Sunday, June 14, 2009
So, regular reader will know that last week was VERY busy for me. Eating was not a top priority and I was not coming even close to eating my calories. This is often an issue for me, but not usually for an entire week (week and a half). I increased my exercise by alot and did not see any movement on the scale last week. I was kind of disappointed since I was having so much more activity I felt I should be seeing some improvement on the scale. Well, on Thursday I ate! It was time for dinner and I still had something like 800 calories to hit even the minimum requirement. My daughter wanted quesadillas for her birthday so I used two tortillas instead of the one I usually use, I piled on the cheese and I grilled half an onion. I tried hard and I reached my calories! Friday, I reached my calories! Saturday, I ate one cupcake, I ate tacos with soft tortillas and lots of lettuce, tomatoes and onions! I reached my calories! When I got on the scale this morning-I had lost over two pounds!!!! WoooHooo! I saw improvement! If anyone questions the benefit of eating AT LEAST the minimum recommended calories I can say-EAT YOUR CALORIES!! Starvation does not equal healthy weight loss! Eat your calories, eat healthily, exercise and you WILL see improvement-it might take a little while to show up, but you will see results!! Today, I wrote out a schedule for the week, I'm a planner, I can't help it, it's what I do. The schedule includes walking my daughter to Kindergarten Camp and walking to pick her up, it includes, yoga, strength training and cardio. It also includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!! I finally got it!! I'm scheduling my meals from now on and trying better to get my calories!! Oh, and some of you are probably asking what the heck is Kindergarten Camp-it is a week long program for children who will be starting Kindergarten in August, basically it is Kindergarten on an even more relaxed level to introduce the kids to the Kindergarten rules and concepts. My daughter has been talking about it since April! She is so excited, I hope she sleeps tonight! I'm excited too!! Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!