I had CBT therapy today and my therapist was very surprised when I told her how much weight I’ve lost so far. I guess it is difficult for someone who sees you regularly to realise that you’ve grown smaller. Either that or I am just huge…and still huge!
I’m energised with my weight loss quest and highly motivated to keep going and get to goal without messing around…too much.
So this year, I have set myself two mini targets to aim for, as well as a revised final target to reach goal weight, all with realistic and achievable timeframes – if I stick to the plan.
All weights are based on my upstairs weight, wearing my nightie and not the official Cambridge Diet weight downstairs wearing the now tattered clothes I’ve won for every single official weigh-in.
Given that I have never been anywhere near the weight that takes my BMI into a healthy range (63.8kg; 10 stones) there is a chance that I might hit a weight that is more realistic for my body long before then and feel comfortable enough to start maintenance. For example, Dukan Diet, a diet that I have done with some success in the past, has calculated my realistic ideal weight based on my weight history, to be around 74kg; 11 stone 9. I suspect my real ideal weight might be more the Dukan weight than BMI but that’s a decision I would be very happy and extremely lucky to get to.
I am not doing New Year resolutions this year – it’s just a recipe for setting oneself up for failure. Instead, I choose to just get on with things and to try my utmost best to ensure that whatever crap (or joy) is going on in my life does not affect my weight loss journey.
I’ve got to do this one thing for myself. Lose weight.
Mini-Target One – Lose a Stone in 10 Weeks
By any weight-loss programme, losing a stone in 10 weeks is a realistic goal and I will be kicking myself if I don’t make this weight loss target.
If I hit this mini goal, I will be just another stone from my BMI becoming “overweight”. I have not been anywhere near overweight since I was 18 years old.
Starting Weight: 89.6kg; 14 stone 1
Starting Date: Tuesday 5th January, 2016
Goal Weight: 83.2kg; 13 stone 1
Goal Date: Tuesday 15th March, 2016
Total Weight-loss: 6.4 kg; 1 stone
Weeks to Target: 10 weeks
Weekly Weight Loss to Hit Goal: 0.64kg; 1.4lbs
Mini-Target Two – Best Birthday Present Ever: Become Overweight!
Starting Weight: 89.9kg; 14 stone 2
Starting Date: Monday 4th January, 2016
Goal Weight: 76.6kg; 12 stone
Goal Date: Monday 23rd May, 2016 (two weeks after my 43rd birthday)
Total Weight-loss: 13.3kg; 2 stone 1
Weeks to Target: 20 weeks
Weekly Weight Loss to Hit Goal: 0.67kg; 1.5lbs
Goal Weight Target – Hit Healthy BMI and Be Slim by End of Summer!
Starting weight: 90.6kg; 14 stone 3
Starting Date: Sunday 3rd January, 2016
Goal Weight: 63.8kg; 10 stone
Goal Date: Friday 30th September
Total Weight-loss: 26.8kg; 4 stone 3 pounds
Weeks to Target: 38 weeks and 5 days
Weekly Weight Loss to Hit Goal: 0.69kg; 1.5lbs
Would you like to join me in losing 1 stone in 10 weeks?
If so, please drop a comment here or check out the contact page and send me a private email. We can keep each other motivated and more importantly, accountable regardless of what weight loss or healthy regime you are on.
You can visualise what you might look at your idea weight like I have done in this post using Model My Diet.
Good luck to all of us.
Let’s kick some (fat) arse.