|Don't let this be you! Get that butt moving this week!!!!!|
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! The weather here hasn't been the best - but this is no new news around here. I am so sick and tired of humidity, rain and general lack of sunshine. Lord knows I could sure use a major dose of Vitamin D, but I think Mother Nature has other plans.
Even if the weather hasn't been exactly ideal, I did get up and walk this morning for an hour and 11 mins (exactly). It feels good to have burned some calories (about 340) before the day really gets underway. I have to admit that my weekly exercise has been sporadic at best, and I missed my appt with my trainer this week due to a schedule conflict, so I am happy that the challenge for this week is dedicated to upping the ante on the sweat-o-meter.
But before I get into the upcoming week's challenge, let me ask....How did you all do with tracking this week?
I must admit for as much as I have hated, despised, deplored, and abhored tracking in the past, I surprised myself by my diligence with keeping track of everything I ate and drank AS WELL AS actually screening the foods that crossed my lips. Meaning, I was definitely more careful of my food choices (for the majority of the week, anyway), even though I did have some small indulgences here and there. I'll post my final three days of food tracking at the end of this post just so you know I have been accountable (but I know it's kind of boring to read - it's mainly for my own purpose). For the most part I stayed right within my daily calorie target - and it was easier than I thought it would be, though by no means would I describe it as EASY. Best I can tell, before I started this little tracking adventure, I was probably consuming at least double the calories as I did throughout the past 2 weeks (I started tracking a week before the challenge started). The best part is, the scale is rewarding me!
So, my summary of this past week is as follows:
I did GREAT on tracking and it seems to be working.
Starting weight for the SSSDC on 6/3/12 = 232 lbs.
Weight as of 6/8/12 = 229 lbs. (my weigh in day is Friday)
Total lost so far = 3 lbs
I tracked all week, every meal and stayed very close to my daily calorie allotment which is 1270 cals.
NSV for the week was walking through Wegmans and bypassing their triple berry pie (it is the freaking BOMB). I may have walked out the store door with my shirt saturated in drool, but at least I didn't buy the damn thing!
And now - Onto this week's challenge!!! For those needing a reminder of what the challenge is, see below:
Week 2 - (begin June 10) - "SIX HOURS OF EXERCISE"
I don't care if you are dancing around your house or lifting weights or walking or ice skating. The goal for this week is to simply get moving for at least 6 hours throughout the week. You can break it into smaller increments throughout the day if needed, but try to track your exercise so you can reach that weekly goal. Those of you that have long hours at work, this may be tough but the operative word for this challenge is TRY! Making time when you think there is NO time in the day will be an added challenge, but I have faith we can all do this one!
If you are so inclined, share your stat goals - like that you intend to walk 24 miles or whatever goal you have that will coincide with your 6 hours of exercise. I'll be here to cheer you on!
Yes - get that rumpshaker MOVING!!!! Fire up your iPod and torch those thigh muscles!
This will be a real challenge for me since I mentioned I have been a bit of a slacker as of late. But logic tells me that if I can lose 3 lbs this week being sporadic in my exercise, I should be able to do just as well next week IF I move it a bit more. My personal goal is 7 hours of exercise this week, and I plan on fulfilling it by working out at the gym, walking and bike riding - and maybe even some swimming if the weather holds out.
(Oh, and I have also decided I will continue to track my food throughout this challenge.)
SOOOOOOOO......How do you plan on getting in your 6 hours this week? Tell us!!!
I guess you realize I don't have the link set up yet but by next week I promise it will be. Debbi at http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/ just e-mailed me the instructions so I will get on it. For now, please let us know via my comments section that your post is up for this week. Don't forget to leave your name and the link to your post so we can stop by to check it out!!!
Good luck to all this week - I know we can do it!
Sending sweaty, fat-melting thoughts your way! LOL...
Below is my food tracking from the remainder of the week:
Thursday 6/7/12 (Total cals = 1154)
Breakfast (total cals - 351):
Coffee w/ cream - 40 cals
2 cups Special K with Red Berries - 220 cals
1 cup skim milk - 91 cals
Lunch (total cals (227)
salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons & dressing - 227 cals
Dinner (total cals = 328)
3 oz grilled chicken breast - 187 cals
roasted green beans - 29 cals
roasted cauliflower (trace olive oil) - 112 cals
Banana w/ 1 tbsp peanut butter - 208 cals
Friday June 8, 2012 - (Total cals - 1298)
Breakfast (total cals - 330)
Coffee with cream - 40 cals
Dunkin Donuts - Egg white veggie flatbread - 290 cals
Lunch (total cals - 290)
Veggie wrap with 2 tbsp lite Asian Sesame dressing - 290 cals
Snack (total cals - 185)
1 serving Tostito Rounds - 140 cals
3 servings Newmans Own Pineapple salsa - 45 cals
Dinner (total cals - 335)
Salad with 3 oz grilled chicken breast, grape tomatoes & 1 oz goat cheese - 335 cals
Dessert (total cals - 157)
small slice angel food cake with strawberries & fat free whipped cream - 157 cals
Saturday June 9, 2012 (Total cals = 1108 cals)
Breakfast (total cals - 428)
Coffee with cream - 40 cals
lite english muffin - 90 cals
Stuffed pepper filling (shrimp, cheeses, peppers, onions) - 298
Lunch (0 cals)
Snack (total cals - 75)
Apple (75 cals)
Dinner (total cals - 377)
Cob of corn - 90 cals
Wegmans Garbanzo bean & caramelized onion veggie burger - 200 cals
1 tsp lite miracle whip - 19 cals
roasted green beans - 69 cals
Dessert (total cals - 177)
Mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) - 177 cals
Indulgence (total cals - 126)
White wine - 6 oz - 126 cals