Okay so I am checking in – just in case you were wondering how it was going.
I am on day 12, but I am posting results through day 11 just because day 12 isn’t over yet. Plus to be honest day 12 was a bit of a sleeper in the exercise and step department plus I just ate a candy bar so maybe day 12 should be skipped altogether even though it won’t be; you will see the results for day 12 on the next go round.
Any way, I am counting calories using My Fitness Pal. I definitely need to work on my diet. But I am still sticking as close as I can to 1500 calories. I need to get that down to around 1300 probably to see better results. That and I have to start cutting out carbs. I love chocolate and well potatoes and garlic bread. I am not doing well at eliminating those things from my diet. Oh and cookies, did I mention cookies. I am doing great at drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
However, my walking and running is doing pretty good. Below is my step count which my Jawbone UP tracks for me daily. I am making sure if I walk on the treadmill that I make sure the incline is above 8 so that I am really getting a workout. If I run I do my best to keep it at 10 or under on the treadmill and then I do the best I can out on the street. I average a little over a ten minute mile out on the street.
So I just need to keep this up and make sure I watch what I eat a bit better. So far no weight lost, but I am not giving up hope yet.
Each year schools all over the U.S. celebrate their 100th day. By the 100th day of school this year my little girl could read a chapter book on her own, tell time, measure, write neatly and spell all kinds of new words. My son who is a fourth grader was writing reports on his own, reading books all the Percy Jackson books and even starting The Hobbit. He could convert fractions to decimals and knew a great deal about California’s history.
My three-year olds, three months ago could not put on their own clothes and shoes and were not potty trained. However today they can dress themselves and use the restroom. I got rid of all the left over pull ups today. I did a happy dance.
However all this 100 day accomplishment got me thinking – what could I do in 100 days. Two years ago I was celebrating the loss of 22 lbs. Now I am mourning the return of 20 lbs.
We all fall down. But this time I want to lose the weight and keep it off. So for the next 100 days I am committing to working out and tracking all my calories to see what kind of difference that makes. I know I can lose the weight this time and keep it off. No more stress eating – I can do this. I know I can.
So here it goes – my before picture…
I will keep you posted with the workouts that I like and how things are going. I will include pictures and try to keep my true to my modest self. A tank top and capris is as close to a bikini as I will ever get.