2.5 lb a week is pretty realistic and I'm glad you're having that mindset. Now I know you said you've had an eating disorder before, especially if you aren't seeing those lbs drop off so remember we are here to tell you that things are going right even if there is 1-2 weeks that you don't see any weight drop off. There are a lot of other factors that come into weight loss and sometimes if you have a really stressful week you're body goes into the mode that it holds onto that fat instead and it can be discouraging.
Biggest thing is making this a lifestyle. For me I know Sunday and Monday is Shbam and Tuesday and Thursday is BodyJam and its almost like work that I make sure I go - but I enjoy it so therefore my friends know and they don't try to get me not to go - but instead they fit our nights out and plans around that. So let your friends and family know because they'll encourage you and it'll be so much easier - plus a few might join you :D
Well, after two months of losing basically nothing, it's time to get back in gear and stop letting my excuses ruin my progress. I lost about 40-45 lbs in the past 6-8 months, but I've really been slacking since the holiday season. I gained 90 pounds as a reaction to being sick and in pain to the point I struggled even getting out of bed, nevermind exorcising, and because of the medications I was taking to help manage that pain and sickness. But now I'm doing better! I'm getting healthy, and it frustrates me that I look in the mirror and don't feel like it's me looking back. I want to feel like me again. I want to BE me again. It's time to really focus and make changes happen! :] Currently I weigh about 175 pounds. When I graduated high school, I weighed 140, and my short term goal is to get back to that weight by the end of Spring semester, so that gives me until the beginning of May to drop 35 pounds. If I shoot for about 10 pounds a month, or 2.5 pounds a week, I'll get there no problem! My long term goal is to get down to 125 pounds while maintaining a healthy body. These goals are very manageable and realistic, and I know as long as I stay focused I'll make it! :] It's going to be tricky though, and I have to make sure I maintain a healthy mindset throughout the rest of my weight loss. I struggled with a pretty severe eating disorder for about 5 years, and while I'm recovered, it's very easy for me to trigger myself by losing weight or by getting frustrated that I'm not losing weight fast enough. I can do this though. I've rounded the half-way point, so I've got it in me! Here's to staying healthy and getting the most out of life! Thanks for any help and support in advance, because I hope to get and stay in touch with a lot of really motivating people who won't let me get away with any excuses! :D
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