Healthy weight loss averages 1 - 2 pounds a week. Sometimes you will lose 1 or 2 pounds. Other weeks more than that or less or nothing at all. You may even gain.
The goal is to look at the whole journey, which takes many weeks. Remember, you didn't gain the weight over night. It won't come off that way either.
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Losing a pound a week is not being stuck. Losing no weight at all like I did for 6 weeks running is being stuck. Losing a pound a week is a safe, healthy and sustainable rate of weight loss. You need to seriously rethink your expectations and the way you respond to the scales or you are in for nothing but negativity and disappointment. Celebrate every single loss, no matter how small. It all adds up. Well done on losing a pound this week.
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I haven't over ate I have been walking Yet the scale either doesn't move or moves up one or two. I was stuck like this once before. I"m sure it will pass
One pound a week is 52 pounds a year. I lost my first 50 pounds at 1.75 pounds a week average and my last 30 pounds at just under half a pound a week. Losing slowly has some advantages. It may help you keep it off. Your skin adjusts better as you go along. You feel better. You are learning some of the skills you need for the rest of your life, whereas a quick diet is not what you are going to be eating from now on.
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