BrandyRelaxing's Journal, 30 September 2011

So I've decided (perhaps a crazy idea), to lower my RDI to 1600 calories. I will still have 1-2 days per week where I will allow myself to go over that, but based on this week, I think that's a reasonable goal. I may be back next week with a revised RDI, but we'll see.

I also have to get back into regular exercise. I'm making an effort for sure, and last night when I was tired and DH didn't want to work out, I still worked out, which is HUGE for me, because usually I'm just looking for an excuse to not work out. Not that I did a lot, just some running intervals for 25 minutes, but still, it's a start, and I need to keep running to keep up my stamina for the 5K on October 16th.

One thing I've been working to overcome is that I feel skinny. Okay, that sounds like a retarded comment, but hear me out. When I feel skinny, I don't feel like I need to lose weight because I'm skinny. So I have to remember that while I feel skinny, I'm just skinnier than I used to be, and I have to still put in some effort before I'm at a healthy weight. I think I forgot that through vacation and then when I was teaching in Halifax, but that's okay, I've remembered it now. I really want to be 269 - half way to my goal of 199... and can't wait to see it. Hopefully by October 16th, but time will tell. My body does its own thing, and I have to respect that.

Diet Calendar Entries for 30 September 2011:
1544 kcal Fat: 61.20g | Prot: 82.92g | Carb: 169.83g.   Breakfast: 1% Milk, Breakfast Sausage and Egg on a bagel. Lunch: Cream Sauce, Stir Fry Vegetables, Salmon, Focaccia, Mashed Potatoes. Snacks/Other: Smokehouse Almonds, Strawberries, Red Peppers, Baby Carrots, Lollipop, Strawberry Yogurt Fat Free. more...
3040 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 17 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 6 hours and 30 minutes. more...
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Sounds great, Brandy. I wanted to share with you a site that Cheryl (moondove) shared with me in preparation for my walks. It's http://www.livestrong.com/arti...  
30 Sep 11 by member: Helewis
I'll PM it. LOL  
30 Sep 11 by member: Helewis
I love your goals and maybe just that little tweak of calories will help!! Getting back to your exercise program regulary will def keep you ready for the 5k and 25 min intervals are great, your body is loving you for that!! 
30 Sep 11 by member: orchidannie
That's sounds like a great plan. We have to change it up sometimes. It is so hard to get back on track with exercising, good luck with your 5k. 
30 Sep 11 by member: zeikiya989
1600 is not an excessive amount. You might try lowering the RDI further, when you feel comfortable with 1600. It takes a bit of time to get it down to quantity that's right for losing -- enough to keep you fed and keep the pounds coming off. 
01 Oct 11 by member: Fledgist
Yah, the 1600 calories is about a 400 calorie drop for me, so something I can focus on for October, and see how it's going. It is definitely easier to drop the calories than it is to up my exercise by 400 calories, but I know I need to do both. So far it's going well! 
02 Oct 11 by member: BrandyRelaxing

     
 

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