Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I did really well last night up until I ate an extra serving of Triscuits. I still managed to stay under my top calorie range, and I did exercise and walk over 1.400 steps yesterday! That's 7 miles! I am happy with that.
Calories: 1,474 Carbohydrates: 190 g Fat: 34 g Protein: 95 g
Exercise: 30 minutes on the treadmill, 1.5 miles
I had my two ViSalus shakes for breakfast and lunch, and they really filled me up yesterday! I was full until before I went to bed, when I ate the Triscuits to take some medicine (and ended up over-indulging). I even splurged on a small glass of chardonnay, which is a dry wine and has a lot less sugar than the sweet wines I normally drink, and lower in carbs. I am pleased with my progress. I am down to 150.0 lb. this morning, lost 1.5 lb. since yesterday. I know some of it is water weight, but I am finally breaking through my plateau!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Yesterday went really well.
Breakfast: ViSalus shake with Orange mix-in, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries
Lunch: ViSalus shake with 1 c. skim milk, 1 c. frozen strawberries
Snack: 1 slice Pepperidge Farm 100% whole wheat bread, 1.5 tbsp. Peter Pan Honey Roast Creamy peanut butter
Dinner: 1/2 sandwich thin (Arnold 100% whole wheat) with 1 tbsp. Hellman's Canola mayo, 2 oz. DiLusso golden turkey breast, and 1 slice .5 oz. muenster cheese
Snack: 1 fruit n' yogurt parfait from McDonald's, no granola
4 Crystal light hard candies, sugar-free
Calories: 1197 Carbohydrates: 144 Fat: 41 Protein: 81
Exercise: 1 mile walk, 20 minutes.
I lost a lb. too!
Monday, July 02, 2012
Well, Friday went well as far as the food was concerned. I didn't eat too much at all, around 1,400 calories. I did go out for some drinks, which are not accounted for in that number, but it didn't affect my weight. The weekend could have been better. I basically ate whatever, not trying to be unhealthy but not worrying about what I ate. I think I did not too bad, because I maintained my weight. I am still stuck at 152.5 lb. Obviously, the going off plan all the time is why I am struggling and not losing weight.
Today I walked a mile for 20 minutes, and I also have stuck to my healthy eating plan. I am so tired of failing all the time; I am publicly committing myself to stick with this for at least this week to see if I lose weight, and if I do, I am hoping it will fuel my desire to keep on trucking.
Friday, June 29, 2012
I went over my calories yesterday by about 250.
Calories: 1807 Fat: 59 g Carbohydrates: 191 g Protein: 74 g
The strange thing is, even though I have been staying at my calorie ranges most days and not going too crazy, I am still not losing weight. Bummer.
EDIT: I have lose 2 lb. since starting this challenge. I am happy with that, and I know now that exercise is my missing component. I am exercising, in fact, for the first time ever in my Spark history, I just crossed 500 monthly fitness minutes! I am super happy about it. I got a pedometer today and so far today I am at 8,303 steps. It is only a quarter til eleven in the morning, and my goal is 10,000 steps or more per day! I feel like I can really do it! I walked for an hour on the treadmill and walked 3.1 miles. I also joined a new community, the 50 Jumping Jacks a Day Challenge. I think my new enthusiasm for exercise is the key to success. It is exercise and diet that work together to promote weight loss.
My theory is that the twenty minutes of walking I did a couple times per week just isn't cutting it anymore. I am 25 now, and my years of fast metabolism are ticking away. If I can't get into shape when I am this young, then what hope do I have? It only gets harder. Time is cruel in that way. I see my mom struggling, and I don't want to be that in 25 more years. I don't want to struggle, lose the same 10 lb. and gain it back over and over again for my whole life.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hey all. Just wanted to pop in to quickly post my food and fitness. I did really well on calories yesterday.
Calories: 1,277 Fat: 48 g Carbohydrates: 104 g Protein: 121 g
My sodium was out of whack, but other than that, it was a good day.
Exercise: Walked 1 mile, 20 minutes.
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