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A New Start!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I've just realized that when I count calories I actually eat more than I would if I didn't count them. Crazy, I know! I tend to listen to the number instead of if I'm hungry or not. This is not good and the reason I think I've not been losing, plus my sodium. So as of today, I've decided to be very careful of my sodium and I will log everything in the morning that I can eat for the day. Then I will not look at how many calories it has, I will see when I'm hungry and eat things I know will help with my weight loss. I've counted calories since I was 12 years old and bought my first calorie book. I actually still have it LOL! Today is a new start! I WILL lose 1.5 - 2 lbs. a week. I WILL burn 600 calories doing cardio each day. I will try to actually burn a little more than 600 each day so I can take Saturday off if I make my weekly quota of 4200 calories per week.

So the 600 I burn w/cardio and the 1500 I burn doing nothing = 2100 calories burned per day. For the first 2 weeks I'll stay at the low end of my calories 1400 per day. This means I should be losing 700 calories per day or 4900 calories per week. 3500 = 1 pound, I should lose at least 1 lb. per week and sometimes 1.5.

My fingers are crossed and my mind is set! NOW LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD AND DROP SOME POUNDS! emoticon
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  • MSDEB424
    I love your motivation.. can I rub shoulders with you?
    emoticon ~Deb~
    4669 days ago
  • ZZYYGGY
    So true, but sometimes you need to know the serving size.
    4670 days ago
  • MAINEROCKS
    you and me both!! :-)
    4671 days ago
  • no profile photo *DEBRA*
    I understand what you are saying about when not counting, I eat less cals too ... but remember, that is not always a good thing, especially when you are working out very hard! There is that "starvation mode" that you can't forget, as your body doesn't ever forget it.

    When I get in a slump, not losing, I will eat on my high end, then my middle, then low end of the cals ... that confuses the heck out of my metabolism, and I will drop 5 lbs that week. Eating on your low end, or lower than your low end could possibly cause you to gain ... try it though, I don't want to discourage you, just don't want you to mess up your metabolism!

    I think you look great and are doing so good, so don't get discouraged because you are in a slump! emoticon
    4671 days ago
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