Originally my goal was to get to IBW by 6/20/14. But then I did the calculations and that would mean I have to lose more than 1.5 lbs EVERY week.
In the beginning, it generally is easier to shed the weight, but as time moves on and your body readjusts, it can become more difficult. Thus my new goal is:
Lose 33 lbs by 6/20/14.
And my longer term goal is to lose 38 lbs by 7/19/14
In order to accomplish this, I will need to change some of my behaviors.
First: I will track all my food, every day.
Next: I will stay within my calorie range.
Third: I will eat at least 4 servings of veggies each day.
Fourth: I will work out each day by running 3x a week, cross training on either the elliptical trainer or stationary bike (and if weather prevents running outside, will substitute another cardio) for a minimum of 45 minutes each day.
Fifth: I will strength train a minimum of 3x a week, using the Vigorfit for a minimum of 15 minutes each day.
Sixth: I will plan 5/7 days worth of meals a week.
Seventh: I will get at least 6 hours sleep each night, but work my way to getting 7.
I have a college reunion in June and a wedding as well. These are extrinsically motivating to me so I will not only feel better, but be comfortable in the skin I am in.
I need to drop the excess weight so my body stops producing additional amounts of estrogen, which is generally a food source for Breast Cancer cells. I have already been treated for BC once.
By lowering my risk factors, I intend on that being the only time.