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.
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.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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