Friday, June 25, 2010
What do you do when you have already used up more than half of your daily calorie allowance by 10:00 am?
Ya, that was me today. Let's just say I had a really big breakfast.
To make up for that lunch consisted of a can of V8 vegetable juice and a peach. What can I say?
But it saved me and I did stay within my calorie range today.
Exercise: 60 minutes
On exercise: I was thinking tonight during my workout that I am the perfect example to show that you won't lose weight just by exercising. It always has to be combined with sensible eating and yes, calorie counting.
While being extremely active as a kid and teen, I took my 20s and most of my 30 off from exercise and I had much to show for it. (Way too much :)) Got back into it about 8 years ago and while it helped me lose some weight, I have never made it to goal. Yes, correct, not in 8 years.
While exercise is definitely good for body and soul, it can't stand alone and it cannot make up for bad eating.
Now that exactly is the purpose of this here challenge (wow, there really is a way to use that phrase! But I digress).
Since I won't weigh in but once a month (or so), I'm looking for other 'signs' that this is in fact working. I've noticed that my pants are much loser (sorry, ESL, lose and loose totally evade me). It's summer and ALL of my pants fit, even the ones I couldn't wear last summer. Love it!
I'm expecting the last few pounds to be a slow process, but I'm feeling confident I'll get there this time. You might see the day when I admit to a slip up, but you won't see the day I'll report a failure.
Thanks everyone for your support and your cheers. Couldn't do it without you.