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I weigh 158.2 pounds but I want to be at 140 by October 20, 2012, and today is August 20, 2012. Is this realistic?

Eighteen pounds in 60 days is realistic, as it equates to just over 2 pounds a week. You need to find a way to “burn off” an additional 1000+ calories per day, either by consuming less food, or by adding in exercise. In order to keep your metabolism fired up, make sure you integrate strength training into your routine. Good luck!

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