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.
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
on eating right...
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