Friday, August 01, 2014
I had to actually take a moment and think about what my goals are. Itís been awhile since Iíve really re-evaluated. Iím not too bothered by the number on the scale anymore. Iíve actually put my scales away to get out of the obsessive habit of weighing every single morning as soon as my feet hit the floor. Iím hoping to not worry about the scales except once a month. As dedicated as I am to keeping up with fitness and healthier eating, and the fact that Iíve been in this game for almost 3 years, Iím not too worried about gaining weight.
The cool thing is, that over the past 2 and a half years, I havenít really strayed away from my lifestyle and I havenít had any major weight fluxes. When I have my bad days, I usually stay between the same 2 lbs. Iím pretty proud of that.
1. Lose more body fat, especially in my belly. I can tell all over my body the changes that have taken place, and I know that there are some things that will not change without plastic surgery one day, but I also know I have some fat deposits that need to go.
2. I want more muscle mass. I have begun more weights and less cardio in the last couple of weeks. Itís actually been in the last couple of days that my body is starting to FEEL tighter. Hopefully that means things are looking tighter to everyone who sees me, because my mirror and my mind still tells me Iím 240 lbs. Frankly, Iíd like to look like one of the girls from the Crossfit Games, but I know thatís a pipe dream, because I spent so many years not taking care of my body.
3. Even though I am trying to back away from the numbers on the scale, I would like to see it hit 130 by the end of the year.
My food intake:
I eat anywhere between 1200 and 1900 calories per day depending on the intensity of my workout. Sometimes itís over 2000 calories, but thatís a rarity. I track EVERYTHING. I have come to the place, where I canít say ďWeíre not telling Sparkpeople about this!Ē as I shovel chocolate cake and ice cream into my gullet, but instead Iím honest, because letís face it. If I lie to sparkpeople, Iím lying to myself and cheating myself from being completely honest to all of you who may check my food tracker on my page. Itís already been put in my body, I canít change it, might as well track it and move on.
The foods I enjoy have changed a lot. I used to enjoy sugary, salty, fatty foods, but find myself loving colorful fruits and veggies, lean protein, and whole grains. I still eat the bad stuff from time to time, but I mainly focus on making healthier choices. I also eat 5 to 6 times a day. Breakfast, 10 am snack, Lunch, 3 pm snack, Dinner, then if Iím still hungry an 8 pm snack. Iíve been really focusing on balancing good carbs and protein and trying to keep the bad fats in check.
So, this is where I stand. Iím not sure what else I need to do. You can look at my food logs and help me out and make some recommendations. They would be greatly appreciated, and I will take advice into account. Just know that I love food and flavor, and that isnít going to change, but I am willing to try something new.