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Postby KimE » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:46 am

I often say that health professionals state 1/2 to 1 kg per week is considered excellent weight loss. But how does this translate in the real world.

What I'm after is average kilos lost per week over the period you have been losing weight. Obviously the more accurate results will be from people who have been losing weight for 2 months or more but it would be great if we can get as many different averages as possible and also from you guys as my suspicion is you can beat the averages due to having more muscle.

Eg: My loss 26.5 kgs over 35 weeks: 26.5/35= 0.757 kgs or 757 grams

So my average was 3/4 of a kilo per week. This isn't something I necessarily aimed for it just worked out that way. Sometimes I would have a loss of over 1 kilo and other weeks under. I am hoping this will give a bit of insight for those starting out or getting disheartened with their rate of loss.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:51 am

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thanks kim! someitmes we lose sight of what the 'norm' is and the fact that every person is different and that their body reacts to weightloss differently to others. i know that info your posted certainly boosts my morale!
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Postby Puffer » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:23 am

Well I have had a little hiatus over the exam period, but I was doing the right thing for about 9 weeks and lost 4kg. That works out to be 400 or so grams a week. Funny thing is I lost 2kg in the first 3 weeks and it took me three weeks to loose one kilo after that.

I really expected given the kilojoule intake I was having I would loose alot quicker than that. I think it just goes to show it's not an exact science and there are a whole range of nutrition factors other than kilojoule intake which affect weight loss.
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Postby slimmindown » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:08 pm

I've been loosing weight since the end of May, roughly 22 weeks so my average weight loss is 1.04 kg. Those plateau weeks feel better when you look at it like that :lol:
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Postby Jisgone » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:03 am

I worked out mine to be 0.722 a week on average, which means technically i should be at my goal weight in 58 weeks (that is soooo long!) but it means by christmas next year so i think i have found my new years resolution :)
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Postby Ally » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:56 am

Mine works out to be: 0.75kg per week so far......
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:58 am

mine is about 1.2kg a week so far
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Postby Groovychic » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:42 am

HHHMMM you all have good average losses. Now be warned you will probably fall on the floor laughing with what I am about to post. I have been trying to lose weight since 2nd Jan this year which is approx 45 weeks so my average loss is .....wait for it.... 0.03kgs per week. :lol: Thats not even 100g a week!!! That is 30grams per week loss!!! :o So I better pull my finger out and try and get that up closer to 100g a week!!
But yes Kim they say the average of 1/2kg to 1kg a week if you want to keep the weight off. I think all that means is that you have had longer to reinforce the good habits versus the bad habits of eating and exercising.
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Postby Ally » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:48 am

Hey Groovychic..now you multiply 45 weeks by what you would have put ON if you hadn't been trying to lose weight mate!! My doctor also told me awhile ago to aim for 1kg a MONTH. he said that way you can plug along and know that by the end of 10 months you have lost 10kgs....sure it is not as impressive as losing large amounts each week, but it makes sense when you look at it!!! Keep going mate, whether fast or slow it is the loss that counts!!
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Postby yummymummy » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:56 am

I have found the closer I get to my goal weight the slower the weight loss has become which is frustrating thats for sure!!
Good on all you guys for perservering over the many weeks its so hard to stay motivated you all deserve a BIG pat on the back
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Postby KimE » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:08 pm

Thanks all I really appreciate your input. Yes, we are all different and will have varying results. Mostly I was just curious but I also thought it might make a difference to those setting out new goals for weight loss to see what real world figures are like.
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Postby Mandie » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:17 pm

Yep, definitely. I think too many people get disheartened because they aren't losing 2-3kg a week like you read about in magazines, or even worse The Biggest Loser where they lose even more each week!

The reason why you want to aim low is because that way you will keep the weight off.

For most people, the 1-2kg per MONTH can be achieved with relatively simple lifestyle changes THAT ARE EASY TO MAINTAIN FOR LIFE.

So don't worry - as long as you're losing, you'll still be smaller next year than you are this year! And know that in a few years (if it takes that long), you'll be at goal weight and you know you will maintain it!

Personally, my goal is to get into the 60s by my 25th birthday - thats the end of October 2008! I'm not looking for the quick fix here, I want the changes to be cemented in place for life.

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Postby Hayley » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:00 pm

So far I've lost 15.6kg and I've done that in 16 weeks, so my average weightloss per week is 975kg and I'm stoked with that. Imagine what it could have been if I'd stayed 100% focussed on my diet :o .
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Postby Hayley » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:02 pm

Ooops, ha ha ha ha ha ha :lol: ha ha ha ha ha ha!

I meant 975g per week hee hee, not kg!!!!

Silly me!
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