as an accountant... i like to do calculations.
In the month of October, I would like to lose 5 lbs
3,500 calories/lb * 5 lbs = 17,500 calorie deficit total.
Deficit October 1- October 9 = 2,389 (avg 265 deficit/day)
17,500-2389 = 15,111 left to deficit October 10- October 31
15,111/21 days = 720 calorie deficit/ day to reach my goal
So... I really need to step it up.
If I don't exercise, I can eat approximately 1,000 calories each day to make this goal. Basically, that means I need to exercise every day, because I really don't see that happening for me. I mean, it's definitely possible.. but I really SHOULD be exercising every day anyway. And work is SUPPOSED to slow down for me now. We'll see about that.
I'm going to think through how to make this happen. Any suggestions would be appreciated