Time goes by, and I can't always say "tomorrow." We all know where that gets us. It gets me to looking back thinking, if only I would have kept with it, imagine where I'd be now.
That's where it gets me.
I'm happy to come back to fall in a better place than I was. It's almost been a year since I started making this change. But I'm not happy to let time go by and see things slip back. I have to be intentional. More intentional than I'm being.
This week I'm going to switch things up for myself on my Monday - Friday stretch. With all of the events the past few weeks, and ones to look forward to, I need "stable" stretch. Here's what I'm challenging myself to this week:
- No soda/artificially sweetened drinks
- No alcohol
- At least 20-minutes of walking each day
- Log all calories eaten
- Water intake of 8 8-oz. glasses per day
All of these I've failed to do on a regular basis. I've had a drink nearly every day. I've had sodas almost each day (often to go with my drinks). I've not logged my calories on a three-day stretch for a few weeks. I've done OK with activities, but not as good as I could.
Not to bash myself, because I've hung in there.
I've made good choices food-wise.
I haven't fallen off the wagon.
But the weight has gone up. I feel bulkier than I did a few weeks ago. We've discussed this.
I'm going to try to get back here each day and update on how I've done, keep myself accountable.
Hope everyone has a great week. Is anyone else working on holding a goal/challenge this week?
I am also donig a zig-zag this week as well. I computed out my calories and mine looks like this:
Or zig zag calculator #2:
I've been eating around 1700 calories lately (well, I mean, that's what Spark is set for me to eat). I have both of these set for a 252 pound female who exercises 3x per week. I can't imagine eating 1240 calories ("extreme weight loss" from #1) so that's not going to happen. The second calculator allows say more calories, which is interesting. I don't think I'd be able to lose with those calories eaten. So it confuses me more. But I'm going to try it. God be with me.