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Honesty with myself time

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

So I recently decided it was time to be honest with myself. As I continue to lose weight (Yay!) my daily BMR, basal metabolic rate, continues to creep down. This means that if I continue to only eat in my calories range, the speed of my weight loss will continue to slow. If I would like to see the 2 lbs a week weight loss that is possible - and believe me, I want that- then I am going to HAVE TO add exercise to my daily routine.

So since we all know 1 lb. equals 3,500 calories, I will have to create a deficit of 7,000 calories a week to reach this goal. That equals a deficit of 1,000 calories a day, but actually more 6 days a week because we all need a "rest day".

I currently end the day with a deficit between 300 and 600. Some days it's less and, if I am completely honest, some days I have a surplus. This all adds up to that honesty moment I was talking about... I need to exercise! No ifs, ands, or buts about it- exercise is going to have to be a part of my life.

The good news is I think we received or last snowfall of the season last week and things are warming up. I am much more easily convinced to get moving if I can do it outdoors and in the sunshine.

I have lost the first 22 lbs through changing my eating habits alone. The last 40 some lbs are going to be lost through diet AND exercise.
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    1870 days ago
    Creating the deficit with food alone is possible but slow going. Plus exercise has so many other benefits (I know you know this!). You're going to get great results from combining the two!
    1871 days ago
  • KEELIE21
    The weather change here has made a HUGE difference for me. I have always had trouble keeping exercise a priority too. I mean to every night when I get home but if my sister or a friend invites me to do something I never want to turn it down for the gym.
    Recently though I too realized things have to change, and it can be summed up by a quote I once pinned
    "I don't FIND the time to exercise, I MAKE the time to exercise"
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    1871 days ago
    Good work and continued success! Working out is awesome, and I hope you find something that you love!
    1871 days ago
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