Thursday, June 25, 2009

Progress

Well, I just wanted to brag about myself to everyone (everyone being 4 or 5 of my family members). I am so proud that this week I have been really good about my exercise and diet goals. I didn't exercise yesterday (but I didn't get home from work till 9:30 pm) and I'm probably not going to today and I did drink two pops today, but otherwise, I've done really well. I also feel like I have really integrated this habit of eating vegetables at lunch into my routine. I was happy to snack on a plum and celery stick today instead of candybars. I also am now noticing how many calories are in the food choices I'm making and have a list of foods I frequently eat on my desk at home and also at my desk at work. The goal is to try to consume around 1500 calories a day, because I guess you're supposed to eat between 1200 and 1500 a day to lose weight (though someone pointed out if I'm just eating less calories, even if it's more than 1500, I'll probably start to lose weight). I'm hopeful that as I keep with it, I'll also be able to gradually exercise longer. Right now my walks can be more than 5 minutes, but I've had trouble doing yoga for more than 5. The other progress I've made is that my desk at work is clean. Hopefully I can keep it that way from now on.

Anyway, if you would like to brag about yourself in some way, please post a reply!

3 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Well first off I am very excited to hear that you are accomplishing your goals! I had food poisoning sunday night so my goal to get to the gym did not happen till thursday. However I did start to swim at the gym which has been a long time desire of mine to learn how to swim laps at the pool:) I have had to do the same thing you've done dellitt just start with little goals and slowly work up. I am excited that we are doing this even if it is just a few of our family members.

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  2. We've been trying to keep track of our food on this site http://www.fitday.com/. It's free and you can even keep track of your exercise (which includes all sorts of practical things like walking or housework). It's been helpful, even if it's not perfect.

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  3. That's cool. I don't think I ever have swum laps before. If I ever do lose enough weight, I will be able to go swimming again. That would be cool. I will have to check out your website Beth. Ang might like that, too, because I know she keeps track of what she eats.

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