Monday, March 10, 2008
My Basal Metabolic Rate (The amount of calories my body would burn if I lied in bed all day) is: 1399.6 (Couldn't make it 1400...that would be too round a number!)
My Harris Benedict Formula (The formula used to determine the total daily calorie needs of a person based on activity level) is: 1924.45 (Yeah, 1925 would have been nice!)
To burn 1 lb. per week I would have to decrease my daily caloric intake by 500 calories. So by food intake alone I would have to limit myself to 1425 (I rounded up...lol) calories per day, or I could always eat 1625 calories and burn 200 calories with cardio...this would still give me a 500 calorie deficit. Well, you get it, I'm sure.
Now that I've put it all right here in front of my face in black and white (Or blue and green, or whatever colors I chose for my blog)...I need to stick with it. I'll try to post whether or not I passed or failed for each day, if anybody cares...
03/13/08 Passed: I actually turned down an invitation to lunch...and it was Chinese food. I also resisted donuts and muffins everywhere I looked at work today.
Although, I can do fine all day in work...I only bring good stuff with me, so I can't misbehave...once I get home, all bets are off and dinner is usually not so good for me...but VERY VERY GOOD...lol