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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Help, help, help me please! I must be nuts. Certifiably insane. But I'm gonna go for it. The biggest weight loss hurdle for me has been activity. When I'm home, I'm a slug. I don't wanna do anything after I've been working all night and this has negatively impacted home life for my entire family. On top of that, I'm less than a month and a half away from 30 years old.

So... I gave myself a goal. I won't lie- I'm scared of my own ambition here and I'm afraid I can't do it. But another part of me, that tiny part of me that is truly confident says that I can do it because I did it before. You see, I've decided that I want to be below 200 lbs. by the time I hit thirty. Yikes! That means I have approximately a month and a week to lose at least 39 lbs. in a healthy and safe way. Gulp.

I know what this means I need to do. The last time I lost such incredible numbers I was working out 2 hours a day, 5 days a week. The big trick this time will be learning to manage my time well enough to fit that into a week with a full time work schedule because the last time... well, I was unemployed with way too much time on my hands.

I *can* do this, though. I've done the math, so I know I've enough hours in the day and some to spare. Motivating myself will be a challenge, though, so I'm asking you all for help. Nag me, harass me, cheer me on- whatever you can do to keep me moving, I'd appreciate it. In return, I'll be glad to do the same for you.

I refuse to be 30 years old and 200+ lbs.
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    Thing is, once upon time I managed to lose 44 pounds in one month by doing nothing more than 2 hours of exercise 5 days a week and eating between 1200-1400 calories a day. No supplements, no drugs, just watching what I ate and following along with my exercise videos. It'd be a difficult feat to duplicate, but I don't think impossible, and considering what the plan is comprised of, I don't know how it could be harmful just exercising and eating right. If you know something I don't, though, I'm all ears. emoticon
    1883 days ago
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    39 pounds seems like a lot in one month (and a week) and to do so safely. That factors out being more than one pound a day. Not sure that is the most healthy approach. I am all for being a cheerleader for you to be closer to your goal by your birthday though.

    Is working out before work an option for you? Honestly, that is when I am most lkely to follow through.
    1883 days ago
    "Yikes! That means I have approximately a month and a week to lose at least 39 lbs. in a healthy and safe way. Gulp."

    Being under 200 is an important goal. It's one that I share. I want to get there by the time I'm 55. That gives me 9 months.

    Losing 39 lbs. in a month is neither healthy or sane. Is there another goal you can set? How about losing 39 lbs. by the day before your 31st birthday? You'll still be 30. That gives you a whole year! A much more realistic goal.

    1883 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2013 1:31:41 AM
    You can do it. I have had to make myself do it some days but when I was done I felt so much better.
    1883 days ago
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