You can bend yourself out of shape chasing a number.
Sometimes the body isn't in the mood to surrender it even though you've busted a gut trying to get it.
That first weekly number you get is a special case anyway and try to repeat it straight up is a hiding to nowhere.
The first week's number is largely made up of fluid.
Before your body goes to your fat reserves it will go to it's "on call" energy reserve which is largely stored in fluid.
Once used up this fluid is expelled. In weight loss this looks impressive but it is not a very solid number.
Unfortunately the diet industry use this quirk to sell many quick fix diets.
The "Lose 10 pounds in 14 days" type of stuff sells well but isn't helpful in the long term.
My first week weigh in number was 2.5kg.
I naively thought that would be the normal sort of result and tote the sums up and figured that I would be finished in 8 months.
I was only six months out!
That first week I did no exercise and only reduced my food intake by about half.
Into my second week I quickly discovered that my daily figures weren't keeping pace with the first week's.
In desperation I concluded that I had to introduce exercise into the weight loss equation.
Even so, my second week only yielded 1.3kg result.
Third week; the exercise kicked in with a 3.4kg weigh in. This was the best weekly figure I ever produced during my journey.
Notice the fluctuating numbers for weeks four to twelve: 2kg; 1.6kg; 1.5kg; 2.9kg; 1.9kg; 3kg; 2kg; 3.1kg; 1.9kg
It may seem like a snails pace but in the twelve weeks it added up to a 27.1kg loss. So progress was being made.
I could never exercise very hard because of my stomach hernia. No weight lifting, press ups, sit ups and the like were possible for me.
All of my exercise was leg based activity. Nevertheless, fitness improved and yet even with increased exercise my progress slowed.
The simple truth of the matter is that big people lose big amounts.
As you get thinner and move closer to the pointy end of your journey it gets a great deal harder to lose weight.
Every gram you lose is fought hard for.
You may turn up your nose at this week's result but there will be a time when you will get half that figure and you'll be over the moon.
You have two excellent week under your belt. Don't kill yourself on them...celebrate the achievement.
During my journey I would target weight numbers ending with 0's or 5's to help me strive forward.
Do you realise that you have now hit one of those sorts of numbers (145kg)?
Keep it steady and realistic and you'll get there before you know it!