Over 2012 i knew there were going to be ups and downs on the fitness quest and using past experience i knew i could lose weight ok, but not keep it off.
In 2011 I started at 90kgs, got down to 82kg and by the end of the year was back up to 90 kgs. I did not want to repeat that again.
So in 2012 i aimed for under 80kg as my goal lowest weight but allowed myself half that gain back. This is always going to happen due to xmas, holidays and as i experienced; injuries causing me to lose focus. a 10kg loss and a 5kg gain over one year. That would give me a good starting point for 2013 so i can do the same again until i reach my overall goal of under 75kgs.
Once at this goal i will then have to relearn a lifestyle that maintains to a comfortable weight plus or minus 2kgs.
It is now Jan 2013, i am at 84kg. 1kg under my target so i see 2012 as an overall success.
This was only achieved by the combined efforts of my cardio, weights and diet plans. lose one of these three and i would either not lose weight (actually i should start using the word fat there instead of weight), not maintain muscle or i would just gain a load of fat as well as muscle.