I Started July 1st…
So today, Saturday July 15th, is the start of the third week. Time to check in with myself and reset some.
My overall goal was to lose 20 pounds by October 1st. And be back running solidly most if not all of a 5K.
I had been stuck on this weight for most of two years, and not willing to make the drastic changes it took to move off it, both in food and exercise.
What I needed was to do both. So switched my diet to healthy stuff only (fruits, veggies, protein), dropped drinking diet drinks of any kind, drank a lot of water, and watched the intake, cutting down to 700-900 calories a day. (Easier with fruits and veggies.)
At the same time I ramped up my steps to 10000 steps a day (5 miles for me).
Lost six pounds in the first eight days (too fast, mostly surface weight), then because of life stuff this last week, I didn’t do the exercise and stopped losing weight.
So this next week I am back to 10,000 steps minimum five days a week and other exercise on the other two days.
So restarting the exercise, food intake is great still. Feeling better already.
I’ll report back on August 1st. Hope to be down about ten pounds total by then and slowly starting to ramp up the running just a little.