A little history:
I started my weight loss journey September 6, 2010. I enrolled in the BistroMD meal delivery program. The food quality and variety was spectacular. It made the weight loss process pretty painless. It was a great way for me to transition from McDonalds and other various fast food joints to a healthy, low sodium way of eating. It also helped to re-train my tastebuds and taught me the importance of knowing "portion sizes". I also started exercising end of September. I started out running for 30 sec, walk 2 mins. and repeat for 20 min. total. I eventually graduated to running 3.5-4.3 miles 4 - 5 days/week. In total, I lost 33 lbs so far while eating the Bistro meals and exercising.
As great as BistroMD was, I knew it was just a portal...a stepping stone. So as of December 19th, I'm no longer on the BistroMD meal plan...I'm officially a CALORIE COUNTER.
This thread is where I will report my journey (both exercise and diet) to lose the last 26 lbs to my GOAL!
Here is what I hope to accomplish in the upcoming weeks:
1. Run at least 4 days week for 4-5 miles
2. incorporate weight training 2-3 days/week for 45 min sessions
3. eat at least 1 CHEAT MEAL bi-weekly
4. keep average calories at 1500-1600/day
Some of you may feel 150 lbs is too low weight for a woman 5'9. Since I weighed between 148-150 a little over a year ago, I can tell you that for me 150 lbs is a size 6 and 14% bodyfat. I love my body best when it's very lean. That's just my preference.
Ok...well...here I GO!!!!