I see so many who start getting discouraged because the weight isn't coming off fast enough or in the right places many times. I looked at my fitday to get a perspective of where I'm at in my journey thus far.
In the last month I've lost 9.4 pounds for an average of 2.35 pounds per week.
Over two months I've lost 24.3 pounds for an average 2.71
In four months I've lost 43.4 pounds, an average of 2.14 per week. Now I really started getting back to trying to be healthy in November and had a brief hiatus (you'll notice the straight line in through there) and gained a few pounds back. I'm still averaging just over 2 pounds per week for the past four months.
Now over the past six months I've lost 53.8 pounds. You can see I have two definite long area where I didn't do anything but in six months, I'm still averaging 1.31 pounds per week.
This is what my weight loss looks like over the past year. Again I haven't done much until November and I really stepped it up in January.
Over the last year I've lost 56 pounds (that's not counting all the losses and gains. I'm just using my heighest weight minus lowest weight) and averaged .811 pounds per week. That's pretty darn snazzy if I may toot my own horn. Although it's doesn't look that great. Even if I take what I weigh now minus goal weight of 150, multiply it by the .811 for the year, I could be at goal weight in 88.4 weeks. That just blows my mind to think in just over 1 1/2 years I could be in the "normal weight range." I don't look at it that way though because that scares the heck out of me. I figure as long as I'm eating healthy, exercising, and planning my meals I'm heading in the right direction. I don't care if the scale shows a 10 pound loss in one week or no loss as long as it continues to go down over the long haul, I'm happy.
(You'll notice in all my charts, I stair step lose)