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New Goal

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Easter and that signifies a new beginning and rebirth. I would have won the Big Loser challenge at work had I participated - I lost the most pounds and the biggest percentage! But, I didn't want to pay to participate, so I won in spirit. That's great with me.
I won't make my personal goal of 10% loss by April 30th - I know it wouldn't be healthy to lose the 8 pounds in a week, so I'm tossing the the towel on that one right now. So, on to the next challenge . . . By Memorial Weekend in about six weeks, my goal is to lose 5% of my weight, that's 11.7 pounds. Calculations - 12 pounds divided by 6 weeks equals 2 pounds a week. Two pounds a week means 7000 calories. That's 1,000 calories per day. If I reduce my food by 500 calories, and exercise EVERY Day for 500 calories, I will meet the goal. That's not very easily done as I'm currently doing things.
Right now I'm SO looking forward to weighing less that 230 for the first time in about 15 years. Just a couple more pounds. I CAN do this!! I'm enjoying wearing some clothes that I've had in waiting. As a bonus, Jack has also lost a considerable amount of belly fat. He's looking so good!
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    You worry me by talking about going down to only 1,000 calories a day...setting goals is good, but unrealistic eating habits are a sure way to fail in the long run...It sounds like you weigh around what I did when I joined SP...I keep my calories to between 1,200-1,500 a day (my SP plan says I can eat up to 1,700 calories a day, but I altered it manually to what works well for me...I also lowered my carb intake, since I am a carb addict and when I was eating the SP recommendations, it slowed my weight loss too much) and exercise at least 15 minutes on my exercise bike each day, plus other cardio minutes to keep life interesting and calorie burning...most importantly, pay attention to the nutritional trackers...and I always run the report at the bottom of the page that shows the percentage of proteins, carbs and fat...and shoot to come as close as possible to these percentages.

    My biggest suggestion is to go vegetarian for 3-5 days a week...when you do this, you get a lot more food to eat and it helps keep you satisfied...since I was switching to SP from doing low-carb, it was a big change for me...but I had hit a wall on the low carb diet...was eating way too many "legal" calories with all that meat...And I feel a LOT healthier, with this new plan...

    Peace & Love


    2557 days ago
    You have done emoticon . Your new goal is healthy and emoticon . The way you have it planned is a good way to do it. You are definitely on your way to reaching your goal. Good luck. emoticon You have done awesome so far.
    2557 days ago
    Yes, emoticon
    2557 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Two to three pounds per week is a healthy goal. Happy Easter! In His Love, Vic.
    2557 days ago
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