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Flight Plan for Fall 5% challenge

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Here’s my plan for meeting my 5% goal in the Fall challenge:

Tracking food & drink – track absolutely EVERYTHING I put in my mouth. This has worked well for me so far this year as I’ve lost 60 pounds and is definitely the foundation for everything else. I’m currently on a streak for tracking for 294 days! Not going to break this one any time soon, LOL!

Nutrition – Sticking with the Spark diet, trying to stay within ranges for calories, fat, carbs, protein, and fiber. My calorie range all year has been 1200 – 1550, but in the last few weeks I’ve been off the reservation, so to speak, and have picked up a couple of pounds to prove it! When I was losing consistently, I was in ranges nearly every day, or if over a day here and there, I made sure to be in ranges at least on average for the week. That worked…being over on calories and fat 2 – 3 days a week has not, duh. emoticon So, it's pretty obvious what needs to happen here, right?

Fitness – Fitbit goals remain at emoticon 10,000 steps, 5 miles a day on average, and 10 flights of stairs daily on average. I will run emoticon or emoticon Zumba 3 times a week for cardio, and do emoticon strength training twice a week. I’m trying to train to run a emoticon in early December, but it depends on how my knees hold up if I can get there for this race…we’ll see.

Other – at least 7 hours a night of sleep emoticon (not on average, this is a minimum!) and at least 10 cups of water a day. emoticon In summer this is easy, so will need to focus a bit more going into cooler weather.

Weight goal – lose 5% from my summer challenge ending weight. This means I will need to lose the few I gained during the break plus 7 pounds to end at goal weight of 125. emoticon I can do this! emoticon

Team goal – I would absolutely love for the emoticon A team to lose 2.5% of weight in total for the Fall Challenge. We can do this! emoticon
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