Thank-you Archimedes! I did need that reminder to be patient :)
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What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. This is not the Biggest Loser. Those types of weekly losses are just not typical. While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there may be weeks you don't lose. there may even be weeks when you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing something wrong.
Keep in mind that the closer a person is to a healthy weight for their height, the harder it will be to take off any excess. Ask any member with those last 5-10 pounds, they'll tell you that taking those off take the longest time.
So, don't assume you're doing something wrong because the weight isn't coming off as fast as you'd like it. Weight loss is a slow steady process that takes time. Remember, this isn't a diet. This has to be a life style change if you want to take the weight off and keep it off. Thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body. You didn't gain the weight overnight, it's not coming off overnight.
Don't worry, you really are perfectly normal. But, you do have to be patient.
A few years ago I lost 25 pounds with Sparkpeople. I've managed to gain 10 of it back and decided to get back to Spark to help me again to lose that 10 plus another 10 to get to goal. I have been doing really well tracking my calories and keeping it in range, eating lots of fruit and veg, drinking enough water. My issue is this- one week, no weight loss, which got me discouraged and both yesterday and today I overate 900 calories yesterday in the from of fries and over 700 calories today at a work party. I need a pep talk to pick myself up. Please help with some encouraging words :) I'd really really appreciate it. Its hard to pick onself up sometimes.
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