View Full Version : ? 4 those who went from 200lbs to 100s
09-04-2007, 11:08 AM
Just wondering for those of you who had a significant amount of weight to lose.
What on average did you lose weekly? Monthly?
Did you weigh yourself - daily, weekly?
Did you hit any plateus? How often? How did you resolve?
I've seem to hit a plateu after a week - and a major one - same weight for 6 days. I'm totally raw - in week 2 and weight loss has stopped. I've cut out nuts and dehydrated foods. Still have a little avo. And green smoothies.
Just seem to be stuck. And I have at least 70 lbs to go.
Any suggestions for those of you who have traveled down this path?:confused:
09-04-2007, 11:22 AM
"What on average did you lose weekly? Monthly?"
I averaged 2.5 pounds a week. Sometimes more. Sometimes less.
"Did you weigh yourself - daily, weekly?"
Don't weigh more often than once a week. Weight can fluctuate on a daily/hourly basis and if you weigh too often it will only frustrate you and drive you insane.
Did you hit any plateus? How often? How did you resolve?
Yes, I hit a few small plateaus on the way...just kept right on going and it resolved itself. Now, 130ish pounds less and I've been on the plateau to beat all plateaus--nine months! :eek: Still not able to shake it. At the moment, I'm on a weigh-in moratorium...no weighing at all for one month. I don't think the plateau is gone but I needed to refocus.
Here's the thing, you need to be eating clean (no cheating) and exercising daily. That daily exercise doesn't mean at maximum intensity daily it just means doing some movement daily. Alternate between high intensity and low intensity is good but one hour of daily movement is critical for detox and weightloss and general health. Our bodies were made to move.
09-04-2007, 11:29 AM
Thanks Frecs - and yes, I do exercise -daily walk, sometimes weights -yesterday tons of landscaping -moving rocks, planting shrubs - that was a work out!!
Congrats on the weight loss - and I'm figuring it's got to give at sometime, and raw is such a healthy way to eat.
Hopefully I'll pass this plateu soon.:o
09-04-2007, 12:06 PM
If you're losing inches, but not pounds, you're probably gaining some muscle. That's a good thing. :)
09-04-2007, 01:30 PM
I lost about 120 pounds, averaging 1.5 pounds a week, sometimes less. I hit a lot of plateaus, but I just kept on doing the right thing, and then all of a sudden one day I would wake up and be down a couple of pounds.
I agree that we need to exercise, but our bodies were made to have a day of rest also, so I exercise 6 days a week then take a day off to recover. I think the recovery is just as important for weight loss.
Another thing that would affect my weight is if I consumed too much salt. I would stay bloated for a couple of days, so I tried not to do that.
My experience has been that weight lost slowly stays off permanently.
09-04-2007, 06:34 PM
I ate raw for a month before I experienced a weight loss at all. Someone in the forum suggested that my body was probably addressing some issues that needed to be healed first...
That made sense to me...I felt better eating raw, though, so I had the motivation to keep it up...then almost suddenly I had dropped 6 lbs...
I really want to lose weight...and fast...but when I approached this, I decided to think of it as a wholesome lifestyle change and that is my focus...so< I am holding fast to the lifestyle and keeping the faith that weight loss will happen when it happens.
We'll see if I lose only 6 lbs after 4 or 5 months....I might feel more discouraged...
09-04-2007, 08:14 PM
Well I started in to the raw life style at the first of May and lost 40 pounds almost over nite it with out a moment of exercise. I haven't lost any for about five or six weeks now a little discouraging. This week is the start of my fourth week in the gym so it could be some muscle growth, but I haven't lost any inches either. But I keep going because there is nothing behind for me. So keep the faith and become an arrow head and go forward:)
09-04-2007, 09:31 PM
I was loosing about 10-20lbs at a time. I worked damn hard for it. Quite a bit of crying, which wasn't good but it helped me get through it. I was 210, and then 180ish and then 175, 160, 152, 140, 138, 130, 125.... something like that. There were times where I would stay a certain weight for months... it was like nothing I did worked, so I would fast, and that kicked started my body to loose more. Now I am at a certain weight. I'm not "thin" I am "average". I have lots of loose skin too. I would check the scale all the time.. usually twice weekly, and sometimes its worse to do it because if you don't see results you might give up, but although it might seem like the weight just doesn't want to get off you, keep trying. Its totally worth it!
09-04-2007, 10:33 PM
My first year + I lost an average of 2 1/2 pounds per week. Then I stopped. I had to have emergency gall-bladder removal. Went raw again and seem to be loseing 2 1/2 pounds per week again. I think somone on this thread mentioned that perhaps you stop loseing weight because your body is trying to heal something - I totally believe it because it is so much easier for me to lose weight now that my gall-bladder is gone.
09-05-2007, 06:55 AM
When I started to lose the most weight was when I put on a pedometer and walked at least 10,000 steps a day! In order for your body to recognize your efforts you need to get into fat lose which at 10,000 steps it does. Put the pedometer on in the morning and don't take it off until your are climbing into bed at night! Walk! walk! walk! it helps!
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