Friday, January 6, 2012

I was doing this wrong

Don't you love it when you start doing something and you think what you're doing is right, then have a friend that says, " that's not ok!".  Well that just happened with me.

Let me explain.  I thought the game of burn the calories, but see if I can still come in under my allotted calories from Lose It! was ok, and I AM WRONG!!  It has been brought to my attention that I AM WRONG!!   Trying to lose this way is VERY DANGEROUS to my health.  So here is the new game plan (AND THE CORRECT WAY) -

My allotted calorie intake is 1442 to lose 1.5 pounds per week OR 1192 calories to lose 2 pounds per week.  HOWEVER, I can NOT eat less than this EVER, otherwise I'm starving myself and THAT IS NOT OK.  I also was told that when I exercise, I need to replace at least those calories as well.   So if I burn 400 calories, I need to eat another 400 calories to STAY HEALTHY!!

For those of you who are following my progress, understand that I thought what I was doing was ok, BUT since it was brought to my attention that it wasn't, then I WILL BE MAKING THE CHANGES TODAY.

Thanks, Brandi, for speaking the truth to me that the way I was calculating my intake and output of calories was wrong.  It's never easy to admit your wrong; however, in this situation, I am and I need to make it right, now.  I will still be working on NOT snacking if I'M NOT hungry and making better food choices, but I WILL start losing weight the healthy way, and not any other way.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Week 1 Day2 Rundown

Here's my plan.  According to Lose It! I can consume 1442 calories each day to lose the weight that I want to, so my goal is to see how many calories I can counteract with working out.  It's a game (I'm a bit competitive) I'm playing with myself.   I'm working out twice a day, in the morning I'm doing my P90X Lean Routines and then in the afternoons I walk or do my Couch to 5K running while my kids ride their new scooters.  I'm alternating them every other day.

So here are my totals for today:
Calories allowed: 1443
Calories consumed: 1278
Calories burned: 698*

Here's what I decided a few months back when I tried before to lose weight and kept getting frustrated.  Instead of having the goal to lose 20lbs, I'm taking them 5lbs at a time.  So my first goal is to go from 171.4lbs to 165lbs.  This way I'm feeling more success on the way.  Hope that makes sense.

*These are ONLY the calories that I am burning while doing exercise. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!! - Here's my Resolution

First off, I want to apologize for 'all' of you who follow my blog (I think there might be 2 of you) for NOT updating since March.  Life has flown by & gotten extremely busy.  I know have a Kindergartner AND a 2nd grader in our 1/2 Charter School, which we LOVE.  4 hours of school a day ROCKS.  My contract hours have been picking up, and therefore, this poor blog has been neglected.

First I want to wish you a happy New Year.  Second I want you to help keep me accountable.  I need to have a healthier lifestyle and I need some help.  This blog for the year of 2012 will be my journal as I journey to making better food choices, exercise choices, and over all life choices.

So today was the first day of my new workout regiment.  Today I went back to P90X, but instead of the traditional workout that I only got through 5 weeks on, I am doing the LEAN workout.  It is designed for those of us that want to shed some pounds.  I have between 20 & 25 I'd like to kick to the curb + my core muscles are like that of an old lady....I got flabby, pathetic, sissy ones...I also need to get my stomach to quit being so finicky about things & sporadically getting nauseous.

Since my kids had one more day off of school, I got up at 5:30AM (I know INSANE) and did my core synergistics workout from 6:00 - 7:00 AM. (I burned 482 cals). We had to take my husband to work this morning because he got called in, so I got him & the kids McDonald's as a treat, BUT NOT ME!! I came home & made me oatmeal (200cal) & drank my coffee(55cal).  The kids & I then ran LOTS of errands & I continued to drink LOTS of water & had a snack of a banana (1-5cals).  We went to lunch at Chili's where I ate 1/2 of the lunch portion of a cobb salad (178cal) witha 1/3of the lite Ranch dressing(27cal) on the side AND 1/2 a bowl of loaded baked potato soup (205cal).  Came home, rested, and then took my kids scootering.  I did week 3 day 1 of my Couch to 5K (burned 286cals), so in essence, I worked out twice today. (Which is what I'll be doing Mon - Fri) from now on.   We went to the park, ran one more errand and the kids got Chick-fil-A for supper.  I got ONLY a chicken tenders 3 pack and ONLY ate 2 (250cals).  I was going to heat up the other half of my loaded baked potato soup from lunch, but I'm not hungry so I put it back in the fridge.  I also chewed a piece of gum (5cals) and I'm currently trying to drink some Sleepytime Tea w/2 tsp of honey & 3 tsp on fat free milk in it, but I can't seem to get it down...

So here are the totals for my day:  I consumed 1,072 calories (my goal is 1,442) and I burned 768 calories.  I'm still UNDER my 'allotted' calories by 1,138, but I think they'll just disappear.  I'm weighing myself every Mon morning at 6 am.  Last week I was 168lbs, today I am 171.4...I'm not sure what happened other than maybe because I was up to late last night & drinking lots of water up until midnight....  Oh yeah, I using Lose It!  Android app and web page as my log.  

Here are my goals:  I would LOVE to weigh 155lbs by March 20th AT THE LATEST.  That's dropping approximately 15lbs in 3 months...I THINK I can do it.  I want to stop picking off my kids plates.  I want to stop OVEREATING, when I'm full or satisified, I want to STOP eating, put the food away.  I want to do better with my portion controls.

Right now I think my IBS is acting up, so I'm NOT drinking my sleepytime tea, but I am sleepy so that's a good thing.  Please help hold me accountable.  I will VERY hard to come here EVERY night to journal about my day.

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