Here we go again
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I think that this elusive "bandwagon" that I am teetering on is more like a balance beam. Think about it...wagons are indicative of transporting persons or objects from point A to point B. But who the heck wants to transport weight? I'm trying to loose this foolishness, kick it off of the bandwagon never to see it again. Now, the balance beam theory works better for me. I have to balance both diet and exercise in order to reach my goal weight. That being said, I've come back with a vengeance Spark People!!! Three quarters of the way into the year, and I have only three months left to reach my goal.... sigh... I know I can do it, I really can, what's a mere 40 lbs in 80 days? that's 1/2 a pound a day which equals 1750 calories I have to burn a day. On average, I should consume about 2,000 calories a day. Without exercise, I burn 2,000 calories, which would maintain my weight (which I don't want to do).
So, If I want to change my weight, I have to change the calorie intake and output. That being said, I've reduce my calorie intake by 30%, which means I only consume 1400 calories a day. With my daily activities, I burn 1028 calories (without exercise) when I add my cardio and aerobics in every day, I can burn a total of 3,854. Now if I subtract the amount of calories I intake from the ones I burn I end up burning a total of 2,454 calories a day. This means there is a possibility of losing 4.908 every seven days- give or take a 1/2 a lb. That means I can reach my goal way before the 80 days.
So here we go again... I'm strapped with information, numbers and determination. The before picture is forthcoming, the end of the month picture will be here soon enough. Let's go!