It's important to have reasonable expectations when losing weight. It’s very possible that you won’t get down to the weight you were at in college, or the weight of your thinnest friend. But the good news is that you don’t need to lose every pound you’d ideally like to in order to experience all the benefits of losing weight. Even at a higher weight than you’d like, you can still feel so much better about yourself, feel in control, fit into clothes, be healthier, move around and exercise more easily, and more.