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Written By Bobbie
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.
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....
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.
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!