Kolinka's Journal, 18 January 2012

Totally blew calorie counting over the holiday weekend and yesterday. However, I did spend two days pressure washing my house to prepare to paint and took the dogs to the park on the third day. So exercise wise I have done pretty good. Not a single day of skipping exercise. Even last night after going out to a new mexican restaurant and eating poorly because I had a gift certificate I came home and did an hour of XBox Kinect exercises. Now if I can just get back on track counting calories, maybe I will see some progress.

Overall, even though the scale isn't going the right direction, I feel good. I wouldn't say I have more energy or that I have less aches and pains, but I feel like I can do more and have more endurance.

Still trying to figure out what sort of exercise routine will be most enjoyable. I think right now I'm going to aim for 3 times a week to do the Kinect and 4 times a week on the elliptical. While the Kinect definitely gets me sweaty and moving, I feel like the sustained 30 minutes of elevated heart rate on the elliptical will be better for my heart and weight loss. Hey, maybe soon I can do both every day and get in at least an hour a day!
248.4 lb Lost so far: 8.6 lb.    Still to go: 100.4 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 January 2012:
1528 kcal Fat: 58.79g | Prot: 93.13g | Carb: 174.25g.   Breakfast: Philadelphia Soft Blueberry, Light Multigrain English Muffin. Lunch: rice pilaf, Side Greek Salad, feta, gyros. Dinner: tilapia, cauliflower, sweet potato, carrot. Snacks/Other: Grapes (Red or Green, European Type Varieties Such As Thompson Seedless), Light Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedges, carrot, Total 0% Greek Yogurt (Fage). more...
3640 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 8 hours, Exercise machine (fast) - 2 minutes, Exercise machine (moderate) - 28 minutes, Resting - 7 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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