Calculating excess weight lost percentage


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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! :)

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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!!!!!!!!!

:clap2: M

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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.

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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.

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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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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!!!!!

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