Spring Into Summer 5% Challenge - Activity 9 - Know Your Numbers
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Well - here it is officially - 5% - 11.9 pounds in 8 weeks
Especially since I've been staying within a 5lb range for a long while...
A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss?
Current Weight: 238.0 pounds
Target Weight: 226.1 pounds
By When: July 6, 2013
B) Update your data in My Trackers/my Goals & Progress Section
C) Update your Calories to Burn This Week (Exercise Plan)
Goal to eat 1440 - 1790 calories per day
Goal to burn 2000 calories per week
Goal to go from 238 to 226 by July 6, 2013
That's a lot of
So, I guess this means I really need to start tracking what I'm eating to be successful. Which means I need to start planning my meals and then actually cook what I'd planned... Help!
Although, Jeff Novick and Engine 2 and Dr. McDougall keep telling me that if I'm not eating oils and nuts and meat and dairy, there should be no reason I can't lose weight without really trying.
I calculated the calories to burn based on 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week and 35 miles. This part I feel confident in since I go the gym for at least 30 minutes of elliptical or treadmill every morning before work after I drop my kids off at school. I sometimes go in the evening with my sister, too. Now, if only the gym would get a trainer who can work with us again on our schedule, it would be a lot easier to get my strength training in.