Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Well, It's been a month since I started Attempt # 3
Slow and gradual is the pace I am taking right now.
I have been eating healthy, lots of colored veggies/fruits and its amazing
how much energy i feel after i have been eating like this for a month.
Weight, lost a few pounds....
What do I really want?
To continue to eat healthy & be patient :)
I've visited the gym at least 5 times since then, but I have been walking more...now that the weather is beautiful.
I am 36 years old, 5' 5" and weigh 222lbs with a BMI of 36.9 which makes me obese.
Knowing this is scaring the heck out of me, I have also been feeling insecure lately. The clothes I am wearing seem tight, skin tight. This is the heaviest I have been in my entire life and WHAT DO I REALLY WANT??
To do something about it, that's what.
I must stick to my healthy eating habits...make me feel good to know that I am taking better care of myself.
Weigh in days for me I think will be twice a month....until I lose a few more lbs.
I was thinking of more brisk walking/jogging in the evening.
I know I can do a fatburn workout on the treadmill...which is at the speed I intend to do.
I found a calculator online somewhere and here is what is said:
To stay at the same weight of 222 lbs, you would need approximately 2409.03 calories a day.
The table below shows how long it will take to get to your target weight based on various calorie reduction amounts.
Weight Loss Table
Calorie Reduction Calories Per Day Target Dates for -32 lbs
--------- 500.......... 1909.03.......... 12/12/2012
--------- 1000........ 1409.03 ......... 8/22/2012
--------- 15% ......... 2047.68 ......... 3/8/2013
---------- 20% ......... 1927.22 ......... 12/20/2012
---------- 25% ......... 1806.77 ......... 11/4/2012
---------- 30% .......... 1686.32 ......... 10/4/2012
Now i did the math, with the weight I want to lose and keep off I must stick to slow and gradual. That's the way it should be. I can do it.
'It does not matter how slowly you go in the direction of your dreams as long as you do not stop"~Confucius