You have no idea how much I needed this today. I'm at 9 weeks and have lost 17.2 pounds. I does get a bit discouraging when I see that so many others lose that much in 3 weeks or less. I'm short, hypothyroid, and in my mid-40's - 3 strikes against me, LOL! I am determined to do this, though, and I will not give up..
Thanks for the encouragement, CG!..
That is FANTASTIC! BTW, I don't think 2lbs per wk is slow at all! That's about my pace, too. So REJOICE! 25.8 lbs gone forever! In 12 short weeks!..
Thank you to both of you!.
I don't really think 2 lbs is that slow and I am very happy. I posted this for three reasons:.
1. Some people see others losing 3-4 lbs consistently and they get discouraged. 2 lbs a week is fantastic and it will bring you to GOAL!.
2. Some people get discouraged when they have a week in which little weight is loss...For me, almost every other week has been a low loss week..
3. Inches matter...never would I have thought that twenty-five pounds would result in six inches off my waist. Historically, I have a hard time losing tummy fatI am an apple..
I think that exercising (both weight lifting and cardio) has helped me. I also just switched to the 4&2 to accommodate my activity level..
Just random musing on my part...
Thanks CGjust what I needed today! Today is my weigh in and it was a big fat 0! Other weeks have been good, but like you I noticed how some people consisitently lose so quickly! But I do know that giving up will be the slowest way of all to lose!.
Month 1: -7, -3, -2, -2 (-14).
Month 2: -2, -3, 0, -3 (-8).
Month 3: -3, 0, -2, -4 (-9).
Month 4: -1, -3, 0..
I am in week 16, and haven't quite made it to a full 30 pounds. I figured out early to search out the threads/blogs, etc of those people who had been successful with slow weight loss, and it helped me realize "I will get there...eventually". While I have had a few weeks of less than a pound/zero loss, the general trend is down. It can be frustrating, but I continue to find my commitment to ME, and just keep going. I added exercise a four weeks ago, and so now I'm starting to look "fit" - less jiggle in the gym mirror - and that gives me a reward better than a number on the scale. Hang in there all - and know that there are many just like us that have made it to goal and maintained their loss. Maybe this is just training for maintenance!..
Glad that the message was timely! I have had zero weeks, too. This is why I keep reminding myself that slow and steady is a great way to get there! Keep it up!..
CG- I think you and I started about the same time. I took most of August off plan. Like you I just hit my 25lbs mark. Some week I lose and some I don't. 7.6 more lbs to go. I may transition or I may try for another 10 or 20lbs.
You've done great! Wow! Whatever you decide to do, good luck with transition!..