Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Weigh In and a Plan

So today I am up 0.9lbs from last week.  I can tell you exactly why too, we ate out 3 nights this week, I bought my lunch 2 days this week and my snacking was out of control.  I am not happy with myself because I know how to do this.  I want this.  I am willing to lose all my evening during the week to workouts but I seem to be throwing my food intake to the side.  I need to be more accountable with my food.  Monday is November 1st.  I want to be in regular size shirts by the end of November.  That's the goal.  So how am I going to get there?

Step 1:  Keep going to the gym 4 nights a week!  This is the easy part because I am loving it all of it! 

Step 2:  Do weight training once a week after Zumba. Gotta start somewhere with this.

Step 3:  Count all calories that enter my mouth.  This is the hard but easy part.  I have to do it everyday all day long hard part.  Easy part I have a touch and I have a calorie counter right on it.  I will post calories on Friday for each day.  I know this is the key right here.  Range of calories for me based on my exercise and reaching my goal of 190lbs by Aug 15, 2011 is to currently stay between 1,710 - 2,060 calories per day. 

So that's the plan.  I am not saying that I will count calories forever but for this month it's necessary.  I need some more progress.  I am too busy and need to have a target for food otherwise I eat mindlessly.  Not a good plan.  So November 1st I will start.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween.  I am off to a party tonight and must go find a costume!



  1. I know exactly what you mean about the calorie counting. I let it go to the wayside and was up 2 pounds this week!
    PS - I love your background!

  2. I find it increasingly harder to stay focused on living healthy and shedding some of that weight... it was so easy during summer, when it was fun to be outside and have salads and enjoy everything... but now I want to bundle up on the couch with a bag of crisps and/or some chocolate and/or hot spiced wine... not the healthiest choice! I am still trying to do better every day, and if it is just a tiny bit... and, luckily, now the BF has decided he wants to get rid of some of his, too (he is by no means overweight, but he is starting to get lovehandles *g*) - maybe together we'll get through this...

    (But how will I teach him that eating warm lunch AND two rolls AND yogurt AND chocolate AND maybe another roll from the baker is TOO MUCH??? *g*)

  3. Diandra I have to agree it is much easier in the summer.

    Raegun Thanks I loved it for Halloween now I need to change it to something more festive.