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January 11, 2013 5:52 AM
I'm currently weighing in at 248 and would like to lose about 80 pounds. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can lose the weight, preferably quickly? I know that slow and steady wins the race but I don't want to lose my motivation with slow weight loss and stay at this weight for another year.
January 11, 2013 6:20 AM
I can't offer any suggestions for quick easy weight loss that's permanent. If I could I wouldn't be on MFP myself with 95 pounds to lose. I've done all the quick fixes, the fads, and the newest diet phenomenons. The work great to start, then they stall and you eventually give up only to put what you lost back on plus another 10 if not more pounds. I'm determined this time to do this the right way and make it last for the rest of my life. Slow and steady wins the race hands down every time.

Good luck. Stay Strong and Don't give up!
January 11, 2013 6:22 AM
Eat 280,000 calories below your maintenance level. Divide that 280,000 calories by however "quickly" you want to lose the weight.....
Seriously though if you eat just 769 calories below your maintenance each day for a year, the 80 pounds will be gone.
I have said maintenance twice, and that's the key. You have to know what your maintenance calories are. Start with a calculator (there are plenty online) to figure your BMR and TDEE and eat 769 calories below your maintenance and adjust as needed, but give it time (at least a few weeks) before you make any adjustments to calories.
  28886255
January 11, 2013 6:23 AM
audition for Biggest Loser TV Show...
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January 11, 2013 6:23 AM
Start here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12
  28886255
January 11, 2013 6:24 AM
Sell your car, get a bike, and start biking or walking everywhere.

Seriously, though, massive amounts of low impact cardio and reasonable food choices, and stay at your tdee, and it will come off.
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January 11, 2013 6:25 AM
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I can't offer any suggestions for quick easy weight loss that's permanent. If I could I wouldn't be on MFP myself with 95 pounds to lose. I've done all the quick fixes, the fads, and the newest diet phenomenons. The work great to start, then they stall and you eventually give up only to put what you lost back on plus another 10 if not more pounds. I'm determined this time to do this the right way and make it last for the rest of my life. Slow and steady wins the race hands down every time.

Good luck. Stay Strong and Don't give up!


This is great advice.
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January 11, 2013 6:26 AM
In the beginning you might lose some of it quickly, but then it will slow down. Hopefully you will have lost enough to keep you motivated by then.

To help lose it... you should do cardio and some weights.. Weights is the key..
  27858849
January 11, 2013 6:27 AM
You could cut off a leg?

(sorry, that's not helpful, but I couldn't help myself. There's no healthy way to lose that amount of weight "quickly". You didn't put the weight on overnight, you won't lose it overnight. Good luck!)
  32940056
January 11, 2013 6:28 AM
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I can't offer any suggestions for quick easy weight loss that's permanent. If I could I wouldn't be on MFP myself with 95 pounds to lose. I've done all the quick fixes, the fads, and the newest diet phenomenons. The work great to start, then they stall and you eventually give up only to put what you lost back on plus another 10 if not more pounds. I'm determined this time to do this the right way and make it last for the rest of my life. Slow and steady wins the race hands down every time.

Good luck. Stay Strong and Don't give up!


Excellent advice!
January 11, 2013 6:28 AM
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I'm currently weighing in at 248 and would like to lose about 80 pounds. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can lose the weight, preferably quickly? I know that slow and steady wins the race but I don't want to lose my motivation with slow weight loss and stay at this weight for another year.
Cut off a leg. If not that, then you could starve yourself too.

Realistically, if you lose your motivation to lose, then you need reassess on why you are trying to lose weight in the first place.

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January 11, 2013 6:29 AM
QUOTE:

audition for Biggest Loser TV Show...


Quit your job, eat grass and shakes all day, and live in the gym.. That weight will drop.. of course you will be skinny, but your body fat will be 50%.

Slow and steady = healthy and sometimes permanent
January 11, 2013 6:31 AM
A scalpel.
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January 11, 2013 6:31 AM
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Here you go!!! I know you want to lose it fast. We all do. Doesn't work. Never will. You might lose the 80 pounds super fast, but you'll be left with flabby hanging skin. You'll be skinny fat! Doesn't that sound grand? Follow the road map. Do it right this time and you will never, ever, have to ask for suggestions again.

It has taken me over 10 months to lose 65 pounds. It's off and I'm still going. Eating well. Lifting heavy. Going slow. Losing fat and feeling wonderful and STRONG! This time last year I was where you are. This time next year? I hope to be at goal. Hope you make the right decision.

ETA: Motivation is all on you. ALL on you. I had to change my mindset from " I need to lose weight and be skinny" to " I need to eat healthy, eat enough to fuel my workouts, and lift weights to reshape my body." I don't focus on weight - I focus on doing what's right for my health.
Edited by beachlover317 On January 11, 2013 6:54 AM
January 11, 2013 6:31 AM
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QUOTE:

I can't offer any suggestions for quick easy weight loss that's permanent. If I could I wouldn't be on MFP myself with 95 pounds to lose. I've done all the quick fixes, the fads, and the newest diet phenomenons. They work great to start, then they stall and you eventually give up only to put what you lost back on plus another 10 if not more pounds. I'm determined this time to do this the right way and make it last for the rest of my life. Slow and steady wins the race hands down every time.

Good luck. Stay Strong and Don't give up!


Excellent advice!



I concur! You would be selling yourself short to learning a new lifestyle and the journey to get there! Good luck and best wishes!
January 11, 2013 6:31 AM
Who is in charge or your motivation? You are.
You have to own your willpower, take responsibility for your decision. Become a mature person.

Running around doing things, because 'you know' , you are 'too weak of character' to do it the way you know is the 'right way', means you have more than simply issues with your weight.

Having to lose weight might be the best thing to ever happen to you, it might help you become a stronger person throughout your life. I hope so anyway. You should consider working on more than your weight. Self development is important. Your character and mentality is important.

This is just my crazy opinion.
January 11, 2013 6:32 AM
Start now and don't quit!
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January 11, 2013 6:33 AM
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January 11, 2013 6:34 AM
Being 248, you'll probably see/feel results fairly quickly initially. And although that immediate loss will slow down, use it as your motivation to keep going when it does slow down.
January 11, 2013 6:34 AM
THIS:

http://www.myfitness pal.com/topics/show/848098-540-days-of-weight-loss
January 11, 2013 6:35 AM
Not to bash you too but if it were so easy don't you think the entire world would be thin? Sadly, you must pay your dues like the rest of us. This is NOT a diet but a lifestyle change. Eat healthy food, portion control and move your body.
I wish you luck.
  11287974
January 11, 2013 6:35 AM
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Realistically, if you lose your motivation to lose, then you need reassess on why you are trying to lose weight in the first place.



^^^ This is such very good advice that I'm pointing it out again.
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January 11, 2013 6:35 AM
How quickly?
January 11, 2013 6:36 AM
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I agree with the others. I found this article super helpful when I hit a plateau in my weight loss. Eating too little is just as bad as eating too much, and can hinder your weight loss goals. Get you nutrition in control, start doing some mild exercise, and build from there. Track everything you eat. That helped me greatly!
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January 11, 2013 6:36 AM
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I'm currently weighing in at 248 and would like to lose about 80 pounds. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can lose the weight, preferably quickly? I know that slow and steady wins the race but I don't want to lose my motivation with slow weight loss and stay at this weight for another year.


I think you need to reassess your definition of "slow weight loss".

FAST weight loss is in the ballpark of 3 lbs a week. This translates to about 27 weeks (6 mos) to lose 80 lbs "fast". In order to lose weight this quickly, you'll need to be eating reduced calories (maybe 300-500 /day below maintenance PLUS cardio and strength training, likely 6 days a week.

Please just keep in mind that losing 80 lbs 6 months would be considered extremely fast weight loss.
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