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5% Challenge Goals

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I figured it'd be easier to find them if I posted them in a blog entry.

Current Weight: 199.2 pounds
Target Weight: 188 pounds
By When: April 20th, 2013

Goal to eat 1200 - 1550 calories per day
Goal to burn 2200 calories per week
Goal to go from 198 to 188 by 04/20/2013

So with 45 minutes daily exercise, and eating between 1200-1550 calories a day, I will lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks.

I do hope this works. It's very confusing to me as we start out, but I hope it'll start to come into focus as we do it.

Today I talked with my trainer about having such problems getting back on track. We decided I'm going to get on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes each day, no matter what. I need to get that routine again, and that short a time won't injure me. Then I'm going to really control morning eating. It's a start. I'm going to eat a healthful breakfast and plan my morning snack. If I can get this done consistently for a month, that will be a major breakthrough.

Every time I think I'm back on track, I'm not. It's embarrassing to keep having to blog about this. The one bright spot about it is that maybe someone else will find themselves in the same place one day and read this, and if I manage to overcome it, maybe it'll be helpful for others. That might take the sting out of going through it right now.
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    1888 days ago
    There is definitely no need to be embarrassed - journeys have ups and downs, twists and turns. The important thing is that you're still trying and for that, you should be proud. It sounds like you have a solid plan for the challenge. You CAN do it!
    1889 days ago
    story of my life, not on track.... I allow too many things to derail me, but mostly pain. Even so, I do good for a day, or sometimes a week or even 2. but geesh... this track is bumpy and curvy and I am not hanging on well enough!
    1889 days ago
    Journeys have detours and bumps in the road. But you've gotten past these setbacks before and you will again. No need to be embarrassed. Your honesty about where you are and the difficulties your facing are inspiring in and of themselves. It helps others to know that they are not alone in their struggles.

    I wish you well in getting yourself back on track and for your 5% challenge.
    1889 days ago
    It's an art, not a science, this journey to better health. Be kind to yourself along the way. You've got a solid plan and you will make it happen. And before you know it one day goes to two, then ten, then a month and you'll truly be back on track. Your already halfway there! And yes, your blog will help others along the way. These are such intense journeys and being open and honest about them really helps all of us.
    1890 days ago
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