It will vary week to week. Just focus on losing some weight every week, and sticking to the diet. As you lose weight, you will burn less calories with the same activity, and so your weight loss will slow down as you near goal. If you aren't losing fast enough, you can add some more exercise if you feel like it, and if you are losing too fast, you may choose to add a few more calories. None of these " tweaks " should be done on a weekly basis.
You may lose 2 lbs in week 1, .6 lbs in week 2, and 1.5 in week 3, and 1.1 in week 4. That's 1.3 lbs a week average. That would be plenty. Whether you are losing 1/2 a lb a week, or 2 lbs a week doesn't matter. It is better to lose every week, or even most weeks, than to keep making changes, and stopping your progress.
Did you lose weight last week? If yes, then repeat again this week. Most of us know what works for us, and just fail to stick to it for any length of time. Even a 1/4 lb. a week, if followed for 4 years, will cause a 52 lb. loss., which would be amazing, and be incredibly healthy for you ( as long as you had 52 to lose.) Don't worry about whether you can lose 30, or 40 lbs. in the next 20 weeks, but whether you make progress this week, and then the next week.
Most often it all balances out,. Our bodies want to lose the weight, and be healthy, but few of us can lose 2 lbs a week, every week, or even 1 lb a week, over long periods. Next Monday, iIwill have been on my low carb, high fat diet ( most of the time ), for 250 weeks, and if I can lose 1.8 lbs ( probably not ), that would be 175 lbs. or just .7 lbs. a week.
Just eat properly, exercise, and take any weight loss every week, and be happy. Enjoy life, and in 6 months, you will be lighter, and probably healthier. It may be 10 lbs. or 22 lbs., and both are great results.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4