Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Faith and Determination
The longer this fight for health continues, the more determined I seem to get to see the goal. Yesterday fall back was depressing for me, but without hesitation I continued my daily schedule. My workout was a doozy... nothing changing other then the fact that I was a little mad at myself, so I pushed myself a little bit harder on everything. I think the main part of me wanting to see the goal is not only being healthier and having a knock out body, but because I am tired of giving up on myself. There is a reason I have gotten this heavy over the years, and it wasn't because I became a good cook. Every diet I started I would end with a mouth full of chocolate and a thought of... 'if I'm meant to be fat, then so be it'. But I know better. I always have. This time I'm not going to let myself give up. I deserve so much more, and I want to give it to myself. It may not be the 'change of lifestyle' that I am trying to achieve, but it is definitely a change of mind that is necessary.
As for what I have been doing... I have been keeping track of my calories on Fitday.com for a month now.. keeping them between 1200 and 1500 calories, with the occasional set back of 3500 calorie break downs! ... I exercise 6 days a week, twice daily. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are my weight training with bands, stability ball ... Tuesday and Thursday are my Abs and BL workouts. Saturday I have 3 hours of Kempo. Sunday is a rest day. Now I thought I was doing right.. and maybe I am. Hubby thinks that my body is getting ready to change. My measurement have changed a little, and he says I am definitely looking better. So maybe my body is just busy building muscle and will drop all this fat next month! LOL.. I sure hope so. Anyway... I was cruising the web and found a site about body building and weight loss that said the best way to lose weight is slow and steady.. Ok, I've got that down... and they gave a mathematical formula to determine how many calories you should be eating to lose weight.
15 X (your current weight) = X - 500 = Calories to be eaten
OK... so here is mine
15 X 208 = 3120 - 500 = 2620
Holy Cow!! That is 1000 calories more a day then what I've been eating. So is my problem NOT eating enough?? Or did they just pull these numbers out of their butt and I should stick to what I've been doing?? Hmmmmmm this is confusing.
So, what I have decided to do for the next month is simple. I will continue with my workouts because I really enjoy them. As for eating.. I will eat healthy and small portions. I will continue to keep track of calories, but will not limit myself to 1500. I will continue my water and tea. I will keep doing this until my body wakes up from its dormant sleep and realizes that it is 2 months behind the rest of me!
As for my SIL... eh, who cares. I realized last night that I really don't care what she does. In a way it will still give me some determination the next 3 months... and I will use that... but in the BIG scheme of things, I already know I don't need her to reach my goal!
Ok... so enough of this. It's time to start my day and get this body moving. Thanks to everyone who left comments yesterday, I really appreciated them.
Have a Blessed Day
My measurement as of this morning compared to two weeks ago:
Measurements at 6 wks / 8 wks
Thighs= 27.5 / 26.75
Hips = 44 / 44
Below Navel= 46 / 44
At Navel = 40 / 39.5
Above Navel= 39 / 37.5
Arms = 14 / 13.5
total inches lost : 5.25 IN TWO WEEKS!!!