When weight loss is so. painfully. slow.

Any motivational words, tips, mantras, mottos, words of advice?
I'm averaging about .5-1lb of loss per week, which I know is on track.
But sometimes omg, it just seems like I will never really get there.
Just feeling a little down this morning!


  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
    Have non-weightloss goals--running a certain distance, being able to do a specific yoga pose, hitting goals in the weight room, etc. That kind of thing gives you something to work on while weight loss happens.
  • butterfli7o
    butterfli7o Posts: 1,319 Member
    Thanks. I know it's a good, healthy rate. But some days...ugh...
    I like the idea of hitting certain goals, I lift so I will work on that more as well.
  • CanvasCreator
    CanvasCreator Posts: 23 Member
    edited January 2017
    I recommend that you celebrate progress big or small. Even if you plateau for a minute keep perspective- maintaining isn't gaining!
  • cgvet37
    cgvet37 Posts: 1,189 Member
    When I first started I aimed for a lb. a week. Some weeks I would lose slighly more. I got tired of eating in a deficit, so I started eating at maintenance. It took me a while to get under 200 lbs., but I was able to increase the intensity of my training, with the extra calories. I'm losing slower, but I'm happy. Consistency is key. It will get you to your goal. It may take some time, but the changes will come.
  • LillysMomma09
    LillysMomma09 Posts: 272 Member
    I just asked my husband to hide the scale in the house so that I don't weigh everyday. I know I'm eating under my calories and working out.. I'm obsessing over the scale.
    If we know we're doing right we have to trust the system and ourselves and just be patient. it will happen..right?

  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,464 Member
    edited January 2017
    Read some success stories, especially those who lost more than you and took longer than you. That always helped me!
    Look back at where you started, where you were 6 months or a year ago. It won't seem so bad now. :D
  • CafeRacer808
    CafeRacer808 Posts: 2,396 Member
    You can also try setting some weight loss milestones and rewarding yourself when you achieve them. For example, I'm a pipe smoker/collector so every time I lose 2 lb (I don't have much to lose), I buy myself a new vintage pipe. When I reach my goal weight, my reward will be a pretty spendy Dunhill pipe that I've had my eye on for a couple of years.
  • YAYA_of_2
    YAYA_of_2 Posts: 160 Member
    For anything worth having one must pay the price, and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

    -John Burroughs

    I often find myself thinking or rather wishing it were a faster process.
  • Aniston_T
    Aniston_T Posts: 25 Member
    I lost 30 lbs in over a year (about 14 months) I felt so discouraged some weeks but I persisted and now I am happy with the results.