Well, things are looking up.
And the scale is going down. Not by much, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be, right? Slow and steady wins the race.
Today’s Weight: 145
Last Week’s Weight: 146
Weight Loss: 1 pound
Believe me this is a whole new experience for me. I’m so used to rushing through my weight loss. That is how I have always done it: gain 10-15 pounds over winter and burn it all off during March or April. When those 10-15 pounds became 50 pounds…well, that’s when I decided I was going to do this only one more time…then never again. So I better do it the right way this time.
It’s just nice to see the weight loss finally happening. I mean, I started this at 147 in January and it took over 2 weeks before the scale finally moved. Patience was a necessity.
As a reminder for anyone who is wondering how I’m working my weight loss, I am counting my calories and shooting for a daily net calorie intake of about 1250-1300. “Net calories” are the amount of calories I am left with after I subtract my exercise calories from the calories I have eaten.
I am also cycling my calories to keep my body off balance. My calories goals for each day this week are as follows: 1700, 1400, 1350, 1400, 1500, 1300, 1500.
I will exercise on my highest goal days (or else my net calories will be too low…not healthy!) If I see no weight loss results after a week or two at those calorie goals, I’ll have to doing a little tweaking.
I am also going to work really hard on adding more vegetables to my diet. I stink when it comes to that. I am saving up for a heart rate monitor, too. I don’t like having to estimate my exercise calories – it makes it incredibly difficult to know whether I need to increase/decrease the calorie numbers or not.
Well, here’s to another good week! stay healthy!