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November 30, 2010 3:46 PM
Just curious :) I'm thinking a year. That's my goal. I've lost 14 in the last month and a half since I started. I already feel so much better and my husband tells me everyday that I look great. To him, I looked best when I was about 170. But, I think 150 is a better goal and will put me in the healthy BMI range.
November 30, 2010 3:48 PM
It totally depends - I've been on MFP for over a year - originally planned to be at my goal weight by now.... life kind of got in the way. If you really stick with it, a year totally seems reasonable, but just know that you will plateau at some point, and the less you have to lose, the slower your weight loss should get.
November 30, 2010 3:49 PM
A year seems reasonable.
November 30, 2010 3:49 PM
My goal is 55 pounds and I was planning on it taking about a year. I figured 1 pound a week was an easily attainable goal since it would still allow me to eat enough food and have an occasional treat. I've lost 8.5 pounds in about 8 weeks.
November 30, 2010 3:50 PM
it shouldn't take you a year. In early March I gave up regular soda and it took from then until I joined MFP in early September to lose 15 pounds (I wasn't really trying other than that). Once I joined MFP, I've lost an additional 23lbs, for a total of 38 gone as of a week ago. There are some weeks where I lose 3-4lbs, others where I might lose 1 or 2. Just watch what you do, don't weigh yourself everyday (once a week, on a regular day) and they'll start to melt off. Good luck! :)
November 30, 2010 3:51 PM
It's doable if you really stick with it! I've lost 65 lbs since January 4th, but it's definitely slowed down because of the holidays.
November 30, 2010 3:56 PM
Awesome. The biggest thing I'm focused on right now is getting back into my pre-pregnancy clothes...I weighed about 170 then. Still 25 pounds away from that :) I'm feeling great, being very honest with myself and can count on one hand the times I've gone over by more than a few calories since I started here. Happily on my way, and if it takes a year then so be it, as long as stick with it, I will get there eventually :)
November 30, 2010 4:05 PM
It's easier in the begining, don't be discouraged half way through if you are hitting a plateau, it's so normal!!!! I am a little stuck myself right now. a year sounds reasonable, it's hard work but totally reasonable. if you did nothing (ie had no life/friends/family/job) and lived in the gym and ate perfectly it's probably be sooner but like it's already been said, life gets in the way. good luck in your goals and enjoy the journey
November 30, 2010 4:07 PM
I set myself a goal of 60 lbs. lost by March 31, 2011. When I started I needed to lose 165 lbs. I know that is at least 2 years. So I enjoy the small victories.
November 30, 2010 4:08 PM
I started my weight loss journey November 1st of last year. It has taken me a little longer than most to lose 60 pounds because I do weight training. But I wouldn't change that for the world.
November 30, 2010 4:13 PM
I started my journey December 8 2009 and its almost my aniversary...And I've lost 71 pounds. I could have lost more too if I kept exercising but school had gotten in the way. Just stick to it and it'll snowball!
November 30, 2010 4:19 PM
I think a year is probably about perfect. It has taken me 11 months to lose 55 lbs. Everyone is different- I've never been able to lose the full 2lbs. a week (even on the 1200 cals a day); it was more like 5 lbs. a month (so just over a lb. a week on average). It also will depend on your starting weight- the less you have to lose, the harder it is, at least that's what I'm told lol.

ps~ Your baby is beautiful!
November 30, 2010 4:35 PM
It depends on how long and hard you work out, and also the amount of calories you are cutting based on your BMR (basal metabolic rate). You can do it..def. within a year!
November 30, 2010 5:13 PM
I've only been on here about as long as you, but my mom has been on for longer. She's lost 60 pounds in the last year. She's older than you, though, so it might have taken longer for that reason, too.
November 30, 2010 5:30 PM
I lose around 2-3lbs a week. I have lost 90lbs since May. It has taken me 18 or so months to lose 178lbs. You can easily lose 60+ lbs in a year if you stay dedicated and keep working hard.

Good Luck!!
November 30, 2010 5:51 PM
I had lost 60 LBS before in less than 8 Months. I'm currently planning to lose about 65 LBS in less than 7-8 months.
It's possible with lot of dedication. I average around 2 LBS per week.


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