Monday, July 22, 2013
It has been two weeks since I rebooted my spark people program to lose weight. Here's how I've been doing.
As far as I know, I've stuck to my diet every single day. I say as far as I know because on the weekends I tend to eat out, and those foods are hard to track. I didn't go crazy with the portions or eat anything especially fattening, so I hope my guestimations of the calories were on the mark or at least over the mark.
Challenges with the diet so far has been
a. getting enough calories, and
b. getting enough vegetables
My problem with the calories is that I tend to only eat two meals a day. So if I eat 500 calories at breakfast, I'm left trying to stuff down 900 calories at dinner and it just doesn't work. I've definitely been undereating a lot of days. To fix this I will try to incorporate more smaller meals throughout the day.
I need to do a little better with the getting my 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day. I will work on that this coming week.
The first week, I exercised 3 days. The second week, I exercised 4 days. This week I hope to exercise 5 days and start a new consistent exercise streak!
I got out my calculator and realized that if I work out 5 days a week every week, I can reach my spark people goal of 3,600 minutes of exercise for this year and receive the award! So, that's my new goal.
I have lost 0 pounds in the past two weeks. That's more or less what I expected as my weight loss is very slow. As I've said before, I am going to give the program 3 MONTHS to show some results, before I give up and change gears.
Happy sparking everyone!