5 lbs in one month is most assuredly real results! that's about a pound a week, maybe a little more, which is normal, healthy progress for someone with 50 lbs to lose! A good rule of thumb is that you can reasonably attempt to lose about 3% of your goal to lose each week. for you, that's about a 1 to a 1 1/2! So you're right on track with where you're supposed to be.
This isn't a race, and it takes time to lose. This isn't the biggest loser, where we have personal chefs and work out 8 hours a day under strict medical supervision to provide the most dramatic losses possible for the TV audience. This is real life. :)
Also be aware that as you have less to lose, your rate of loss will slow down. When you hit 20 lbs to go, you'll be averaging around 1/2 a lb a week. A 10 lbs to go, it'll be just 1/4 a pound! That's because the less you have to lose, the slower it comes off, so your 50 lb goal by September may be too aggressive for you in the long run. Some quick math tells me that to reach that goal, you'd need to lose about 3 lbs a week-- something that's really not possible for you at your weight. You're just not fat enough! I strongly recommend you adjust your spark settings here to be 1 lb a week for now. That'll ensure that you get the nutrition you need to support your exercise. Once you've done that, you'll need to update your calories burned goal (in settings, not on your tracker itself) to be 2000 calories per week, so SP knows how much you're burning.
You're doing great! If anything, I suspect based on your post that you may be eating too little; eating too little can actually slow your progress and damage your metabolism over time. You're burning about 2000 calories a week through exercise, which means you need to be eating to support that. What's your calorie intake each day, on average?
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