Wednesday, February 02, 2011
So, I noticed my last blog was two years ago. I'm still here, still fighting, still about the same size, although I've been up and down in that time. It's been almost a year since I've been in the excercise routine. I've tried here and there with several attempts to get back in the habit, but no consistency so far.
I have a Mardi Gras ball on the 25th of this month and my brother and sister in law are coming down to go with us. My sister in law runs all the time and always watches what she eats, not to mention an enhancing surgery a couple of years back. She sent pictures of herself trying on dresses for the ball. THE HORROR!!! She looks simply AMAZING, even in the dressing room with no spanx. The challenge is on. I can't undo months, okay years, of neglect in just three weeks, but I can at least get on the path.
So, this is DAY 1 of my personal 23 day challenge.
Day 1 Wed, 2/2 No sugar, no sugar, no sugar
Day 2 Thur, 2/3 No sugar, walk 2 miles.
Day 3 Fri, 2/4 No sugar, walk 2 miles, water water water
Day 4 Sat, 2/5 No sugar, water, strength train upper body
Day 5 Sun, 2/6 No sugar, walk 3 miles, water, bed by 10
Day 6 Mon, 2/7 No sugar, water, bed by 10, ST lower body - Weigh In
Day 7 Tue, 2/8 No sugar, walk 3 miles, water, bed by 10, yoga in the AM/PM
I'll see how the week goes and set next weeks goals then. Hopefully I can wog (walk/jog) my miles by then. The weather isn't being very cooperative, so looks like I'll be on the treadmill.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I made it half way. Not much to say, yesterday was the same as the day before. Really sick of the lemonade. Last night I made my drink with a lime, that helped.
I do feel much better. My pants button easily and don't bind. My stomach is getting flatter every day. I don't have the junk hanging over the bra strap. My calves look awesome. Now if my butt and thighs would just get with the program!
Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm trying Stanley Burrough's Master Cleanse and today is Day 4. So far it's been interesting....
On Day 1, I got the worst headache of my life (my caffeine addiction slapping me in the face) and I slept from mid afternoon till morning of Day 2
On Day 2, still had the screaming headache, went to see a movie and the smell of the popcorn about killed me. My husband sat there munching on popcorn and a box of milkduds. But, go me, didn't touch a bite.
Day 3, no headache, felt great, everything fine. Sick of the lemonade concoction, tried it with limes...yum. My husband orders pizza. You would not believe how long I silently debated whether one bite would really make that big of a difference. But, go me, didn't touch a bite!
So, today is Day 4. One of my coworkers heats up this ravioli in a spicy cream sauce, smells up the entire hallway. But, go me, still going strong.
When I started this thing, the day after Christmas, the scale said 167 ! I've never ever ever seen 167, except when I was pregnant. But, christmas day I had ham and potato casserole and lemon pie and fudge and dr. pepper. Maybe that had something to do with it. Yesterday the scale said 161. So, hey, no pizza and no popcorn seems to be paying off. Even better than that, I measured on Day 1. My waist was 32.5". Yesterday, 31"
I'm going to stick to it the whole 10 days. I'm hoping for health improvements, getting some toxins out would be great, and I'm hoping for some weight loss as a side bonus, but most of all, I want to prove to myself that I can do it!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I've read through so many other posts about calorie deficit tracking and thought I would give it a shot. I calculated my resting BMR.
WOMEN: 655 + (4.35 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)
MEN: 66 + (6.23 x weight in lbs) + (12.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)
At 39 and 155 lbs, and 5'4", I have a BMR of 1446.75 calories.
So, then you take your BMR add your extra calories burned through excercise and subtract your calorie intake for the day. Voila, your calorie deficit.
Well, on Monday, I had a whopping, 562.75 lbs and on Tuesday, 334.75 lbs. So, altogether, 897.5 calories. That's about 1/4 of a lb.
So, my goal is 3 lbs in 2 weeks, not unreasonable, right? Well, do the math, 3500 calories a pound X 3 lbs /14 days. That's 750 calories a day deficit. We're not supposed to go under 1200 calories a day without risking the 'starvation mode' so that means, with my BMR, I've got to burn up at least 500 calories a day with excercise. Every day! Light bulb!
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