I've been looking forward to joining the group for months! And now I'm here, I have no clue what to say. Well, my goal for 2012 was to try for 165, and I was 164.75 this morning. It's taken my the whole year. But that was my plan, so I'm actually really surprised. I knew it would be slow going because I was nursing a baby.
At first I just wanted to lose the weight I'd put on since I'd had the baby, which was like 17 pounds; back out of the obese range. But as I experienced success and saw the success of others, I began to think maybe I could do more. I decided to shoot for a healthy BMI. I'm 5' 7.5" and a lot of programs don't do half inches, so 165 is still slightly high but I think I can definitely transition to maintenance.
My goal now is to increase my lean bodyfat percentage to 76 (from 79). I also want to be able to do a Pullup and run a mile. I wanted a fitbit to celebrate reaching 165, but I got it a little early. It's helped me be motivated to do cardio on a daily basis. I will also continue calorie cycling, just eating at the bottom of my range for two or three days and the top of my range for one.
Functional Maintenance Community Journal:
|5 Days until: 1 year at goal