Originally Posted by nelie
How much you have to lose plays part too so if you lose .5 lb, that'd be normal for your weight.
Nelie - I have read that 1 % body weight losses per week are safe, so 1.5 lbs is what I am aiming for. In fact, I am aiming a little higher. Since I am doing a bootcamp at the moment and I do not have to work until August 15th, I'd love to weigh around 145 lbs then. If I do not achieve this goal and feel fitter and stronger, so be it. I have learned on this site and elsewhere that perseverence is key.
Bear in mind that I have been terribly inactive over the last year. I have not been exercising and spent an awful amount of time anchored in my bed, sofa or chair, so this is a flabby 150 lbs, not a toned one.
lbsgobyebye - I definitely feel my muscles more.
I suffer from interstitial cystitis (not in crisis at the moment though) and IBS and I have not figured out what is going on in my abdominal region. It feels hard and crampy. I do not know if it is from hunger, inflammation, gas, not breathing properly, bad posture or all the above. I am so looking forward an improvement, which will come in time...
Hang in there and let me know if things speed up for you.