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For those of you who ARE losing weight - how many calories are you eating?

Just b/c this gets asked so many times, and because the answers are likely to vary so much-

How much do you weigh?
How tall are you?
M/F?
Age?
How much exercise?
Current calories:


Sun. Sep 2, 7:14pm

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How much do you weigh? 180, down from 200.
How tall are you? 5' 7"
M/F? F
Age? 26 (27 in 23 days!)
How much exercise? moderate - walking most days, lots of housework and chasing around a 6 month old...some days it feels like strenuous!
Current calories: 1400-1800, usually closer to the low end, but lots of flexibility.

Another question: How much weight have you lost and how fast are you losing it? 20 lbs in 9 weeks, just over 2 lbs a week, steady loss.


Sunday, September 02, 2007, 9:02 PM

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nice job 9:02!

115 lbs @ 5'3" down from 130
female - 35 years old
workout 3-5x a week/ mostly resistance
average 1200-1300 calories a day
Lose about 1-1.5 pounds a week for the last 3 months :)


Sunday, September 02, 2007, 11:24 PM

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5'3, 105 down from 125
F/29
No working out at all.
1200 calories a day
It took me 6 months to lose 20 pounds (3 inches from waist) that way. A lot of it was probably muscle mass so now I'm trying to gain 5-10 pounds in muscle by lifting weights.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 1:05 AM

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5'4", 122lbs down from 142
female, 25
1.5-2hrs aerobics/kick-boxing a week (30 minute sessions, every other day)
1400 calories a day
Lost on average 1.5lbs every week. Took about 3 months to lose 20lbs.

I'm now back up to approx. 2000 calories a day, and my weight's been steady (give or take a lb or 2) for 4 months. I still work out and try to eat sensibly.


Monday, September 03, 2007, 6:46 AM

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How much do you weigh? 162 (down from 182)
How tall are you? 5'2"
M/F? F
Age? 39
How much exercise? 4 or 5 days/wk; cardio for 45-55 min
Current calories: 1200-1400

So, I've lost 20 lbs in 9 weeks. An average of slightly more than 2 lbs per week.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 7:10 AM

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How much do you weigh- 158 (down from 200 mid-march 2007)
How tall are you- 5'4"
M/F- F
Age- 30
How much exercise- training for 1/2 marathon (run 3 days a week), before training i did cardio 6 days a week and weights 3 days a week.
Current calories: 1200 - 1400

my loss lately has been a 1 - 1.5 a week, except this week was 2.5 that was a nice surprise!

Monday, September 03, 2007, 10:43 AM

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I am 5'8.5 and currently a 225 pound female, age 32. I walk/jog 3-4 times per week for 30 minutes. Also, work 2-3 12-hour shifts as a nurse per week. I eat 1600 calories per day and am down from 245. IF I strictly stick to those calorie exercise goals, I lose about 1.5-2 pounds per week.

Monday, September 03, 2007, 9:32 PM

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How much do you weigh? 185 (down from 220)
How tall are you? 5'11"
M/F? F
Age? 21
How much exercise? 4 or 5 days/wk; cardio for 45-55 min
Current calories: 1000-1200...i try for the higher end, however, i never make it....

Lost 35 lbs in 3.5 months :)


Monday, September 03, 2007, 11:35 PM

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Weight: 151, down from 176
Height: 5'7"
Female
Age: 19
Exercise: Nothing very regimented. I try to get *something* in at least 3 times a week but its definitely my downfall. So I am not burning a significant amount of calories through exercise.
Current Calories: I began with no specific "budget" but a good day was about 1400. Now that I am getting lower I have set a "cap" of 1300.
Loss: At least 1 pound a week, usually 2... I have lost up to 4 a week.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 1:56 AM

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Weight- Entirely too much and unwilling to share
Height- 5'10"
Female
41 years old
Excersize- none. Unable to do much due to health problems
Calorie amount-When averaged out 888 cal a day. Some days 950, sometimes 750. Depends on how hungry I am. I try to say around 850.
Pounds lost- 100, 80 since mid april
Basically a steady 20 pounds a month

Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 3:23 AM

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How much do you weigh? 300, down from 350
How tall are you? 5'7"
M/F? F
Age? 51
How much exercise? minimal; I'm disabled but I try
Current calories: I don't count calories; just eat mostly veggies & fruits with whole grains & a bit of fish or poultry -- no sugar, very little salt, 2 tbsp or less of olive oil per day (that includes a couple tsp for sauteing veggies, and mixing with vinegar for salad dressing)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 8:58 PM

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How much do you weigh? 219 (so far lost 55lbs)
How tall are you? 5'7"
M/F? F
Age? 40
How much exercise? 4 days a week or so
Current calories: 1200-1500

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 5:29 AM

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Weight: 84 kilos (185 lbs)
Height: 168 cm (5'6")
Female
30
I do 4-5 days exercise a week plus at least one hour's fast walking a day (to and from work, or to the shops or to friends, etc)(although I've always done this so that makes no difference).
I also don't count calories. I just try to have a proper balanced diet - no processed foods, fresh fruit, veg, fish, meat, a very little cheese, organic local dairy.
NB: my weight doesn't change really due to the fact that I do a lot of weight work and hard weight-bearing cardio-vascular work, but I am losing fat fast and my clothes have dropped a dress size in six weeks.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 7:13 AM

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Currently I weigh 216, but started at 264.
I am 5'8"
Female
29 years old
I exercise for about 45 minutes 5 times per week.
I eat 1200 calories per day.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 9:54 AM

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