Back when I was losing weight the first time around, I had one goal. Actually is was more like one focus as it wasn’t exactly a goal. Maybe it was really an unhealthy obsession now that I think about it. I wanted to get down to 120 pounds and be skinny. Think about it – what is that magical number that you always hear people talking being the most attractive or perfect weight for women? Yup, it is 120 pounds and that is why I wanted to reach that number on the scale.
Well, guess what folks? When you start out weighing over 200 pounds, it is damn hard to get down to 120 pounds. What’s more is that depending on things like your height, your muscle mass and even your genes makes how much weight that you can lose and even look healthy vary from one person to the next. In fact, some of us just are not designed to get down to 120 pounds. And I am one of those people, which is probably a good thing because it would not be a very healthy weight for me. Fortunately, this is something that I know now and will not be focusing on here in round two of my weight loss journey.
So, how does one come up with a healthy goal weight? Well, look at it like this. Plenty of doctor’s out there say that about 1 to 2 pounds a week is a healthy way to lose weight. Granted, those first few weeks of weight loss will likely see you drop a lot of pounds – the heavier you start out, then the more you will lose quickly at the beginning. But for the long haul, really aim for this one to two pounds per week as your max weight loss. If you notice that you are losing more than that and are well into your weight loss adventure, then make some adjustments so that you can be healthier with this thing.
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