Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Lately my weight loss has slowed down a lot. I know that when you weigh less, you tend to not lose so much so fast. But Im thinking some of my habits may be standing in my way.
Like my thinking that as long as something is in my calorie range, doesnt mean I should eat it. Or that once piece of 30 calorie chocolate, that turns in to 2 pieces, and me not tracking it on my food log. Or the daily dose of chocolate pudding, that even though is sugar free and made with fat free milk, it doesnt contain much nutrition and shouldnt be consumed everyday.
While having non nutritious foods are ok once in a while, they are not ok everyday. You can not/ should not cut out everything you like to eat, or you will not be able to stick with it, Its called a lifestyle change, NOT A DIET. So things that are not nutritious for us, should be consumed in moderation.
Another bad habit that seems to stick with me is not exercising enough. Only exercising once or twice a week, whenever I feel like it, is not acceptable!
Why have I been doing these things? I have no idea. I know better. These habits are unhealthy. Yeah I have lost almost 100 pounds in 9 months, but that does not mean its ok to sabotage myself. Im not at goal weight yet, and even when I do get to goal weight, I cant go back to my unhealthy habits.
So, I’m going back to basics. A fresh new start. Eat healthy, drink water, exercise, everyday, no excuses, just do it. Sounds simple right?
So here are my daily goals:
60 ounces of water per day.
5 servings freggies per day.
Exercise 25 minutes per day, 6x per week.
Take vitamins everyday.
Spend at least 15 minutes everyday on Sparkpeople.
Strength training 3x per week—Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Cardio DVDs or Running—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Stationary bike (2 miles)—Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
I currently have 47 pounds left to lose to reach my goal weight. I was hoping to reach my goal by this summer, but it might take longer. Regardless, I need to get off my butt and work for it. I can do this, I will do this. Just because I slipped up a little, doesnt mean I totally fell off the wagon. I didnt gain any weight back, and havent been going completely over my calorie goals. Just not eating nutritious foods all the time and not exercising like I should.
I’ve always wanted to be fit, to run, to be healthy. I can do anything I set my mind to. I will get healthy and be healthy and fit for the rest of my life. This is my promise to myself. No more messing aroung and standing in my own way of being who I want to be. Im divorcing my old unhealthy self. Im in love with healthy me.
“If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t. Either way, you’re right.”
So to make myself a little more accountable, I am going to be doing a daily and weekly accountability blog. I willtrack everything--even if its not nutritious.
Here are what my daily blogs will look like:
Exercise at least 25 minutes, 6x per week.
Calorie Goal Range (1200-1300)
Servings of Freggies: 5
Ounces of Water: 60
Hours of Sleep:
Servings of Vegetables:
Servings of Fruits:
Here are what my weekly blogs will look like:
Weekly Recap Blog:
Days in Calorie Range: /7
Days met water goal: /7
Days Exercised: /7
Days took Vitamins: /7
Miles (Run, Walk, Bike):
Weekly Weigh In:
Date and Time of weight:
I would like to thank all of you for your continued support and encouragement. It means so much to me.