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the mathematical journey

Sunday, April 29, 2018

instead of aiming down, i'm aiming up. I'm going to see what happens and how well I do with my mathematical approach. I want to lose about 21 pounds for August. I have 96 days. Taking the ballpark figure of 3500 calories equalling a pound, I need to create a total 73500 calorie deficit (about 753 a day on average) - on paper, anyway.

I now have a daily figure to work towards, with immediate results in the spreadsheet. If I reach my total deficit target (or at least am very close to it), then I know I did my best even if the scale disappoints in August. I think having that total figure to attack MIGHT keep me more on track than just having a weight loss goal "in the future" with a calorie range to stay in.

I have chopped the total up into 10 day segments, and every 2-4 weeks I will see if the weight loss is where it should be (and hopefully see inches disappearing too), if it's not, i can look really hard to see what might being over or underestimated/calculated with activity/food and adjust this but stick with the 750 a day target.

I don't think this would suit all, cos lets face it.... "it's maths"!!! but I like numbers, and I think and hope it'll push me in the right direction, because I'll see that deficit total growing and it will be rewarding, like watching my money savings grow, only much faster!

Can I stick with it, will it work, time will tell...
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    998 days ago
    I wish you so much success with your formula. I donโ€™t do maths very well ๐Ÿ˜ but if it works for you, go for it. Good luck.
    998 days ago
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