BrandyRelaxing's Journal, 20 June 2011

This week, I'm going to try to see if I can work to get my weight loss back to 2 pounds per week.

So here's the things I'm going to work to change:

1. While staying within my 1,900 calorie max, increase my protein to more than 100g per day with real food. Ideally 120g, but we'll see.

2. Exercise 5 times per week
a. 3 times - Slouch to 5K (Thanks Kat!)
b. 2 times - 20 minutes on the elliptical
c. 3 times - free weights combined with one of the types of cardio

So we'll see how it goes!

Brandy

Diet Calendar Entries for 20 June 2011:
1649 kcal Fat: 48.84g | Prot: 118.45g | Carb: 183.79g.   Breakfast: Milk in Tea, Breakfast Sausage and E on Bagel. Lunch: Gourmet Steamers Grilled Balsamic Chicken, Chicken Breast. Dinner: 1% Milk, Bistro Chicken Ricotta & Spinach, Whole Grain Brown Rice - Ready to Serve . Snacks/Other: Activia Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt, 1% Milk. more...
3541 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (moderate) - 5 minutes, Exercise machine (moderate) - 20 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 35 minutes, Sleeping - 9 hours. more...
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Increasing your protein will definately have an impact on your weight loss,burning fat and increasing muscle mass will definately do the trick, right on girl, and congrats on your whole weight loss. 
20 Jun 11 by member: Sarah Noya
Woo hoo! Sounds awesome, can't wait to hear how it goes! 
20 Jun 11 by member: kstubblefield
Well I did try the "slouch to 5K" last night... and it wasn't as easy as I thought... The 3.0 speed on my treadmill can't be the same one as the elliptical, because I can easily go 3.6-3.8 on the elliptical, but on the treadmill (right now anyways) walking was about 3.0 or 2.9 - and jogging - well it was only around 4.2 - I'm not sure that's the right speed,but we'll see. I think it's miles per hour, but I haven't checked the manual yet. 
20 Jun 11 by member: BrandyRelaxing
Wow girl, you're putting me to shame. Good for you!!!!! 
20 Jun 11 by member: Helewis
Good job on increasing the protein, it has def. helped me. :)  
20 Jun 11 by member: Jennifer2010
Wow, lots going on there. Good luck. 
20 Jun 11 by member: paigesgrandma
It's a lot of little goals - and just more about being consistent and planned with my exercise, rather than haphazard and fitting it in when I can. I've started a little schedule in excel showing what I will do each day (or if it's a rest day) so I can work to plan my life around that! 
20 Jun 11 by member: BrandyRelaxing
Very true that elliptical speed is not the same as treadmill speed. And when I first started, my jogs were right around 4.0 mph so it was definitely slow. I didn't worry about speed at all until I actually began training for a 5k, & that was MONTHS after I started. I am a total Excel nerd so using that to keep a schedule will definitely help motivate you. Make sure you track your distance for each session too! 
20 Jun 11 by member: kstubblefield
I had tracked my speed and time, but you're right, I forgot my distance - which was only 1.91 miles. I guess that is a key factor to watch, if you can up the distance in the same 40 minutes, then it's showing improvement! 
20 Jun 11 by member: BrandyRelaxing
Sounds like you got a Good plan for the week. :D I'll be routing for you!! Woot! 
20 Jun 11 by member: Jada Petsch
How did I know you'd have a spreadsheet? LOL. Great job seriously! 
20 Jun 11 by member: Helewis
The protein should help your energy and being more full while you increase working out. Good for you. It is not east if you don"t eat right. Good calories as as important as exercise.  
21 Jun 11 by member: windrider

     
 

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