I ate 1720 calories today and burned 530. ..which according to my calculations puts at maintenance for a 120 lb woman. It wasn't quite the deficit I wanted...but not too bad seeing as how Tuesdays are one of my long days...from 6 till 11 or 12 at night. Sundays are the same way...long.
I may do 1700 on sunday and tuesday and 1500 on wednesdays and fridays...I am shooting for an average of 1600 6 days a week and 2200-2400 on sundays....this will maintain around 132 lbs for the amount of exercise I do. I should lose on average 1 to 2 pounds a month.
At this calorie range...there is really NOTHING you can't have in moderation every day....just not tons and all you may think of...
It is very strange trying to switch gears from 'nope can't eat that' to...
well, I can have a half cup. lol.
It's also hard to stop at a half a cup sometimes....but that is where the prior training kicks in.
Saying no to nearly everything for two years has it's benefits.
Like I had 8 peach gummies today.
and gave the rest to my kids....
These are my favorite candies...
here they are
I used to be able to hose a bag of these...and still could. But won't.
Each gummy is about 23 calories.
Here is a picture i took the day before yesterday.
I took it to remind myself that I am not fat.
You can get so wrapped up in losing weight that you can lose focus on what you actually look like.
I have also been wanting to try to eat normally for a while.
I am still counting calories etc.
But doing things like adding potatoes or noodles or rice, Not loads...A SERVING (hence the slightly higher calorie counts.)
Finding out what all sorts of meals look like when kept within a calorie budget of 1600-1700 calories......Eating special Sunday meals with a calorie cap of 2200 to 2400.
going to a bar b que and having a little bit of this and that...and stopping.
It is harder than just saying NO.
Keeping to my healthy options 80 to 90 percent of the time and adding a few higher calorie options.
reeling in the gym time...more home time...but still putting in my 'workout duty'.
Three days a week at the gym (elliptical, upper body weights, situps) and three at home walking a minimum of 3.5 miles each walking day...
It's a duty to myself.
I will weigh in once a month officially...daily or every other day for a while till I get more comfortable with what I am doing. It will take some getting used to.
From here on out, as a method of accountability....I will be posting my weight below my name and weighing in publicly on the first of the month. I will do this for at least the coming year.
I will be doing all this till it becomes 'habit'.
Have a great night guys,