I went to my first JC appointment June 21 and started the program on June 23 as I had a work picnic that weekend. My beginning weight was 286.8 and I as of yesterday (August 2) I am down to 255. That is an almost 32 lb weight loss on the 1500 cal plan. My weekly weigh-ins were -12, -4, -5, - 2, -4, -4.
At my first initial visit, I told them my goal weight was 220 because that was the weight I was at when I go married. It was a sentimental number as my anniversary was coming up and that probably had a huge factor on me picking that number.
After thinking about it for a week, I knew that was not the goal number I really wanted and if I was going to do this program then I needed to be all in and reach the healthy number of 150 for my height of 5'5". I told them this, but my JCC suggested that since that goal would require a large amount of weight to lose that we should aim for my first number as my goal and then work towards my second.
Now, I am being told that once I reach 251 (which will probably be next week or the week after) that their program will drop me down to 1200 calories due to the goal weight of 220.
This is raising alarm bells in my head as I do not feel that I have leveled off to a healthy rate of weight loss and restricting my calories more is counter intuitive to me as I am progressing at an incredibly fast rate right now.
Everyone at the center keeps telling me that it is OK that I am losing so much weight and that I should be happy about it, but I want to be healthy and how much I am losing seems to be on the unhealthy side.