Okay so I was just watching this on mtv.com.
I know not to believe everything you see...
She was 5'7 and 253 lbs when she started.
After 111 days, which = just a little under 4 months, she got down to 163.
Which means she lost 90 lbs in
15.84 weeks, or
That is an average of about 5.67 lbs a week.
Is that even safe?
Now I have lost 90 pounds before. I went from about 280 and got down to about 190. It took me about 2 years. I wasnt completely on plan the whole time and fell off the wagon quite a few times and also wound up having to take a break for about 3 months for a medical reason, etc. But I did keep getting back on track and getting it done.
I wound up having to go on a medication for a while and unfortunately I did gain the weight back. I felt hungry all the time and was really depressed. It was a really bad time in my life but I am getting past that now.
I have tryed to get back on plan off and on the last 2 years but moving to a colder climate didnt help. It snows all the time and I am from Cali. I wasnt used to this. And when my walking goes out the window so does my food. I would lose 10 pounds and then something would come up and Id get off plan and off the walking and gain again.
But I have buckled down and done it before so I know I can do it again.
So this year I am 36. I told myself this is it. I am so ready mentally for this now. I am just so ready for this weight to be gone this time for once and for all. I am just going to get it done again.
I have been about 75% on plan for 2 months. I have lost about 15 pounds.
I am walking 60 - 90 minutes a day, an average of 6 days a week.
I know it takes time so I can deal with that. I am just trying to stay focused on the big goal and to take it one day at a time. And If a bad day creeps up just let it go and start fresh the next day.
I do try to keep my cals as high as I can. I remember before when I was steadily losing. When I was on plan. I was walking 80 minutes a day and averaging 1700 cals a day.
One day a week I would eat out whatever I wanted and wouldn't count at all.
I steadily lost about 9 pounds a month doing it that way.
But then I watch something like this show and all I can think is maybe I am doing something wrong?
Is it really possible and safe to lose 5-6 lbs a week?
Sometimes I think maybe I should do 1500 or 1600 cals a day, every day, but then I worry what if I do get to 190 and then I cant lose more cause I went to low too soon.
Know what I mean?
What does every one think of Gabriella?
I know she was "medically supervised" and all. How much was she eating? Calorie wise. I would love to get down to 163! And in less then 4 months?!?
Years ago I knew a gal I worked with. she was very short, like maybe 4'9. She was quite heavy and she started going to the gym and she was down 25 lbs in a month.
Do you lose more weight at the gym then with walking??