It’s interesting (possibly sad) how much a streak can motivate me. I originally planned to hit my 50 days with no sweets, grab a dole whip (or 2) while on our last Disney trip. And start it back up afterwards. However, I just couldn’t let that streak end. Yesterday, I hit day 100.
I’m still not sure how long I’ll keep it up, but I’m considering forever (I know crazy talk 🤪). But I’ve lost just under 50lbs and feel great! Sweets have always been my downfall with health and with removing them completely it’s never been easier for me to lose and eat healthier.
In the past the only way I have been successful at losing weight was by not eating less than 1500 calories, most day less than 1200 (which I know is not enough). I’ve been trying to fix that this time around, but the results have been well basically nothing.
What I’ve been doing:
So my goal the last few weeks have been to eat close to 1800 calories each day and have an active calorie burn of at least 600 calories. But the results have been me basically losing and gaining the same 2 lbs over and over.
What am I going to do next:
I have to change it up, cause this hasn’t been working. So I am going to increase my active calorie burn to at least 800 a day and decrease my intake to 1600. That way I’m burning half the calories I’m eating.
I know this is not the best approach and will be less maintainable for me in the long run, but if I don’t start seeing some progress soon. I’m gonna wanna just give up altogether.
Sorry for the rant, just had to verbalize my frustrations!!
Pretty decent start. I could have done better tho. But I’m going in the right direction and that’s what this is all for. Hoping to increase my active calorie burn and step count this week.
Weight loss: 2.5lbs
Active calories burned: 5,132
Calorie intake: 11,212 (not as accurate since I didn’t have Monday and Tuesday fully logged)
Total Steps: 83,329
Active time: 5h 40m
It’s a life long never ending struggle. I’m still way far from where I used to be, but also far from where I want to be and lately the curve is going the wrong way again so I have to do something to stop it now before it goes to high up.
So what am I going to do?
The goal is from a week today I am going to start posting my weight publicly again. I did this a couple years back and it was a huge motivator. I’m giving myself a week just as an extra push for the first week to hopefully lose a good amount before I start posting.
How am I doing it?
I own the withings smart scale. It allows me to automatically post to Twitter and Facebook as soon as it records my weight. That means even if I’m not happy with the weight there is no stopping it from going public. The goal is to weigh in everyday. I know that the body weight fluctuates from day to day so this isn’t the most accurate way to weigh in but it’s a good way to build the habit fast and see quick results when I don’t do as well as I should.
What else am I going to do?
I plan and also hope to start blogging more. I want to talk about the apps I use and anything else that might be beneficial to others. I am also hoping to make a couple apps myself through this journey that I plan to use to help me.
I’ve officially lost 100lbs, so I’m going to Disney World! (I may have already been going tomorrow anyways.)
It’s taken me a lot longer then I wanted it to, and my process isn’t something that I’m necessarily proud of. I am, however proud of the outcome. Looking at the chart above you can see it’s been a struggle of ups and downs. I’ll be writing more about the process later.
I’m not finished yet. I still want to lose another 20-30 pounds to get under 200 and get my BMI in the “healthy” range. This is the healthiest I’ve been my entire life, ==it feels great!==
I went back through some pictures and found one of the night that I weighed in at ==321lbs==:
And this one was taken today at 220.4lbs:
I am loving this healthier lifestyle and I look forward to all the extra years of life it should/will give me to spend with my family.