Hey friends!! I'm back! My daughter is done with treatment and she's doing great! :) It's been a very busy 9 months. Lot's of driving and hanging out in hospitals... it is all kinda a blur now and we are so happy to be home!
So, guess who turns 30 this year?!?! Yep! ME! My current goal is to lose 30 lbs before my 30th birthday... which is September 18th. That's 64 days away. I started this goal on Monday. I apparently had a lot of water weight or something because today is Wednesday and I'm down 6.8 lbs already... kinda weird but I'll take it!!
I've been listening to Jillian Michaels podcasts some on my trips back and forth to Mayo. She always says "calories in - calories out" ... so, you need to count the calories you take in and the calories you burn and to lose weight you have to have a deficiency. My sister gave me her BodyMedia armband to use. It measures a lot of things; calories burned, activity levels, steps, and sleep. It measures the calories you burn throughout the day... your body burns calories even just sitting around. This is good to know because I think it's way more accurate than plugging in my activity into the MyFitnessPal app and seeing what it estimates I burned. I also became a cool kid and got a smart phone. The armband has an app (what doesn't), so I can link the armband to my phone and see my calorie burn at anytime during the day. I also have the MyFitnessPal app and have been tracking my calories consumed there.
Here is my plan: I'm going to wear the armband and track my calories burned and track my calories consumed. Here is what it looked like yesterday (I didn't put the armband on till about noon because I was charging it).
I couldn't get the "snack" area of my food log on my screenshot but it included sweets I had added on from the night before... I technically ate them after midnight and didn't want to add them onto that day's log. Also, I was really busy around lunch time and ate the watermelon on my way to work.
Here is the math that goes along with how I plan to lose 30 pounds before my birthday. When I started it was 66 days away.
3500cal = 1pound
30pounds = 105,000cal
So I need to burn 105,000cal in 66 days.
I rounded up to 1,600... so, I need to have a 1,600 cal per day deficiency to reach my goal. Yesterday, I had a deficiency of at least 1,724cal.
I have 2 workout systems that I'm going to use. I bought Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. It's a 12 week system and has 15 DVD's. There are 3 phases, 4 weeks each. Every week builds up more and more.
I also bought Piyo, which is a combination of pilates and yoga, but is more intense. Tia, a girl I work with, has been doing the 21dayfix and started Piyo. She has had great results (like losing 120lbs!) and started coaching. I decided to join her "challenge group" and do Piyo. I haven't received it in the mail yet but it should be coming soon. The challenge group starts August 4th.
Then I found out Mandey, a great friend from childhood, has been doing the 21dayfix, Shakeology, and a bunch of other workouts. She has had fantastic results with her hard work, as well! She has extra Shakeology and is sending me some to try. I figured, why not?!
ALSO, I joined another dietbet! It starts July 20th! If you want to join, it's the one hosted by Heidi & Chris Powell. :)
As you can see, I'm using every resource I can to help me reach my goals. I will not fail!!!