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The 10% Solution

You May Not Need to Lose as Much as You Thought

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  • I am actually working to lose 3-4% of my body fat and not focusing so much on the weight on the scale. I have lost 8% body fat in the last year with only about a 10 pound weight loss, but I am much healthier and smaller. - 6/11/2016 9:37:37 PM
  • Finally a sensible weight loss goal that is attainable even with all the physical problems I have at the moment. Between the therapy twice a week, my goal is to do the treadmill for 30 minutes and the stationary bike for 30 minutes with a day off between sessions. Hopefully I can work up to more exercise periods on the off days. - 3/22/2016 10:28:22 AM
  • BWAYMIRE2
    I'm often reminded of the statement made by someone who was much smarter than myself; who said; " doing the same thing and expecting different results is the very example of insanity." . Understanding this - I am trying to apply this principle to my goals for weight loss. Your articles help me in this regard, thank you! - 2/29/2016 4:50:05 PM
  • SHERRY0924
    I love it!! Never seen this approach before, always specific # of lbs. This will work for me!!! - 2/2/2016 7:36:11 PM
  • Great idea and working on 10% will put me very close to where I'd like to be by the end of next month. - 2/2/2016 4:53:03 PM
  • Have been on this rollercoaster so long, I think I'm going to have to use the 10% guide or I will never get off! - 12/28/2015 7:47:03 AM
  • Awesome article. Did you meet me and use me as a role model for what not to set first. This really made me open my eyes. Thank You - 9/30/2015 3:16:01 PM
  • Lost 7lbs so far which leaves 10lbs. for my first 10%. I can do this! - 9/18/2015 9:12:51 AM
  • TXBELLESTAR
    Perhaps some of the dissatisfaction with 10% weight loss, is stemmed from shows like Biggest Loser, and Extreme Weight loss?

    While some find those shows "inspiring" there are others who think they too should be able to attain those weight losses. - 9/10/2015 11:23:44 AM
  • 10% is my first goal, I'd be thrilled to hit it. I'd be back in the 100s (220 is my start weight). But this darn scale just won't budge :( - 10/20/2014 7:52:12 AM
  • An excellent article - and tallies with the recommendation from my Hospital. Thank you! - 10/19/2014 9:54:42 PM
  • This is so sensible. So, how do I make stair step goals in the tracker? Is there a way? I have lost data in the tracker trying to do it. I don't even know my starting weight anymore from 2008. I'd like to do this, because I realize now that I still have a long term goal, but my skin needs recovery time, and I don't like the crocodile look on my arms and legs. Slowing down seems to be the right thing to do.

    Thanks - 8/31/2014 10:25:28 AM
  • Am I weird because my goal is less than 25%? To me, 10% is awesome! If nothing else, it's a step in the right direction! I can't see how losing any weight can be considered "disappointing." I lost one pound and I was ecstatic. Maybe this article wasn't written for people like me, but I just find the first bits hard to swallow... - 6/18/2014 1:02:06 PM
  • This is a very helpful article and made me rethink my goals and how to approach it! I also shared with three friends that are on this journey with me. When I look at what I've lost so far I am at 6% - so just a few more pounds to go and I'll be at 10% before I know it!

    I think people have to remember (myself included) that the weight didn't come on overnight, so it certainly is not going to come off that quickly! - 5/7/2014 8:26:24 AM
  • This is a great article and a good reminder to break you weight loss goals into manageable steps that you can reach.
    Thanks for the good ideas on how to pursue your goals little by little. - 2/3/2014 1:42:20 PM

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