Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I found SparkPeople through their nutrition tracker application for iPad on January 2nd, 2012. That day, I stepped on a scale and was not surprised to find the number 170 staring up at me. I've been bouncing around the 160s all of last year, which has more or less been the story of the last decade.
I am committed to losing 30 pounds by June 2, 2012. I wasn't sure if this was possible until I stepped on the scale a week later to see the number 163 looking up at me. Wow. You're telling me all I had to do to lose 7 pounds was WALK and WRITE DOWN what I eat? Why did I wait so long to try this? I'm not hungry, I'm not burning out from over-exercising, and I feel pretty great.
Here's the plan: 6 days a week, I walk, hike, or bicycle; and one day of the week, my boyfriend (who is tracking right along side me) and I go for a fun active date. Last week we went to the batting cages, and tonight we're going to the driving range. We're pretty much eating the same, only we track it. I have cut my portions by quite a lot (I didn't realize how much I was eating- portion-wise, until I starting measuring). Mike loves to grill (and I love to eat his food) and I love to cook, so we're having fun thinking up healthy dinners.
I'll blog each week, probably on Mondays (when we weigh ourselves).
Attached is a picture I do not love of us at a wedding last September. I definitely weighed 170 that day...