When 1-2lbs/week finally seemed reasonable.
I just feel like sharing the moment that I FINALLY figured out that losing 1-2lbs a week was reasonable. My whole life I have tried to lose weight quickly. I once lost 80lbs in a few months (starving) and of course gained it all back. No matter how many times some one told me or I read that it didn't all come on at once so it won't all come off at once, I didn't care. I wanted immediate results. For some reason I could not find a way to be okay with a slow moderate weight loss. Then, a little over a month ago I got braces. To me, 2 years wasn't that long to have them on. I figured, well the teeth need time to be turned slowly and there is no way it could happen overnight. For some reason, it clicked. WHy in the world am I okay with 2 years for my teeth but not for my weight? In all honesty it shouldn't take more than one year to get the weight off in a safe healthy manner. So I am giving myself 2 years. That means even if I lose one pound a week I will be at goal or even below whenmy braces come off. Sounds strange, but it was an ahh ha moment for me, one I am glad I had. Now when I see the scale in the morning I don't feel so down if it isn't what I want. Woo hoo!