Confessions...I was doing so well, then summer hit and as usual I lost weight as I always do. However, I lost more this year than I have in any previous year. This is partly due to having more work than ever as landscaping and partly due to me slacking off on controlling my diet. The combination left me in my current bind. My unwillingness to admit my mistakes even to people I don't know or care about my posts kept me from coming back. At the same time, due to this bad personality defect of caring about what uncaring strangers could possibly care about what I post is why I should post as I do distinctly remember doing the exercise challenge and forcing myself to meet my goals, so I wouldn't have to admit failure even here.
Anyways goal time: Ideal 190 lbs...realistic goal 170 lbs by mid January
Lowest point: Mid-July 140 lbs
Current weight: 143.5 lbs
By the end of August: 150 lbs (probably fall a little short here)
End of September: 155 lbs (definitely doable)
Methods: I am not getting a new gym membership until September as it'll be cheaper and my roommate will be back from summer job and know whether he wants to switch gyms. This month is just focusing on diet. For simplicity reasons it's stated as 3,500 Calories a day this month increase it to 4,000 next month.
For anyone reading this who has diet advice for gaining weight I do not mind and I do incorporate what I deem useful into my diet. However, I do not want arguments with me or anyone else about the 'perfect' diet. I've run into that situation too often offline and therefore now keep quiet about any of my goals. My diet may not be 'perfect' but it works well enough for me. I used to weigh 120 lbs with my max of this past April at 160 lbs. (Sorry for the snarkiness, just past experiences have taught me to keep quiet about diets.)
Next week's goals: 145.5 lbs