Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Well, this is my first Blog entry. I've been hanging around SP for about a week now and finally seem to have the motivation to do this. I started "Walking Off The Pounds" with Leslie Sansone yesterday. I'm only doing the 1 mile walk right now, but I did the entire workout both yesterday and today. I plan to do this workout once a day for a week, then twice a day, then go for the 2 mile workout and just keep progressing. My current walking workout is Monday-Friday.
I am 5' 7" and weigh 255 pounds my BMI is 40% and I am obese. This is not acceptable.
I have some strength training, but haven't found the motivation to start them yet.....but I will.
I have been tracking my nutrition for a week and am happy to report that I am on target most of the time. My fat intake has been a little high, and yesterday my calories were about 300 calories over. Not too bad, I just need to keep and eye on things.
My calories were over because I tried an experiment...I at a BIG breakfast, like your supposed to do....well I ended up using right at 1/2 my daily calorie intake. Then at lunch, I used up all but 200 of the remaining calories, so for dinner I ate a big salad with all kinds of veggies in it and just a little sesame oil and some red wine vinegar....but since there weren't any carbs in the salad I got hit with a carb craving and ended up eating 7 Triscuit Crackers and some blue cheese for a snack about an hour later, so the calories and fat were high.
Oh well, such is life. I didn't gain 100 plus pounds overnight and can't expect to change my eating habits overnight either. I have never been one to exercise, but have spent most of my life working physically demanding jobs. Now I'm a stay at home wife, a domestic engineer as my husband puts it. I've gone from 180 5 years ago to 255 and this is just not acceptable to me.
My plan is to post here every day, as strange as it may sound, by posting in a public forum I am holding myself accountable for what I eat and do throughout the day. If this is what it takes for me to lose weight and be healthier, then so be it. I will not accept being fat and out of shape anymore.
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope that you will inspire me and I will inspire you as I make my journey and you make yours on this road to health and fitness.