Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is my 20th active day on Spark People and I have really been sticking with it!!!
I know I usually write these in the morning, so this is kind of late...trying to separate what happened today from yesterday...
Had a great workout...burned a little over 900 calories (according to the machines, which I guess guestimate a little bit on the high side). As I have previously said, I am aiming to burn 800 calories a day. Right now my work schedule is really flexible because I am working for my dad and I am trying to take advantage of that. I am going to be working for the rest of my life...this is the only time I have to really devote to taking off some of the 70 pounds I put on during college. So much, I can't believe I did that to myself!
For the record, in college I had a terrible overeating problem..even before that..so it is no surprise. Seriously, I would say I ate on average 4,000-6,000+ calories. I didn't care. I went to McDonald's and ordered 2 double cheeseburgers (add mayo-yuck!) regularly. I ate out probably 10 times a week! So terrible for me. I wish I would have actually participated in some of the things Spark People offers! I think I wouldn't have gained so much weight. It has to be extremely unhealthy to gain that much weight in such a short period of time--that's like 20 pounds a year! YUCK!
Luckily, I've already started to reverse some of that damage and have lost 12 pounds :). I'm probably eating in between 1,200-1,600 calories a day (depending on the day). Unfortunately, I went in and tested my metabolism and I only burn 1400 calories/day, which is very low for my age. Boo! But that isn't going to stop me!
My current BMI is 32.8 and I am looking forward to leaving the "obese" category. I will be there at 169 lbs..which is 15.8 lbs away from where I am now...and eventually 141 lbs so I can be within "normal" weight.
Wish me luck!! :)