Is it reasonable to want to lose 20 lbs. in 3 months? I want to lose 40 lbs in 1 year or less.

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    GalacticHero  27 days ago by: GalacticHero

    Usual disclaimers: Not a licensed nutrition expert :D

    Conventional wisdom is no more than 2 pounds per week. You're talking about 1.5 lbs/wk so in the safe but difficult range. It gets harder as you approach your target weight, but 40 pounds in 52 week

    • pamrunsfl
      pamrunsfl 3 days ago

      Thanks for your very rational $0.02. I got pretty serious about no soy, gluten, dairy or sugar this week. I didn't make it to the gym as much as I'd like but I had 3 home repair projects going on outside (in Florida) with a lot of lifting, etc. I stayed well hydrated and I lost 6 lbs this week.

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    AltGirlTX  26 days ago by: AltGirlTX

    I agree 100% with what GalacticHero said, and I'd also add that as you start a new exercise program, you'll need to keep in mind that if this is new for your body, you're going to be building muscle along with losing fat. So you may see that you're gettin

    • AltGirlTX
      AltGirlTX 3 days ago

      You're more than welcome! It sounds like you've got a good plan and are committed to making this happen. Good luck!!

    • pamrunsfl
      pamrunsfl 3 days ago

      Thanks! You're response is so helpful. And congrats to you. What an awesome transformation you must have just come through!
      I think you're right about the plateau, which is why I'm hoping to lose 20 lbs. reasonably quick and then pace myself and enjoy the journey for the next 20. Thanks for the measurement tip.
      Thanks again.

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