9.02.2008

HYC Check In

Oh period power. You are amazing. You transform the scale, my self-esteem and my handy Excel weight loss chart in the blink of an eye! My womb is apparently very full; coupled with last night’s big family dinner Mom – style and this morning the scale reported a hefty 231.5 pounds this morning. That’s 5.5 pounds up in one week. Impressive, no? I’m letting this one roll off my back…

This week I experimented with reduced carbohydrate intake – that lasted about 2 days. I read too many horror stories, and have decided that I will focus on building muscle, and taking in low-fat, low-cholesterol protein. Hello, beans! Another discovery this week, I think I need to count calories again. FitDay has become new and improved, and they now make a recommendation on how many calories to eat each day based on your weight loss goal. So, I’m aiming for that. Calories: 1722 per day, fiber a minimum of 25 grams a day, protein, trying to hit 85 grams a day, and 5 days of cardio. Overall, I’m feeling pretty good about my efforts this past week. I did ride the sugar roller coaster for a few spins, but promptly got off. I'm continuing on, hopefully with some results!

5 comments:

Chubby Chick said...

Here's to a good week to come! Just keep counting those calories... and the weight WILL come off!

I just started keeping track of my calories on Fitday again as well. I feel more in control... I think. lol I'm aiming for between 1,800 and 2,000 a day for now. I didn't know Fitday actually recommended a calorie limit. I'll have to look into that to make sure my own estimate was on track.

Heather said...

TOM will definitely do that to a girl! always ruins my weighins. but hang in there, you are still experimenting with things and your body will get it right, I know it!

dadivastreet said...

TOM gets me every time! Thanks for the info on FitDay, I need a new calorie adjustment. Keep hanging in there, you'll see results soon!

nmburleson said...

Hope you have a great week. Aunt Flo has a way of over staying here welcome sometimes! :)

Jenks said...

Just think of the weight loss once Aunt Flo leaves town :o)
I tried Fitday (for a day..haha) and then found Everydayhealth.com, which does the calorie counting but also has support groups.