Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Here are my stats for my "20 pounds in 20 weeks" challenge:
Start weight: 176.6 pounds
Start date: Dec 26, 2013
Goal weight: 156.6 pounds
End date: May 15, 2014
The stakes: If I don't reach my goal on schedule, $200 goes to... to be announced.
The plan: I've set some mini-goals for the duration of the challenge: walk 20 minutes per day minimum, stay within my sugar/protein/fat/calorie ranges, and drink 8+ cups of water.
How I will stay accountable: For my weekly weigh-ins, I will take a photo of the number on the scale, and report any other progress I've made (inches lost, changes in mood/energy, etc).
And of course, I will log in daily to Sparkpeople and blog about the process.
My goal feels much more real now that I've divided the big picture (20 pounds) into manageable pieces (lose a pound/week). It's hard to believe that after having been overweight for so long, I could reach my goal in a matter of these next few months!