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.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Well, yesterday didn't go as well as planned. I had well over the maximum recommended amount of sodium for the day, and went over my calories considerably.
Damn Chinese buffet.
But! Today is a new day, and I am recommitting myself. I need this "sobriety" from bad foods, alcohol, and empty calories. I am proud of myself for making healthier choices in general over the past week. 3 out of 7 days not perfect, but 4 perfect days! I am happy with that. I have gone from 20% compliant to 60%. I only went a bit over one of my "bad" days, too, like by 100 calories, so I can even count that as a win.
Small victories, people! I am back on track today doing great with the eating and drinking plenty of water to flush out that sodium. I even walked a mile today, which is better than the nothing I have done for the past few days... I know it's the beginning of a great many days of exercising rigorously.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Calories: 1,625 Carbohydrates: 156 g Fat: 50 g Protein: 117 g
I didn't exercise yesterday, either, and went slightly over my calories. I had to work night shift last night, so I spent my free time sleeping. Today I will keep my calories lower.
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