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MarliQQ
02-16-2014, 11:14 PM
to get to goal??? I am really curious to hear this answer from those who had 50-100+ lbs to lose. I understand that there are going to be answers from a lot of ex-regainers, but I want to know about the period in which you stuck with it and lost the bulk of your weight.

Thanks in advance for your answers.


mars735
02-16-2014, 11:49 PM
Hi MarliQQ, It took me 7 months to get to goal on the Ideal Protein diet-restricted carbs, calories, fat.

BillBlueEyes
02-17-2014, 05:33 AM
18 months. Goal was defined as the weight when loss stopped for the way I was eating. 81 pounds down.


Tai
02-17-2014, 07:55 AM
It took me 17 months.

paperclippy
02-17-2014, 08:02 AM
It's in my signature, but it took me 15 months.

carter
02-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Just about three years. The first 100 took two years. I am working off a bit of a regain now.

Velvet bean
02-17-2014, 09:34 AM
The last time I had a significant loss, it took me ca. 4 months for 22 pounds (a little more than 1 pound per week) with calorie counting.

Vex
02-17-2014, 11:36 AM
1 year for 100 lbs. Now I'm on "phase 2" which is significantly slower.

Sheila53
02-17-2014, 01:16 PM
I lost 60 lbs. the first year, then the rest over 3 years. Maintained since 2006.

traveling michele
02-17-2014, 02:11 PM
It took me about a year to lose 50 pounds. I lost another 10 in maintenance then regained some. I lost my weight initially with weight watchers and exercise. I'm now calorie counting plus exercise to tackle my regain.

books66
02-17-2014, 02:20 PM
I am so impressed with everyone who has lost over 50lbs! That is amazing. I just started my journey to lose 35lbs (after other unsuccessful attempts) and it seems overwhelming. I hope having support and counting calories will help. Any advice? Thanks!!

traveling michele
02-17-2014, 02:33 PM
I am so impressed with everyone who has lost over 50lbs! That is amazing. I just started my journey to lose 35lbs (after other unsuccessful attempts) and it seems overwhelming. I hope having support and counting calories will help. Any advice? Thanks!!

Have you calorie counted before? I'm using the app and website loseit and loving it! I've lost over 6 pounds in a little over 3 weeks. My advice is not to give up! Even if your results are slow... It stuck with me to hear that if you "only" lose one pound a week, you can lose 50 pounds in a year! And you don't even have that much to lose.

lin43
02-17-2014, 03:24 PM
I took me about 6 months to lose 45-50 lbs.

imperialistic
02-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Around a year and a half to get to my goal and it's been slow moving after that. I go through fluctuations of being very healthy to not-so-healthy but always manage to keep under 140 lbs.

MarliQQ
02-17-2014, 09:29 PM
So happy to hear your responses :hug:. I just wanted to begin to put my goal in persepective, and you guys have helped with that.

imperialistic
02-17-2014, 11:53 PM
Good luck, MarliQQ. Sometimes it helps to dream that 'six months in the future, I'll be able to wear X dress at X party' to keep you going... but slow and steady can win the race too :) I attribute my lack of loose skin and ability to maintain to the fact that I did it quite gradually.
But like I said, envisioning the future can be a useful motivation tool irregardless of how fast it actually happens :)

ahna
03-30-2014, 12:19 PM
It took me 18 weeks to get to my original goal weight and I lost around 68 lbs. I have lowered my goal weight two lbs and it took me 19 weeks to lose 70 pounds or so.

There is a clinical study that says faster weight loss helps keep the weight off long term.

I know some people/websites say that slow and steady wins the race too ;)

dstalksalot
03-30-2014, 01:12 PM
I lost 60 lbs. the first year, then the rest over 3 years. Maintained since 2006.

I too lost about 60 the first year and about 30 the year after. I've lost maybe 4 or 5 pounds in the last 6 or 7 months. I'm pretty much past goal at this point.

StephMar
04-03-2014, 12:01 PM
I lost 50 lbs. in about 8 months. South Beach is what finally worked for me after countless other diets. I think I lost most of it in the first 6 months. Still maintaining but will always be worried about regaining it back.