I picked June 1st because I figured I can get to 250 by Jan 1, 237.5 by Feb 1, 225 by Mar 1, 212.5 by Apr 1, and 200 by May 1, 190 by Jun 1. I coach a team in the summer when school lets out and I want to be at my ideal weight by then...that's the rationale behind June 1.
Is that unrealistic...12.5 lbs a month at my size? I could understand if I was 190 trying to go to 140, but I'm 254 right now (after my morning workout).
I do notice I'm really having to push myself before going to workout, but then afterwards I'm REALLY glad that I did it.