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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