I like to keep track of how much weight I’ve lost per month because I feel like it’s easy to get caught up in the little differences of weight shown on the scale from day to day that I don’t consider the bigger picture and the progress that’s being made.
I am happy with my progress this month but I would like to kick it up a notch and get back to how strict I was when I first started! Not that what I’m currently doing is “bad”, it’s just that I think I could lose at a faster rate and get to my goal faster if I buckled down and put my mind to it.
So here is how my journey has gone since I began:
I would love to lose 10 lbs. per month. I could probably do it if I was more strict with my eating—but I’m not sure I want to do that either! Even at 6 lbs. per month, I would lose 72 lbs. in a year and weigh less than ever. I could handle that!
It seems like my weight will hold steady and then, BAM—a big drop of weight. I’ve also noticed that I seem to do better when I’m eating more. I have never been restricting calories all that much, but it’s good to know that I have some wiggle room there too. Many days, I eat over 2,000 calories—albeit, it’s usually “healthy” foods and lots of protein and I think that makes a big difference. And, of course, the amount of calories I’m able to consume will go down as I lose weight.
Just remember that, while each week the weight loss might not seem like that much, it all adds up!