The scale is moving! 1.5 lbs is a great weight loss! Is your current weight loss ticker accurate? If so, you are simply not fat enough to lose more than that per week! We can safely attempt to lose 3% of our total weight loss goal. Going by your stated goal of 30 lbs, that means you can reasonably attempt (not expect... there will be up days and down days) to lose about .9-1 lb per week.
This is not a race; 1.5 lbs in two weeks is about what I would expect at your current weight! That's really good. :) You're comparing your weight loss to something that happened 5 years ago. Your body is different now, and has taken a beating. Especially considering your thyroid was involved, I'm betting dollars to donuts it's changed how your body works.
The answer is not more exercise, it's an adjustment of your expectations. You ARE losing weight, and eating at the bottom of your range may not increase the weight loss. You do have a range for a reason, so you can experiment with what works for you, but it sounds like what you're doing IS working... just not as fast as you want it to.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/15/2013 (08:48)
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