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The 10% Solution

You May Not Need to Lose as Much as You Thought


  • 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
    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
  • This article is a great reminder that baby steps work. For someone looking at a large weight loss goal, breaking it into smaller milestones is a great way to avoid being intimidated and paralyzed. - 1/30/2014 11:38:56 AM
    I love this article. It has me rethinking my whole approach. My goal weight seems so far way. Thinking about the 10% makes me realize I don't have far to go. The author surely sold me. - 1/24/2014 5:15:43 AM
  • I am 2 pounds away from my first 10%. So excited. - 9/11/2013 7:51:09 PM
  • Very sound and practical advice. I've been going about things the wrong way focusing on my bigger weight goal!

    I especially liked the idea that you can "lose that first 10%, regroup and reset your goals, and then pursue another 10% based on your new weight. The added benefit to this approach is that each 10% will get smaller and smaller!" - 9/11/2013 1:13:36 PM
  • The article was wonderful and beneficial1 - 8/18/2013 12:20:55 AM
  • This is what I've done. I had 150 pounds total to lose but I set my goals at 10% of the current weight. So far I have completed 2 10% goals and have nearly reached my 3rd. And according to my doctor, I am no longer diabetic. Setting the smaller goals has worked for me. - 8/12/2013 5:39:11 PM

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