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April 25, 2013 1:03 PM
New goal = 5 weeks to lose 15 pounds. I want to weigh 120 by the end of May. That's a reasonable goal, right?...3 pounds a week. Does anyone want to join me? I'm going to try eating less carbs, no added sugar, and no added salt. I want to be able to wear a bikini comfortably so I can show off my side tattoo while I'm still young! :P

Add me :)

P.S. I'm 5'2 and 136 lb.
  10790746
April 25, 2013 1:07 PM
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That's a reasonable goal, right?...3 pounds a week.


No.
  34746769
April 25, 2013 1:08 PM
Honestly? No, it's not a reasonable goal considering your current height and weight. You're already a healthy weight, so you just don't have the amount of fat stored to support that rate of loss. 0.5 lbs a week is much more realistic, as boring as it sounds.

Also, I'm not sure if you're aware, but your ticker goal would make you underweight.
Edited by JesterMFP On April 25, 2013 1:11 PM
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April 25, 2013 1:08 PM
Hi there!
I'm also 5"2 and 136 pounds! But I'm really not sure if 15 POUNDS!!!! Is doable... The calorie deficit would be far too extreme, I think... How many calories / carbs were you thinking per day?? :)
April 25, 2013 1:10 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

That's a reasonable goal, right?...3 pounds a week.


No.


:)

Why not cut out red meat while your at it too...don't restrict yourself so much. If you do, you will fail from cravings. No/low carb is the dumbest 'diet' ever conceived.
  28157273
April 25, 2013 1:12 PM
I agree. 3 pounds a week is not healthy. You will gain everything back eventually. You need to start eating properly and that is how you will lose the pounds and keep them off. Along with exercise. Friend me. I'm curious to see how you make out.
April 25, 2013 1:12 PM
I would say instead of trying to lose the weight, try lifting weights and tone it. You will probably lose more inches and look better, than just losing the weight (which I think would be very difficult and not healthy, but I am not a doctor).
April 25, 2013 1:16 PM
You're pretty small up lose so much quickly. Don't set yourself up for failure, go for the safe 1lb a week or you'll just gain it back, and probably more.
  40249644
April 25, 2013 1:23 PM
as people said before. It's not healthy to lose 3 pounds a week. The healthier way is to lose 1:100 of your weight every week. you weigh 135 so you should not lose more than 0.5 a week.

I'm really wondering why do you want to lose 15 pounds. I think your weight is Ideal. If you want to get more in shape. just exercise and eat healthy and your body will change. I guess :)
any way I wish you luck
April 25, 2013 1:24 PM
Dear, no, it's not realistic, and I agree that your ticker has your goal weight waaaaay lower than healthy. You'll look a lot better in that bikini if you put on some muscle and lose maybe 5 lbs or so of fat. If this is all about the beach body, may I recommend the "beachbody" videos? You'll get over halfway through "Insanity" in that time, and it'll do a lot more than what you've proposed would (Weight training with some cardio would also work, the videos are just good motivators sometimes). 3lbs a week is only achievable when someone is very overweight (you're already in the "normal" range), and it sounds like getting fitter would be more helpful for what you want than actually losing weight would be.
  40167337
April 25, 2013 1:52 PM
Yeah, I don't know what's up with my ticker. My goal weight is 115...or somewhere around there and to be toned.
  10790746
April 25, 2013 2:37 PM
Perfectly do able, I have lost 6-10 in a week before!

I'll join you :)

I am 5'4" and 125 lbs so I will be aiming for 110.
April 25, 2013 2:48 PM
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Perfectly do able, I have lost 6-10 in a week before!

I'll join you :)

I am 5'4" and 125 lbs so I will be aiming for 110.


that's called water weight or muscle loss(it's not all fat), OP, go for fit, the weight will come off slowly but surely, but amping up your workout will get you some good results quickly and get you that bikini bod.
  40167337
April 25, 2013 2:58 PM
Mathematically, losing 3 lbs of fat a week would mean eating 1500 calories a day fewer. the poster who said they lost 6 lbs in a week would have had to eat 3000 calories fewer PER DAY to claim this was all fat loss (ie: not possible!). You may lose a couple of bonus pounds from water weight, but math doesn't lie in the long run.
Also, since no one has said this yet, rock that tattoo with confidence, and don't stress so much about a few lbs! The smile on your face is just as important (more, actually!)as the rockin bod. Be confident no matter what weight you're at. It's definitely ok to work for your best body, but you shouldn't wait to feel comfortable until you're at your ideal weight.
  40167337
April 25, 2013 3:04 PM
I lost 20 lbs in 5 weeks, no starving no nothing, i just excersised 3 days a week, consumed 1200 calories per day, and walked everywhere instead of taking the bus and so forth, and sometimes i would walk in the evenings when i wasnt excersising.
April 25, 2013 3:09 PM
I do NOT plan on starving myself and I DO plan on doing a lot of cardio and strength training. I'm trying to eat more protein and less carbs. Not a low carb diet, just less for me. Generally I over do it on the carbs. I do realize that 3 pounds a week is high. I like to aim high. I was off track with my healthy eating and exercise for 2 weeks so I'm just trying to make up for lost time. Don't worry, I wont be disappointed if I don't make the goal :)
  10790746
April 25, 2013 3:11 PM
I could do it. You should not. With the amount you even have available TO lose, there's no way this could be very healthy for you. :/
  40770063
April 25, 2013 3:12 PM
Also, yes, I know, I am supposedly at a "healthy" weight where I am at right now...but if you saw how my body carried the weight, you would see that for me and my size I AM overweight. If I stayed the same weight but was super toned and sexy looking, I would be fine with it...but I'm not. I have some fat I need to lose and muscle to gain.
  10790746
April 25, 2013 3:12 PM
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New goal = 5 weeks to lose 15 pounds. I want to weigh 120 by the end of May. That's a reasonable goal, right?...3 pounds a week. Does anyone want to join me? I'm going to try eating less carbs, no added sugar, and no added salt. I want to be able to wear a bikini comfortably so I can show off my side tattoo while I'm still young!

P.S. I'm 5'2 and 136 lb.


NO
  39259723
April 25, 2013 3:15 PM
Slow and steady is the best way.

Is quick weight loss possible? Sure. But you'll gain it right back.

It took me a year and a half to lose all my weight.. less than 5lbs a month normally.

I've been maintaining for over a year as of April 6th. So it's all about the end result, not how fast you got there. :)

ETA: I'm 5'2'' and 21 also!
Edited by beccadaniixox On April 25, 2013 3:18 PM
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April 25, 2013 3:16 PM
QUOTE:

New goal = 5 weeks to lose 15 pounds. I want to weigh 120 by the end of May. That's a reasonable goal, right?...3 pounds a week. Does anyone want to join me? I'm going to try eating less carbs, no added sugar, and no added salt. I want to be able to wear a bikini comfortably so I can show off my side tattoo while I'm still young! :P

Add me :)

P.S. I'm 5'2 and 136 lb.


No...not a reasonable goal, especially since you don't have a lot of weight to lose. Without a lot of weight to lose, you do not have the fat stores necessary for a deficit big enough to sustain a 3 Lb per week weight loss goal in a manner that would be at all healthy.

With that little to lose and a big deficit, all you're going to do is eat up muscle and other lean body mass and ultimately stall your metabolism out. With a mere 15 Lbs to lose you should be shooting for 0.5 Lbs per week and hitting the weight room to change your body composition. A bunch of cardio and big calorie restrictions are only going to leave you at a lighter weight, but with a higher relative BF% because your body is going to burn that muscle up with a big calorie deficit.

Best of luck though
April 25, 2013 3:18 PM
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Also, yes, I know, I am supposedly at a "healthy" weight where I am at right now...but if you saw how my body carried the weight, you would see that for me and my size I AM overweight. If I stayed the same weight but was super toned and sexy looking, I would be fine with it...but I'm not. I have some fat I need to lose and muscle to gain.


You need to hit the weight room and not concern yourself so much with "dieting". Weight training is the only way you're going to change that body composition and look "super toned" and what not. Small calorie deficit to lose 0.5 Lbs per week and hit the weight room...you will get the best results over time. You have to be patient...this isn't happening in 5 weeks time.
April 25, 2013 3:20 PM
You are at a healthy weight now! I think you shouldn't focus that much on the scale but on the inches. Start strength training to really defined and shape up your muscles. You could try a DVD programs, those are effective and cheap. Good luck!
Edited by ArtGeek22 On April 25, 2013 3:21 PM
April 25, 2013 3:21 PM
This is not a healthy goal at all. Maybe if you were obese it would be possible with extreme calorie restriction. But you don't have much to lose (if any at all). 132 is a healthy weight for 5'2". Anyway, you will likely lose more muscle than fat in such a short period of time.
April 25, 2013 3:22 PM
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Also, yes, I know, I am supposedly at a "healthy" weight where I am at right now...but if you saw how my body carried the weight, you would see that for me and my size I AM overweight. If I stayed the same weight but was super toned and sexy looking, I would be fine with it...but I'm not. I have some fat I need to lose and muscle to gain.


Like most girls your age you most likely spend too much time with that pink thing in your hand and not working toward a firm, tight body. To get what you want, you are going to have to work very hard at it for a long time. There is no pill or any other quick fix. My advice, shut down the iPhone, get off the couch and get to work. In 12 weeks let us know how you are doing!
Edited by FATJAKE5 On April 25, 2013 3:31 PM
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