I'm going to make 2011 the year I keep my New Year's resolution to lose weight. Can you help me figure out a realistic target/loss rate?
I’ve ‘tried’ many times to lose weight over the last few years; every time I seem to find an excuse – work, the weather, a holiday – to stop. I’m making next year the year I stick to my New Year’s resolutions. I’m also going to set up a StickK
account to give me a major financial incentive to reach my goals.
The problem is – what should my goals be? I plan to go running, do some bodyweight exercises, and some light dumbbell work – this may mean I bulk up, so should I aim to reduce body fat, rather than weight?
My vital stats currently: 22 year old male, 182 cm (~6 foot), 95 kg (~210 lbs), BMI of ~29, 21.1% body fat and 78.9% lean mass. What should I be aiming for? And what is a sensible rate at which to change? (I don't want to set myself a silly target and then lose money unnecessarily.)
Thanks in advance for your help.
P.S. I am otherwise healthy and have been medically approved for dieting and exercise.