I kept wondering why my calorie range was so high, and why it was sometimes difficult to even get to the bottom number if I focused on veggies a lot in a day.
So, I looked at my SP program. Turns out I was telling the program that I wanted to lose weight too slowly. Another 32 pounds, and nearly a year to do it? Too slow! (No wonder I was haunted by thoughts of the Six Million Dollar Man in slo-mo!)
Therefore, today some program changes were made, some nebulous ideas were fixed upon, a new personal challenge was set, and some observations were made.
Change #1: My new goal weight is now 145, not 150. After reading so many inspirational blogs on SP, I'm finally convinced I can go lower than ever before, if I do it right (which I never did before).
Change #2: I moved my goal time up to accommodate a loss of about 1.5 pounds a week. Now, instead of aiming for the end of June 2013, I'm now aiming for mid-Feb.
Change #3: The ranges. Now, my calorie range starts at 1200...I think I should've been here all the time. But, c'est la vie, right? Another plus is that my carb range is now reasonable-looking...before, it was pretty doggone high, and that confused me, since I don't do as well with a lot of carbs.
Formerly Nebulous Idea #1: altering clothing. My work shirts are HUGE on me now. I don't sew. My friend does. Have 4 shirts. Asked said friend to try to see if she can take in the darting on the front just a bit. If she can't, I only messed up one shirt, and the boss knows I'll need news ones soon anyway. If she can, I'll look better at work a whole lot faster!
Formerly Nebulous Idea #2: I can wait no longer to acquire smaller skivvies.
Formerly Nebulous Idea #3: For my exercise levels to increase, I need a goal in mind, so I found a goal, which brings me to my...
Personal Challenge: I joined the Trick or Treat Trot!
And with it, signed up for a training program for it, which I started today. Never having really been a runner, this is going to be weird. I also called a non-SP friend who runs, and asked for help in mapping a 5K route. We agreed that the Tammany Trace would be a good place.
Observation #1: my legs hurt! After my dance class last night, I walk/jogged for the first time this morning, and my legs KNOW it!
Observation #2: 150 calories worth of raw veggies with balsamic dressing is a LOT of food!
Observation #3: I'm going to have to really watch the bursitis in my hip, if I'm going to train for this 5K.
Observation #4: 22 pounds down from my pre-SP start (18 from SP start), I find that cardio's easier to bear, I don't get as winded, don't take as long to recover, and enjoy myself a whole lot more!
Observation #5: In line with #4, I can now move around work much more nimbly than before, and I don't get huge carb-cravings in the middle of my shift anymore.
So...today's been a busy day.