Thursday, August 30, 2012
I am working on focusing more on non-weight related goals for the next few weeks since I have been blowing through my weight loss goals like crazy. I will probably expand these into my goals for the month of sept, along with adding in a weight loss goal as well (after weighing in tomorrow morning and seeing where I am at).
Goal 1) Balance my calories for the day better so that not quite as many remain at the end of the day. A few people know that I have been struggling with not being hungry the last week or so, and thus having a lot of calories left at the end of the day (250-450+ a lot of the time) to meet even the 1200 minimum. One might ask how it is possible to struggle to meet the minimum… lol… good question. I am proof it does happen, and I like food… just not hungry for some reason. To help do this, I am now currently eating 3 snacks and 3 meals a day. Over the last couple of days it has seemed to work out really well.
Goal 2) Drink my Vi shakes. I love the shakes so far. As a person with severe lactose intolerance, it is really hard to find shakes that are not gritty or do not taste like chalk but yet have no lactose in them. I absolutely love the taste of the Vi shakes. They also help with goal #1, as I struggle sometimes to get out the door in the morning to head to lab at a decent time (as I work out early in the morning).
Goal 3) Drink a minimum of 14 glasses of water per day. I feel a lot better when I drink more water I’ve noticed, especially since working out a lot more. Drinking more water has also helped curb the mindless munching.
Goal 4) Get more sleep. I am a definite morning person, so much so that my body typically wakes me up about 30 min before my alarm is set to go off (set for 4:30 am) to work out. It is as if my body expects me to work out daily now. :D Getting up this early does cause lack of sleep problems sometimes. I will get at least 6-7 hours of sleep per night at least 5 nights per week as a starting point (this is more than I currently typically get). I will work on gradually increasing the amount of sleep I get.
Goal 5) Blog more frequently. I love to write but seldom get around to it outside of scientific writing (research manuscripts, grant proposals, ect.) My goal for the next few weeks is to blog more, starting with 3 times per week.