At the beginning of January, I set some goals to get healthier. My main goal is to get out of the obese category. I will never be a skinny-minny & I'm ok with that. But, being obese is not the best me I can be.
For the last 3 weeks, the food & exercise part of my days have typically looked like this:
These small changes have amounted to this:
|I've been using My Fitness Pal to log my food & exercise. I think 3 weeks is the longest I've ever kept up with logging my food. I hate doing it. But, it's actually easier this time since most of my foods are the same each day.|
When I started at the beginning of January, I told MFP that I wanted to lose 15 pounds in 3 months. The program calculated that in order for that to happen I need to eat 1200 calories a day. So, 1200 is my goal. The chart above is mine. You can see I have not once eaten only 1200 calories. I just can't seem to do that. Weekends are my worse. I didn't even bother logging this last weekend. I had a girls sleepover with my friends Saturday night & then took my daughter to the beach on Sunday. Most days, though, I've been eating between 1400-1600 calories.
|I haven't had the time to get outside & run, but I have been running on my elliptical.|
|The first week I wasn't feeling my best & didn't run at all. But since then I've been trying to exercise at least a little bit.|
|Cheese, peanuts & going out to eat has made my fat intake more than it should be every single day. I'm just going to say right now, though, that I am not giving up cheese.|
Here were my goals I set for myself at the beginning of the month & how I've been doing so far.
Short Term Goals:
• Lose 5 pounds each month for three months, for a total of 15 pounds. [Lost the 5 pounds this month, but I'm not feeling like it's a true accomplishment since I've weighed this same amount often over the last 2 years]
• Make soda a rare treat, not an everyday drink. [I'm not sure I can call it a rare treat since I've had a couple each week. But, it's a huge improvement from a couple each day.]
• Run 3-4 times every week [Been doing this. Yay!]
• Work up to doing 5 push ups. [Haven't even tried doing one. Boo.]
I can officially add this button!