Thursday, April 3, 2014

#1789 - On Calories


I've always had a love/hate relationship with my body.
Although it's always been a mostly
"if you loved me, you'd love all of me"
kind of attitude.

Then earlier this year my husband and I went to a conference
in Yosemite and I faced this trail...



After huffing and puffing uphill for 45 minutes
and thinking that my heart was going to explode
even after multiple stops to rest
I knew I had to make a drastic change.

So I bought a FitBit.
We'll talk about that on another day...
can you guess which one...?

Regardless, along with counting steps
one of the features is a calorie counter.
I didn't think much of it initially as I cut down
on my eating and measured my daily steps.
With no success.  WTH?!?

So I started playing around with the calorie counter
and kept track of every meal.
And what I realized is that my calorie intake count
went way beyond my burned calories.

Upon further investigation, I found out
this little watchband can set a daily calorie goal
based on how fast I want to lose X amount of weight.
I didn't go uber restricted, nor the way easy, 
I chose moderately difficult
with a goal to lose the weight by November.

So it set these goals.  A 750 calorie deficit.
Woah!


Day one: I did a bit of juice fast just to try things out


Day 6: Came out just about even


Day 12: Ok, seriously, the pizza spoke to me; come on,
man can't live on kale alone


Day 17: Wait, what? If I exercise I get to eat more..!


And here's where it matters most...



In case you're confused, I do my weight in kilograms;
it's doesn't sound so bad when I do it that way
(divide pounds by 2.2)
and, all I care about is the downward slope...

What will you do today....?
I have my game plan set....



**based on age, weight, height and sex your
basal metabolic rate is set and you can 
add activities like driving, or shopping
or yardwork throughout the day

Need a kickstart?  Read my recent post


2013 A to Z Challenge Post:









6 comments:

K. Nowinsky said...

My boyfriend and I were just discussing how we need to shred these winter pounds - plus some... awesome post! Thank you for the inspiration.

Rhondi St. Onge Peacock said...

Great post. I walk every single day but I've never had the foresight to track it like this. Thanks! PS - You have a new follower thanks to A-Z :)

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

Nice post, I was having the eating healthy discussion with someone today! Following from the A to Z. Drop by for a visit.

betty said...

Sounds like something I need to get! Good luck with getting to your weight loss goal! I bet you will do it!

betty

Ermie said...

That's quite a drop. Well done! And that trail looks amazing. :-)

Jeanie said...

Great idea! I could do with this one day. At the moment I have a bad back through training too hard on the bowling green in readiness for the new league season, which starts on Monday. I wish you strength and determination to achieve your goal. I will just cut out the fats for now. Roll on salad weather! lol
Good luck Veronica!