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Monday, January 27, 2014

Almost to the 170s! I remember when I thought I'd be satisfied at 190 (I started at 220). I'm thinking 170 is going to be some kind of magic number, but I doubt I'll start looking how I dream of looking until about 150. 140 is the ultimate goal, but I think I'll be really pleased at 150. Anyway, the numbers are still falling which is a good thing!

I am tracking ever single bite. I'm using the Lose It! app for my phone. You can actually scan barcodes to foods and it will tell you how many calories you're eating. I always just used to brush tracking off as too obsessive and time consuming, but it makes all the difference if you ever hit a roadblock and seem to be not losing inexplicably. Tracking those calories will set you straight every time. I'm even measuring my portion sizes and making sure I'm only eating when hungry. So now, it's back to the two pounds a week again. I see that I really just have to follow the program 100%. No shortcuts is so real because I'm only cheating myself when I do overeat. It will definitely show on the scale.

The running is going well. I'm running at least 20 minutes straight most days and a total of around 25 or 26 minutes walking sporadically whenever a rest is needed. This morning I felt pain in my knees so I ran for 11 minutes, walked for 2 minutes, ran for 8 minutes, walked for 3 minutes, and ran for 7 minutes. So a total of 25 minutes ran. Not bad for a beginner!

I've got dreams of summer and teeny bikninis! Have a great day!
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