The last two days have shown me why I gained weight. I ate whatever I wanted and didn't exercize. Though the scales haven't showed an increase, they would over time if I continued in my current pattern.
Calorie surplus = 302. Steps = 5646.
I am going to get on the treadmill today and log some steps!!!
I finally settled on some long-term goals that are comfortable for me and my lifestyle. They are reasonable and healthy. According to the BodyMedia site, if I lose 1.5 pounds a week, I will be at my goal of 175 by January 12, 2012. That's a calorie deficit of 750 and 10,000 steps each day. I know from the past 9 weeks that translates to one hour of walking. I can do that!
This fits in with our January Challenge so no chnages there are necessary!
My resolution for 2011 is to reach 175. How will do that? I will consume, on average, 750 calories less than my body needs to maintain my weight. (Yes, I realize this will mean I will have to eat less over time. And, I will go to the doctor and get blood work done to check thyroid and other things.) I will walk at least an hour every day.
I will also make a few adjustments to the food I buy and consume. Here are the guidelines I will follow:
No added salt (BTW, salt substitute is awful. Don't bother!!!!!)
Whole grains only (except for rice)
No cheese as a condiment or as a main ingrediant
Only non-fat milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt
Fish once a week
I am looking forward to 2011 with great enthusiasm!