# Weight loss as a %?

#### Emmie Lou

##### Full Member
S: 21st8lb C: 21st4lb Loss: 0st4lb(1.32%)
Hi all
I'd like to know the % of my weight loss and as i am totally useless with anything mathmatical im unable to work it out!

I started at 255lbs
Im now 235lbs
and my goal weight is 140lbs
need to lose 95lbs

Its probably very easy to work out but im completly lost!

#### flirty40greeneyes

##### Busy busy busy!!
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
Hi Emma ......... I hope I have got this right - you have lost 20lb - but wanted originally to lose 115 - 20 lost + 95 still to lose - therefore you multiply the 20lb lost by 100 and divide by the 115 which was your total you wanted to lose. This means you've lost 17% of the weight you want to lose.

Hope this is right - and clear!!!!!!!!

#### Emmie Lou

##### Full Member
S: 21st8lb C: 21st4lb Loss: 0st4lb(1.32%)
Thats excellent Beverley,

Thanks so much, I know they are only numbers but i just want to see them go down ( % up) in as many ways poss!

#### cah-ching

##### Gold Member
Hi all
I'd like to know the % of my weight loss and as i am totally useless with anything mathmatical im unable to work it out!

I started at 255lbs
Im now 235lbs
and my goal weight is 140lbs
need to lose 95lbs

Its probably very easy to work out but im completly lost!

Hello Emmie Lou:

Your start weight = 255 Ibs
Your Goal Weight = 140 Ibs
Your current weight = 235 Ibs (well done on the loss!)

\ 255 - 140 = 115 Ibs (loss required to reach goal)

\ 255 - 235 = 20 Ibs (your weight loss so far)

\ 20 / 115 = 17.4 (1 d.p)

THEREFORE:

\ you are 17.4% of the way there

OR
\ you are 82.6% away from goal

I hope that helps!

CC x

#### Jemax

##### Full Member
Hi Emmie Lou

Percentage of weightloss and to goal is a really good idea. I have to apply this myself so I can encourage myself further.

Cah-ching - good calculations. I'm brain dead this morning and couldn't even think of a solution. I think I will set this up on a spreadsheet.

#### AmandaJayne

##### Trainee Maintainer
Hmm ....

... using these calculations I am 77.5% of the way there, or 22.5% away from goal. That IS motivating!

#### cah-ching

##### Gold Member
Hmm ....

... using these calculations I am 77.5% of the way there, or 22.5% away from goal. That IS motivating!

Exactly. It is very motivating. Not wishing to blow my own trumpet, but thats why I started the whole percentage thing. I've always had my weight loss as a percentage in my ticker.

#### kazz

##### Gold Member
Oh I'm 47.62% there!!

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