Three Weeks In

celticharpie on Aug 22nd 2012 07:08 am

I am now three weeks into my weight loss/fitness journey.  I should say I’m three weeks into my latest weight loss/fitness journey, but I’m so determined to make it work this time I promise it is my LAST.

My friend Mikell has been doing Herbalife, so I’ll be trying that a bit.  Mostly, though, I’m using iChange, their website, to monitor and track my food.  I’m going with their idea of a higher protein, lower fat, and medium carb diet.  Here are my targets:

1577 calories per day

Protein – 130g – 25%-30%
Carbs – 260g – 45%-55%
Fat – 58g – 20%-25%

I have been doing a fairly good job of staying within these parameters, even without using the shakes right now.  This gives me hope that once I lose the weight I can keep it off.

The biggest eating changes for me have been pretty much eliminating soda and upping my protein intake.  It’s pretty surprising what that will do.  I am trying to buy natural stuff and cook more often.  No more pre-packaged crap.  I’m turning into a local and buying local produce as much as possible.  However, the biggest change overall has been exercise.  I am now running on the Couch-to-5K program.  I am on week 3 right now.

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t really like running, I’m just forcing myself to do 30 minutes three times a week.  I’m cheap and will never like going to a gym, so I just went and got fitted for proper running shoes, ordered an industrial strength bra, and downloaded a free podcast.  So far, so good.  There’s a nice walking/running/biking trail in my neighborhood, so it makes it an easy thing to do at 6:30 in the morning.

I’m in a weight loss pool contest.  In week 3 of 9, I’m leading 🙂  Here is what I’ve done so far:

08/01/2012 – 225.4 – start weight
08/08/2012 – 222.8 – down 2.6
08/15/2012 – 221.0 – down 1.8
08/22/2012 – 219.2 – down 1.8

Total weight loss so far:  6.2 lbs

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  1. Kasiaon 28 Nov 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I just started reading your blog from the C25K thread on 3 Fat Chicks (I’m augeremt) and I’m totally inspired by your progress! You look great and you’re losing so quickly.

    And it’s also inspiring to see that you’re doing this with normal calorie intake, which is why I’m commenting on this particular entry.

    I know I can’t do 1200 calorie days consistently so it’s comforting to see that someone who is very similar to me in size and start weight (I’m 5’4″ and ~215 lb right now) can be successful while eating a decent amount of calories daily.

    Congrats on your progress and keep it up!

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