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Yeah, as you lose weight, the rate of loss will slow... basically, the less fat you have to lose, the slower it will come off, until when you have 10 l bs to go, you'll be losing something like .25 lbs per week!
Vegetables are critical; if you don't care for them, you need to branch out and try new ways of preparation. What ways have you tried vegetables you didn't like? If you're like my husband, his primary exposure to vegetables was in a can and boiled. He once actually said (and I quote) "We already have corn, green beans, and peas, what other vegetables are there?"
Learning new ways of prep can go a long way to boosting your veggie intake.
Protein is critical, yes. The best way to get it is from whole foods, whenever possible. I read this article about protein powders today you may find interesting. I found it very enlightening (and up until now, have been using it regularly.) www.coachcalorie.com/stop-using-protein-po