Is it just me or people find that even if they are only loosing an average of 0.5lbs a week they are happy? I don't know whether it's just because I have suffered from disordered eating in the past but I am loosing on average about 0.5lbs maybe every 10 days, to me the fact the number is going down is most important, I like having the momentum and know that I am going in the right direction. Now at a healthy bmi I shouldn't really be expecting faster weight loss right? My bmi is at 24.7 and truthfully I don't want to make a goal weight as I feel that my body should be allowed to settle where it wants when I'm eating healthily. I guess loosing at this rate is more sustainable in the long run even if it does take a year or so to complete my weightloss journey. And as a 16 year old I guess that I am probably not supposed to be loosing weight faster than that anyway. I know that if I cut out much of the junk I eat I would loose quicker but in reality if I do that I am more likely to have a binge day and I don't want to be sucked back into a binge and purge cycle. At this rate of weight loss I should loose 10lbs by christmas and in reality 10 lbs sounds like a lot so why try and loose at a quicker rate when I am no longer overweight? My body will thank me in the long run =D
I think you are doing great, and have a healthy attitude to your weight loss
Keep it up
That's awesome! I definitely didn't have that positive outlook towards weight loss when I was 16, so I commend you on that! I believe slow and steady wins the race. It's taken be about a year to lose 20lbs, and I'm ok with that. I've learned what it takes to lose and what it takes to maintain..the latter being much more difficult (in my opinion). Sure, sometimes I get discouraged because I'd like to see more of a loss. But at the same time, I don't really feel deprived, I still go out to eat with friends, i still do the occasional happy hour, and i'm still losing. My ultimate goal is keeping a balance between health weight loss and a happy life, and so far so good!
The first time I lost weight I did it over about a year and a half... between .25 to .5 pounds a week, that way I didn't have to do much & was still losing.
I lost over 30 pounds this way! For sure easier & think better for your body to adjust to eating right & healthy, not just eat as little as possible.
I always say focus on the change! The changes are permanent and the numbers will follow! Good job!
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