaued at various times, but never gone up. :carrot:

Texas79
11-17-2012, 11:38 AM
I have increased my calarie intake some by eating almonds, and other items for lunch but still keeping the size in check. Thank you for all the advice!

Misti in Seattle
11-17-2012, 05:04 PM
Hello and welcome! I have to agree with those who have said 100 pounds in 6 months is not realistic. In fact, it is likely dangerous. The first ones will probably fall off really quickly but then when the plateaus start it can be discouraging. I wish you all the best; just don't want to see you set yourself up for what you will perceive as failure when in fact it can be very successful.

linJber
11-17-2012, 06:34 PM
I think 100 pounds in 6 months is very optimistic. But I think 100 pounds in 10 months is perfectly doable. I won't say if it isn't healthy because I don't know enough about what you're eating and how active you are. If you shoot for 1% of you body weight per week lost, you will be at your goal in about 35 weeks. I think this is an attainable goal. It worked for me. To see it laid out was very encouraging - I made a spread sheet with my actual weight at the top of the column and then put the Wednesday dates down a column. I put in a formula that made each week's goal 99% of the week before. It was good to see if I was keeping pace with what I wanted to do. Some weeks were better than others - for no apparent reason - but overall, I was able to maintain that rate of loss. Some people go for small changes, other jump in with both feet right off the bat. You've set a great goal - keep us posted as to how you're doing.

Lin

Oh, yeah - welcome to the forum and good luck with this.

baker23
11-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Wecome Tex :)
I do agree with the others that 6 months or even a year isn't a realistic about to time to lose what you need, in a healthy way. Putting dates for achieving our goals can sometimes discourage us if we don't hit them. As long as you eat healthy, excerise, and stick with it, the weight will come off. :) 1-2 pounds of weightloss a week is a healthy amount to shoot for but starting out, you will prob lose more then that. When it slows don't, don't get discouraged.

You need to figure out how many calories you need to be eating to lose weight. Theres a calorie calculater here: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-goal.php that should give you a general idea. Make sure to adjust your calorie amount as you keep losing.

Pictures and measurements, and trying on clothes that were what you wore at your highest weight are great ways to keep track of your progress if your getting a little frustrated. It won't be as noticable at first but the more you lose, the smaller about of weightloss it takes, to see a difference...
It took me 4 years to shead 170 pounds, with plenty of breaks in that time frame of maintaining until my modivation kicked in again. Be persistant. Because you got this. :)

OH excerise...make sure you SWEAT...get that heart pumping. Mix up what your doing and when something becomes easy, make it more challenging. Excerise goals are a great way to keep you sticking with it...

Sunday115
11-21-2012, 07:28 AM
I'm trying to lose the same amount in the same amount of time. It does sound unhealthy, but the way I see it, is just do what you can and see what happens. If you lose 75 lbs are you going to be devastated? NO! And neither will I. Good luck!

Fatness
11-21-2012, 07:30 AM
You can do it! Good luck!

Fatness
11-21-2012, 07:45 AM
OP: Everyone always say what is "realistic " time to lose weight! But everyone body is different. What is good for you does not mean it will be good for someone else; just because you may lose weight slow; does not mean the next person will lose it slow.

If I can lose 30 pounds from Oct1 to Nov19th ; Oh you can do it!
I have lost a total of 80 pounds since June 2012

NO; i did not have surgery; no Special diet, No pills and No fasting!
It's called work your AZZ off in the gym and cut out fast food and junk food! However, don't forget to rest! smile

Why there are women and men who do all these special things to lose weight;I think it is great it works for you! Keep up the good work!

I say stay with your 6 month goal and whatever you lose you will be happy!
And if you do lose that 100 pounds in 6months! You can come back later at this post and Smile away!

You can do it! Keep those goals coming!:carrot::carrot:

Do not take my message to heart!

Texas79
07-07-2014, 10:54 PM
I've been gone for awhile but wanted to update my status. I finally joined a program in November of 2013 and am proud to say I am -78 pounds as of today. I still want to lose the 100 lbs and feel I am going to reach this goal. It took me another year to figure out what I needed to do but am happy I finally did.

activeadventurer
07-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Congratulations and keep on trucking!

TheSatinPumpkin
07-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Congrats!!!!!!!

BeachBreeze2010
07-08-2014, 11:05 AM
So glad to see you back!! And even more so to see you have made progress!

It's funny because I see people on this site all the time that give themselves the goal of losing 100lbs in x amount of time. I think - sure, maybe they will do it, great! But I also think - just start, lose 25 lbs. Feel that for a while and see where you are. Then lose another 25lbs. By the time you get to 75, you already feel like a new person. You didn't do it in 6 months - neither did I. But we did it. And we feel better. Looking back in these old threads, it is a little time capsule and for me, reminds me that the time will pass anyway. I am SO GLAD that it has brought you to a healthier self. You'll finish it - I'm sure of it. Or maybe you'll get to 90 and maintain that. (I feel sometimes like the 100 mark is kind of arbitrary.) Regardless, you are already there! You've already changed your life and achieved so much. Celebrate you and what you've done - and then keep being healthy and see where that puts the scale.

Texas79
07-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Thank you!

Kismet89
07-12-2014, 09:38 AM
That's great, Texas! What program are you on?

Doris5096
07-13-2014, 03:27 AM
Hi Texas and welcome! Great to hear you took that first step and made the decision. 100lb loss is not easy, but can be achieved. I have the same goals as you, but have given myself a year to do it. Six months is aggressive. Just remember to celebrate the mini-goals and recover from any mini-setbacks you might come across. You CAN do this :hug:

Texas79
07-13-2014, 06:02 PM
That's great, Texas! What program are you on?


Men's Only Weight Loss is the program, they have one for Women as well.

sanshir
07-26-2014, 01:16 PM
just coming back to this site trying to do it and not smoke, need to get motivated I have learned having a clean house is the key, not sure why but it is for me

TheSatinPumpkin
07-29-2014, 02:20 PM
^^ Welcome back and best wishes on your WOE.

Texas79
09-01-2014, 03:41 PM
13 more pounds to go and thinking of making 215-220 my target for maintaing. Thoughts?

Mountain Mamma
09-01-2014, 03:57 PM
13 more pounds to go and thinking of making 215-220 my target for maintaing. Thoughts?


Congratulations! :bravo:

TheSatinPumpkin
09-01-2014, 04:05 PM
13 more pounds to go and thinking of making 215-220 my target for maintaing. Thoughts? up to you and how you feel. Congratulations on your progress.