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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Your own pace!!

It bothers me when people feel they have to 'justify' the rate of loss they are having because people question them.  I often find myself doing it to.  

So if you are getting 'questions' about your pace here is a couple of things that may help:

The guidelines for maximum 'healthy' weight loss of 1-2lbs (0.5 - 1kg) per week assume that you weigh 200lbs (100kg).  It is based on 0.5 - 1% of your body mass each week.  
It is only a guideline anyway...  but for those amongst us with more or less to love and who get told off about losing 'too fast' or 'too slow' you can maybe explain why it is actually healthy for you to lose faster or slower.


If you are happily taking the journey slowly and enjoying the scenery as you meander to goal then tell them about the tortoise and the hare!
Remind them that this is NOT a race it is a lifestyle.


Basically, if YOU are happy that what you are doing is working and is sustainable then it is NONE of anyone else's business how fast or slow it happens!


Hmmm, seems someone hit a nerve I didn't know I had!  

4 comments:

anne h said...

Very true-- some people talk about slow and steady pace....but they are heart-broken when they don't win first prize....in WHAT?
I am happy with 1 pound a week.

Martine said...

I hear you girlfriend. I am sick to death of people thinking they need to lose the amount of weight the people on biggest loser do. People think 500grams is a small loss,it is not it is what they suggest you should lose. I hear you loud and clear and couldn't agree more. Martine xx

cmoursler said...

I have to keep remembering why I am losing slower...it's cause I weigh less, but conversely (or is that perversely) I expect more cause I have been doing it for a while.
ugh.
here is to slow, steady weight loss.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Fiona. I hate it when someone has lost 2 lbs in a week and people comment like "slow and steady wins the race"!

2lbs is quite a lot to lose in a week IMO!

I also think it doesn't matter how fast or slow it comes off. It's where your head is on it all which will determine whether it stays off.

Bearfriend xx

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Your own pace!!

It bothers me when people feel they have to 'justify' the rate of loss they are having because people question them.  I often find myself doing it to.  

So if you are getting 'questions' about your pace here is a couple of things that may help:

The guidelines for maximum 'healthy' weight loss of 1-2lbs (0.5 - 1kg) per week assume that you weigh 200lbs (100kg).  It is based on 0.5 - 1% of your body mass each week.  
It is only a guideline anyway...  but for those amongst us with more or less to love and who get told off about losing 'too fast' or 'too slow' you can maybe explain why it is actually healthy for you to lose faster or slower.


If you are happily taking the journey slowly and enjoying the scenery as you meander to goal then tell them about the tortoise and the hare!
Remind them that this is NOT a race it is a lifestyle.


Basically, if YOU are happy that what you are doing is working and is sustainable then it is NONE of anyone else's business how fast or slow it happens!


Hmmm, seems someone hit a nerve I didn't know I had!  

4 comments:

anne h said...

Very true-- some people talk about slow and steady pace....but they are heart-broken when they don't win first prize....in WHAT?
I am happy with 1 pound a week.

Martine said...

I hear you girlfriend. I am sick to death of people thinking they need to lose the amount of weight the people on biggest loser do. People think 500grams is a small loss,it is not it is what they suggest you should lose. I hear you loud and clear and couldn't agree more. Martine xx

cmoursler said...

I have to keep remembering why I am losing slower...it's cause I weigh less, but conversely (or is that perversely) I expect more cause I have been doing it for a while.
ugh.
here is to slow, steady weight loss.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Fiona. I hate it when someone has lost 2 lbs in a week and people comment like "slow and steady wins the race"!

2lbs is quite a lot to lose in a week IMO!

I also think it doesn't matter how fast or slow it comes off. It's where your head is on it all which will determine whether it stays off.

Bearfriend xx