I have been checking out the board for a few days and the results that I have seen from you ladies has really been helpful to get my butt moving.
A little about me: I am a 28 y/o SAHM with 3 kids (i'm a nanny to one of them) and I am a college student studying to be a teacher. I have been with my DH for 13 years and out of those, 12 years I have been over weight. I started gaining once I quit smoking (12 yrs) and it has only progressed after having my girls (now 4 and 6 years). I quit biting my nails after 26 years because i didn't want my girls to learn the bad habit from me and now I am determined to take the next big step and loose weight by changing our eating habits, in hopes they gain good eating habits.
I was last weighed at 219.5 on nov 3rd. I was shocked! I haven't been this heavy since I was pregnant with Kylea my oldest at full term.
On monday nov. the 17th I researched calorie counting and found the calorie intake number that I should be eating. Around 1610.
On tuesday I ate "normal" for me and counted up the calories- I didn't think what I was eating was 'bad' and found that I was taking in about 2240+ calories a day. WOOO!!! :blink:
On wednesday the 19- I counted calories and really did well with under 1000 calories. It seems low- i know but I had a half of bagel with butter, coffee, chicken noodle soup for lunch, an apple with 2tbs carmel, steak, potatoes, and applesauce with water all day.
Today Nov. 20- I've only had about 800 calories so far. Chicken, broccoli on pasta, coffee, hot dog, potatoes, and three cookies, lemonade, 2 mouths full of mt. dew, and water throughout. I added walking around the park while the kids played for 8 minutes,& lightly jogged once around.
I took a picture tonight but I am not comfortable posting it just yet.. I understand that no-one is comfortable with posting it but I plan on hanging it on my mirror to remind myself every morning for now.
My goals for tomorrow are:
I want to increase walking to 10-12 minutes, pick up the pace, and 2x a day. Bring my calorie intake up to at least 1600- I feel I am cranky and I'm pretty sure its due to the low calorie intake.. Also get more water in.
Wish me luck!
Wish you the best of luck !!!
good luck, let us know ur progress.
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