Is it possible to lose 30 pounds in 3 months ?!?!

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I have watched stories on youtube about women that have lost 30 pounds in 3 months.
I would love to know if anyone on here has accomplished this.
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  • MegzC321
    MegzC321 Posts: 152 Member
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    Well I was 140 in high school and my highest was 180. I was 170 for a year and i recently changed jobs and I'm back to 180. i just want it off! hahaa
  • JenMc14
    JenMc14 Posts: 2,389 Member
    edited October 2014
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    I went from 165 to 120-ish in 8 months. ( have gained about 20-25 back, though :() I was at 130-ish after about 5 months. Depending on your height, 180 isn't obese, really, so 30 pounds in 3 months is pretty aggressive. Weigh your food, track your calories, eat in a modest deficit and move more. The weight will come off. Most importantly, have patience, take pictures, and also judge success by measurements, how you look, how your clothes fit, and how you feel.
  • shadowofender
    shadowofender Posts: 786 Member
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    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.
  • TheSatinPumpkin
    TheSatinPumpkin Posts: 948 Member
    edited October 2014
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    Sure depending on your stats. From my starting weight i lost 60lbs in 3 months but that was 26% to my goal and 13.89% total weight loss. Yep im a OMGfatty with poundage to lose.

    Gotta think long term and while watching videos and reading success stories is very inspirational, you are your own person and body so you really cant compare yourself to another.

    Take it one day at a time.
  • trinatrina1984
    trinatrina1984 Posts: 1,018 Member
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    If you have 75+ lbs to lose 2 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 40-75 lbs to lose 1.5 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 25-40 lbs to lose 1 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 15 -25 lbs to lose 0.5 to 1.0 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have less than 15 lbs to lose 0.5 lbs/week is ideal
  • sunnyside1213
    sunnyside1213 Posts: 1,205 Member
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    During the divorce from hell, I lost 30lbs in two weeks. :(
  • 50sFit
    50sFit Posts: 712 Member
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    Yes, it's possible.
    Just crash diet, and the weight will shred off....and then come right back on :'(

    For steady, healthy and lasting results, think 1 pound per week.
    Try the MFP recommendations. Anyway, good luck to you!
    <3
  • SteveJWatson
    SteveJWatson Posts: 1,225 Member
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    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.

    A pedant writes; A marathon is a kind of race....
  • Fitnin6280
    Fitnin6280 Posts: 618 Member
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    If you have 75+ lbs to lose 2 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 40-75 lbs to lose 1.5 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 25-40 lbs to lose 1 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have 15 -25 lbs to lose 0.5 to 1.0 lbs/week is ideal
    If you have less than 15 lbs to lose 0.5 lbs/week is ideal

    I really like this reference. I think I need to copy this somewhere...
  • shadowofender
    shadowofender Posts: 786 Member
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    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.

    A pedant writes; A marathon is a kind of race....

    I should rephrase and say sprint instead of race. I think that's the imagry I was trying to convey? Woops.

    Point being, there's no rush. Take your time and do it right.
  • trinatrina1984
    trinatrina1984 Posts: 1,018 Member
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    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.

    A pedant writes; A marathon is a kind of race....

    I should rephrase and say sprint instead of race. I think that's the imagry I was trying to convey? Woops.

    Point being, there's no rush. Take your time and do it right.

    I think sprint is also a race :p
  • MegzC321
    MegzC321 Posts: 152 Member
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    thanks for everyone's view! I'm not considered obese just over weight at the moment. I guess I have always been in the normal weight range and want to get back there fast.
    Its easier to gain weight then lose it ha-ha
  • trinatrina1984
    trinatrina1984 Posts: 1,018 Member
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    MrM27 wrote: »
    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.

    A pedant writes; A marathon is a kind of race....

    I should rephrase and say sprint instead of race. I think that's the imagry I was trying to convey? Woops.

    Point being, there's no rush. Take your time and do it right.

    I think sprint is also a race :p

    A jog?

    Yeah that'll do!

  • shadowofender
    shadowofender Posts: 786 Member
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    MrM27 wrote: »
    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.

    A pedant writes; A marathon is a kind of race....

    I should rephrase and say sprint instead of race. I think that's the imagry I was trying to convey? Woops.

    Point being, there's no rush. Take your time and do it right.

    I think sprint is also a race :p

    A jog?

    ohmygoodness. What I meant to say was that there's no reason to acomplish something super fast (like sprinting) when it's ok to long and slow like you'd drop your mile time down if you had to run lots of them together.

    Now that I've been embarassed off the internet for the morning...

  • tulips_and_tea
    tulips_and_tea Posts: 5,716 Member
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    MrM27 wrote: »
    Possible? For some. If you have a lot to lose, yes.
    The closer to goal you are the slower the process is.

    It's a marathon, not a race.

    A pedant writes; A marathon is a kind of race....

    I should rephrase and say sprint instead of race. I think that's the imagry I was trying to convey? Woops.

    Point being, there's no rush. Take your time and do it right.

    I think sprint is also a race :p

    A jog?

    ohmygoodness. What I meant to say was that there's no reason to acomplish something super fast (like sprinting) when it's ok to long and slow like you'd drop your mile time down if you had to run lots of them together.

    Now that I've been embarassed off the internet for the morning...
    No worries! I knew what you meant the first time. For some reason, sometimes others feel the need to "correct" someone even when we know the point being made. Don't let it bother you!
  • MegzC321
    MegzC321 Posts: 152 Member
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    agreed!
  • higgins8283801
    higgins8283801 Posts: 844 Member
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    I lost 23 in 3 months. if you don't have as much to lose, you won't lose it as quickly. I started out in the first few weeks losing 2-3pounds but now average .4-1.5 pounds a week. most of the time it is under a pound.