Monday, December 28, 2009
Well, here I am, December 28, 2009 and I'm at the same place that I was a year ago. I did really well from January to July this year with eating the right foods and getting a good amount of exercise. Then I abandoned all the great habits and went back to my old ways. I'm back up to 203 lbs. That's only one and a half pounds away from my starting point in January.
This time I'm going to do things a little different. I'm going to stick by the recommendations of Sparkpeople for calories to be consumed and exercise. I overdid it with exercise at times and deprived myself of food a lot of the time this year. I didn't FEEL deprived but looking back at my food logs I had many days that I only ate between 800 and 900 calories.
Today when I input all my current info, SP calculated my calorie intake for the day to be between 1800-2200. That seems like a lot to me to lose weight with, but I'm going to stick to it and see what happens.
My first goal is to lose 43 lbs by May 31st. At that time I will make the decision about losing another 10 lbs. I'm very tall and I think I look my healthiest when I'm about 160. So, that is my first goal.
I'm going to live 2010 differently in a lot of ways...this is only one of them. 2010 is MY YEAR TO WIN!!!