# Weight Loss Support - How do you calculate percentage lost?

April Snow
01-23-2013, 11:39 AM
Meaning do you just use your starting weight - say 250 lbs and count it as 12.5 lbs for 5% and 25 lbs for 10% each time?

Or do you start at 250, lose 25 lbs and then calculate the next 10% as 22.5 lbs since that would be 10% of your weight at 225 lbs?

Or do you think that I need to start worrying more about just losing weight and less about playing with numbers? :lol:

LockItUp
01-23-2013, 11:45 AM
LOL!!! Well, I suppose it depends on what you want to know. Do you want to know your TOTAL percentage lost from the beginning or are you trying to figure out like what another 10%-25% of where you currently are?

I personally love the numbers and calculations!

bethFromDayton
01-23-2013, 12:48 PM
I love numbers and calculations, too!

I plan on calculating percentage lost from my initial weight. From a point of view of health, even 5-10% of your body weight can decrease various health risks. So, from that point of view, 250 - 10% to 225 gives a health benefit. Then 22.5 lbs from that gives another one.

I'm still going to count from my initial weight--numbers and mini-goals are fun to calculate. Now I just have to meet them!

Missy Krissy
01-23-2013, 01:11 PM

I just calculate total percentage lost, eg: I started at about 181 and have lost 36 pounds. 36/181= 19.8% lost.

LockItUp
01-23-2013, 01:16 PM