Let me explain why I don't like time-based goals.
Lets say that Sept 4th rolls around...you've lost 25 lbs since the beginning of summer. Great! Except that puts you at 155, NOT at 150. I have seen too many people basically ignore the wonderful accomplishment of losing the 25 lbs, because all they can see is the "failure" of missing their goal by 5 lbs. It's really destructive!
I prefer to make goals that have to do with things I can control...days on plan, days I exercised or total hours exercised, etc. I can control those things! I can't absolutely control what my body does...sometimes it'll lose a lb, sometimes it'll blip upward, and sometimes it'll seem like NOTHING will make the scale go lower no matter WHAT I do (if you read my goal story, you'll see an EIGHT MONTH plateau. That's right, 8 months).
Your schedule is pretty aggressive, given that you're relatively short and that weight loss slows as you get closer to your goal. I mean, sure, it might be possible...who knows? Why not just focus on being on plan, and see where your body takes it from there?
Goal Met - 10/28/07
- My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story
- Where Have I Been?
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!