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How much more weight should I lose?

Asked by LDRSHIP (1784points) February 22nd, 2014

Or to be more specific how much weight before I hit a wall if you will. Give you an idea of where I am currently.

It has been about 3 weeks, since I went on my full on diet plan. I started to make changes before then, however the past 3 weeks and ideally I want to make it a lifestyle change on my diet. In total I have lost roughly 13–15lbs from almost 191lb. I find it hard to tell because of food/water weight. After the gym and butt naked on my home scale I weigh about 175lb. After the day or I drink a good amount of water it can go up to 177lb. Some people refer to this as “cutting” or toning overall. Although I just got big because of too much eating, eating poorly , and lifting heavier and more weights. I don’t think I was fat by a long shot, but for sure thicker solid look before. Slimmed down a good bit.

I think most of it was excess fat as I can for sure see more tone and some lines which is nice.

I am worried I may have lost some muscle in the process since I cut back on everything so much. However I tried to make sure include good protein portions on my main 3 meals.

With all that said how much more weight can I expect to lose, will it slow down? Will I hit a wall?

My goal weight I suppose is 169lb.

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marinelife's avatar

What is your height? That would make a difference?

LDRSHIP's avatar

@marinelife Somehow when people measure me they get 5’7 or 5’8 so some where in there.

marinelife's avatar

The ideal weight chart says 140–148 lbs, but that’s with a small frame. Large frame is 152–172.

LDRSHIP's avatar

@marinelife That is insane, I doubt I’ll get to that range 140–148lbs. Not sure if I’d even want to… I guess I have a medium frame? No idea what they base the frame sizes off of.

chyna's avatar

My brother is 5’8 and weighs 175 and I think he looks too thin. He did weigh 200 and lost the weight through a diabetic weight loss program and has remained the same for 3 or 4 years now.

tedibear's avatar

Weight charts are crap. (No disrespect intended, @marinelife) They are based on statistics appropriate for population studies, but not really for a measure of health or appropriate weight.

If you’re working out, you’re probably gaining muscle. Fat takes up less volume than muscle, so you may be losing inches and becoming more toned, but not seeing as much change on the scale as you might think. Keep exercising and eating healthy and your body will work with you to be at an appropriate weight for you.

marinelife's avatar

@LDRSHIP Check the chart link. I think it tells you about the frames.

AshLeigh's avatar

Don’t focus on losing weight. Focus on getting healthy.

gondwanalon's avatar

According to body mass index, at a height of 5’ 8” you would have to weigh 160 pounds (BMI = 24.3) to make it into the high range of “normal weight”.

Normal weight has a BMI: 18.5–24.9

But as @AshLeigh said it is more important to be physically fit and healthy than just losing weight.

Good health!

NanoNano's avatar

You’ve lost the weight that is easy to get off at this point. From here on its going to be a real struggle to go down farther for two reasons:

1. Your exercise is increasing muscle mass, and pound for pound muscle is heavier than fat, so you’re fighting against that.

2. At this point your body has reached a state where its really going to fight you to keep the weight on – homeostasis…

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