Well, it is Tuesday again…strange how that happens every week. So I've officially been at my weight loss plan a whole week and this is what I've determined so far:
-it was much easier when I was still just planning. I think when you declare that you are really going to do something and not just plan suddenly your brain thinks differently and it becomes harder.
-I need to eat more throughout the day, not just all at night. Tracking calories has made me really aware of my food intake and since I don't want to make it to dinner and have no calories left I eat sparingly in the morning and then have like 800 calories left at 9pm. This isn't good.
-You have to go to the bathroom more when you drink water…with 5 kids at home this isn't always a great thing ;)
All in all the week was good. Total Weight Loss for the week was 2.4 pounds! I definitely earned my sticker this week. Later tonight I'll head over to the library, sans kids, for a little momma time and to pay on a fine (yes it is true, I'm a book hoarder). Hopefully as time goes on this will get easier.
Onto this weeks goal. Since I now know when I'm hungry and when I'm thirsty and have for the most part kicked the snacking in my diet (you have no idea how many M & M's I've turned down) I think what I need to work on is evenly distributing my food throughout the day. Since I've been tracking my food and exercise for about 3 weeks I know that I burn about 200-300 calories a day doing ordinary household chores. Since I'm trying to consume about 1560 calories a day add 200 calories for exercise that's 1760 calories of intake for the day. If you divide that by 3 you get about 587 but since eating only 3 times a day isn't great for you I'm going to shoot for meals of about 400 calories 3 times a day and 2 snacks of 280 calories.
Obviously that is a lot of math and numbers and I'm not going to stress about 25 calories in either direction. However, I really need to focus not just on my caloric intake but a consistent blood sugar level. Also, since I'm drinking more water I'm going to try to get at least 6 cups of water in each day.
Enough about me how about you? Tell me what are you focusing on this week? How was your last week? Remember this is about good health not just looking good.