So many things are happening health-wise. Good things. I've gotten over my man cold, we're ramping up our commitment to clean eating, trying new recipes, my Hubs has been hitting the treadmill, and the BIG NEWS...I have finally broken through the 185 wall! I weighed-in at 182.2!!!
I was stuck there for MONTHS. My clothes were getting loose, I could see myself getting smaller, even other people were commenting, but the scale Would. Not. Budge. Until late last week. Even better, it has stayed below 184 for several days; it isn't just a fluke like the last time I was here!!!
My friend, Laura, loaned me her Bodybugg to track how many calories I am actually burning in a day. It's pretty, stinkin' cool! The Bodybugg is an armband that records things like body temperature, movement, sweat, and steps taken. It configures all that info and determines how many calories you've burned. The best part is the cool graph it creates. Here's mine from yesterday:
You can clearly see my workout! I can also clearly see that I need to move more during the day! Sitting, teaching and checking schoolwork doesn't get the calories a-burnin'.
Yesterday I burned 2095 cal and according to MyFitnessPal.com, I consumed 1503. That deficit will equate to a one pound weight loss per week (assuming I don't gain muscle mass, which I have been consistently doing). Not exactly what I was hoping for; but at least it explains the serious plateau I've been experiencing.
Today, I'm shooting for fewer calories consumed and more calories burned. That's the point, anyway, isn't it? Once I get the hang of what the proper amount of calories looks and "feels" like, I'll quit tracking again. I really want to eat intuitively, without food being such a focus.
In the mean time, at least I find the Bugg to be interesting and fun! Anyone else tried the Bodybugg? A similar product? Let me know what your experience has been. Oh, and are you on MyFitnessPal? If you are friend request me: 5girlsmama.
And one more bossy thing:
Eat Your Veggies