What is the most weight you have lost in one month ?

United States
May 26, 2008 11:57am CST
Each time I diet I only seem to lose the most weight the first week and after that it is only a few . On weight watcher the first month I lost close to 15 lbs. What about you guys? What diet were you on ?
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
27 May 08
The most I've lost was about 6 years ago. I lost 62 lbs March 2002. However, please, to anyone reading do not do what I did. I only ate biscuits. A maximum of 3 per day and nothing else. All water. Then I hike/jog for 10 kms (for about 10 days during that month) and engaged into weightlifting. I was impressed on the weight loss but not with my health. I got sick afterwards and gained it back in 4 years time. Right now, I've lost 32 lbs last april. It was a better achievement as I am on a real diet and just plain aerobics. I find my body to be leaner compared to gaining muscles with weightlifting. It's all good.
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• United States
31 May 08
Congrats on the weight loss. I know how sometimes my weight will make me crazy, and I wanna do anything to get it off. I have heard all kinds of stories how extream diets can slow your metabolism and make you lose muscle. I know when I lose weigh the right way it makes you feel better ( your body and mind) For me its one day at a time .I have lost a great deal over the last few years and have some back too. Battle is on again . If i did it once I can do it again !! Keep up the good work and be safe !
• Philippines
31 May 08
Thank you for the reminder, I appreciate it. I still tend to overdo it though. But I'm more in control now than before. ^_^ Take care!
• United States
31 May 08
You are welcome . I think we all have our moments.
@alamzaib (1288)
• Pakistan
10 Jun 08
The most I have lost is 65 pounds and it was the happiest moment in my life because I am overweight so I was pretty happy with myself. It takes a lot of healthy eating and excersizing.
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• United States
11 Jun 08
Congrats on losing ! I also felt wonderful when I lost too . I was in shock when the moment came when i lost 100 lbs . I have gained almost half back , but am trying once again. I am working my bum off !
• United States
5 Jun 08
I had lost 30 pounds with the diet pill, Adipex. It decreased my appetite && increased my enery level. BUT!!! It is a temporary fix!! As soon as I stopped I gained 20 of it back. I've recently lost 40 pounds in 2 1/2 months. I didn't go on a "diet", I decided to live a healthier life style. I drank nothing but water ,skim milk, && half a glass of juice. I ate lots of fruits && veggies,and the only meat I ate was chicken. I didn't cut out breads, like most people do. I switched to wheat bread && pastas. As for exercise I started out slow(example: 15 minute brisk walk, 25 crunches, etc). I hope this helps. PS. You could also try keeping a food journal.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
healthier life that is the key I am looking for . I cant do those lose weight fast diets aymore , becasue it is true you do gain it back. Also, I added much water and fruit and veggies back in my life. (they help fill you up as well) I hear white bread is the worse for you so I am cuttig that out too . I just started walking too and will be swimming soon . I kept one years back and wanna get a journal soon again . Thanks for the tips. That is a great amount to lose ;) congrat !!
• United States
11 Jun 08
Metschica, As you know the atkins diet worked for me , but i always had to sneak food. I lost about 30 the first month. 50 when I started work at the postoffice just from all the walking.this was over a couple of months. peace and love
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@Elixiress (3897)
8 Jun 08
The most that I have lost is 7 pounds in 2 weeks as I had prom coming up and my dress no longer fit and I didn't fancy paying another £100 for a new dress. I tend to not crash diet otherwise. I was on a low carb diet with lots of water as I tend to eat too many carbs, especially bread.
• United States
11 Jun 08
That reminds me when I had prom a few years back and had to lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks . I just ate fruit and one light meal a day , with lots of water .Low carb eating seems to help.
@Elixiress (3897)
11 Jun 08
Yeah, but I don't like to do it too often, because in the long term it will just lead to more weight gain and it is bad for your health if you do it for too long.
• United States
14 Jun 08
yeah , it is hard , and you do gain it back .the long trem is when it will work.
• Canada
2 Jun 08
I started Atkins about 3 months ago, I am 5"9 and started at 167. The first 2 weeks I lost 15 pounds, I think this was mostly water weight then its supposed to slow dow after you lose the "introduction" weight. I am now at around 134 in 3 months so not bad but its hard not to eat carbs!
• United States
2 Jun 08
I have tried that deit and you do lose much water weight, which at the moment would not hurt me.My dad once lost 80 lbs in 8 months on atkins. it seems to work better with men.
• Canada
4 Jun 08
Ya it can be kinda scary at first I was like wow am I supposed to be losing so much so fast? I guess I was really bloated or something pretty crazy!
• United States
4 Jun 08
oh yeah it is crazy how fast it comes off . I alwas get used to it when i try it .
• China
15 Jun 08
Oh , i want to lose weight too, but ,still now , it is not successful for me , i eat and eat , so i am still fat now !
• United States
16 Jun 08
aww ;*( dont worry your day will come . It sometimes takes alot to find something that will work for you .
@Abby123 (261)
14 Jun 08
I can lose the weight but its keeping it down thats the hard bit.Im not huge but wud be better if I was a bit lighter than I am,but ive never been a lightwelght anyway.
• United States
16 Jun 08
my weight seems to go up and down too.
@golfproo (1842)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
Hi There, I lost a whole lot of weight about a year and a half ago. The most I lost in a month was about 40 pounds. I was losing about 10 pounds a week. What I did was eat cereal for breakfast, fruit for lunch and a tv dinner for supper. I also ran a lot and I am now doing marathons and have lost about 100 pounds in total. It all gets back to the very simple equation that you have to have a greater output than input. cheers,
• United States
16 Jun 08
40 lbs in a month that is awesome. That sounds like the kinda diet I am on now ;) It does feel real good when you get things back and order and do things you always wanted to do .
@TinaCL (429)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I lost 15 pounds in one month once, but I wasn't on any special diet. I was spending the summer in Israel performing with my orchestra and doing concert tours. It was a lot of running around, rehearsing, and performing in 120 degree weather. It was an insane physical work out every day, and the heat didn't help either! But hey, I lost fifteen pounds without even trying, so I'm not going to complain. Besides, I had a great experience that summer.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Sounds like a lovely summer you had I lose much weight in the summer too.Usually, with walks, hikes , and swimming . That is the best way to just go on and have fun , and for me cut back .
@isegor (118)
• Portugal
5 Jun 08
I don't think I should reply here but I will do it anyway... lol I don't watch my weight for about 10 years now. back then I lost some 60 pounds in 3 months. It just goes up and down and I know it. always related with the kind of life I am living. If I have the time to walk a lot and play some sport every week it comes down. if life doesn't allow me the time to do it it goes up. diet is a word I never added to my dictionary. already have too many things to worry about. I don't think I would event keep up to one, nor the eating schedules.
• United States
5 Jun 08
nah , dont worry it is okay that you posted here . Weight does go up and down I understand that. sometimes it is the least of our worries with all that is going on around us with life . I think it is all about feeling comfy in our own skin .
@22angel22 (451)
• United States
2 Jun 08
About two years ago I lost 60lbs. It look a year, I bet the most I lost in one month was 15lbs. I didn't do a real diet, I just cut out all the wasteful fat. Starting with breakfast for the first month, then lunch, and then dinner. I ate pasta! All the time. If you research and think about it, you can make almost any meal low fat. I've kept my weight off, maybe gaining 10lbs back, but I'm not for sure. I still fit into the same cloths and my measurements are still the same so I'm sure it only been muscle that I gained. I didn't use diet pills or really exercise. It can be a pain at times, but if you think about whats healthy for you, it doesn't matter. I do eat some fatty stuff but only once every couple weeks. Something that can always be a wonderful snack is fat free jello!
• United States
2 Jun 08
Hey thanks. I think I wanna try a low fat diet once again . I did stop eating the junk , but didnt lose much . Im ready for the real type of diet !
@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
31 May 08
I lost 10 pounds in one month on atkins. Couldnt keep up with it though. I just LOVE PASTA and bread!
• United States
31 May 08
I have been on the Akins diet as well . My dad and brother both seem to lose fast on that diet . The first 2 weeks I will lose and that is it. Anyway , I love bread and pasta too .
• Philippines
27 May 08
The most amount of weight i have lost was about 2-3 kilos. And that was when we went trekking for 2 hours on a 7-kilometer stretch of mountainous lands. After that, i gained my weight again. I think regular exercise would help out and lessen the sweets we eat.
• United States
31 May 08
Yeah cutting out and stepping it up has helped me the month of May . I try to stay away from all the sugar filled foods . I'm starting to like fruit again and that has been a huge help /treat.