Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Weigh-In and Other Stuff

It's been 4 days since I started my new eating and exercise plan, but it's always been a habit to weigh in on Sundays. So I'm doing that now even though I haven't been on plan for a whole week yet. Going forward I will stay with my Sunday weigh-ins and also a first-of-the-month recap.

Yesterday I ate:

Breakfast: coffee with chocolate creamer, Greek yogurt cup
Snack: Cherry Coke Zero and an Otter pop at a 4th of July celebration. Fun Size Crunch bar and 2 fruit gummies from the holiday parade.
Lunch: Iced green tea, smoked ham with cream cheese, and a dill pickle spear
Snack: Rotisserie chicken and blackberries
Dinner: big juicy hamburger patty with ketchup and light mayo, pickles, corn tortilla chips and guacamole, and English cucumber slices dipped in light Ranch dressing.
Snack: almonds

Stats for the day: 1108 calories, 82 g carbs, 69 g protein.

I walked a bit during the festivities, and then we went swimming for an hour. We had such a fun time! Really enjoyed ourselves.

Weigh in: today I weigh 239 pounds, which is one pound lost from July 1. My mental goal is five or more pounds per month so this is a good start. I would love to hit 199 by February 1st, which would require losing almost six pounds a month.

I feel like my plan is working (outlined here) and I have done exactly what I planned to do so far. My calories could stand to be a little higher but they're very close to my goal of 1200. I'm sure some weeks I'll be hungrier and eat a little higher.

Weekly summary: (this is a short week, since I started July 1... only 4 days)

Average calories per day: 1139
Average carbs per day: 99 g
Average protein per day: 69 g

I stayed gluten free and cut my sugar and processed food back quite a bit.
I feel much clearer in my thinking and just better overall so far.

Exercise this week:
I exercised every day: bike once (10 min), walk once (20 min), swim twice (45 min, 60 min)
Average steps per day: 6210

I think this coming week will be a good one! Hope yours is too.


16 blessings'mom said...

Yay for losing a pound! I am here with you, trying like heck to re-lose. I have decreased carbs so that I only eat lots veggies and one serving of fruit a day, and have increased healthy fats, like coconut oil, and bacon. I haven't lost as much as I want to, as quickly as I would like (8-9 pounds in the last few months), but: I feel so much better! The fat keeps me satisfied (I eat a tablespoon of coconut oil in my morning coffee, blended with cream or half and half), my sugar cravings have dropped, and my lab numbers are really good! Turns out eating fat doesn't raise cholesterol after all, it's sugar and carbs! My hot flashes have disappeared, and I feel more in control of deciding what to eat because of not having the sugars in my bloodstream.
Of course there are many ways to lose weight, and we are all different. I am just glad you are so persevering, because it encourages me, too.


Lori said...

So glad you are seeing progress.

Sheryl said...

My daughter is a personal trainer and the first thing she would say is you are not eating enough. Too few calories can be just has bad as to many. I had to prove it to myself, seriously you should be eating about 1500 good calories a day. I am fighting the war on weight myself. I know what needs to be done and have done it a couple of times myself. I'm in the process now of getting my head on straight. You may lose in the beginning but in the end your body will go into starvation mode.

You need to make a life change. Don't do anything to lose weight that you can't do for a life time. Maybe that's why I'm where I am is because I haven't wanted to make the change permanently. But I am working on it. I know it's hard and it's a battle everyday but it has to be a life style change - not just until we've lost the weight we want to lose.

You've done it before - you can do it again.

LHA said...

Way to go, Lyn! Please don't let the people who are criticizing and picking apart your efforts get you down. You are very brave to put your life out there and you are helping and inspiring a lot of people with your blog for one reason: You have not given up!! Keep doing what you feel is right and what helps you feel good while losing weight slowly. Your attitudes are healthy and your determination is admirable. For what it's worth, I also have to kind of "slide" into being totally sugar free by greatly reducing it but working toward the final goal of abstinence. I sometimes help my weight loss along by eating a very small dinner and consuming more of my calories at breakfast and lunch. We all have different things that work for us, and I know you know by now what your best plan would be. Carry on, and good luck!!!!

Anonymous said...

Inspiring! Please keep posting your menu's. I am going to follow in your footsteps!

Anonymous said...

Good job! Keep going. One day at a time!

Rachel Block Smith said...

I'm on a similar eating plan - I track on My Fitness Pal, I'm gluten free, and I limit sugar and processed foods as much as possible. My goal is also to walk at least 5 days a week. You can do it!