2. Weight is more than fat
First and most importantly, getting that body you want is about more than just weight loss.
In fact, weight is too general of a thing to focus on if you’re really serious about getting fitter because it involves several factors including the amount of muscle in your body and water weight.
Assuming you’re doing some sort of strength training, muscle is crucial. That’s because muscle is heavier than fat, so by losing fat and gaining an equivalent amount of muscle you’d actually be gaining weight. However, your body would look slimmer and leaner than ever.
Focus on body fat percentage (25-28% for women and 12-15% for men is the general recommendation, but check with your doctor) for a more accurate reading of whether your diet and exercise efforts are working.