This isn't my first thread and I have been battling with my weight for 6 years now and last year I weighted my highest at 191 Ib and that was because I was unemployed, not going out that much and just eating junk. I have just finished my first year of university and during that time I cooked myself and I hardly had any junk food and I started working out and I was going out a lot of more than I did before and last week I went on holiday to Spain and I was very active, walking, cycling and swimming everyday. The food was 50/50 from healthy to unhealthy but still when I came back home I weighed myself today and I am 173 Ib. So from last year to now I have lost 18 pounds.
However, I would like to lose 30 or 20 pounds by next year and I am going to do this by trying to eat healthier but by not feeling guilty about eating junk food because it isn't so bad to have some sweets or a fizzy drink now and again. This is a lifestyle change not a crash diet. I have done those and nothing great has come out of them.
I am going to have a goal of losing 0.5ib a week and from my calculations I should lose 28ib in a year. I do know that my weight will fluctuate over the time. And life will get in the way aswell. I might get sick one week and not work out or over the holidays but I think that is realistic and not too dramatic.
I will have three full meals a day and drink plenty of water a day. I will also workout 3 or 4 times a week.
I have just checked my BMI and it is 26.3 and the healthy BMI is 25. So I am close and it says a healthy weight range is from 8st 10Ib to 11st 11Ib. I want to lose 5Ib before I go back to university for my second year. That is my second goal. My first goal is to lose 2Ibs. I just want to see if I can actively trying lose the weight.
Wish my luck...