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MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (79,152)
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3/1/12 2:23 P

But the point is not to lose fat as fast as possible... Actually we can't control how fast we lose the fat beyond a certain maximum speed. If you are far away from your healthy weight, you can lose a lot of fat in the beginning, but if you are close to it, the goals of fat loss amount have to be much more modest. So whether you can lose 10 pounds in a month or not depends on if you have a lot of fat to lose or not.

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3/1/12 1:54 P

I have similar goals - last week I lost 5 pounds. I make sure I count EVERYTHING I put in my mouth and stay towards the lower end of my calorie range (but not below it) and make sure I do cardio every day, no exceptions. Although, if you need a rest day, by all means take it to avoid injury. Also, I never eat within 3 hours of bedtime. And get plenty or rest so you have energy to put in a good hard workout the next day!

I've been doing either 60 minutes on the elliptical, or 30 minutes running/30 minutes elliptical, so basically, 60 minutes high-intensity cardio. And when I'm on the elliptical I'm not reading or watching TV - I've got a high amount of resistance set on the machine and I'm putting in all the effort I can muster. Make sure you stay hydrated, because being hydrated is not only awful for your health, but can make you gain weight through water retention. When your body thinks it's not going to get enough water it holds onto what water it does have.

10 pounds or more is totally do-able at the beginning of your weight loss because you have that much more weight to lose, but it will not be as realistic after you've lost quite a bit.

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3/1/12 1:16 P

1-2 lbs is the healthy range a week- New Flash our skin and brain need more time then we have patience to avoid sagging behind..

NO goal is worth stressing the body- put more concentration on nutrition- 80% of the journey is what we eat and a huge number to ignore..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 3/1/2012 (13:17)
FIT2BCARRIE-D Posts: 659
3/1/12 1:00 P

It is a new month and it was time for me to set new goals. One of my goals is to lose 10 lbs for the month. I have faith that I can do it.
I'm just curious to know if anyone has and workout ideas and even diet ideas that may help me achieve this goal. I find that it always help to ask people for their ideas. So here I am asking!

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