CalicoGal's 174 day transformation
I am going to start this challenge January 7th and end it on June 30 ,2013. My husband and I will be doing this to prepare for a cruise we always go on in July. My MIL will be doing her own weight loss method so I am secretly hoping to blow her out of the water. She will be counting calories and probably doing low fat. Unfortunately the only way to change her mind is to show her. I know this is about a lifestyle change for the long haul but I do have goals in mind. I am about 90 pounds overweight and while I know it will take me awhile to lose the whole amount I hope to at least make headway. About 60 pounds and into single digit dress sizes. That would tickle me senseless. I am starting out with the whole30 program and going from there. I am going to put a monthly meal plan together with lunches and dinners that I can really focus on and switch it up from month to month. I really want to do this right and make a permanent shift in my eating behavior. I am really excited to chart my progress here. Thanks.
Well that makes more sense now..
I have been reading and now feel a little foolish with my weight loss goals. If the safest rate of lose is 2 lbs per week I can expect to lose at most 8 per month so 48 before the cruise. I guess i am so used to seeing the miracle ads that I just assumed. I am doing this for the long haul so if it takes a little longer to get where I need to be its okay. Also my idea of Need to be has changed as well. I like how he says "your genetically ideal weight is where you are healthy,energetic, and comfortable--whether or not it lands you on a magazine cover". That is where i want to be.