-Starting Weight: 5’8″ and 172.9# / BMI 26.3
-Last Week’s Weight: 164.3#
-Current Weight: 162.9#
-Goal Weight: 152.0#
Avg Daily Steps – 6,411 (goal was 9,000/day)
Avg Daily Calories – 1,610 (for 5 days I tracked – avg deficit of 40/day from my goal)
# Floors Climbed – 74 (goal was 150)
I was 203 over the goal MFP set me for cals on the 5 days I tracked. It’s giving me a deficit goal of 750/day though, so I guess that means I was 3,547 under (almost exactly 1#). However, I didn’t track on Saturday/Sunday, so who knows where those numbers are at. Somehow it has never occurred to me until this morning that if my cals were dead on my goal, I was actually 750 in deficit that day (based on my current weight loss goal settings & how much I moved that day). How have I used this program for 3.5 yrs and just realized that?!
At any rate, my movement wasn’t as great this week. I started out well (9,000 steps on 3 days and 6,000 steps on 2 days), but I started feeling like crap on Sunday afternoon, spent Monday feeling horrible, and just barely started recovering on Tuesday to normalcy, so both of those days I only hit 2,500 (which means going to work and not doing any extra walking/exercising). Oops.
It’s seriously time for me to focus on nutrition, because like I said before, it’s probably 80% nutrition for the battle for me. I have a lot going on right now and just don’t have the time to work out every day at lunch like I’ve been doing, so I’m going to pull back on my steps goal to 6,000/day for awhile (which is still way over my 2,500 “baseline”), but really focus on tracking food every day and NOT going over. Wish me luck!
Goals for this coming week:
Average Daily Steps – 6,000/day
Total # Floors Climbed – 100
Average Calorie Deficit – 750/day (which would equate to 1.5#/week)
Chug a glass of water before meals!
Keep easy (healthy) snack foods on hand. This may seem like a no brainer to some, and I know that “everything in moderation” is key, but I truly don’t think health nuts even KEEP spaghettios and cheez-its in the house. I know those are trigger foods for me, so I don’t buy them. I DO try to keep apples/oranges/bananas/string cheese/snack size bags of chips/nuts/healthy canned soups/etc in the house, so when I need a quick bite to eat, it will generally be for 100-150 calories, and actually be fairly good for me.