Monday, April 01, 2013
My goal for April is to reach 217 pounds by my weigh in on April 27. In order to achieve this goal, I intend to track my food every single day, stay in range 7 days a week, and walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. My calorie range is 1730-2080 a day. I set it this high, because I tend to feel like I am deprived with a lower range than that and tend to rebound with binges. This way, my body will always feel like there is lots of food available. Getting the walking in will make a big difference in not just burning calories, but improving my strength and state of mind. Looking forward to being steady.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I seem to remember a weight loss tip from some source or another. The focus was that it is important to inform the people around you about your goals. I started doing this yesterday, and I am getting some positive feedback. The biggest surprise for me was the response I got from a few people that they also are working on this task. It made me think that I am far from alone. So, I am going to continue sharing this with my peeps. For the first time in months, I am excited about the impending weigh in!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The challenge for this, week 5 of the 5% challenge is to track calorie intake and stay in range. According to Sparkpeople, my calorie range tops out at 1800 or so, but I never seem to do well in that range. Instead, my goal is going to be 2100. I haven't tracked for a very long time on a consistent basis. Starting with an achievable range will give me the success I need to bolster my confidence. I decided before I knew this was the challenge that I was going to start tracking this week for a few reasons. I need to get serious about losing weight. I have been making some really healthy habits over the last 4 weeks, and managed to gain weight again. So, I know my eating hasn't been the best, but I am still surprised that I have gained. I started wondering if the breathing meds I am on might be contributing to my weight gain. Do they increase my appetite? Do they make me retain water? The only thing that really matters is that I need to lose weight, regardless of what my meds do. I know for a fact that I am not doing everything in my power to lose weight, and until I do, I will not know if the meds are a contributing factor. So, going to start eliminating causes. By tracking my calories and staying in range, I will eliminate overeating. Getting active every day, even for only 15 minutes, will eliminate sedentary lifestyle. Those are the two biggest factors, so here goes! My new goal for myself is to reach 217.6 by the end of the last 4 weeks of the challenge.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
So, the new task for the Winter into Spring 5% challenge this week is to eat breakfast AND find a new breakfast recipe. I did eat breakfast when I got up today, which was at about noon! Then, I didn't eat again. 4 pm I hopped on the treadmill to walk for what I intended to be 1 hour. 35 minutes in, I started getting nauseous and my legs shaking. It has been a long time since I have forgotten to eat! Kind of a good feeling really that food has left my focus that much. The breakfast recipe link at the top is the recipe I found today for the challenge. I found a cheap coffee grinder to make the almond meal, and I am definitely going to try this recipe. My kiddos love toaster strudels, and this is a much healthier option for them. They are always bored with our breakfast options. Eating breakfast is not a problem for me, so I am anticipating a very successful week.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1. Drink 8 - 10 cups of water.
2. Eat 6 freggies, 2 maximum as fruit.
3. Walk a minimum of 15 minutes.
4. Stretch after walking for minimum 10 minutes.
I seem to be drinking all of my water every day, so I will continue with this goal for the rest of this week, but then I don't need to continue to track it. I really enjoyed my freggies today, all veggies, no fruit. 45 minutes walk on the treadmill. Stretching was great.
My chocolate habit attacked me, and I welcomed it in. I called it a habit, because it isn't even a craving anymore, it is just my routine to eat it. So, starting Saturday, I am going to replace that habit with something else. Gotta come up with a list of replacements that are healthy. Going to get to bed at a more decent hour tonight, but I need to start getting to bed earlier. I'll work on it slowly. Other than that, my day was good. Very quiet.
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