The challenge is this:
Lose 25 Pounds by Valentines Day.
I officially started this last Saturday (July 28th) with my weigh-in of 185.8. Between July 28th and February 14th, there are about 30 weeks. So really, the challenge is "Lose 25 Pounds in 30 Weeks".
But I thought that since there was a holiday right around the end of the 30 weeks, I'd jazz it up a bit. Valentines Day is not a big deal to me, but now I have a fun date to focus on for the next 25 pounds.
160.8 is the goal for February 14, 2013.
Since I currently am pretty heavy, I don't think that it will be a huge problem to lose a pound or so a week for the next 25 pounds. Those 5 extra weeks are in there for my birthday, Christmas, and random emotional eating weeks which will probably happen.
After the next 25 pounds, it will probably slow down a bit, but I think that while I'm still overweight ("normal" for me is 154) I could realistically lose a pound a week as long as I follow Weight Watchers and/or My Fitness Pal.
Anyway... That's the challenge. Anyone want to join me? ;-) I think that I will add an "official" challenge ticker to the top of this blog, just for fun.
I'm about to share with you a picture of myself in a swimsuit, taken last night. I will take another one in the same suit on Febrary 14th, 2013. If I make my goal or not.
WARNING: PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUIT PICTURE!!! If curvy, lumpy, bumpy, size 16 women in swimwear offend you, divert your eyes!!!