Everything depends on how much weight you lose this week. You need a long-range perspective for your weight loss program. Your goal is not to lose weight for this television season, but to lose it for life. You are much better served by gradually but permanently learning new health habits than suddenly dropping a bunch of weight, because it is very easy to put the weight back on if you do not change your lifestyle for good. In real life, your weight loss goal should be permanent weight loss rather than fast weight loss.