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Calculating excess weight lost percentage

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Started by KimInMD, Jul 12, 2006 11:25 AM
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    KimInMD

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 11:25 AM

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Maybe this is a dumb question, but can anyone tell me the formula to figure out the percentage of excess weight I have lost? At check-ups, the paper my doctor gives me always says "You have lost ___ % of your excess weight." Math has always given me a fit!
Thanks for the help! :)


    Mvpo8961

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 11:36 AM

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If your start weight is 288 and your goal is 156 then your excess weight is 132 lbs.

1% = 1.32
10% = 13.2
20% = 26.4
30% = 39.6
40% = 52.8
50% = 66.0
60% = 79.2
70% = 92.4
80% = 105.6
90% = 118.8
100% = 132 Your done time for a celebration!!!!!!!!!

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    Rae

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 11:48 AM

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Take the number of pounds you have lost and divide that by the number of pounds you want to lose. Example.....I want to lose 120 pounds, I have lost 94. So divide 94 by 120 and I have lost 78% of the pounds I wanted to lose.


    KimInMD

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 12:02 PM

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I got it!!!!:) Thank you both for your help!


    LindaV

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 12:03 PM

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Good question.

I've never thought of doing this, but, I just did the math and I've lost 30% of my excess body weight. Wow, that sounds more impressive to me than 44 pounds lost.


Posted July 12, 2006 - 12:59 PM

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OMGosh! I have lost 63% of my excess weight! High weight 242. Current 180.8. Goal wieght 145. How cool it THAT?!!!!!!! I'm putting THAT in my sig! Thanks ya'll!


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Posted July 12, 2006 - 7:28 PM

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Did I do this right? 65%.....I weighed 254...lost 68...want to weigh 150..Is that right?! ...If not, be gentle cause i'm really psyched right now!!!!!


    Mvpo8961

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 7:33 PM

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Your on the money.



254 minus 150 = 104 minus 99% = 1.04
68 divided by 1.04 = 65.384615
Myra


    CYNDEL

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 7:36 PM

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Even better!!!!!!!!!Thanks..That's the best bandiversery gift !!!


    Mvpo8961

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Posted July 12, 2006 - 7:38 PM

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My bad CYNDEL it should be 65.39. I should have divided 68 by 1.04.

SORRY

Myra


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