I’ve decided to start weighing-in on Fridays since that is the day I signed up with stickK.com and have to report my weight to them. Just makes things easier. Ready for the news?
Starting weight (5/20/09): 175
Last weigh in: 151
Loss this week: -4 lbs
Total lost: -28 lbs
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh, oh, oh yeah! Four pounds, baby! I’ll take it!
I only reported losing 1 pound to stickK.com because I asked them if my contract would end when I meet my goal or if I was supposed to continue losing 1 lb a week until June 10th no matter what and since I haven’t heard back yet, I’ll be reporting just one a week for fear that I would have to turn anorexic in order to keep from giving money to my anti-charity. Maybe it’s cheating, but I’ll probably only report a pound a week so long as my weight is always at or below the goal weight for that week (like this week my goal was 150 and next week the goal will be 149, etc.). I know that sometimes the scale just doesn’t cooperate, even if you do everything right, and I’d hate to have to give money to my anti-charity just because I didn’t lose a pound one week, even if I was beating my goal by several pounds. Make sense?
Anyway, I’m really happy with how it’s going so far! I know I don’t talk about HOW I go about losing weight very often, unless I’m doing something crazy, but I’m just using the simple basic weight loss formula: eating less and moving more! I keep a food diary on sparkpeople.com and try to keep my calories between 1,200 and 1,500 a day. I don’t put anything off-limits but try to make mostly healthy choices. I did have two brownies this last week and two pieces of dark chocolate but those were my only indulgences. I don’t count the dulce de leche pudding cups b/c they’re only 60 calories each. Love those!
If you are interested in the meals I eat, I post pictures of most of them on my facebook “Diet Food Rox!” album, usually along with the recipes.
As for moving more, I’m sticking with my ICT 3 for 3 goal of exercising four times a week (2 cardio, 2 strength training, minimum of 30 minutes each). Right now I’m doing brisk walking since I hadn’t done any cardio in several weeks, but will be ready for some higher intensity stuff this week. I like to do Tae Bo, dance workout videos, and running is the easiest option since we go out every night to walk our dog and can just run instead. She digs it. I also have a gym membership that I never use (paid for by my stubborn mother that refuses to cancel it) that I might take advantage of soon since it’s so yucky outside. My gym has a TV attatched to each machine and I love to do the elyptical or treadmill while watching Food Network. Kind of ironic, right? :)
OK, that’s it for now–I’ll see you next week with more good news!
Do you exercise? If so, what do you like to watch, if anything, while you do?