Thursday, March 29, 2012

Keeping up...

The week is nearing an end and so far, so good.  I'm keeping up with my goals.  Yesterday I did not walk the full 2 miles per se, but I am still happy with my results from yesterday.  I spent 5 hours in the car driving to and from a meeting point.  My niece and I met for a shopping day to get the kids their summer clothing.  We spent about 5 hours shopping, which was obviously all walking.  Then after I got home I jumped on the treadmill and walked for about a mile and a half.  I could've skipped it and just gone to bed, but I got some exercise, and more importantly, got my burn target in for the day before I went to bed.

I'm logging food.  I am not measuring and weighing everything, but I'm trying to keep fairly accurate track.  Once I get back into the habit of logging food I may go back to measuring and weighing everything.  Time will tell.

I know what works.  That's the simple part.  DOING what works is really the hard thing.  But, I'm trying, and that's what I wasn't doing before.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Buggin' again...

It's been a tough winter.  I had good intentions, but I just didn't follow through.  I had an injury that really sidelined me for working out.  Now, I could have walked through that, but I didn't.  I slacked off big time and now I'm paying for it.

So, here I go again.....

I have set up a few new BB programs in the last few months, but been very unsuccessful sticking with it.  So, this time I thought, why not aim a bit LOW and then be encouraged by the success.  Hopefully this will keep me motivated.  My pants are WAY too tight and I'm NOT buying bigger ones again.

Here's where I am at.

I'm up to 235...that's bad.  Body fat is up to 48%...that's bad too.

I'm not working out at all and I'm eating poorly.  That's BAD.

New BB program is for 2050 calories IN and 2550 OUT.  That is a one pound per week loss.  I can do that.  In addition, I have set a few other goals personally.

1.  Get into the 220's...229 counts as 220's, so that's where I'm setting my current sights.
2.  Walk 2 miles per day at a minimum.
3.  Log ALL food eaten.
4.  Drink 4 cups of water daily.  Now, by cup, I mean one of my sports bottles.  I think water consumption is really important and helpful, so I'm starting there.

I'm going to try and blog again to help keep myself accountable.  Here we go again.....