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Uni5455Uni5455 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
Has anyone lost 25 lbs in 3 months and continuing?

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  • BethCW2963BethCW2963 Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    @fairstate_goldfish - Congrats on your success! Best of luck maitaining.

    @mpkpbk2015 - Your story is inspiring. Congratulations on meeting your goal and have a Happy Birthday!

    I began my weight loss journey on 2/10/2021, the day after my birthday. So far, I have lost 47.4 pounds but I have about 100 more lbs to lose to reach my ultimate goal of 175 lbs.
  • WhatsthemotiveWhatsthemotive Member, Premium Posts: 119 Member Member, Premium Posts: 119 Member
    Congratulations!!! You have put in the work and have made great changes to improve your life. Very inspiring.
  • MyEvolvingJourneyMyEvolvingJourney Member Posts: 368 Member Member Posts: 368 Member
    That's amazing! I have been really trying to get off of my reflux medication. I've been on it for over 15 years. I'm working with a naturopathic doctor, and I've been able to cut back, but not totally stop the medication. I'm hoping losing some of this weight will help me finally get off of it. Your post gives me hope!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,964 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,964 Member
    Uni5455 wrote: »
    Has anyone lost 25 lbs in 3 months and continuing?

    From September through November of 2020 I lost 21lbs. From December 2020 through March 2021 I lost 20.6 lbs. for a total of 41.6 so far in 7 months. I have 20 to 25 lbs. left to go. I am thrilled that it has been at the recommended rate of loss, so not too fast. But then again, not too slow, for me anyway. Just keep at it and you will there😊
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,964 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,964 Member
    mpkpbk2015 wrote: »
    My birthday is Tuesday, and my goal 3 years ago was to lose 100 pounds by my birthday. This morning when I weighed I have lost 105. I went from 227 pounds to 122.4 . I am actually 2 days early. I am so excited. see before and after photos. I am off my reflux meds, I am no longer pre diabetic , I sleep better, and my bladder is no longer over active. I will be 67 years old on Tuesday and I can say I am no longer a serial dieter. I am on my way to being a weight maintainer. 7ngjilt49zw3.jpg May 2018
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    What an inspiring story!! Happy birthday as well😊😎
  • mpkpbk2015mpkpbk2015 Member Posts: 681 Member Member Posts: 681 Member
    BethCW2963 wrote: »
    @fairstate_goldfish - Congrats on your success! Best of luck maitaining.

    @mpkpbk2015 - Your story is inspiring. Congratulations on meeting your goal and have a Happy Birthday!

    I began my weight loss journey on 2/10/2021, the day after my birthday. So far, I have lost 47.4 pounds but I have about 100 more lbs to lose to reach my ultimate goal of 175 lbs.

    Thank you Beth, and congrats on your 47.4 pound loss. That's impressive from Feb to now, good luck you can do it. Wishing you much success, just be patient with yourself is the one thing I had to learn along the way. And Happy Easter. Yes I have given myself the best Birthday gift ever. I am going to celebrate with a Birthday massage. No food celebrations for this girl.
  • mpkpbk2015mpkpbk2015 Member Posts: 681 Member Member Posts: 681 Member
    That's amazing! I have been really trying to get off of my reflux medication. I've been on it for over 15 years. I'm working with a naturopathic doctor, and I've been able to cut back, but not totally stop the medication. I'm hoping losing some of this weight will help me finally get off of it. Your post gives me hope!

    I eat a very bland diet, no spicy food and no carbonated beverages but it's worth it not to have the pain of reflux and not to have to take the meds. I was on Nexium for over 20 years and the side effects from long term use were starting to scare me. Also taking the weight off helps me digest my food that I do eat better, smaller portions through out the day versus big meals at single settings . Good luck and Happy Easter.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,707 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,707 Member
    That's amazing! I have been really trying to get off of my reflux medication. I've been on it for over 15 years. I'm working with a naturopathic doctor, and I've been able to cut back, but not totally stop the medication. I'm hoping losing some of this weight will help me finally get off of it. Your post gives me hope!

    I often joke here that I had the GERD from Hell, but really, it was. GERD controlled my life, right down to the barf bags and change of clothes in the car. Sleep? Yah, right, like that was gonna happen with my uneasy, burning esophagus. I was terrified I was going to choke in my sleep and die.

    My GERD vanished with the first ten pounds lost. The only time it’s revisited in the past thirty months was when I had a wild binge and ate everything in sight one day last year. That brief refresher was enough to set me back on the straight and narrow.

    There is NO diet, NO counting of calories, NO exercise that is too much trouble to do everything in my power to keep Satan’s throat from coming back again.

    I hope you have the same life altering experience, and will report back to tell others there is hope.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,707 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,707 Member
    Uni5455 wrote: »
    Has anyone lost 25 lbs in 3 months and continuing?

    ....and back to OP’s question. Yes! But I started almost 100 pounds overweight, underate and over exercised. Fortunately, a visit with a RD two or three months in quickly set me straight and bumped up my per diem.

    The weight loss slowed down dramatically - or so it felt- about sixty pounds in, but by that time I was so invested in the process it didn’t matter. I was feeling better GERD gone, joint pain under control, mobility and stamina off the charts. The next six months loss was slower, but the time felt like it passed super quick.

    Having said that, you have to pace yourself and have realistic expectations. I just read another thread where someone with ten pounds to lose is bemoaning that she’s only lost two in a month. The closer you are to goal, the slower it’s gonna come off. Unrealistic expectations are a *kitten*.
  • FABRICWOMANFABRICWOMAN Member, Premium Posts: 440 Member Member, Premium Posts: 440 Member
    I started my journey at the end of July after seeing my Orthopedic Surgeon for double knee replacements. He said he wouldn't do any surgery until I lost 100 lbs. Looking back at my calendar where I documented my weight everyday, I lost a total of 47 lbs. the first three months. I am now down, as of today, 96 lbs.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,707 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,707 Member
    I started my journey at the end of July after seeing my Orthopedic Surgeon for double knee replacements. He said he wouldn't do any surgery until I lost 100 lbs. Looking back at my calendar where I documented my weight everyday, I lost a total of 47 lbs. the first three months. I am now down, as of today, 96 lbs.

    How’s the knees? Did the weight loss help them? Surgery still on the agenda?
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