Sunday, April 24, 2011
It's Easter and that signifies a new beginning and rebirth. I would have won the Big Loser challenge at work had I participated - I lost the most pounds and the biggest percentage! But, I didn't want to pay to participate, so I won in spirit. That's great with me.
I won't make my personal goal of 10% loss by April 30th - I know it wouldn't be healthy to lose the 8 pounds in a week, so I'm tossing the the towel on that one right now. So, on to the next challenge . . . By Memorial Weekend in about six weeks, my goal is to lose 5% of my weight, that's 11.7 pounds. Calculations - 12 pounds divided by 6 weeks equals 2 pounds a week. Two pounds a week means 7000 calories. That's 1,000 calories per day. If I reduce my food by 500 calories, and exercise EVERY Day for 500 calories, I will meet the goal. That's not very easily done as I'm currently doing things.
Right now I'm SO looking forward to weighing less that 230 for the first time in about 15 years. Just a couple more pounds. I CAN do this!! I'm enjoying wearing some clothes that I've had in waiting. As a bonus, Jack has also lost a considerable amount of belly fat. He's looking so good!