So probably a few weeks to go on Phase III, but starting to contemplate the what’s next. I won’t be done at 187, I still have no real final thoughts on a final weight goal. But I am thinking we are starting to be in a nearby zip code.
I am also thinking, while these small sub-goals are productive, they might get a bit tedious if I set a sequence of 2-3 pound goals. ‘Hey we’re just getting ready to start Phase XXIXV!’ So I think Phase IV will be the final loss phase, and it will be open-ended with no target weight or goal date, though I will still aim for 1lb a week. Phase V will be maintenance phase. I will also start recording BF% I think, not so much for this phase, but so I have something to measure against in maintenance as I will allow positive gains that are muscle. (I’m not entirely sure I trust the scale’s BF% tho, it’s a little hydration sensitive.)
That doesn’t mean I don’t have any clue. From 187, I’m pretty sure losing another 5 is a good idea. I’d say another 10 wouldn’t be improbably. 15 or more is where I start to think that’s probably the high end. But I’ll keep an open mind on it.
So what do you all think about an undefined phase?