Steve at 265 and falling posted yesterday that he plans on losing 20 pounds in December. Since my blog was built on audacious goals, I've pledged to join him.
On my last weigh-in, I weighed 243.7 pounds. By January 1st, I will weigh 223.7 pounds. I know it's an ambitious, if not entirely unhealthy, goal, but I'm going to shoot for the stars. I'm through resting on my laurels.
I have to lose just shy of 5 pounds a week. Cripes, that's a lot. Here's how I'm going to manage it.
Count calories - I'm going to be extra diligent on this one. Every time I count, good things happen. Even if I go over by 100 or 200 calories. I'll give myself 2400 calories a day.
Exercise - I'm going to need to do this close to every single day. I did this in January for three weeks and it just needs to happen again.
Drink lots and lots of water - I need to consume at least 8 8-ounce glasses of water a day. I have a 24 ounce water bottle that shouldn't be a problem to fill 3 times a day. Maybe I'll even do 4. It really fills me up around meal time too.
Get plenty of sleep - I've been fighting this one for a while now. Sleep is one of the best things I can do for my health. If I don't sleep, I can't lose weight.
So is anyone else with me? Who wants to step it up a notch for the holiday season? You don't have to lose 20 pounds. You can lose 10 or 5 or 2. Just dedicate yourself to something.