Looking at the results table I have an observation to make: the majority of challenge participants have set themselves a challenge goal equivalent to losing about 1lb/week if not more.
One person has come quite close, at 0.9lb per week.
The question that occurs is: are setting ambitious goals (goals which we strive towards but ultimately do not appear to have the ability to attain) working for us or against us? Would we have done better or worse had we set more 'realistic' goals - for example had we set a goal of 0.5lb per week would we have done even worse?
Any ideas welcome.
I'm delighted at my overall roughly 0.5lb/week loss which I didn't think was possible given my performance in recent months.
I'm planning to once more set myself a 2lb weight loss goal for the next challenge. The plan for calories remains to gently and gradually increase calories by 50 every 2-3 weeks and along the way discover maintenance and perhaps build muscle (so I might fail to hit that 2lb goal for the next period, but it's all good).
Last day of the challenge and time for my last weigh-in, and I've managed to hold on to the loss - so I'm at 54kg (118.9lb) which means that it was during this challenge that I finally broke through that 'magical' BMI 20.0 barrier and feel more at peace with my weight.
It could be worse but should have been better. I seem to have lost my focus on weight loss. My next challenge will be just to get back to 125 and maintain it there and get back to healthy, normal eating without all the late-night nonsense.