Weekly Goals

Monday, September 06, 2010

I don't know how it happened, but I managed to lose a pound and a half last week, putting me at 57 pounds lost altogether. The thing is, though, that I didn't do much this week to take care of myself and to keep up my healthy habits. In fact, I ate out more than four times last week and only ran once (on Tuesday), and didn't go to the gym any other days. I'd say that luck was on my side this time, and as such that means it's time to get back into a regular eating/exercising routine.

According to SP, being in maintenance mode means that I need to do cardio at least 3 times a week for 45 minutes at a time, strength train at least twice, and eat between 1700 and 2100 calories/day. Consuming enough calories will be what is most difficult for me. I'm so used to cutting calories here and there that eating more than I'm used to is proving a major challenge. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

1. Cardio for 45 minutes/4X this week.
Sunday: Run 8 miles (done)
Monday: Elliptical (20 minutes)
Tuesday: Run (50 minutes)
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Run (50 minutes)
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Elliptical (20 minutes)

2. Strength Train 30 minutes/3X this week.
Sunday: Abs
Monday: legs
Saturday: Arms

3. Track calories and consume 1700-2100 calories/day.
Sunday: 1808

My half-marathon is in two weeks! EEkkk! :)

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  • LP2278
    I have NO problem staying in my calorie range, which is basically the same as yours. I'm working out about the same amount as you. I think the difference is you were in weight-loss mode for a long time, so you are accustomed to eating less. Just gradually increase your calories over time. When I started on maintenance mode, I gained weight. I had to reset my goal weight a couple pounds less to lower my calorie range so I could maintain. I think SP's range is a little high, at least for me. You might play with it and see what works for you, but if you aren't hungry, don't force yourself to eat. Of course, you can afford to splurge a little now--you deserve it!
    3332 days ago
  • no profile photo CRYSTALLULLABY
    emoticon emoticon (for the half marathon!)

    As for adding calories, try a small snack more often during the day (or add 100-200 calories onto the snacks you already have) - fruit, veggies and dip, popcorn...or add it to your meals. Once or twice a day should get you over your number...

    (I am having the opposite problem right now. While training for the tri, I could eat way beyond my normal! Now that's I'm back to's a little tough to go back an extra 500 calories!)
    3332 days ago
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