Things you have to know before setting a target for losing 10 pounds a week Are you obese or is doctors saying that you are overweight? Do you have body mass index of more than 25? When your body mass index goes over 25, you are starting to grow unhealthy. The higher the BMI you have, the worse the condition of your body is in. A BMI over 30 is obese and if it is reaching 35, ... not feel bad and stop the routine if you are not getting the result as quick as you want. It will destroy all the progress that you have made. Weight loss requires patience and perseverance more than anything else.