Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Well I promised a weekly update with the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Here we go with week one.


I set up the MyFitnessPal up with all my info, and my goal weight.  It then spits out how many calories I can eat and still lose weight.

I was doing a little research and found out my Up by Jawbone has an inactive alert, so like the genius that I am, I set the thing to go off every 15 minutes from 9 am to 9 pm.  I now live my daily life in 15 minute increments.

The Ugly:

I have NO self control when it comes to bagged Chex Mix.  One day I managed to only eat a serving, next day, I polished off the bag......all remaining seven servings worth.

I may or may not have screeched at hubby like a Banshee when he reached for one of my carefully counted out snack crackers.  Thankfully he understood when I said counting calories and then went off to find the cracker box to grab a random handful.  I probably should have warned him in advance, but now he knows.

I went to find some gum, and it was buried under a mound of chocolate.  Mmmmmm.....Chocolate....


The Bad:

Three of the seven days this week I was so far over my caloric intake, I thought there was no way I was going to lose any weight.  With the Holidays right behind us, the house is filled with all sorts of  sugary sweet snacks, and I am a sugar hound.

It is very easy to ignore the inactive zing first thing in the morning, and before bed.

The Good:

I logged every bite, lick, taste, and whiff of food I took with MyFitnessPal.  Even on all those days I went WAY over, I logged it all.

My water intake is up!  This is pretty huge because I do not drink water...pretty much ever.

My average daily number of steps is up.  Move more, move more, move more.  The part of any fitness plan I hate.  My goal for this last week was 4,000 steps a day.  This may not sound like a lot, and really it's not, but as a stay at home mom, it's easy for me to get stuck in the couch for a couple a hours at a time when my girls are in school.

I had four days I was under my recommended caloric intake.  I did not even feel hungry when I went to bed on those nights!


Goals for Week 2:

Log all my water intake.  I know its up, but I want to remember to log it all.

Set my daily step goal to 4,500.  Baby steps right?

The End Result for Week 1:

Down 2.8 pounds!