Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today was epiphany day again!
I was walking on the treadmill when I realized I don't feel thinner than family and friends. But I do feel as thin as them!
Wow! So I am not competing with anyone, I am just trying to better myself!
According to "Find Your Perfect Weight" by Coach Dean, my goal weight should be between 110-121 but at the moment I am really happy to just try for 130 and then maybe 5 pounds at a time if I still feel the need to go lower. I hit 139.0 today and that was the prettiest sight I have ever seen!
My waist-to-hip ratio 0.78 which is supposed to be healthy!
What a wonderful journey I am taking and I am so thankful to have so many friends on this journey with me! We are going to make this happen, one day at a time!
And 5+ freggies a day!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In my blog below, Dina commented that she didn't think you could have too much of a calorie deficit. Well, I posted where I found the information.
That said, I was forced to reevaluate my freggies and darn if I am not lacking!! Again!! Back down to 4 a day! Sheesh, need to be up at 5+
Plus, since I have entered into my Fitness Tracker how many calories I am burning and they still keep my calorie range low enough for a huge deficit I now think that Dina was on to something! All I know is since I upped my freggies I am slowly going down again. Thank you so very much Dina!!
And BH, sorry if I made your head hurt, lol.
Bottom line here folks is make sure your tracker knows what you're doing exercise-wise so you are eating enough calories.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
What is the maximum safe calorie deficit to still maintain weight loss?
This was the question I used today in my SP Web Search and it brought up several hits.
At a favorite site of mine, CaloriesperHour.com www.caloriesperhour.com/news_060329.
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Ok, no brainer as I sort of figured that part out myself but I must confess it was still great to see it in black & white.
With BootCamp and the BLC # 9 this information will be useful to many this month. So you might ask, "well Linda, what did you do?"
I went to My Fitness and checked to make sure I do have my 150 minutes daily by going into Change Fitness Goals. Yup! I then entered my average calorie burned each week as 7000 since I have been going over 1000 too often lately. This gave me a new caloric range in My Nutrition Tracker of 1300- 1650 if I remain at 2 lbs per week!
I do keep a record of these things, I am numerically obsessive, and in the last 7 days I burned 6839 so I think my estimate was pretty decent. Ok, for those that want to know how I am racking up these burned calories - I am using my treadmill because it is just too cold outside and using my WATP which averages 100-125 per mile and even using the 100 it really adds up. My treadmill is on 4% incline and I am averaging 3.3 mph so I just use the 5% - 20 minute mile on the fitness tracker. It really adds up too! And with the BLC # 9 and my goal to continue 150 minutes daily - sheesh!!
Now I know! Now you know!
I keep my records in Excel if anyone is interested. Just a standard spreadsheet, no calculations - just information.
**edited to show new calorie range. I am still playing with my range and will do so until the scale starts to move again. But I did realize I am not eating my veggies! And not as many fruits either!! So I must also factor that in.
The more we all know the better we can help each other too.
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