Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day Three

Go me! I did great, again. Only the three shakes and no other food. I almost caved today though. Jeffy is sick and I wasn't feeling great myself and I really wanted to snack. But I didn't!

And this evening I weighed myself and I was only .2 lbs away from my goal for the whole week! That is very good motivation!

But the best motivation of all is my handsome hubby coming home from a deployment and telling me I look smokin'! Definitely going to keep this up. ;)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day Two

A success! Mostly.

I totally achieved my eating goal. And this was no small feat. There were two dinners in my evening. Some friends of ours came over and we made a meal together for a family at church, and all ate together before we took it over to them. So I fed the kids, and didn't eat any of it myself (including chocolate cupcakes!). Then I went out to dinner with a lovely bunch of ladies for a Pre-FRG Planning Meeting, where, again, I DID NOT EAT ANYTHING! Luckily, I was able to hold an adorable little three-month old who distracted me quite nicely from the yummy food around me. So total victory for food today.

But today was such a busy day that I did not make it to the gym. Bummer. I will make it up, I promise. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day One

I totally did it.

I ate three slim fast shakes for my meals today, and that's it. No other snacks, no other food, period. I had to catch myself while I was feeding the kids. It's so easy to just snack away I'm feeding them, but I caught myself in time and didn't eat anything.

I ate breakfast at 9:00 am, lunch at 1:00 pm, and dinner at 5:00 pm. The shakes are supposed to keep you full for four hours, and this schedule seemed pretty good. I wasn't starving, which was great.

And I burned my 500 calories. I did my 5-k workout, and some eliptical time at the gym, burning 400. I thought I had done 500, but did my math wrong, so I had to do some exercising at home to make up the 100.

Day One = Awesome! Hopefully day two will too. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Little Math

My weight right now is 226.8. My goal this week is to lose 3 pounds, bringing me down to 223.8. Let's do some math to figure out what I have to do to make this happen:

1 pound of fat = 3500 calories
3 pounds of fat = 10500 calories.

I need to have a total deficit of 10500 calories this week.

This week I will be eating slim fast powder shakes with 8 oz whole milk 3 days a week = 780 calories per day = 5460 calories in this week.

And I will be going to the gym and burning 500 calories 6 days this week = 3000 burned calories.

5460 calories in - 3000 calories out = 2460 calories in my body usually.

Let's assume my body is used to eating 2000 calories a day = 14000 a week.
And burning roughly 2000 a week.

14000 in - 2000 out = 12000 calories in my body.

12000 calories in my body usually - 2460 in my body this week = 9540 deficit!

Synopsis: If I eat three slimfast shakes per day with nothing else and burn 500 calories M - Sa, I should lose close to three pounds of fat.

I can do it!!

I'll let you know next week how it went. :)

[Disclaimer: I know eating 3 slimfast meals isn't the best option. But it does provide me with 100% of many important nutrients And paired with a glass of whole milk, I don't feel too bad about it. :)]

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I Have Lost

12 pounds. Go me!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two More Days Down

Yesterday I went to the gym twice and burned a total of over 800 calories. It was fun. :)

Today I was feeling really tired and only burned 300. But that felt good too. I think a nap is in the plan today. :)

I am really proud of what I have not been eating lately. I'm on my way to making this a permanent lifestyle change and am feeling confident that I can do so successfully.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm Back!

I joined a gym about a month and a half ago and am back on track with my weight loss, so I'm thinking it's time for me to start this blog back up!

I started really exercising as a way to stay busy while my husband was deployed. Of course for health benefits too, but I love the chunk of time going to the gym eats up. A good friend of mine introduced me to this gym and I was sold at the words "free tot drop." Wahoo! I get me time without having to pay big bucks for it! And since the membership is only $34 a month for families, you really couldn't find a better deal. :)

I've been doing pretty well at being consistent. I do a lot of elipticals, some treadmill, and I'm slowly branching out into weight machines. I've lost 8 pounds. At first I was disappointed by the slow results, but now I'm energized by it. These are real pounds of fat I'm losing-- not just water weight or something. And I realized that I am close to being 20 pounds lighter than when I got pregnant with Rebekah. Now THAT feels good. :)

I am also down a dress size, so I know changes are happening in my body. I love it. I usually go with my friend, but even when she can't go, I go by myself. I really do enjoy it.

And we're training for a 5k in November! Wahoo!