Eating has been good, though I'd like to get the calories a bit lower but I've been having good deficits everyday almost so I'm not too worried. For example today my calories are as follows:
Not too shabby. I also hit my first 100 miles tracked today on dailymile.com, something I'm pretty proud of. I walked 10.13 miles total today and have also added crunches into my before bed routine. I'm up to 125 tonight and I'm trying to increase that at least 5 a day. I'd like to do the same amount in the morning but with the kids getting up the same time as me things just start moving too quick for me to get them in right now I think.
My peeking at the scale has told me that I've dropped the weight I had put on from the events of the weekend and I'm still hoping for an overall loss for the week that gets me back on track. I'm really hoping to hit my 10% of body weight lost this week which would mean I'd need a loss of 2.9. That sounds a bit high to me but I think if I stay on track I should be able to pull it off and perhaps even a little more than that. The 160's don't know it but I'm gunning for them.
I can't remember if I mentioned it but I'm in the Awesome by August Challenge and as of right now it looks like I have no chance to win, but I'd feel like a winner anyway if I could see 169.9 before August 6th. With my ramp up in activity I'm hoping to get there.
Weigh-in for the week was 176.6 - not as good as I had hoped or as well as earlier in the week, and I attribute it to way too much pizza and a couple drinks on Friday night with next to no exercise on Saturday.
But its still a loss, so I'll take it.Water intake still stinks, I don't like feeling like I have to remind myself to drink so I haven't been getting as much as I should.
Tracking calories is on point. I didn't do this yesterday at the party, there was too many munchies stuff, a couple prestzels here and piece of bruschetta there, but I did focus on not overdoing it.Exercise was also great I got 615 minutes of activity, mostly walking with my little guy.
I'm happy with the progress so far though I wish the scale was showing up a little lower. My bodybugg should be showing up tomorrow so I'm hoping that helps me a better read on where I actually am with calories burned.This weekend is my birthday and I'm lucky enough to be headed away for a weekend with the girls in Ogunquit. I don't plan on tracking calories and I'm not sure if I'll be weighing in Monday when I get back or skipping a week. We'll see how I feel when I get home.
I walked just under 6 miles with my little guy this morning, temps were already around 90 degrees.
Hot weather + 6 miles = a very sweaty me
I wanted to say a quick welcome to my new followers, 4 more and I'm going to be doing my first giveaway and I'm sure you'll all be disapointed to hear it will not be for that Bodybugg I ordered :( I do however hope to be able to pass that on when I reach goal, however long that takes.
The scale was doing some pretty exciting things for me this morning. Hopefully I can keep things in that direction through the upcoming weekend which includes a big barbeque and fireworks. If I can get the scale down to 173.7 in the next week and a half I can award myself with a 10% of body weight lost badge from the Healthy You Challenge I recently joined. Now that would be a pretty good birthday gift for myself,, don't you think?
Sorry for the dark blurry pic, but at 177.2 thats another 1.4 down. I've been trying on clothes that I wore back in January or so when I still was working and at the time they were getting tight but they're all too loose now. I've officially moved down from size 16 to a size 14 and hope to be sliding into a 12 pretty soon.
Water hasn't been great. I've been drinking way too much diet coke and am aiming to work hard to get back to water this week, because I can definatly see a difference in my weight loss.
Tracking food has been excellent. I did it everyday except Sunday when I gave up after I got over 2000 calories.
Exercise was great. My son and I walked 20 miles this week. Total exercise time was 455 minutes. I'm hoping to hit 500 this week.
Hope everyone elses week went well. I look forward to seeing everyone's updates.
Any suggestions on what to do with my too big clothes? I was thinking about giving them away through here. I saw someone had done that on their blog. I would just have to get motivated and take some pictures. I have a whole bin of work clothes, jeans and some capri's/shorts all around size 16 or XL. Anyone interested in them?
Last but not least, Happy Independance Day to all my fellow Americans.