Avg Daily Steps – 7,700 (goal was 7,000/day)
Avg Daily Calories – 1,513
# Floors Climbed – 82 (goal was 150)
GAH. Okay, so I forgot to wear my FitBit from 8am-1pm last Friday and again yesterday ALL DAY (8am-6pm), so I had to guess on my average daily steps a bit. As for cals, I completely fell off the wagon on tracking my food/alcohol over the weekend (snowboarding all day Saturday followed by a birthday party and then Easter on Sunday with the fam). I’m sure I went over on cals, but hopefully not by too terribly much – I was really active both days at least. It’s more clear to me than ever though that this is mainly about food for me. I NEED to be mindful about what I eat/drink if I want to continue to lose weight.
Goals for this coming week:
Average Daily Steps – 8,000/day – My 2 blog friends on my Fitbit rankings keep kicking my ass (they’re at 9,300 and 9,800 daily averages right now). Time for me to step up my game!
Average Calorie Deficit – 750/day (which would equate to 1.5#/week). MUST TRACK EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Total # Floors Climbed – 100. Keeping this realistic – I’d rather focus on healthy eating this week.
Don’t be afraid of odd (healthy) food combinations and substitutions! My friend’s Mom posted this the other day about unlikely pairings of foods (this is a sweet potato recipe recipe that I’ve been meaning to try since I saw it on The Biggest Loser!). It’s great to think of healthy food alternatives to use in recipes (like sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, greek yogurt instead of sour cream, applesauce instead of oil, etc) and it reminded me of another odd combination of ingredients that my former boss used to eat and got me hooked on.
1/4 – 1/2 red bell pepper, raw (diced)
1 large egg, hard boiled (sliced)
1.33 oz avocado, raw
3/4 c. cottage cheese (2%)
fresh ground pepper
I basically throw everything into a cereal bowl and mix it all together, and voila (!), instant delicious meal with only 300 calories and a good mix of carbs/fat/protein. I’ve been eating it for either breakfast or lunch for the past week – the protein really helps me to feel full longer and cut down on snacking.