My sweet Goob is 14 months now, and he's finally more interested in other things than nursing...HOORAY! Do I seem more excited than I should be? I am! Don't get me wrong, I loved nursing, but there were things that I was ready to do for myself and I knew he was close to being ready to move on too.
So I'M BACK, and I won't stop till I've reached my goals.
A couple weeks ago I started crunching the numbers (my FIL and BIL would be proud) to see how much I needed to lose, and about how long it would take to lose that amount. Here's what I came up with:
I had 24 lbs to lose and have found that if I stick to my guns I can lose 2 lbs per week, which is a healthy rate. At the time my birthday just so happened to be 13 weeks away. This would give me 1 week or 2 lbs leeway and still be able to reach my goal. Perfect timing to get in gear!
I planned to do a quick workout first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast, and one other later in the day if I could squeeze it in or deal with Goob crawling all over me while doing a DVD at home.
I try to run 1 mile a day, 1 workout DVD, and then do some free weights or abs. Nothing ever ends up being more than 1 hour. I just don't have the time for more.
I follow a 1200 calorie diet, but not necessarily counting. I eat a certain number of portions from each food group, which works out to be about 1200. I also do portion control. My food scale is my best friend right now :)
|This is what the tracker I made looks like, 1200 cal of course (so less servings)|
I started my second lifestyle change (the first being after I had Twodles*) 2 weeks ago on August 12th, and I've met my 2 lb goal each week.
I will be posting periodically about my progress on the blog, but plan to give a weekly weigh-in via FB.
|After my favorite run thus far (it was raining)|