-Starting Weight: 5’8″ and 172.9# / BMI 26.3
-Last Week’s Weight: 162.9#
-Current Weight: 160.8# / BMI 24.4
Avg Daily Steps – 6,391 (goal was 6,000/day)
Avg Daily Calories – 1,582 (avg deficit of 689/day)
# Floors Climbed – 117 (goal was 100)
Focusing on nutrition has been going really well for me this past week. It’s a good reminder for me that yes, exercise is good, and I need to be in the habit of moving my body, but what is even MORE important (for me) is eating well. Eating sensible portions of nutritious foods goes a long ways towards helping me feel full and satisfied (and even lose weight at the same time).
Over the past three months since my sister’s wedding, I’ve lost 12#. It’s definitely annoying that I didn’t bother doing this BEFORE the wedding and all of the family pictures, but oh well, at least I’m doing it now. It feels good to finally be back at least to where I was when I got pregnant with Stella (161#). I was there at 6w post partum as well, but ya…life happens! My BMI is also back in the “normal” range (18.5-24.9).
Though I’m at the same weight as I was 2 years ago, I’m definitely still not in the same shape. My friend Ann has inspired me to do this challenge for the month of May, so it starts today! I’ll take pictures – so we’ll see how it goes. 🙂 If anyone else wants to jump in, start today!
Goals for this coming week:
Average Daily Steps – 6,000/day
Total # Floors Climbed – 100
Track food every day – keep portions sensible and nutritious.
Drink 5+ glasses of water every day.
Sleep is important – get plenty of it! – My FitBit tracks how long I sleep and how well I sleep, and it’s been hugely interesting to me. I seem to get between 7-8 hrs of actual sleep per night, and I spend about 30 minutes in bed not asleep – aka tossing and turning and trying to sleep. WHOA does it make a difference in how I feel when I get <7 hours instead of >8! There are numerous studies that show that more sleep = weighing less. Get some extra sleep today!