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Weeks Left Until Summer: 15

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Countdown to summer begins!! There are 15 more weeks until summer and I'm finally back to 122.2!

Since I started going to the gym, I have gained weight (been weighing in between 123-125 lbs for almost 2 months). I have been working out 4-5 times a week (at least 30-50 mins of cardio and strength trained, 3 times a week for 30-40 mins). I assumed it was temporary water weight from changing up my workout plan, increase in appetite, or a mixture of a few things.

After almost 2 months of going to the gym, I finally realized that I never calculated how many calories I should be eating to lose weight at my current weight; I have only been eating to maintain my weight. Since starting my weight loss, I haven't been tracking my caloric intake, but as I get closer and closer to my goal weight, tracking calories and eating clean are extremely important.

Yesterday was the first day that I began tracking my caloric intake and will continue to track my calories from now to June. I should be consuming anywhere between 1350- 1750 calories daily. I will also continue to zig zag my calories (eat more calories on my most active days and less calories on my less active days). I'm hoping this will help me lose these last 7-10 pounds.

My main focus this month is to finally get to 120!

Hope you all are doing well. Make the next 3 months to summer count!

Stay positive.

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    You have made some awesome progress! I am also a shortie (5'2") and trying to get to the same goal weight as you pretty much. I was 120 in 2005 when i started college, graduated at 148lbs in 2009, did a lot of distance running in summer 2009 and got down to 135 then started to gain weight again winter 2010 and started 2011 at 154lbs.... I just took up running again and am at 148, working my way down again. You are an amazing inspiration! Keep it up, you can def hit your goal!
    3710 days ago
    3713 days ago
    Good job getting your calorie intake in check and I am sure you will see that scale start to move again!
    3714 days ago
  • PROT358
    I'm glad you are back down to the lower end of your average weight and that you identified the culprit. I really need to be better about calorie-counting myself. I hope this new strategy gives you the results you want!!
    3715 days ago
    Love your summer count down! It's great motivation. Its also good that you have realized that you need to adjust your calorie intake when your weight changes..many people over look this aspect of it. Good luck on getting to your goal!
    3715 days ago
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