My 5% plan started today 6/28: By writing down what and when I eat, and eating less, and for exercise, I am going to the track and doing 6 laps walk/jog every other day (still have that deadline of July 21st 5K looming). I want to add strength training in and yoga also pilates. I have the dress that is two sizes smaller staring at me.
Progress towards my 5% plan: Today I'm going to have a veggie salad for supper, and I think I'm going to start a supper-salad streak for myself. Supper, and after supper, are my biggest downfalls lately.
Thanks! I do like that zombie one. Someone told me about it awhile back and I thought if I ever got a cell I'd download it, then I got the cell and forgot the app. Thanks for reminding me about it. I'll check out the other site, too!
I'm going to be so much HAPPIER, with 5% gone! 209, here I come! =)
if you have an iphone, then you download this app, and it guides you while you run.
Here is another interesting thing I found, which could also be an app for the phone or just used at the computer: www.dietpointed.com/
I found it when I was trying to figure out menus for the week. It has so many diet plans, that all you have to do is choose one, set up your profile weight goal, and it will set up a menu for the day. I thought it was great in that I saw some good ideas and the calories for the day when I tried it at my computer. (I didn't buy the app since I don't have an Iphone, I just did the free one where it goes to my computer).
hmm measurements everyday is more work than I wanna do plus they change slowly. Once a month is plenty for measurements. But I'm right there with you on the daily weight. My official start weight is 220.2
My plan is
1. I'm doing the slim fast 3-2-1 even if its not the most sensible thing I've ever done. It is a healthy breakfast that includes a fruit, 2 bottles of slim fast (one for lunch and one for dinner) and 3 snacks which are 2 servings of fruit or veggies or both (total of 7 f/v per day). To tell you the truth its healthier than I have been eating anyway.
2. Walk the dog an hour every morning and strength training everyday (Mon and Thu: upper body, Tue and Fri: lower body, Wed and Sat: core, plus Sunday I'll just do something easy to not break my momentum. I'll add taekwondo to it on days that I can make it there.
3. I'm adding a 5 minute "pep talk" that is strictly about weight loss. I figure if you come up with enough WHY's, the HOW's pretty much fall in place.
I LOVE your idea about the Spartan thing. I am going to add a "theme" to my 5% challenge too, mine is going to be "Zombie Training" lol I am going to pretend I'm training for a zombie apocalypse. =)
p.s. OMIGOSH I just realized how CLOSE you are to your goal weight. I sure hope you plan to stay Sparkin' after you are slim and sexy, cause I would sure miss you if you didn't!!
My plan is: I write down my weight and measurements each day, along with what exercise I did. Then, in the morning, I look at what my old self did yesterday, and today try to do a little more or a little different than the old self did, so it seems like I have an opponent that I am trying to beat (something like Rocky and his boxing opponent in all his movies). (except I am using the spartan theme, so I'll use Spartacus and I think it was the King of Persia was his opponent). This is somewhat of a mind thing. Anything to make this next 8 weeks interesting, fun, and sustainable.
for the food: I REALLY need to sit down and write out a basic menu because I always just wing it or eat whenever. I think this would help.
1. Going to add a weight vest to my walk in the morning (at first without weights, then add a small increment weight each week). 2. Going to add jumping rope sometime during the day. will work up to this.
The goal is to lose 5% of your weight over the next 8 weeks. For me, that means losing just 11 lbs. My final goal is to lose 106 lbs and that can be pretty intimidating, but 5% of my weight is really do-able!
So today, I re-set my spark goal to lose just 11 lbs over the next 8 weeks, and I am going to commit to tracking my calories, staying within my limits, and exercising everyday, for the next 8 weeks. I want to weigh 214 lbs by the end of summer.
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