Instead of trying to chose a number for a weight loss goal, try using a different type of measurement. Have a pair of pants that you love but don't fit? Make your goal to fit into those pants. This will take your attention away from the scale, which is not always an accurate measurement of weight loss.
Always have healthy snacks available in your fridge and pantry. Purchase a big container, made of plastic, with a cover. Purchase fresh produce like celery, carrots and radishes. One easy tip is to partially fill a container with some water and ice. Prepare your vegetables and place them in the container and store in the fridge. Having this healthy ready to eat snack ready to go will reduce the temptation of a quick bag of chips.
An update for you all on where I’m at 6 months post op with Dr Cat Begovic as well as a look at the rest of my excess skin after my 55kg/120lb weight loss!
A great way to lose weight is to write down how you feel about yourself and why you want to lose weight. If you struggle when dieting, you can always refer back to what you wrote. It will remind you of why you ventured to lose weight in the first place.
To stay motivated while losing weight, reward yourself in ways that aren't related to food. A small treat now and then can be good, but try to get out of the habit of thinking of food as a reward. Instead, promise yourself a new outfit--in your new size!--or a trip to the spa.