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Old 06-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #137 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by carmenl12 View Post
Hi everyone, Im Carmen and Im 29. Im from Los Angeles and I started my journey 2 weeks ago. My starting weight was 278, Im now 267. My first goal is to get to 199 by this time next year, its a small goal but Im trying to be realistic and not get my hopes up too high to get to my ultimate goal which is 140 too fast.
I was feeling very motivated at first but I think that now that Im seeing how much work it is and how much I have to lose Im feeling a little unmotivated and bummed but Im going to keep going and not give up Have you gone through the same? How do you get keep yourself motivated?

Hi Carmen. I agree with Bo, you cannot focus on how much in total you want to lose. I generally made my goal a 10% lose in body weight every 90 days. Agressive, but doable if you stick with your plan. Bascially you need to pick whatever reasonable goal works for you.

Remember, that weight did not appear on your body overnight and it won't go away overnight, either. If you do your part, though, it will go. And if folks like me and some of our other big (or formally big) folks can do it looking while looking at 200 to 300 pounds to lose, you sure can.

47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

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