I started my "diet" the second week of November. I'm 6' 1" and started out @ ~250lbs. This weight is pretty unnatural and unusual for me. I got this heavy basically on purpose. Doing a weightlifting / bulking thing. This morning I weighted 227lbs.
My goal weight is 195-200lbs. I hope to reach that by July 1.
My plan is a combination of diet and exercise. I follow what I call a High/Medium/Low (H/L/M) model. So I vary my calories and exercise each day. Hopefully you understand what I mean.
For example, yesterday I had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, a can of chicken for lunch, and chicken and rice for dinner. No snacks. This is a "low calorie" day. I combined that with 2 hours of tennis singles in the morning and interval running in the evening.
Today I will up the calories, but still remain in deficit. For exercise I did a bit of deadlifting and ran for 30 minutes at pace.
Tomorrow I will probably up my calories to "full maintenance" (or above) and probably do some easy weights and an easy run.
Wednesday will probably be another "low calorie / high exercise" day. But, I will see how I feel.
The cycle will continue pretty much as I've written above. Sunday will probably be another "low calorie / high exercise" day.
My goal is to lose 2lbs. / week for the next ~2 months. Until I get down to ~215lbs. Then more like 1lb-1.5lbs. / week......and I have to work harder for less weight loss.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato
Last edited by r2473; 01-13-2011 at 09:09 AM.