Originally Posted by PreciousMissy
Hi tiggerme3, welcome to 3FC!
Your question, for me, is hard to answer not knowing what your starting weight is or what your portion sizes are. The heavier a person is, the faster the weight typically comes off in the beginning. I've heard of some featherweights taking 6 months to lose 15lb.
Some months I've lost 2lb, and others I've lost 6lb.
I agree with PreciousMissy, tiggerme. I'm also curious as to how long you've been at this. That information would be helpful.
I'm no longer a dieter, but when I was and was so intent on losing weight, I counted the calories of EVERY BIT OF FOOD I put in my mouth. I weighed portions religiously. And I DID lose the weight.
Although I no longer eat that way I can tell you that if you really want to lose the weight by restricting your intake, you will be more successful if you're precise about what you eat. Eyeballing portions and guessing about what you're eating simply isn't as effective, generally speaking.