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Old 02-14-2011, 04:25 PM   #1  
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hey evey one im new here , im losing 100lbs in 6 month my goal is to be at 222 by june 5th. so far started on 2/5 and lost 8lbs. woo hool .
just wondering does any one know or have done this and succeeded?
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:47 PM   #2  
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Unrealistic, unhealthy goal. Safe weight loss averages .5-2 pounds a week. How long did it take you to gain 100 pounds - a lot longer than 6 months.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:03 PM   #3  
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I'm just curious what you're doing to lose the weight that quick. I do agree with Susan fully. That is not healthy, by any means really. I think it's amazing when someone loses 100 lbs in a year (I HAVE seen that). However, 100 lbs in 6 months is a bit much! Also, usually slower weight loss is more sustainable long term.
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Just going to add another vote for it being unhealthy and unsafe and not really a recommended thing to do. Even if you did manage it...not sure how you would though...I think it would set yourself up to regain.

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:38 PM   #5  
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at this point its something where im learning to eat smaller portions and eating the right things.
the plan was set up with my dr and eating 1200 -1400 calories a day and working out 1hr a day. i make sure that im getting suficant amounts of protein and vitamans. i eat mostly vegtables and fruits i have one day a week were i can cheat . i usaly just eat a bit more calories. i dont drink soda/ or eat fast food. and am trying to stay way from empty calories.

at this point in my life its somthing that i have to do .. i set six months becuse its hard for me to look at doing it in a year but in 6 months. if i dont make it then l'll just continue doing what im doing until i do lose the weight.

my dr and i agree that it might be a relitivly unrealistic goal but its something that i can focus on short term
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As long as if after 6 months say you lose 50 lbs and you don't consider that a failure then by all means have an aggressive goal- JUST make sure you are doing it the healthy way.

I will say though at 322 lbs eating 1200-1400 calories AND working out is just too low. Sooner or later your body will not let go of anymore weight. I think you can go up to 2000 calories a day and still lose quite a bit of weight since your body needs around 3200 calories a day JUST to function (at your current weight).

I'd say if you hit a plateau up the calories and that should get you going again.

Or if you feel you are starving all the time (I'm not sure what you are eating) then you might want to add more calories into your day.

Also start taking some vitamins- with such low calories you may not be getting all your vitamins in, no matter how healthy you think you are eating.

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Old 02-14-2011, 06:20 PM   #7  
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You will need to lose 16-17 pounds a month to reach that goal. I don't think that is realistic. If it doesn'r happen you may be disappointed and give up. About 2 pounds a week is average although at first you may lose more but it will slow down to around 2 pounds a week and that is also considered a safe loss.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #8  
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It does seem like a rather big number in such a short time span. While you COULD do it, I want to echo previous posters by saying that please don't let this become the end-all-be-all of how you measure your success. You are going to maintain this longterm- it's going to take time to work out the kinks!

I think if you put your mind (and body) to it, you could drop a lot of weight healthfully in 6 months. Just make sure your focus is health rather than *just* hitting that 100lbs. You will get there and it may take you longer than 6 months. It sounds like you have a great plan. Good luck!
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Agreed, this is a little unhealthy. It's normal to lose a lot in the beginning - I lost 10 pounds in less than 2 weeks when I started. It's mostly water weight, and I got discouraged when the loss slowed down.

Also, the weight is apparently more likely to come back if you lose it super quickly. Don't get obsessed by the number, try to focus on looking better and feeling better, and just being more healthy!!
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Well, I say just stick to your plan. In 6 months, maybe you'll only lose 50lbs, so what? You'll be healthier. If a deadline keeps you focused, I say great, but don't jump off the cliff if you don't make it there. I've only lost about 65lbs and I just past the seven month mark...
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thanks everyone, ive done all kinds of diets before and know it alot of work and if i hit it then i hit it if i dont hten im just going to keep on going.
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But why even start with a goal that is not the healthiest or safest and likely not achievable? Why not set yourself up for serious success by setting a realistic and healthy short term goal and then reset once you get there? If you've been on "all kinds of diets before" and you're still here starting again, perhaps you need to try doing things differently this time?
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If you are realistically going to keep going, then why even tell yourself you are going to lose 100 lbs in 6 months? Why not say you are going to lose 40 lbs in 6 months and 100 lbs in 14 months? The story you tell yourself matters. You say you can't see yourself doing it for a year, but realistically you're going to be doing this for the long haul. Even when you lose 100 lbs, you still have 72 pounds until goal weight! Instead of setting unrealistic expectations, just realize that this is a long-term and lifestyle change.
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If you like short-term goals, why not set an even shorter more realistic goal. I never set a goal to lose all my weight by a certain date, but I set smaller goals that I sometimes meet and sometimes don't - usually I get pretty close - that way you feel like you're achieving something. Such as...maybe set a goal for another 10 pounds by the middle of March. At your current weight, I think that should be pretty achievable. Also I second what beerab said about perhaps upping your calories due to your current weight.
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I agree with rainbowstripe, short term goals are the best for me. I usually set 10 pound goals, and even if I'm a pound or two off, it's still an accomplishment. I'm worried that, which such a big goal, you may be 40-50 pounds away from your goal by that time, and that's probably a lot more discouraging than a pound or two.
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