Saturday, June 21, 2014
As I start the 5% Summer Challenge to lose the last 6 lbs in 8 weeks, I have some new daily goals/challenges:
375 calorie deficit for 3/4 pound per week to reach 5% goal
180-200 carbs, 200 cholesterol consumed, 1500 sodium.
For me 5% tends to be around 6 lbs, divided by 8 weeks = 3/4 pound per week so I would need a calorie deficit of 375 per day to reach my goal.
I wanted to share with you some supplements I found that are helping me just so you can do a look-see and google for info if you're interested. (If you're not, I can understand that too!) Yes, as I look over at all my supplements I want to run screaming into the night AARGH! AARGH! AARGH!!!
All are supposed to be good for cardiovascular and anti-oxidants.
Black Raspberry, Grapeseed, Green Tea and Tumeric - all from SwansonVitamins and I bought them on BOGO (buy one get one)
All of them are capsules that I open into my coffee filter and I make a pot of tea with them! I add 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon to the basket and shake to mix them together. I like my tea and coffee on the weaker side so I make a full 12 cups in my drip coffee-maker. (all of above in a filter in the basket and water drips through it.)
I also tried Leg Vein Essentials which has some of the above but also other herbs which when checked out all are medicinal for the legs.
If you're interested, check them out at SwansonVitamins and I can even give you the links for the exact items I purchased.
Anything I can open the capsule and brew in a pot of tea sounds easy enough for me! No, it's not what was recommended but it is what I am doing.
My back pain is almost totally gone; the leg neuropathy is now annoying instead of crippling! I am making progress!!
P.S. for anyone finding this blog and not knowing me, I started at 210 lbs.
**This isn't vanity weight, it is "to be able to live" weight.
6/21 - 128.0
6/22 - 127.5
6/23 - 127.5
6/24 - 127.1 - can I have a "hallelujah!"
6/25 - 126.3
6/26 - 126.8
6/27 - 127.2
6/28 - 126.4
6/29 - 126.9