Monday, February 22, 2010

Day Three... A no gym day....

Day Three was Sunday, 2/21. This is the day I was nervous about the "burn" because I wasn't going to the gym. The big question was...Can I get to the target burn without going to the gym?

That answer is YES! And, honestly, it wasn't that hard. I just added some minor things to get in a few more steps...a little more activity...and I got there!

For example, when we ran errands, I parked WAYYYY out. Then when done, I took the cart back in. Instead of laying in bed and watching Desperate Housewives, I sat on the floor and organized 3 cluttered drawers. I also used my fitness ball and did some bicep curls and some crunches. Not many...just a few, 'cause I really hate crunches. But, in my opinion, 20 here and there have to help, right?

So, results from Day Three are:

Burn Actual/Target

Calories Consumed Actual/Target

Calorie Deficit Actual/Target

So, again, I'm pretty happy about this overall. I think that the bugg is going to be a very helpful tool to help me lose some serious weight. The only downside at this point is that my arm is a little sore. My skin somewhat adheres to the metal contacts, and if I'm not careful when removing it or even if I move wrong I end up pulling that skin and it's a bit irritated right now. I'm wearing the bugg high on my left triceps, which is what it said to do.

The strangest thing for me so far is how much I'm eating. Now, granted, I'm making pretty healthy choices. I am, after all, on a diet and trying to get Fit By Forty! But, it seems like a lot of food. I ate lunch and logged everything up to lunch today and I'm thinking that I had better have a snack this afternoon to get some more calories in me. That's a pretty sweet feeling on a diet, friends!

And, as they say, the proof is in the today when I went to the gym I weighed myself. I didn't believe the scale, so my trainer had me get on the scale that she uses, which measures weight and body fat. I was down an additional 3 pounds (from a week ago) and had reduced my body fat by 1%. The three pounds in itself is thrilling, but the body fat FINALLY going down has got me totally stoked! I have not seen that number move since I started and I was starting to get really irritated about that.

Perhaps this is going to work out after all!

~Happily bugging along.....

1/15/2009 265 lbs.
2/22/2009 256 lbs. and counting!


Anonymous said...

Excellent progress! I'm on the start of my long term commitment to get healthy also. I love how you are tracking your targets and progress. Would you mind showing us readers a screen shot of your intake so we can get an idea of what you are eating to get your target intake? Thx :) and keep on bloggin'!

~ Lori ~ said...

Sure...I'll see if I can figure that out tomorrow and post with tomorrow's update. Thanks for reading!

kristi said...

What a great idea for a blog! I am just getting started with BB and will certainly find your tips helpful!