Everyone has pretty much said it all. Have you calculated how many calories you need each day? What kinds of things are you eating? Are you eating lots of protein, fiber, etc? Are you watching your portion sizes? Do you keep a food journal? It's very helpful to keep track of what you eat; even though you think you are eating well, you might be eating too many calories, not enough calories, too large portions, etc. There are some great web sites for setting up food journal and tracking calories (spark people and live strong are 2). And don't forget to use the exercise and weight trackers here on MedHelp.
Have you checked to make sure that you don't have health related issues that might prevent weight loss?
Trying adding more resistance or incline to your treadmill/bike. Mix up your workout a little. Try doing a different machine at the gym like the elliptical. That definitely will burn more calories than the treadmill or bike.
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I re-read your post so sorry you said you ARE making your goals thats great!! WTG!! If your are making your weekly goals you are doing the best you can and you want to do things right with diet and exericse not do things to harm your body so just keep it up and i guarantee you will see results!! I noticed after about 6-7 lbs a big change but now at 10lbs its even better!!
Twehner is right you do sound motivated so thats a great start!! Also yes need more info on what else you are doing to reach your goal. My goal is also 20lbs, I started in November and i am down 11 lbs so far!! I was hoping to make March my goal at least thats what i put in my tracker!! It just takes time you have to start slow and make a goal for that week not 2 wks not 1 month but try to say ok i am going to lose the 1.5 lbs this week!! Look at it that way its much easier, i did that and each week i would see it go down lil by lil buts its great when u do start getting closer to ur goal!! I know the frustrating feeling too of Oh i cant be that big and im not saying you are but i said that too and as i started losing the weight and seeing my clothes are fitting again and looking at b4 pics i realized i was that big and i was ashamed for letting myself go so much!! I'm not saying nothing bad just dont think about it, admit you need to lose a few lbs dont be harsh on urself and just move forward each day is new and you will make your goal!!
From what I can tell, your goal sounds reasonable - but I really don't have enough information. Are you eating enough? Is it healthy? Are you working out too much, too soon? Do you vary your workouts? Are you doing any strength-training - very good for you!!!
You sound very motivated. GOOD FOR YOU! A very healthy rule of thumb for long-term weight loss (and keeping it off) is 1-2 pounds per week, on average. Sometimes, I've lost no weight for weeks at a time and suddenly had a 4lb weight-loss in 1 week. That is just how my body has held onto or let go of weight. The thing about sudden or drastic weight loss is that it is almost certainly just water weight.
You might be building muscle, which is a good thing! Did you happen to take measurements at the beginning? If not, why not do this now. Just a good benchmark to re-visit every month or so (say, the 1st of every month, or maybe the 15th if you do it today). Maybe measure your bust, upper arm, waist, thigh, and calf - or whatever. It sooo helped me and encouraged me when I had those times when I wasn't losing pounds. I always said I didn't care what I weighed as long as I looked like a size ___ (fill in whatever).
I hope this helps. Keep reading and posting. There are great encouragers on here!