I don’t understand why people try to lose 2 lbs. a week. That is possible if you have a lot of weight to lose, but slow and steady wins the race. The reason I don’t recommend trying to lose more than 1 lb. a week is because of the effort it takes and the pressure it creates. I feel if you set your expectations to lose about 4-5 lbs. a month and actually achieve it, you will be far more likely to achieve it.
The thing is, no matter what goal you set, your body may not do the math the same way you are. You may lose ZERO some weeks, and 3 lbs. another week, followed by another 1 or ZERO. Don’t try to monitor your progress by weight. Just resolve to keep going. You need to stick to a meal and fitness plan for several weeks in order to see what your progress is going to be.
Just keep in mind, that even if you only lose 1/2 lb. a week, you will be 26 lbs. lighter, or 1 lb a week average will be 52 lbs. lighter by the year end. Don’t get discouraged though if it doesn’t happen exactly that way. Just keep going and keep following the plan.