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I have only lost 3 lbs in the last month, August 27- September 25th, counting calories. I am supposed to eat around 1200 and am buring around 1700/day. I am usually sticking to that unless it is a friday or saturday. I am a designer, so I do not have an active job and would like some advice from people with similar issues. I am 5'-6" tall and weigh 149 lbs. I would like to weight 130 lbs- before next January. I wear a C cup bra and have for years, so I fall in the heavier side of the scale when considering body type. I drink alcohol on the weekends and this is what keeps my calories high on the weekend. I would ultimatly like to lose around 5lbs a month for the next...months.
This means you will lose about 1lb a week. However, since you eat a little more on Friday and Saturday... let's say you're actually only maintaining a 500 calorie deficit 5 days a week.
This gives you a 2.8 pound loss a month.
You arn't losing slowly, you're losing normally.