That's actually perfectly normal! The less we have to lose, the slower we lose it. It's reasonable to attempt to lose about 3% of your remaining weight loss goal per week. That means if you have 10 lbs to lose, then you can safely attempt to lose about .25-.3 lbs per week... about 1 lb a month!
If you were over 50 lbs overweight, then yes, you could be losing faster. You lost 42 lbs because you were (to be blunt) fatter than you are now!
It also means that the closer you are your goal weight, the more you have to reevaluate that goal and whether it's attainable for you or not. How tall are you? You may already be in a healthy BMI, which means it will be harder for you to lose those last few pounds. Your weight is never static, so your goal "weight" will actually more likely be a range of about 5 lbs either way and still be normal.
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| current weight: 185.0