12 October 2008

Alright, really!!! Time to get serious

So for the last 11 days I've been pretty much living my normal life but collecting the data on my Bodybugg. I now have a crystal clear picture, under many different circumstances, what my body burns and what I consume during any given day. I now understand completely why I'm not losing weight. Those two numbers are way too close together. Most days I'm eating only slightly less then I burn and some days I'm eating considerably more. So, even though I eat good, healthy food, I'm still consuming way too much of it. So that all stops today. Today I begin aiming for 1650 cals per day consumed, and 2400 cals per day burned. I will be keeping meticulous track of my intake. I will also check my calories burned right after dinner and if it doesn't come up to 2400 I will hop on the elliptical until it does. I'm going to really work this to see how much weight I lose. I will need to work on a few wasted calories. For instance, I will not use reduced fat salad dressing. Most of them taste like crap. But I will have to cut back on how much I use and get used to a very light coating of dressing on my salad. There's a couple of other things I plan on cutting which I can't think of right now, but they will happen.

Okay, I'm on a mission. How much can I lose in one week by following a reasonable program?? I intend to find out.


Irene said...

Interesting! It's so scientific and, I suppose, the reality check a lot of us need. I'm still very intrigued!

Vickie said...

Good luck figuring this out. I'll be interested in seeing the progress too. Sounds like a good plan.

The end is near

 of summer vacation that is. Teachers are due back next Monday, which means this is my last week of freedom. It's been a good summer. I&...