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Saturday, February 02, 2013

After making my decision to go all in, I started thinking about what "all in" looks like for me. One thing that I decided is that my current goals were unrealistic. I SAID I wanted to lose 1 pound a week, but I had my nutrition/fitness set for 2 pounds a week. That meant my calorie range was like 1210-1530. That's just crazy talk and there was no way I was going to be successful starting there. I also had not changed my fitness goals from when I was going to Curves a minimum of 4 days a week so I went in and lowered that too. My result was that I will be starting with 3-10 minute strength and 3-20 minute cardio sessions per week and my calorie range has gone up to 1480-1830 which is much more manageable than before. I will adjust as I need to, but I feel comfortable starting here.

I have started having oatmeal for breakfast every day - with a tablespoon of peanut butter and raisins, banana or apple mixed in. It's healthy and hearty and I really like it, but at right around 300 calories plus about 40 calories worth of fat free half and half in my several cups of decaf coffee I just kept feeling like I was derailed every day by 8am and ready to throw in the towel by 9. So - this way the extra 300 calories in my range gives me room for breakfast and I can feel better about the start to my day. It also leaves room for a slightly higher calorie lunch and supper and a small snack sometime during the day as well as an occasional treat as long as I'm careful and plan well in advance.

So - that means using the meal planner tool here and then doing some shopping for the week.

So - to do for the day:

-Little guy has a basketball game quite a drive away, so that's about a 2 hour chunk between drive time and game time. I need to pack us a picnic lunch to eat on the road since the game is at noon. I also need to take a snack for him after the game since I'm not sure if any parent signed up for snack duty today.

-I've got to get my house cleaned and all my Sunday chores done today so I can sit back and watch the game tomorrow.

-Spend some time with the nutrition tracker/meal planner to lay out what I can live with for the week. I really wish I could pick and choose - like enter my own breakfast and lunch, but ask the tracker to give me supper options only. I guess Spark doesn't do that because then they can't guarantee that the choices people make are well balanced. I do understand that my choices may not be as perfectly well rounded as Spark's, but my lunches have to be quick, easy, portable, and not require cooking so a lot of their recommendations are out.

-Make a grocery list and go shopping

-Find 20 minutes to walk and 10 to do some ST

-Go to the library - my books are already a week overdue. YIKES! Maybe I'll have time to walk to the library after the boy's game and kill 2 birds with one stone (or book).

-Almost forgot - I have to do my taxes too.

Happy Saturday all!
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  • LIBRA73
    Whew, that is a lot to do! I love making lists and goals...until I see what all I need to do and then I think I need to do it all in one day!

    Remember to breath when you are getting all this done.

    You are so realistic and great at being self aware!

    Awesome blog!
    1958 days ago
    its sounds like a great plan. I am always stumped by breakfast- I've got to start waking up earlier to make something healthier than a bar! I think with your steps you are doing to do amazing!
    1961 days ago
    You are getting things planned and that is awesome! You will figure things out and then we had all better WATCH OUT. You are going to be awesome!
    1961 days ago
    You are doing some great planning!!!!
    1961 days ago
  • _RAEVEN_
    Sounds like you have a great plan. You can do this honey. One step and one day at a time.
    1961 days ago
    The nutrition planner here on SP is a great tool. I find I have so much more success when I use it every day. Track every bite. It makes me so much more aware not only of the fact I'm eating, but what I'm eating as well.
    1961 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Sounds like great planning g. I have never used the meal planning but it sounds interesting. Good for you!
    1961 days ago
    breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.
    works for me!
    1961 days ago
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