I think that 85 lbs in 9 months is a bit too aggressive for you. Right now, you can certainly lose 2 lbs per week, but that's going to level off and slow down the closer you get to your goal weight. A good rough estimate is about 3% of your remaining weight loss goal per week. For example, right now at 85 to go, you can reasonably aim for 2.5 lbs per week.
At 50 to go, that number will drop to 1.5 lbs per week.
A 20, just .5-.6 a week.
By setting yourself up for more reasonable goals, you can give yourself the best possible chance to succeed. Setting an arbitrary time limit almost guarantees failure, because it's almost impossible to keep up that loss rate, and you're discouraged because you're not meeting your own goals.
Exercise is an important part of being healthy, but the magic of weight loss happens in the kitchen. You can P90X till you're blue in the face, but if you don't get your overeating under control, the weight won't come off.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/9/2014 (16:40)
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