Gain/loss for the fortnight: -1.1 lbs
Cumulative loss (past 12 weeks): 17.1
Lbs away from revised goal: Achieved
Now comes the fun part: maintaining. When I set my mind to it, losing weight and getting back in shape has never been a problem for me. The hard part has always been finding the proper caloric balance for keeping my weight in my desired range. In the past, I've found myself needing to keep an eye on the scale as I attempt to determine the proper amount of food for me to just maintain -- when I exceeded either end of of my desired range I then increased or decreased the calories until I was back where I should be. However, I've never previously kept a proper log of daily caloric intake. Without that, I don't really know what my ideal daily average should be.
I don't want to use LJ as the place to house such a log. So, I guess that means I need to use an Excel spreadsheet and start keeping daily records. I know that some fluctuation is in order as I get this hammered out, but the goal now is to stay within ±2.5 lbs of where I am now. Given that I am starting this new endeavor with the heart of the holiday season looming just nine days away, this could be an interesting little roller coaster of a ride.