Thought I'd just add to this re-surfacing thread instead of starting a new one... again
I just wanted to write down a list of my goals here. Break it down into small chunks so I know what I'm in for
Between now and 26th of March: down to 85kg
1st April: 85kg (just in case I need a few extra days to get there)
1st May: 82kg
1st June: 79kg
1st August: 76kg
1st September: 73kg
1st October: 70kg
1st November: 68.5kg
1st December: 67.5kg
1st January 2015: 67.5kg (it's Christmas, I doubt I'll lose anything but will strive to maintain and NOT gain)
1st February 2015: 66.5kg
1st March 2015: 65kg
Working on 3kg a month but if I could get more, I'd be thrilled. Yes, I'm pushing out epic burns and epic losses during my 12 Week Challenge but no way is it sustainable long term. I'm okay with being mid 80's and for it to take until June to see the 70's. Sure, I'd love to speed ahead and smash into the 70's by May and I could if I was pushing hard out for an entire month.
The truth is, this has been my downfall before. And I do NOT want to make the same mistakes again. I want this to last and actually succeed in my weight loss and maintenance. Depriving myself is not the answer! Living healthily and happily is. Sure, I'll still be "dieting" per say but I will ALWAYS need to watch my foods, no matter if I'm losing or maintaining. And the exercise will always need to be at least a 5 day a week thing and I'm okay with that.
I don't want the attitude of "4 more weeks of hard work and then I can take a break" followed by binging on Tim Tam's and take away and ice cream
Yeah, great idea!
What I want is the ability to go, you know what, I'm going to have a snack size Mars bar or a "few" chips and give myself that leeway to ensure I don't end up starving and eating the entire packet instead
It's all about being satisfied without overdoing it and listening to your body. I have truly learned more about myself this time around and I'm thankful for it.
The scales will keep going down. Some weeks more than others. My main big achievement will be to get into the 70's again. I was happy in the 70's so if the kg's come off slower then, I'm seriously fine with that! All my clothes will fit again and I'll be able to exercise awesomely
My main struggle will be losing these 5kg's back to 85kg, I had the 90's/early 80's! They're a bane on my existence
But once they're gone, they're gone for good! Just have to keep churning out the work and the results will come