-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.
I am going to try better to track food this week.. you are so good at that. It is tough to remember and be bothered to do but definitely helps!! I may end up setting myself a more reasonable step goal next week as 70 000 a week was killing me.. possible.. but killing me. We’ll see. Good luck this week!! 🙂
Now you made me want spaghettios…..
You are doing such a great job with all of this. It’s so clear that getting healthy is your goal moreso than losing weight. But you’re definitely seeing the numbers on the scale go down at a really healthy rate. Good for you. Smart to keep healthy, easy stuff on hand. Yeah, I really need to stop buying poptarts. They’re just so delicious that it’s hard to pass them up. And last week, they were buy 3, get 1 free. It’s bad. I limit myself to two packages a day so that’s a start. (-:
Great work at keeping up with it! We’ve had illness after illness after guest after illness in our house and I haven’t been to the gym in 2 weeks which makes it darn near impossible to even hit my goal of 5,000 steps a day. And this weekend I caved and bought a carton of ice cream. I’d been doing well just buying the little single-serving sizes and thought my willpower could withstand the power of the carton. But no. It’s half gone already. Ugh. Must be better about tracking!
Awesome weight loss. Commenting from my phone so short and sweet… I know you’re focusing on food but geez! How are you not starving?!?! Just finished stalking your diary (can’t sleep) and after factoring Bud… you eat nothing! I’m slightly amazed. I eat constantly… all day. I’m a hungry girl!!! If I eat as little as you, I just feel like I would collapse. :/
Okay, a few thoughts for you hun. 🙂
1) You run a gazillion miles a day – of course you are hungrier and need to fuel your body with more food. You are burning a shit load of calories.
2) You eat like shit most of the time (no offense, we’ve talked about this so I feel comfortable saying this to you!) – so you get hungry again faster. Example: typical breakfast for me is a big bowl of cottage cheese + raw bell pepper + hard boiled egg + avocado = 263 cal. Your typical breakfast = a granola bar + coffee w/creamer = 284 cal. Both mentally (the amount of bites you took to consume your meal) and nutritionally, they are quite different.
3) Looking at yesterday, I’m still sick and feeling like shit (read: not hungry) like I have been for the past 4 days, and you still only ate 200 cals more than me. Also, you average something insane like 12k steps/day – and I tend to average half that. Like I said in point 1, you need to fuel your body for that amount of movement!
4) You’ve never been a drinker, but I have for the past 10 years, and you learn that if you want to drink, you have to either move a LOT more to compensate, or cut back on food to give room for those extra calories (or ideally, both), or your weight will continuously creep up. When in weight loss mode (which means I get 750 cal/day less than you), I tend to eat around 1200 cal and drink a cpl beers. If it’s a special occasion (like my friend’s photography opening last Thursday), I’ll eat a little less (around 1000 cal) and drink a little (lot) more of my cals.
Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely days I’m eating around 1,800 cals/day, but I try not to do that often when I’m in weight loss mode or I’d never really lose any weight. Once I’m at a comfortable weight, I’ll probably settle around 1,500 cal/day (more if I’m exercising that day).
Sorry for the long winded post of a reply. 🙂
Keeping the pantry stocked with healthy snacks is KEY. There are certain things (like these delicious goat cheese puff crackers) that i simply cannot have around. I hate it, but it’s true. And if there are chips open in front of me, I’ve eaten 4 handfuls before even realizing it… not pretty. So keeping it out of the grocery cart is KEY. Good for you!!
Goat cheese puff crackers? I have never heard of these divine things. OMG, salivating now.
Yeah, they’re little balls of crunchiness filled with goat cheese. Sofia is a fan too. But we don’t get them very often because the box lasts all of 17 minutes…