It seems to me that progress is when you move closer to your goal if small or otherwise. Part of adopting a healthy new lifestyle is learning patience as you persevere with improvements. Congratulations on your progress so far.
"Wow - I had a bad month in April. I only lost four lbs " You really need to adjust your expectations. As mentioned already, healthy weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds a week. So you did NOT have a bad month at all!
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You "cheated"? I encourage you to remove that word from your vocabulary when it comes to nutrition. There is nothing wrong with enjoying some treats, especially when in conjunction with a celebration like a birthday or anniversary is okay. It's when you enjoy those treats every day that is becomes an issue.
Kris gave you some excellent advice. I encourage you to take it to heart.
A 4 pound loss is good! Healthy weight loss averages 1-2 pounds a week across time. Since weight loss isn't linear, some weeks, you'll loss, gain, or stay the same.
Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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I had a wee peek at your Nutrition Tracker and have some observations:
* Do you enter everything you eat? If you do, then you are UNDER-eating, not over-eating. An average weight, sedentary man requires at least 1550 calories per day. Your Nutrition Tracker shows a lot less than that. When a person under-eats, it usually slows their metabolism down which makes it harder to lose weight in future. It also means it is much more difficult to get the essential vitamins/minerals that your body requires.
* I notice that most of your entries are self-entries. You only record calories. Is it possible that you may have entered in inaccurate calorie information?
* You would find it helpful to have the fats/carbs/protein entered as well.
* Are you doing a Keto diet? I notice not much in the way of fruit/veggies/whole-grains.
Losing 4lb for a month is NOT bad at all. It is faster than I lost at my fastest. The point is, the slower losses are far more likely to stay off. Just make sure that you do it in healthy way.
Wow - I had a bad month in April. I only lost four lbs and only cheated on three anniversary and birthday dates. I think I will have to reevaluate my calories per day and drop 'em another 200 cause I think the weight loss is starting to level off because my calorie needs per day has decreased along with my current weight loss. I will have to figure it out.
Old enough to know better. Young enough to do it again. Crazy enough to try