Thursday, March 05, 2015
Wow, I can't believe it! I spent January slowing incorporating more exercise in my life, mostly walking and some time on the stationary bike. My goal was to get back into the exercise habit, not really to lose weight.
Starting at the beginning of February, I starting tracking my calories and tried to stay within my daily range of 1200 - 1550 calories. Some days I made it, and some I did not. As the days went I became more aware of what I was eating and noticed that the small changes were adding up. I kicked up my exercise plan and added aerobics class two days a week, as well as much more time on the bike.
I lost 3.5 pounds right away, but the next movement of the scale did not occur for 10 whole days! While somewhat disappointed, I could tell that my jeans were fitting better, and I felt better than I had for a long time. Finally the scale started moving again, and i have lost about a pound a a half each week since. This gives me the motivation to keep doing what I'm doing, and to kick up the exercise even more!
I can't wait to see what the next month holds! Thank you SparkPeople, for helping me on my quest for better health and a smaller body!