Well here I am again trying to get back on a diet. I desperately need it. I’m almost 100 lbs over weight. I can’t believe that I can barely bend over and tie my shoes. I have never been this bad. And yes I mean bad. Because this is terrible.
You know you are over weight when the people you used to consider to be over weight are now giving you clothes because they no longer fit in them. Yep that’s right I’m getting people’s fat clothes. That did it for me.
So today I ordered a Fitbit One and it should be here tomorrow or the next day. I had been using a body bugg that I had gotten years ago and it did work to keep me motivated but after a few days I ended up with a nasty rash on my arm. I tried moving it to different body parts but then I didn’t know if it was giving me accurate readings. Not to mention that you have to get a monthly membership to be able to get the readings.
I also got back on to Lose It and am using it to log my food. The best part is I love lose it for logging food and the Fitbit will sync with it so this was the best $100 I’ve spent in awhile.
So anyways I’m really hoping with all the new great friends I’ve met online that I will finally get the support I need to lose this horrible weight.
I found a great site LoseIt to help me to keep track of my exercise and calories etc. And they even have my lawn mowing…didn’t realize I burned so many calories doing that =) So for today I’ve done pretty good so far. I’ve stuck to my limits and still have over 825 calories I can consume. I added in my house work for the day which was a little over an hour which worked out to 273 calories burned. I have my daily limit set pretty high right now as I don’t want to go from eating everything and anything I want to eating like a bird.
To keep the weight I am right now I need to consume a little over 3000 calories. I know that sounds horrible doesn’t it….I’m so ashamed.
Let me start again I need to consume 3ooo calories to keep the size I am now. They say the healthy amount to loose per week is by loosing 1 to 1 1/2 lbs per week. It takes 3500 calories to loose one pound so they say you need to cut back on 500 t0 750 calories per day to achieve that. So I set my daily allowance at 1800 calories which is still going to allow me to loose weight at a healthy rate instead of using the recommended amount of 1385 per day. Doing it my way will allow me to loose about 2.4 lbs per week which still is more than I should loose but not as drastic as the 3.2 lbs suggested by the sites. And to be honest it lets me work into this slowly instead of all of a sudden not being able to eat much at all.
I’ve tried dieting many times but always found I was sooo hungry that I gave up in a day or two. I’m hoping this will make me stick with it a little better.
I’m hoping to be able to cut my grass tomorrow. I was just going out to do it today and the rain let loose so needless to say I didn’t get it done. Instead I did some much needed housework. I really need to figure out a way to include housework with my gardening…lol.
Anyways I’m off for now. Take care and have a great night =)