Well I'm back in the 280s, barely. I weighed in at 289lbs and 12oz.
The good news is my waist measurement is 44" and that's 1/2 of an inch away from size 26, which my other measurements hit months ago. It's time to drop that 1/2 inch and another size.
So here's how I'm going to do it. These are my goals. And by goals I don't mean good intentions, I mean actual goals.
I'm going to keep my calories at 1800 for another week, mainly because I'm going to do a lot more exercising. I realize I dropped the ball (the balance ball in my case) as far as exercising goes, and it's time to rededicate myself to this process.
I also read an interesting article today that says a diet high in dairy can help you shed more fat. Being a cheese fiend, this is good news. Here's the article: WebMD with AOL Health - Dairy Foods Help Burn Fat, Speed Weight Loss. We'll give it a go, what the heck. I eat a lot of yogurt anyway, so a few more servings of cheese can't hurt. It will also help with my protein totals, which aren't that great. Of carb, protein and fat, generally protein runs last in ratios.
So here are the GOALS. Meaning I'm making a committment to myself to follow these goals to the letter.
Calories: 1800s / fat no more than 30%
Water: 96oz per day
Exercise: walk 2 miles 5x a week for a total of 10miles.
do Pilates every other day, starting TODAY
ride exercise bike 6x per week
And most importantly, I'm going to deal with my fears each day. That's the emotional goal.
Hopefully at the end of this week we'll see a weight loss, but that's not going to be my focus. I'm going to focus on today, which means I'm going to ride the bike and do Pilates, as well as meet my 1800 calorie goal.
I'm a woman on a mission! And I will not fail.
Calories: 1873 / 21%
Exercise: stationary bike 15 mins, Pilates, & ab roller: calories burned 304