I would like to commit to the below August goals: (starting today for me) 1. Cardio minutes: 1200 2. Strength minutes: 750 3. Walking minutes: 250 4. Stretching: 20 times 5. Track days within calorie limit
Pounds lost: 39.8
Fitness Minutes: (245) Posts: 12 8/2/13 11:02 A
Thank you for your motivation. Losing has seemed impossible since turning 50. It takes a much bigger effort to lose and a stress eater like me, on a busy work schedule, always seems to stray from eating healthy.I think that 1200 calories a day will be my goal as well.
So I am tracking every day and looks like I tend to want to eat and have been eating about 1700 -1800 calories a day (no way!!) which is very close to my maintenance cals (baseline - this doesn't factor in exercise) if you use the formula 11 x weight. So, no big surprise as to why I have not lost weight. However, I also exercise an hour a day 4-5 days a week and that hasn't made any difference on the scale - that should take off at least a pound a month or maybe 2 but -------this must be the menopause - it isn't. Maybe my cals are 10 x weight plus exercise?? Whatever, the factor is lower than it used to be. Now that I am tracking EVERYTHING I am working my way down towards 1200 or 1000/day and tracking definitely is changing my behaviour. Today I walked three miles, ate very well all day with super healthy fresh foods but I can't eat the Quiche I made for dinner or I will go over 1200 calories.. So I am going to have tea and two bites for dinner and save the rest of the piece of quiche for tomorrow. Sigh. But at least I have the tools to figure this out. I can't rely on simply eating healthy foods according to whatever my hunger dictates. I have to cut myself off at some point and just stop when I get to my calorie range No one else is posting but if anyone does, I would like to know precisely what it takes to get the weight off. That is the point, right? To figure out what we really need to do.And to try and make sure it is in a form we can live with.
Ok I am going to commit to tracking every day for one month with a goal of 1200 cals a day and exercise 5 days a week. I jog three miles 2x a week and take classes at the dailey method 3 times a week. I know I should get my miles up to at least 12 a week so that's a commitment this month also. I don't think we should say we cant lose weight without doing what it takes. We don't get to go back to the old days of eliminating the crap and losing weight. We already do do many good things. Now lets take it home and cash in......eat a bit less and exercise a bit more and track it so we really know what it takes for us. I will post every day and I hope someone else does too. We are here to help each other.
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