Progress: I'm at 173lbs after 8 weeks (-8 lbs). Last year, my weight loss was all over the place. I crash dieted, I binged, I hit plateaus, and it wasn't sustainable. This year I've been able to stay consistent and keep myself motivated, all because I've been **better** at tracking calories.
With COVID-19 and stay at home orders, I'm looking to drop 16 lbs over the next 16 weeks -- from 181 down to 165.
I was able to hit my sub-170 weight but my body fat % is nowhere close to where I wanted it to be. I had the most success when I was disciplined about hitting my daily protein goals without too big of a calorie deficit.
Traveling solo forced me to meet people and most of the plans I made on this trip were based off of recommendations from locals and other travelers. Ended up being an amazing trip and I'm convinced Maui is one of the most beautiful natural places in the world.
The good news is that of the 2.6 lbs of weight I've dropped, only 1.2 lbs of it was muscle mass, meaning my slower cut has retained a greater percent of my muscle. Previously 60-80% of my lost weight was in muscle mass, this time its closer to 45%.