I am back because I took time to read how you are setting your goals right now. That is a huge change from looking at the total amount to loose ( we have just about the same amount to go, BTW).
I kind of did the same thing; I figured -- based on what I was loosing at the start -- that I could take off 2 pounds a week and I set goals according to this. This would still be what I always hope for - but due to the fibro recently (and oh so many other things) it's been out of my reach, for now.
I also realize that by itself the fibro can be a huge weight loss enemy - not saying this to discourage you one little bit, but here is the deal I made with me -- aim for being completely compliant, loosing the pain again and hope for the weight loss to be part of that package.
Thing is it's completely possible for the fibro itself to adjust your weight during any given week. I am pretty sure that that's what is going on with me, because I am actually being much better
with the MWL then I was when I was loosing consistently. Not that I wasn't trying to be right on target then, I've just learned from others and based on that tweak, tweak, tweak until it works just right for me too.
This picture isn't like real appealing, but it reminds me that weight gain and bloating are symptoms of fibro and not always in our control. I have a bunch of these symptom charts up on my journal, they keep me from feeling down when I have tried really hard and haven't moved forward as much as I think I deserve for the effort.
Each of them show me that our symptoms include: weight gain, bloating and cravings for sugar and salt that are out of the ordinary. Importantly these keep me from being discouraged, if I don't make that 2 pounds a week. I give it everything I can everyday, but I am not going to get down myself over some stuff I can't completely control. That's why I am sharing this with you. Okey, dokey!!
It can mess with our weight, but we are messing with it to get rid of it altogether - I think we will prevail overall - but it's vaguely possible that we may have to be more patient than a lot of other folks.
That said, I think YOU can make those goals - this is just here for any weeks you just might come up a teeny bit shy.