Yes, it is generally recommend that a healthy and sustainable rate of weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week - and it sounds like you are right there.
While 2 lbs a week might be feasible when you have a lot of weight to lose, weight loss generally slows down as you approach your goal weight. 100 lbs in a year is perhaps not a realistic goal, but if you lost 60 lbs in 12 months, would you realy consider that failure?
Congrats on your 5 pounds, I think that is awesome. I'm no specialist, but know that hormones can change so many things with our body. Just wanted to give you some kudos for making progress. Do you track your food every day? And, do you make sure you are not only staying in the calorie range - but also the correct range for carbs, fats and proteins? (I find that if these thing are not in range, the loss is not as good.) Wishing you the very best!
You should definitely be thrilled with a 5 pound loss. with the medicine you are on it may be a little slower, but it will happen. Don't give up.
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I started spark people on March 19th 2012 for the first time ever, since I needed to get the excess weight off...I was steadily losing 1.5-2 pounds every week from the start, but June 10th 2012 I was down from 246.7 - 224.7 a total of 23 according to the spark tracker...jumping for joy I was :) Then I just stopped doing spark people and stayed at 224 for several months. By October 2012 I weighed 232 :( Not a huge gain but not a loss either :( So my new years resolution was to start on sp again and lose 100 pounds by the middle of january 2014...but here I am starting week 6 today and Im only down 5 pounds :( I know a loss is better then a gain, which Im happy with, it just seems to be slow going this time :( I was hoping to be down at least 8-10 pounds by now, but I was dissapointed :( I work out three times a week with cardio, do strength training twice a week and have started to really focus on my foods I eat...(in 2012 I didn't do that all that much, but still lost) I went shopping and bought fresh strawberries, oranges, apples, avacodo, celery, carotts and some spinach lettuce to have instead of my usual junk foods :( I snack thru out the day on the veggies or nuts, and am proud of myself for doing so....but should I be celebrating a five pound loss in a month? doesn't seem like much to me...FYI, I started a progestin only birth control pill(due to infertility issues, only planning to be on it til summer) and that's the only thing I have done differently this time...
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