... a lifetime on the hips, or so the saying goes! Well, the holidays have come and gone, leaving their mark on me to the tune of 6 lbs. weight gain. Yeah, I indulged a bit, and now it's time to pay the price. For all of you following me, I'm going to pull a bit of a Bridget Jones, and log my daily weight, eating and activity until I shed those 6 lbs. How long will it take? According to my iTouch application, "Losin' It" I can possibly tackle this in 2 weeks time, woah. Let's see if I can actually pull it off! I've tossed all my cookies (in the garbage that is) and plan to up my activity levels. My incentive? Someone special to look good for - nuff said!
Weight: 111 lbs
Activity: Climbing stairs wherever possible today, 1 1/2 hours of karate tonight, 20 minute walk during lunch in the freezing cold (brrrrr!)
Breakfast:1 cup coffee w/skim milk (35 cal), 1 cappuccino @ work (140 cal), 1 fruit salad for bkfast (120 cal)
Lunch: Large tomato cous cous soup for lunch (260 cal), 1 diet cokes (1 cal)
Dinner: Carrots (52 cal for 15 baby carrots) & Cucumber (23 cal for 1/2) with Hummus (70 cal for 3 tbl)
Snacks: 4 Brazil Nuts (124 cal) & 1 candy cane (60 cal)
Approximately 884 calories consumed from a daily calorie budget of 631
Activity: Climbing stairs, brisk walk, karate for 1 hour 15 min tonight (595 cal burned according to Losin' It)
No, I'm not trying to starve myself. My logic is to consume as many water soluble calories as possible. It was my over-consumption of calorie dense foods (cookies & breads) that got me into my predicament. I'll update at the end of the day with the final version of what I ate. Can I do it? Stay tuned to find out!!