How to Create a Weight Loss Plan

One of my biggest worries is my weight. At times, it’s all I can think about especially as the warmer months roll in. The stress of worrying about it only causes me to stress eat more.

So, I went to my doctor tonight for my wellness check up. While she said my weight was considered normal and healthy, it would still be good for me to lose about 15 pounds for my acid reflux. She’s now going to be my accountability partner. I have until August to lose at least 15 pounds. My ultimate goal is 20 pounds.

With the help of my husband and My Fitness Pal, I’ve created a weight loss plan for myself. I must worn you that I’m not a doctor, nutritionist or fitness guru. I’m just your average Joe trying to lose some weight.

  1. Set a goal with a timeline.

    My goal is to lose 20 pounds by August 2017 which will put me down to 125.

  2. Create a workout schedule.

    I will workout 4 times per week – maybe even 5 depending on how busy I am. My workouts will consist of doing the elliptical for 12 minutes adding one minute every week until I hit 30 minutes. Plus, I’ll do 3 set of 15 lunges on each leg and 3 thirty second planks.

  3. Reduce my calories to 1,200 per day with one cheat day per week. On that cheat day, it’s just one cheat meal.

    Breakfast: Oatmeal
    Lunch: Protein Shake
    Afternoon Snack: Greek Yogurt
    Dinner: A healthy pre-planned meal *will change daily

  4. Reward yourself.

    For every five pounds I lose, I’m rewarding myself. When I get down to…

    139 = Pedicure
    134 = Massage
    129 = Entertainment Cabinet
    124 = $300 Wardrobe Upgrade 🙂

  5. Track your progress.

    I’m using the My Fitness Pal app to track calories and my Fitbit to track fitness.

I’ll keep y’all posted on my progress weekly! Hope it sticks. They say to make it a habit you must do it consecutively for a month.

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