Well, it’s time…

4 Sep

It’s been nearly a year now since I started this 50×50 idea, and, I believe (I haven’t weighed lately) I’m still at about a 28-30 LB loss.  It’s time to go for more…  We’ve been talking about vacation ideas for the early part of next year (more on that later), which seems to inspire me to set goals.

So, the goals for now are 10 LBs by Christmas, then 10 more by vacation.  That should be VERY doable (possibly exceed-able).  There are 15-ish and a half weeks until the holiday.  I’m not sure how many weeks until vacation as we haven’t chosen specific dates yet.  Achieving these goals will finally get me to my first 50 LBs.  It’s also time to get back on the ‘blog train.’

I’ve been checking out www.myfitnesspal.com with which I have a love/hate relationship.  I LOVE that if I eat at a popular or chain-ish restaurant, I can pretty much find my food on the myfitnesspal list.  What I HATE – when cooking at home and having, say, a taco salad, I have to look up EVERY SINGLE ingredient in my salad (avocado, meat, lettuce, radishes, cheese, sour cream, etc.).  That I find to be a big pain.  I understand there is a way to create a calorie/point count for your own meals, which will add those meals to my permanent list.  I need to figure out how that works.  Eliminating frustration is always good in my book.

Another thing I LOVE is, including exercise adds points to your food allowance for the day.  It makes me WANT to exercise so I can add more food choices.  Another – if you have a ‘good’ day – (eating under or at your point level for the day), it will project what you can lose if you eat like that for the next five weeks.  Very motivating!

One of the things myfitnesspal has gotten me to do is weigh/measure food so I can correctly record it in my daily record.   I want to be as accurate as I can to meet my daily goals.

So, I guess it’s time for a new start.  Fortunately, I’ve been keeping up the exercise, which I know has helped me maintain the weight I have lost.  As I believe I’ve stated here on other occasions, I LOVE my Zumba.  In fact, I’m off to a class in a few minutes.

It’s time to kick up my heels and get back on track…

One Response to “Well, it’s time…”

  1. Diane September 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Love you, love your fitnesspal!

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