Modified Plan

Today's Weight

240 lbs
So for the last 6 weeks or so my plan has been to walk on the treadmill 4-5 days per week and “try to be smarter” about what I eat.

Turns out I’m not smart enough about food on my own.  Sure, I’ve lost 5 pounds in the last six weeks, and normally, if I were just on a weight loss journey, I’d be very happy with that pace.  However, I have a trip coming up in September, and maintaining that pace isn’t going to let me succeed on that hike.

So I’m going to be more careful and precise about what I eat.  I’m looking at a couple sites that provide calorie tracking functionality.  Knowing that it takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose a pound, I’m targeting a 1000 calorie daily deficit, enough to lose 2 pounds per week.  This means that on days I don’t exercise, I will eat around 1500 calories.  On days I do exercise, I’ll eat more.

My new plan is to be this strict until my hike, and then reevaluate.