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One pound a week

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So rather than think of the full amount that I would like to lose, I've decided to break it down to one pound a week. That means I'm doing math to create a deficit of 3500 calories per week. Sunday morning began the count down from 3500. So far, I've created a deficit of 349. Sunday was awesome, today not so much. I woke up feeling too dizzy to stand up but managed to to so because I had to. Once I took care of everything (calling work, eating a banana, etc), I headed back to bed. That's where I stayed until 3:00 this afternoon.

Aside from my snacks being not that great (pumpkin pie, choc. chip muffin), I did reasonably well at getting my calories in. Drank my water and ate two servings each of fruit and vegetables.

I started a new treatment today. It's called MAT or Muscle Activation Therapy. It was amazing. Just the difference between how I felt/moved @ 6:30 and how I was an hour later... well, it was amazing. Two pregnancies, three car accidents and 12 half marathons have certainly taken their toll on my body. Hopefully, MAT, chiro and massage can undo all that.

Tomorrow's plan:
-three good meals, two good snacks
-2 L of water
-six servings of fruit and vegetables
-some form of activity that will, hopefully, burn a minimum of 300 calories.
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  • no profile photo CD4334455
    Losing weight is so much easier for me when I crunch the numbers. Knowing how much you need to take in and how much you need to burn is awesome.
    I hope you feel better soon... there are so many kids at my school who are sick and I am trying my darndest to stay healthy.

    4106 days ago
    Penny, good luck to you! thanks for being my friend! I know you can do this - I am hoping you feel better. I feel ike I am coming down with something myself - I am fighting it off! Maybe a swim tonight will do the trick!!!


    4106 days ago
  • no profile photo GEOGIRL
    Sounds like a good plan Penny :) I just might have to think of things that way too, do you base it on your BMR and then work in your calories consumed and calories burned to get your deficit?

    4106 days ago
    It's just like the USA: all about increasing the deficit.

    Sounds like a solid, pragmatic plan. I am sure you will succeed.
    4107 days ago
    What a brilliantly simple and do-able plan! I LOVE IT! Can't wait to see how you do. And I hope you are feeling better today....was it the flu, or is this dizzy thing an ongoing problem?

    Best wishes, and keep us informed...
    4107 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan. Very similar to my own for tomorrow.
    Burn 300 calories
    100 side lunges.
    Eat clean.
    I am lucky. I have a 2 hour dance lesson tomorrow night. That will be bonus calories burned over and above my 300 I plan on burning earlier in the day.
    4107 days ago
  • SHERRY03
    That's great, I like the way you put it more in perspective. 500 cal deficit a day will make your weekly goal.
    4107 days ago
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