Saturday, May 18, 2013
I travel a lot and go off my diet, do not exercise enough and gain weight. However, I developed a lifestyle/habits that I can do at home or anywhere. My list of things I do everyday regardless of where I am. Daily - aim for 7,000 steps (Fitbit), walk minimum 10 minutes, use the nutrition tracker for all food and beverages, drink 8 glasses of water, no alcohol, use the plate model for meals and get enough fiber, sleep minimum 7 hours, Spark, find a gym and go a few times a week.
I have been in Las Vegas almost 4 weeks and Iíve lost 6 pounds. I got a short term YMCA membership. This week I lost 2.2 pounds which really gives me a boost and proves I can diet, exercise and lose weight when I stick to the list. I am aiming to hit 199 in the Spring Challenge.
Week 2 of the Spring 5% Challenge is Nutrition Tracking - love it or hate it, it works. I fought it for years, would only do it for the 5% Challenges. Guess what? I started tracking daily 2 months ago and I have been losing weight every week. I wasn't trying to stay in my calorie range, just tracking. Somehow my calorie intake became smaller and smaller. Now there are some days when I am actually under my daily minimum. How did that happen???
In the Winter Challenge I did a first and made up a one week menu in advance, bought the groceries and entered all of it in Spark. I am more impulsive than I thought as I changed the foods around, but by the end of the week I did eat it. I will try menu planning when I get home.
Nutrition Tracking Day 62
Walking Day 28
No alcohol 61/62
Spark is a great place to get the support you need for a successful lifestyle!