Hi Lori ~
With the utmost support and respect, I agree with Skailark that 78 pounds is too much to lose
safely by December 10th. While it is easier to lose weight
initially, I would urge you to
make smaller goals of 1-3 pounds a week.
At one point in time, I calculated 1.76 ounds a week and believe, on the average, it is now less than that. It has taken me 27 months to lose 152 pounds through nutritional food choices and moderate exercise.