30 Day Challenge - who's with me? Starting 4th September
Brian from the cronometer team here.
As I said when introducing myself in the intro’s section, https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/comment/71/#Comment_71 I’ve struggled a bit with an unhealthy BMI for the last while.
I’m going to take the opportunity of the launching of the new forums platform to set myself a goal to get within my healthy BMI before our 2nd baby is born (my wife is due in mid/late November).
This requires losing about 15lbs in ten weeks. The last time I was within the healthy BMI range for my body type (20-25) was 2012. Here’s my weight trend chart since 2011 (you can see yours via the Trends tab on the web and in the app):
As with any goal we wish to achieve, I believe in setting clear goallines so I can know if I’m making progress, and only move the goalline after I’ve achieved it. I weighed myself this morning and I’m currently 199.5lbs, giving me a BMI of 28.6.
I’m going to set the lose 1.5lbs a week goal in cronometer initially for the 30 day challenge with a goal to seeing how sustainably close I can get to 180lbs by mid November. This is the weight goal section on the web Profile tab:
As you can see, this requires a daily calorie deficit of 748 but I like my food and beer. So what to do?
Weight loss being 80% diet and 20% exercise, I’m going to cut back on my calories but I’m also going to give myself some wriggle room by doing the gym 3 times per week, from my past experience this will allow me 6-700 calories on those days. This will stop me form feeling deprived of my favourites, the aforementioned food and beer ????
Congratulations if you’ve read this far! And Hi Mom!
What I would love is for others to join me on my 30 day challenge and see if you can reach your goals with Cronometer.
I’d love to find a body twin out there, on the same BMI so we can spot each other on this journey.
Looking forward to hearing from you guys – and I’ll update as I’m starting on the 4th September.
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