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  • Regularly write to my Grandma in Denmark.
  • Call my moms monthly.
  • Walk the dog three times a week.
  • Cook and eat better.
  • Re-institute the cleaning plan.
  • Work on my writing career--such as it is.
  • Reduce body fat and maintain current weight.
  • Take dance lessons with DH.
  • Do more crafts!
  • Take ballet and/or ice skating lessons.
  • Attend more STARS games.


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weightloss update...

It's been quite a while since I reported in about my weight loss efforts. Mainly because I fell off the wagon late last year. I've been meaning to get back on plan... Week after week, I intend to and I plan my salad lunches, but then I derail myself by week's end with a fast food lunch or a bowl of cereal for dinner.

Despite all of that, I'm only four pounds over my lowest recorded weight. Needless to say, I'm very surprised, and I attribute that fact to the amount of yard work I've done over the last three weekends, especially everything I did this past weekend. Apparently, chain-sawing and roto-tilling burn up a lot of calories. I had been walking the dog more often than not too, so that probably helped as well. Now that I no longer have Sammy as a motivation, I guess I'm gonna have to JUST DO IT. Especially seeing as how I'm so close to that lowest weight. I still have 25 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight.

In addition to keeping up the exercise regimen, I'm gonna start using MyFitnessPal again. If you don't know what it is, it's a website/app where you key in some info (Current weight, goal weight, age, height...I can't remember exactly.) and it tells you how many calories you get per day. Each day you log what you've eaten--it has a huge database--and it tallies it all up. You log your exercise as well and you gain additional calories for intake.

As you lose, it adjusts the number of calories you're allowed to consume. And since you just count calories, you don't necessarily have to give up the things you love. Of course, carbs and sugars usually contain a lot of calories, so you have to moderate your consumption.

So I'm proclaiming to all of you faithful followers that I'm back to watching what I eat and back to exercising once more. Please keep me accountable!

Anyone else watching their weight??


Regina Richards said...

Good for you, Jen! You inspire me. Now where did I put that scale...

Lara said...

Sounds like you're doing a great job!

Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks, ladies! We'll see how it goes.

Clover Autrey said...

That is soooo awesome!

Lynne Kensington said...

Hey, girlie, good for you! Hope to see you lots on MFP. I'm down 20 pounds now, with about 30 to go. :)

Don't forget to allow yourself that fast food dinner cheat now and again. I find I'm better eating the heavy meal at lunch, then I don't want more than a light salad or fish & veggie dinner.

Yesterday, I was so busy that I had to push to get the calories I did get. And still wound up under 1200 somehow! Time to rev the metabolism today and get up to at least the number of calories I'm allowed. I'm exhausted already, so I'm thinking about skipping the calisthenics. Read a great article in the RWA magazine about writing & exercise--gave me some great project ideas for hubby. Can you say, "Honey, the treadmill needs a podium over it"? :P

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  • DH = my husband
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