183 lbs. Seriously. I can assign a good 20-30 lbs of it to graduate school this last year and another 5 lbs to being sedentary at work without an appropriate adjustment to my “diet”, but really about 20 lbs is just eating crap.
So I’m trying a structured program and using my love of Excel spreadsheets to track my meal planning, weigh-ins, and schedule. I’m doing 6 weeks structured diet, then 2 weeks maint. If I feel like it’s going well, I’ll repeat that cycle 3-4 more times.
Given that I was at 127 when I got pregnant with second son, I’m going for that goal. I’m perfectly willing to revise that goal if I feel like I’m at a healthy point. I’ve found in the past that I feel best between 125-135. We’ll see how it goes because this is a long, long way to go and I’m just at the start.
Sadly, I was at 163 last fall, just before the insanity with job change and (of course) full-time school with more than full-time work. I’ll put the same focus into this that I put into finishing school and purchasing our home.
I’ll provide more information once I get through week 1. I’m hesitant to say much until I know if I’m tolerating my new more restrictive food plan.