I'm hoping to get some guidance on some realistic goals to set for weight loss.
I currently sit at 95kg (little weight gain over c-mas period) and am 5ft 6. At the moment I'm in size 16 clothes, which I am getting very unhappy about and my weight in general. I have a holiday booked for Sept this year and I'd really, really like to actually drop at least 1 dress size for it.
I'm not entirely sure what my ideal weight/size is to be honest - I've been the same size for so long, I can't even picture myself any smaller. So I'm just going to start and stop when I feel happier.
I've found some motivations - I recently bought a pair of jeans in Jan sales, which to my horror must be a very small 16, as they are too small, so that is my first goal - to first be able to wear those.
I do have a size 14 outfit in my wardrobe (which I was supposed to lose weight for a holiday last year, but never did), so my ultimate goal before Sept is to fit into that.
I've targeted my weight loss for about 8lbs (4kg) a month, so on average 2lbs a week, over an 8 month period. Which, if all goes to plan, would leave me at 63kg (total loss of 32kg) - is this really realistic, written down it seems like a hell of a lot to try and lose in 8 months...
Using the BMI calculator calorie thing, I should be eating about 1800 - 2300 a day.. But I can't help but think that's a little too much? I've dropped it down to 1600 a day - is that realistic? I'm one of these people that is like hungry all the time, so I'm hoping to avoid snacking altogether if possible.
Also planning on using my bike for 30 mins a day 5 days a week - more if able.
When it comes to weighing frequency - what are people's recommendations and experience. Ideally I'd only like to weigh myself monthly - but I feel that perhaps weekly or fortnightly might be better in terms of keeping me on track with things? Not sure.
I use my s health app on my phone to record all my food etc.
Apologies for the long post!