Thank you, Heather is it?
I changed my ticker, I had gotten down to 143 but I put on some weight in the past 6 months and am now at 152. Either way I did your percentage rule and you're right, I should stick to 1/2 pound per week.
My doctor told me that 135-140 would be a great range for my height and body type so I'll shoot for that. I know that my weight can fluctuate a lot so I'll keep the range in mind as a goal instead of one static number.
The past 6 months I've moved from the mainland to Hawaii and it's been a very long, stressful process and I've basically stopped with my good eating and exercise habits. I've always eaten healthy foods but I was indulging too much. More than anything I want to feel like I am back on track and making healthy choices, and I want to exercise more so I can feel stronger :) So I guess as long as I am exercising and eating healthy and feeling good again it's okay for me to only lose 1/2 pound each week.
I appreciate your advice, this is why I love Sparkpeople and recommend it to everyone I know who is on a journey for health. The website and all the wonderful members help to keep me motivated and informed.