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I lost my first 55 pounds at a rate of 1.5 pounds per week. The last 27 pounds I lost at .5 pounds per week. It all adds up. There are benefits to losing slowly. Your skin is more elastic. You get to eat more and can meet more of your nutritional needs. Won't be as hungry. Slow works, too!
I have messed up so many times on my weight loss journey. Sometimes for weeks. I learned that no matter what keep moving forward! If only just to log on to read a few articles is all you can do for the day it is better than nothing.
While I was losing weight it really helped to weigh only once a week, and even then not paying too much attention to that one event. What I focused on was the lowest weight of each month. That numbered captured my continuing progress much more accurately.
Pay attention to what your body is saying at all times!! If you learn how your body works then everything is easier!! Pay attention to when your stomach is saying your not really hungry!! You also need to listen to your body about how far to push yourself!!
Buy a cute pair of jeans, etc. Hang them in prominent view. Start wearing them as soon as you can squeeze into them.. When ithey fit well, buy another. Reached your goal? Give away all your larger clothes so you can't backslide. :)
I keep a pocket calendar in the bathroom and record my weight every week and then jot a monthly total at the bottom of the page. It keeps me focused and I can see at a glance the progress I have made. I lost 3-4 pounds a month, but was motivated by seeing how much progress I made in a year!
I eat most of my calories during the day time and reserve something light for dinner, like soup or a chicken breast and veggies. I work off my calories during the day and tend to sleep better at night when I'm not weighed down.
The past 14 years I've gradually put on 50 lb but without knowing why. During the past 7 years I was diagnosed with 32 food sensitivities, a low thyroid and insulin resistance!