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Thread: Goal achievable?

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    Tux
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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 6ft0in
    Start Date: March 2012
    Start Weight: 24st0lb
    Current Weight: 14st0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: 1/02/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 45.6
    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 22.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 10st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st0lb
    % Lost 41.67%

    Goal achievable?

    Hi guys,

    I started my weight loss journey on March 2012. I'm 6ft, male, 24, large-framed and started at 24 stone.

    Through diet and exercise, with intermittent vlcd fasts every 5 months, I've managed to get down to 14 stone. I've been doing a lot of weight training recently and have toned up quite a bit, still a way to go though! I've gone from 48" to 34" on the waist and gone from 3XL to Medium/large in tops.

    I wish to cut down to 12 stone by February 1st and maintain that weight from there, but reducing my bodyfat % of course.

    My main questions are, do you see this goal achievable and would you cut past 12 stone (say 11 stone 7lbs) at first, as I know you lose quite a bit of water weight at the start of vlcds.

    I'll be doing the exante total solution and will be making my workouts less intense during its course, due to the calorie deficit. I already drink over a gallon of water a day, so no issues in the hydration department.

    Thanks!

    Tux
    Last edited by Tux : 8th December, 2013 at 08:02 AM

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 27/11/13
    Start Weight: 16st12lb
    Current Weight: 16st3.8lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: June 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.1
    Current BMI: 36.8
    Goal BMI: 24.9


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    Total Weight Loss: 0st8.2lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st3.8lb
    % Lost 3.47%
    Only you know your body but dropping as low as 11.7lbs for a 6', large framed young man sounds very low to me. It will take you to the lower end of the 'healthy' BMI scale for your height. I would have thought you needed a BMI closer to the 25 mark especially as you are working out so much and muscle weighs more than fat. You have done so well already. I'm not in the business of discouraging anyone from getting to where they want to be but all I would say is be careful. You can go too far and too skinny is also not a very attractive look. Good luck.
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    Wk1: -7.4lbs;

    Mini Goals

    Reach 16st (224lbs)
    Reach 215.5lbs - 1/4 way to goal
    Lose 10% body weight (212.4lbs)
    Reach 15st (210lbs)
    Get under 200lbs
    Reach 14st (196lbs)
    Reach 195lbs - half-way to goal
    Get into sz 16s
    Reach 'overweight' BMI (185lbs)
    Reach 13st (182lbs)
    Reach 174.5lbs - 3/4 way to goal
    Get into size 14s
    Reach 12st (168lbs)
    Reach 11 st and BMI 'healthy' (154lbs)
    Get into sz 12s
    GOAL 154lbs = 5st12lbs lost

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    Start Weight: 16st0lb
    Current Weight: 13st6lb
    Goal Weight: 11st7lb
    Goal Date: Feb 2014


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    Weight to Lose: 1st13lb
    % Lost 16.07%
    Congratulations on your weight loss ! You can get to your goal weight mos def. Weight training is excellent to help tone and minimise loose skin. My husband is doing exactly what you're doing. As our friend said try not to go too carried away with the scales, especially as your building muscle. Just know what size clothes you would like to fit in. Once you achieve that and your happy with the way you look I would switch to maintaining. Remember when you start eating normally again from vlcd we put on 7lbs quite quickly so make concessions for that. You have done amazing :-)
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    Start weight 14.08.13 = 16st
    Week 1 = -11lbs
    Week 2 = -2lbs
    Week 3 = -3lbs
    Week 4 = -4lbs
    Week 5= -4lbs
    Week 6= -3lbs
    01.11.13 - weight 13st6lbs

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    Tux
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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Date: March 2012
    Start Weight: 24st0lb
    Current Weight: 14st0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: 1/02/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 45.6
    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 22.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 10st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st0lb
    % Lost 41.67%
    Thanks for the responses guys, they are most helpful. @Thornhill Cate - I wanted to drop to 11st 7lbs, as you put weight on rather fast after returning to a normal (even healthy) diet, as Goldenfemale mentioned above. My golden goal is of course 12 stone, once I hit that - it'll just be a case of maintaining that weight and dropping my bf%. I hit 14 stone today, edited my initial post to show . Just 2 stone to go, can't wait!





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