Glad your race went well! Next up: sign up for another one! Seriously! I find that increasing my protein, logging into SP every single day and making sure to get at least 15mins of exercise a day helps. Here's a list of short on time exercises, and see which ones you can fit into your lifestyle and time frames. Some exercise is definitely better than none. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messa geboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=23730346
I also track all of my food and have since November 1, 2010. It's a bit obsessive, but it helps. In terms of eating out with friends, I had to cut it out a lot. My former "team chunk" life was centered around going to bars and catching up over dinners out. I signed up for races, joined an adult softball team and finally got the dog that I wanted. This way, my life is centered around being active.
I also put my "before" pictures in a prominent place so that I'd see where I was. I use this calculator to see how many calories I need to eat to reach my goals: http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_c alculator.htm
If you were driving to your destination, you'd make sure your car had gas, you'd get directions and then go. Same principal. You need a realistic plan. If you have a bad day, get up, shake it off and reqdjust your goals. You can do it, we're all rooting for you. 2119 days ago
Hey! Glad to have you back! I've been doing pretty good, I have been running farther and am very proud of that . However, the farther I run, the hungrier I am, so the more I eat . So my latest challenge has been trying to balance calorie intake with increased exercise. I have gone over my calorie range a couple times but have attempted to do far runs and lower calorie days to balance. Im all about the balance hehheeh but I still hope to adjust eventually!
SO siked you are doing your 5K!! Best of luck, chica! Keep me posted on how you're doing!!! 2142 days ago
I come to this website either on the computer or from my phone just about every day, that's how I stay motivated. It really helps, lol. Glad you're still loosing weight though, that's great. I'm glad you're back though! 2142 days ago