Today's Weight240 lbs
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.