Tuesday, May 21, 2013
5% Challenge 2 - Nutrition Tracking. I see a few comments about not tracking, hate it, time consuming, etc. Yes I felt the same for years, but not now. I am so happy, no THRILLED with the results. Two days after my Saturday weigh in I was down another 2.4 pounds! Yahoo!!!
You bet I am tracking my food! I am not concerned with the calorie range, just tracking but some how the calories count falls into place.
I am getting back into a routine going to the gym. Happy, happy about that too!!!
Nutrition Tracking Day 65
Walking Day 31
No alcohol 64/65
My no alcohol streak would be perfect but I had a free light beer on a hot day, at a place we stopped at on our way to Las Vegas. I had a few swallows then looked at it and thought, what am I doing? Any way my streak goes on. It really does help keep my appetite in check not having a glass of wine before dinner.
I have 46 days to lose 7.8 pounds and hit 199. I will do it!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I travel a lot and go off my diet, do not exercise enough and gain weight. However, I developed a lifestyle/habits that I can do at home or anywhere. My list of things I do everyday regardless of where I am. Daily - aim for 7,000 steps (Fitbit), walk minimum 10 minutes, use the nutrition tracker for all food and beverages, drink 8 glasses of water, no alcohol, use the plate model for meals and get enough fiber, sleep minimum 7 hours, Spark, find a gym and go a few times a week.
I have been in Las Vegas almost 4 weeks and Ive lost 6 pounds. I got a short term YMCA membership. This week I lost 2.2 pounds which really gives me a boost and proves I can diet, exercise and lose weight when I stick to the list. I am aiming to hit 199 in the Spring Challenge.
Week 2 of the Spring 5% Challenge is Nutrition Tracking - love it or hate it, it works. I fought it for years, would only do it for the 5% Challenges. Guess what? I started tracking daily 2 months ago and I have been losing weight every week. I wasn't trying to stay in my calorie range, just tracking. Somehow my calorie intake became smaller and smaller. Now there are some days when I am actually under my daily minimum. How did that happen???
In the Winter Challenge I did a first and made up a one week menu in advance, bought the groceries and entered all of it in Spark. I am more impulsive than I thought as I changed the foods around, but by the end of the week I did eat it. I will try menu planning when I get home.
Nutrition Tracking Day 62
Walking Day 28
No alcohol 61/62
Spark is a great place to get the support you need for a successful lifestyle!
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Spring 5% Challenge starts tomorrow and I am ready! I weighed this morning and am down another pound, 211.4. Wow I could get to 199 in the next 8 weeks!!! I got a one month YMCA membership here in Las Vegas which can be used at any of the 4 Y's.
I am moving more during the day, eating off smaller plates and highly motivated! Last night I was very tired so I could not go to the YMCA, but I did push myself to walk. I set the bar low, just do a 10 minute walk, which turned into 24 minutes! That the great thing about walking outdoors, you cannot just stop and jump off, you still have to get yourself back home.
Hubby will be back here in a few weeks. I have to keep Kali in shape till then, so I am supplementing her walks with treadmill time. She usually does 32 minutes, but was distracted and only did 9 minutes.
Feb 23 224.1 start of Winter Challenge
Apr 20 215.9 end of Winter Challenge
May 10 211.4 start of Spring Challenge
I hope you have great weather this weekend and can get outside and have fun!
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