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What is a good goal?

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I have been on a weight loss plan for a week now. I lost three pounds this week, most of which I am sureis water weight. Normally, I can lose at a pace of 10 pounds a month. But since I am still nursing I want to assure that my supply does not take a beating and I do not release a bunch of toxins in my milk to the baby. I use a program on my c omputer called DietPower that takes nursing into account, along with when I want to reach my goal. It tallies my calories eaten, calories burned, water intake and has recipes. My goal is to lose 50 lbs. by February. That gives me between 1700 and 1800 calories a day. I wait tables three days a week and work out with a treadmill and weights for 40 minutes, 5 times a week. My supply is not suffering so far, so I am mainy concerned about toxins.
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I have always heard that nursing moms shouldn't lose more than one pound per week.
Kellymom says no more than 1.5 pounds per week.
If you are losing fat, those toxins stored in your fat (dioxins in particular) are going into the milk in higher quantities than was once suspected. I read a study about that, I think it was last year. try searching for it.
I recently started Weight Watchers and they told me that because I'm nursing I should lose only a pound a week. I've been doing it for about 5 weeks now and have lost 10 lbs. and it seems sooooooooooo sloooooooow, but the health of my girls is more important than me losing weight rapidly. Good luck!
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