Wednesday, May 08, 2013
So I recently decided it was time to be honest with myself. As I continue to lose weight (Yay!) my daily BMR, basal metabolic rate, continues to creep down. This means that if I continue to only eat in my calories range, the speed of my weight loss will continue to slow. If I would like to see the 2 lbs a week weight loss that is possible - and believe me, I want that- then I am going to HAVE TO add exercise to my daily routine.
So since we all know 1 lb. equals 3,500 calories, I will have to create a deficit of 7,000 calories a week to reach this goal. That equals a deficit of 1,000 calories a day, but actually more 6 days a week because we all need a "rest day".
I currently end the day with a deficit between 300 and 600. Some days it's less and, if I am completely honest, some days I have a surplus. This all adds up to that honesty moment I was talking about... I need to exercise! No ifs, ands, or buts about it- exercise is going to have to be a part of my life.
The good news is I think we received or last snowfall of the season last week and things are warming up. I am much more easily convinced to get moving if I can do it outdoors and in the sunshine.
I have lost the first 22 lbs through changing my eating habits alone. The last 40 some lbs are going to be lost through diet AND exercise.